The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Local News

November 20, 2013

Marina operator seeks rental, storage fee hikes

CLINTON — Price and contract changes are on the way for the city of Clinton marina to bring the prices in line with other area marinas.  

During an Internal Operations Committee meeting Tuesday, marina operator Matt Prescott proposed the adjustments to slip rental and storage.

"We're still cheap in relation to the market," Prescott said.  

Committee members unanimously agreed to send the changes forward to the next Committee of the Whole meeting.  

Prescott asked for a 2 percent increase across the board for slips north of the floodgates, and varying changes for slips south of the gates. Rates on the south side will increase from a $515 to $3,040 range to a $600 to $3,100 range. The north side will range from $680 to $1,290 as opposed to the current range of $665 to $1,265.  

He also asked committee members to move forward with changes to the cost for removing and storing boats. While some boat owners would see decreases in the amount they pay in storage, many would see prices go up.

"When you get to the end, the city was storing a 40-foot boat for six months for $100," Prescott said. "If the city's OK with that, it's easier for me not to have to take that increase because people are going to point the finger at us and say, 'look, these new guys came in and rates went up.' Well, it's not because of us. It's not even our revenue, I just think it's the right thing for the city."  

Under the proposed contract changes, boats must be able to leave the ramp and motor to the slip under the boat's own power.  

The contracts also will now include a provision that is mandated by federal law that requires macerator pumps to be disabled so boaters cannot dispose of waste in the Mississippi River.


Text Only
Local News
  • Cattail Slough closed due to high water FULTON, Ill. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project announces that Cattail Slough recreation area south of Fulton has been closed due to high water levels. The recreation area will remain closed until it has dried out sufficie

    April 16, 2014

  • Property transfers From records obtained from the Clinton County Recorder's Office. Unless noted, property is located within the city of Clinton. The date indicated is the recorded date. April 1 n Doris C. Peters to Mark Whalley, 3524 Cleveland St., $54,500. n Douglas

    April 16, 2014

  • 4-15-14 jail photo County hears jail proposal

    CLINTON -- A needs assessment study on the Clinton County Jail and communications department is bringing forth more questions on how the city and county will proceed. Former Clinton County Justice Coordinating Commission Coordinator Brian McKenrick a

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sex abuse trial under way in Clinton CLINTON -- Prosecutors will present their case today in the trial of a Clinton man accused of sexual abusing a 3-year-old girl. The trial against Russell S. McColley, 39, began late Monday afternoon. He is charged with second-degree sexual abuse, a c

    April 15, 2014

  • 4-15-14 Clinton School Board Meeting School board finalizes new budget, cuts positions CLINTON -- Cutting 11 district staff positions to make up for a $636,000 shortfall wasn't an easy task for the Clinton School Board, but was a necessary step in balancing the 2014-2015 budget. That budget received unanimous approval Monday as Clinton

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Share My Name cover photo Northeast grad pens book on Egyptians' suffering GOOSE LAKE -- A new book co-written by a native of Clinton County reveals firsthand the suffering of Christians in Egypt at the hands of the radical Muslim Brotherhood. Writing as Rik Doirse to protect those who shared their stories with him, the aut

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fulton park photo Fulton council to pursue new park on donated land

    FULTON, Ill. -- An unexpected turn of events has offered Fulton leaders something they had been hoping to see in the river city-- a community park in the Third Ward. During a Fulton City Council meeting last week, City Administrator Ed Cannon announc

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • County attorney says officer justified in shooting

    The Jackson County Attorney's Office has found a Maquoketa police officer was justified in using deadly force after a motorists fired repeatedly at him.

    The Iowa Department of Public Safety on Monday released details of the April 1 shooting, including dash-cam video played at a news conference.

    April 14, 2014

  • IMG_1031.jpg Legislators: Session lacks productivity

    CLINTON -- Iowa legislators are frustrated with the way this year's session has unfolded, but not everything has come with disappointing results. During a legislative coffee gathering Saturday, Sen. Rita Hart, Rep. Steve Olson and Rep. Mary Wolfe exp

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Central eyes name change DEWITT -- It has been more than 50 years, and the Central Community School District of Clinton County is still talking about it -- Its name. Superintendent Dan Peterson for the second time brought the issue to the Central Board at its meeting Wednesd

    April 12, 2014

Clinton Herald photos

Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.