Landfill agreement on Camanche council agenda

CAMANCHE — A 28E agreement for the solid waste agency and two items previously discussed by the council are on the Camanche City Council agenda for its meeting Tuesday night.

The Camanche City Council on Tuesday is set to vote on approval of a 28E agreement with the Clinton County Area Solid Waste Agency. The Clinton County Board of Supervisors last week unanimously approved a resolution ratifying a 28E agreement for the administration of the Clinton County Area Solid Waste Agency.

The resolution authorized Supervisors Board Chairman Shawn Hamerlinck to enter into and sign the revised 28E agreement for the administration and funding of the CCASWA. The agreement upon approval by each party will be filed with the Iowa Secretary of the State's Office and the Clinton County recorder. The agreement will be in effect upon the completion of the filings. The agreement must be signed by Clinton County and the cities Andover, Calamus, Camanche, Charlotte, Clinton, DeWitt, Delmar, Goose Lake, Grand Mound, Lost Nation, Low Moor, Toronto, Welton and Wheatland.

The revised 28E agreement stipulates each CCASWA board member will have one vote. The county will levy to maintain minimum required closure and post-closure care funding levels. The levy will supersede the head tax. The head tax currently dictates the CCASWA voting structure.

The Camanche City Council will vote on the approval of the 28E agreement with the CCASWA under new business.

The City Council also is set to take the next step in plans for the possible implementation of a dog park in Camanche. The Camanche City Council at the Aug. 21 council meeting supported holding a vote deciding whether the council supports a dog park.

The council agenda also includes accepting the resignation dated Aug. 23 of Eddi Stearns from the Park and Recreation Commission. Former Park and Recreation member Susie Vogel's resignation was approved at the Aug, 21 city council meeting. Tuesday's council agenda includes approving the appointment of Brenda Waldorf to the Park and Recreation Commission, with the term ending July 2019.

The City Council agenda also includes discussion on the use of golf carts in the city of Camanche. A proposed golf cart allowance includes no golf carts on public streets north of U.S. 67, on U.S. 67, on Washington Boulevard or on the city bike path. The proposed allowance states golf carts may cross Washington Boulevard at intersections.

The golf carts, under the proposed allowance, may traverse Washington Boulevard only by use of home owners on Washington Boulevard whose only access to city streets is Washington Boulevard. The proposed allowance states the vehicles must exit Washington Boulevard at the nearest side street to the homeowner's driveway. The allowance states the golf carts would only be permitted in public parks during events as authorized by the city. Golf carts otherwise would not be permitted in public parks. Additional golf cart requirements, according to the proposed allowance, are brake lights, turn signals and headlights.

The Camanche City Council meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday.