The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Local News

March 28, 2013

City may stop white good disposal service

CLINTON — The city of Clinton is on the path of getting out of the white good disposal business after councilmen agreed Tuesday night that the city is unable to cover the program’s cost.

Currently, the city sells a white good sticker to residents, with that sticker placed on the item to be disposed.

The cost of the sticker is set at $10 and is the actual cost the city pays to dispose of the item at the Clinton County Area Solid Waste Agency.

But while it appears the city is breaking even on each transport, that is not the case.

That’s because the hourly rate for a city equipment operator is $29.67 in fiscal year 2014. Between having two employees pick up an appliance and drop it off with an assumed time frame of 30 minutes at the solid waste agency, city equipment use and the cost of fuel, the city would have to charge $48.67 per sticker in order to recoup the city’s cost.

Clinton City Finance Director Jessica Kinser told the City Council at its Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday night that the city could either choose to raise the sticker price, or eliminate the service altogether.

The city unanimously chose to get out of the business, with that decision to be forwarded on to the City Council agenda for action.

The council is encouraging haulers who will do such work to leave their business cards at city hall so residents can be referred to them when seeking such services.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Northeast 1 Work continues on STEM wing (with VIDEOS)

    GOOSE LAKE — Rising out of the school grounds, the construction of a new athletic center and science wing continues at Northeast Middle/High School in Goose Lake.School administration and the board of education toured the construction site Thursday n

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Second arbitration filing

    AFSCME union is the second this summer to file for arbitration against Clinton.

    July 21, 2014

  • Fire causes Vitale's closure

    Vitale's restaurant closed this afternoon, according to the business's Facebook page, citing a small fire for the cause of the closing.

    July 21, 2014

  • kyle.jpg Voices lifted for Habitat (with VIDEOS)

    CLINTON — Members of the community came out in droves Sunday afternoon to attend a Concert for a Cause, a first-time event benefiting Habitat of Humanity of Clinton County.More than 70 voices joined together in the Vernon Cook Theater for the CHS Alu

    July 21, 2014 5 Photos

  • GM looks to combat decreasing revenue CLINTON — The new general manager of the Clinton Wild Rose Casino and Resort hopes to utilize programs and giveaways to counteract decreasing revenue.During the Clinton County Development Association meeting last week, General Manager Travis Dvorak r

    July 21, 2014

  • Talent Show secondary art Two move on to State Fair DEWITT — Want a free bid to the Iowa State Fair? A few girls in the Clinton County Fair’s Bill Riley Talent Show figured out that one way to punch that ticket is to get on the stage.Participants age 7 to 16 did so on Sunday, showcasing their gymnasti

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Eight dead people still registered to vote

    CLINTON — The Iowa Secretary of State’s office found that 1,234 presumed dead people are still registered to vote in Iowa, including eight in Clinton County.The state uncovered the names by cross referencing with the Social Security Death Index. The

    July 21, 2014 1 Story

  • Kinser salary increase on the agenda

    CLINTON -- Seven months into the new term, the Clinton City Council has avoided closed session. Tuesday’s regular meeting, however, features two topics that likely will move into a closed meeting.First, city leaders will discuss “pending or imminent

    July 21, 2014 1 Story

  • Clinton woman suffers gunshot wound

    A woman suffered a gunshot wound today in Clinton.

    July 20, 2014

  • Academy encourages informed citizens CLINTON — The city of Clinton is encouraging citizens to pay more mind of their local government. Through the city’s inaugural Citizen’s Academy, Clinton’s leaders hope to give people a better understanding of how the city works.City clerk Pat Van Lo

    July 19, 2014

Facebook
Clinton
Camanche

Fulton
Clinton Herald photos


Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.