The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Top News

December 11, 2013

Talks continue on Clinton health care clinic location

CLINTON — The group investigating locations for a new health care clinic still needs more information about the potential sites.

The three options discussed Monday were the same three as last week — the lower section of Chancy Park, green space and parking lots south of the Roosevelt building on Seventh Avenue South and South Fourth Street, and the area south of Hy-Vee.

All three have potential, group members said, but issues remain on all three choices.

The development to Chancy Park would be focused on a parking lot and a damaged tennis court.

Although the Clinton Historic Preservation Commission voted to OK potential development to Chancy Park, worries persisted regarding Community Health Care Inc.’s placement in another park.

The last location targeted, the parking lot adjacent to Clinton Park, caused several groups to come forward in opposition for various reasons, including preservation of park land.

Sister Anne Martin Phelan also said the Chancy Park location isn’t as centrally located as other options.

“In the downtown area, there’s land,” Phelan said. “We just have to find it.”

The area south of Hy-Vee is still a possibility, but more information needs to be relayed to Hy-Vee regarding the specifications. CHC Chief Executive Officer Tom Bowman said he forwarded information regarding the clinic to Hy-Vee Assistant Vice President Peter Hosch. The business is reviewing the plans and more information will be known later.

The final site, the lot on Seventh Avenue South and South Fourth Street, also will require more discussion.

Bowman said the area appeared a little narrow for the group’s specifications. However, he wouldn’t be sure until he looked at the site.

The group would have to meet with the Clinton School Board regarding the land, and although councilmen-elect Ed O’Neill said he’s heard from board members that they would be willing to sell the property, City Administrator Jessica Kinser said there have been developers interested in the Roosevelt building, making it possibly more difficult to secure the land to the south of the building.

Text Only
Top News
  • Evergreen job fair in the works

    The Clinton Regional Development Corp. and the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce are lining up companies to participate in a job fair exclusively for the soon-to-be displaced employees of Evergreen Packaging.

    July 26, 2014

  • UPDATE: Police seek assistance in Fifth Ave. shooting investigation

    A shooting that occurred Friday morning in the 100 block of Fifth Avenue South remains under investigation by the Clinton Police Department.

    July 25, 2014

  • Brother sues W.Va. senator over business loan

    U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III faces a $1.7 million civil suit filed by a brother over a lifeline to save a family carpet business.

    July 25, 2014

  • How spy agencies keep their 'toys' from law enforcement

    A little over a decade ago, federal prosecutors used keystroke logging software to steal the encryption password of an alleged New Jersey mobster, Nicodemo Scarfo Jr., so they could get evidence from his computer to be used at his trial.

    July 25, 2014

  • Russia's war on McDonald's takes aim at the Filet-o-Fish

    Russia said earlier this week that it had no intention of answering Western sanctions by making it harder for Western companies to conduct business in Russia.
    But all bets are off, apparently, when you threaten the Russian waistline.

    July 25, 2014

  • Hawkeyes to offer student tickets to public

    Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says the Hawkeyes will make any unsold student football tickets available to the general public as well on Aug. 1.

    July 25, 2014

  • Old story, new twists in Gaza war

    The third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse, eclipsing the rocket attacks by Hamas militants that were the stated reason for the Israeli assault.

    July 25, 2014

  • Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    A psychiatric patient ranted about a hospital gun ban before opening fire at the suburban medical complex, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday.

    July 25, 2014

  • cleaning supplies Don't judge mothers with messy homes

    I was building shelves in my garage when a neighbor girl, one of my 4-year-old daughter's friends, approached me and said, "I just saw in your house. It's pretty dirty. Norah's mommy needs to clean more."

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • PHOTOS: Clinton Junior Baseball 2014 Tournament Winners

    Clinton Junior Baseball 2014 Tournament Winners - Majors, Minors, Pee Wee

    July 25, 2014

AP Video