Archive for January 30, 2014

No individual penalties in Clinton Open Records Case

There will be no penalties imposed on any individuals in the Clinton City Council meeting records case. That was the ruling this morning (Thursday) in a court hearing on the penalty phase of the case.  The city had earlier been found to have violated the open records law by not released minutes of closed sessions concerning the EMS billing lawsuit.

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Those named in closed records case advised they may personally liable if there a penalties levied

Clinton City officials and former city officials involved in a lawsuit filed by a citizen’s group over some  closed meeting records are being advised that they could be personally liable IF there are any penalties or attorney’s fees levied in the case.

The communication was issued by the city’s acting legal counsel, John Frey.

KR0S NEWS has obtained a copy of the communication issued January 20th from one of those involved in the case, but will not be identified at this time.  The case is set for trial January 30th.

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Planning for creating new access to South Clinton on 4th St. and 2nd St.

Clinton City Engineer Jason Craft is looking ahead at plans to close the viaducts into south Clinton and turn the rail crossing at South Fourth Street and South Second Street into ‘at grade’ crossings.

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City Plan Commission hears reasons for urban renewal plan for Railport Industrial Area

The Clinton Plan Commission has supported and recommended approval of an urban renewal plan for the Lincolnway Railpark.

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Overall enrollment up as a majority of school districts lost students

Clinton is number 1 in declining enrollment numbers over the last five years -read the Radio Iowa story here-

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ADM submits final clean up plan for mercury spill

Archer Daniels Midland submitted their site assessment plan for the final clean-up of a mercury spill that occurred last fall at the Clinton plant.

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Waukee and North Liberty among “top places” in Iowa-Clinton not in top 50

From Radio Iowa January 9, 2014 By Pat Curtis

Several cities surrounding Des Moines and Iowa City make up the top 10 places in Iowa, according to a blog post from an online real estate brokerage. » Read more..