Archive for February 11, 2014

Council agrees to lower tax rate which means cuts in spending

The Clinton City Council agreed to lower the tax rate, but the spending reductions to reach that mandate have not been developed.

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Record low for today

There is a new record low in the book for February 11th.  Clinton area weather observer Jim Blaess says it dropped to 21 below zero this morning and that broke the record of 16 below set in 1895.

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Clinton County elected officials to get pay raise

The Clinton County Board reduced the recommended pay raises for elected officials-but the positions will get a pay raise.  The County Compensation Board recommends pay raises for elected officials and the Supervisors can approve the proposals or lower them all by the same percentage but can not increase them.

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How much snow and how much cold weather

So far this ‘snow season’ the Clinton area has about a foot more snow than usual.

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Company wide job cuts hit Ashford University in Clinton

Bridgepoint Education has eliminated a total of 117 jobs in San Diego, Denver and Clinton, Iowa, that company officials say will better align its staffing with its student enrollment.

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Utilities board rules on water rate case for eastern Iowa

The Iowa Utilities Board has ruled the Iowa American Water Company can only raise its rates around half of what it requested. IUB spokesman, Rob Hillesland, says Iowa American Water Company serves Clinton plus Bettendorf and Davenport. “The utility on April 30th of last year requested a $6.44-million increase in its annual revenues – which would be 18-percent,” Hillesland says.

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Council member critical of BNS Department and what he calls selective enforcement

In a communication to Clinton City Administrator Jessica Kinser a Clinton City Council member was critical of the city on several fronts.

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