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Lynch Dallas selected for city's legal team
Tuesday's vote showcased a narrow margin and a difficult — but important — decision facing the Clinton City Council. By a 4-3 count, Council members directed a resolution approving Cedar Rapids firm Lynch Dallas as Clinton's next city attorney be drafted for the next regular Council meeting on April 22.
"These two are probably the best two firms we could have come up with," Councilman Ed O'Neill said. "I think we're at a point where we as a group have a four-door sedan... Right now, we're in the market and we need a pickup truck."
- Officials eye ways to fund facilities CLINTON -- An almost two-hour-long needs assessment study presentation revealed both answers and questions concerning the county jail, the Clinton Police Department and Communications department. Michael Morman, from Shive Hattery Architecture and En
- 'Fair offer' differences CLINTON - City personnel disagree about what a "fair offer" looks like. During Tuesday's Clinton City Council meeting, firefighters union rep Chris Melvin addressed elected officials in praise of the on-paper agreement to bump up emergency personnel
- Residents voice requests, concerns to Board of Supervisors CLINTON -- Clinton County residents on Monday addressed requests and concerns to the Board of Supervisors. For years, Dennis Campbell, of Grand Mound, has been using a driveway off of U.S. 30 to access his field. However, he told the board that this
- Burn ban enacted for Jackson County DES MOINES -- A burn ban for Jackson County began this morning. The State Fire Marshal approved a request today from Lyn Medinger, representing each fire department within Jackson County. The organization found that conditions in the county make ope
Fulton officials approve unbalanced budget
Expecting to find ways to either save or generate money to cover a $3,386 shortfall, Fulton city officials on Monday voted to approve the Fiscal Year 2015 budget despite it being unbalanced.
City Administrator Ed Cannon projected the city will be able to make up that difference in the nearly balanced budget with additional savings or increased revenue, but if not, they will be forced to pay the remainder out of the general reserve fund, a decision some council members did not like.
- Firefighters Take Cold Dip CLINTON -- While ice on the Mississippi River has melted, the threat of suffering hypothermia within its current is still at large. As such, the Clinton Fire Department underwent cold water rescue training Monday to ensure safety personnel are up to
- Camanche board passes budget CAMANCHE -- A public hearing on the Camanche School District's budget for next year lasted only one minute Monday. No members of the public attended the meeting. "It's a quick meeting, but it's probably one of the most important votes you take all ye
- Woman charged with assistance benefits fraud CLINTON -- A Clinton woman who allegedly received $11,000 in Iowa public assistance benefits through fraud is facing a felony charge. Clinton police arrested Aquila Harris, 32, 3026 N. Second St., at 7:50 a.m. last Friday for fraudulent practices in
- Man assaulted girlfriend with rolling pin CLINTON -- A Clinton man will serve no more than two years in prison for assaulting his girlfriend with a rolling pin in order to commit a sexual assault. Benjamin G. Harlston III, 49, pleaded guilty on Feb. 27 to the lesser included charge of assaul
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