The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Top News

November 5, 2013

Clinton County re-evaluating case management agreement

CLINTON — Clinton County is re-evaluating its case management agreement with the Iowa State Association of Counties.

Case Management Director Patti Robinson told the Board of Supervisors Monday that the county pays $3.50 per consumer, per month to ISAC for case management services. The association works to promote effective and responsible county government for the people of Iowa.

“But a lot of counties are pulling out, due to regionalization,” Supervisor Jill Davisson said. She knows of at least 14 counties planning to drop their contracts with ISAC.

“The future of case management is so up in the air right now,” Davisson said.

Robinson pointed out that ISAC offers training and reviews the department’s books. However, training typically costs above and beyond the monthly fee. She added that while the county has accreditation for three years, none of the information changes.

“What they come and look at, it hasn’t changed. Their advisement to us hasn’t changed,” Robinson said. “So yes they review the books, but is it really worth $14,000 or $1,500 a month, when they only come out three times a year”

Last week at a case management meeting in Des Moines, Robinson approached an individual about possibly working as an independent contractor with the county.

ISAC must be notified by Nov. 15 if the county wants to discontinue the relationship. With Robinson set to attend a meeting on the subject today, the board will discuss the issue more next week.

Text Only
Top News
  • All 'View' co-hosts will salute Barbara Walters

    ABC's "The View" will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters as she retires from daily television.

    The network said Wednesday the first-ever reunion will air live on the May 15 episode of "The View," the day before Walters says goodbye as series co-host.

    April 16, 2014

  • Regents considering Branstad order on settlements

    More than three weeks later, the Iowa Board of Regents is still figuring out how to comply with Gov. Terry Branstad's order to post employee settlement agreements online.

    In an executive order on March 24, Branstad ordered his administration and the regents to post all legal agreements that resolve employment disputes on websites that are easily accessible to the public.

    April 16, 2014

  • Victimized by the 'marriage penalty'

    In a few short months, I'll pass the milestone that every little girl dreams of: the day she swears - before family and God, in sickness and in health, all in the name of love - that she's willing to pay a much higher tax rate.

    April 16, 2014

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

    April 16, 2014

  • Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter Calif. killings SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to prev

    April 16, 2014

  • Smithsonian Tyrannosaurus Rex-15 [Duplicate] T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian WASHINGTON -- More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex -- the king -- is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana. Paleontologists and curators unveiled parts of a nearly

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Medical Marijuana [Duplicate] Medical pot measure could boost Florida Democrats MIAMI -- Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year's midterm elections. Party operatives are pushing

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Russia tests Obama's ability to stop its advances WASHINGTON -- With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations. Obam

    April 16, 2014

  • City considers upsizing storm sewer capacity CAMANCHE -- Residential development is a key component to the fortitude of Camanche, according to city leaders so they are taking the steps necessary to keep it an appealing location for future investors. To do so, those leaders are looking to up siz

    April 16, 2014

  • Old Social Security debts get reprieved WASHINGTON -- People with old Social Security debts are getting a reprieve -- for now. The Social Security Administration had been participating in a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments tha

    April 16, 2014

AP Video