Archive for December 11, 2013

Council ask City Attorney to resign


The Clinton City Council has requested the resignation of City Attorney Jeff Farwell.  That came as part of the performance evaluation for Farwell.  At the meeting last night, Farwell said the process could be conducted in open session.  Council member Jennifer Graf made the motion that with the turnover of the council the new council should have the legal counsel of their choice and the city attorney should submit his resignation.

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A couple of local businesses will be making a sales pitch tonight in hopes of earning a grant to help grow the Clinton downtown.

    The Quad Cities Dream Big Grow Here Pitch-Off, hosted by Ignite Quad Cities, will be held Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Modern Woodmen Park.
Fourteen local businesses submitted their dreams online in a competition for $5,000. Over 4,000 votes were cast by members of the public, and now seven entrepreneurs will pitch to a panel of local business people. The winner of the pitch-off will receive a $5,000 grant, and will be eligible to advance to the statewide competition to vie for an additional $10,000 grant.

See more about the program and interviews with the local businesses about thier proposals in the ‘more’ section
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This month already has more days with zero and below temperatures than the past two Decembers combined.

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The final bills are in for the city’s case against the attorney representing the city in EMS billing lawsuit settlement

$806,378.20 is the total paid by the city of Clinton to take the attorney to court that represented the city in settling an EMS billing lawsuit.

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How much snow fell on Sunday

Sunday’s (Dec. 8) snow amounted to 2.2 inches according to Clinton area weather observer Jim Blaess.

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