Clinton City Council to hold special session for further talks on large item pickup program


The City Council meeting is on the tentative schedule of governmental bodies meetings this week

Monday is the regular meeting day for the Clinton County Board.  The session starts at 9:15 at the County Administration Building.  At 9:30 the board will consider the contract with Brian McKenrick to assist during the transition of the Clinton County Justice Coordinating Commission.  McKenrick was the director of the Commission for the first two years of its existence, but recently resigned to take another job. He has offered to assist during the search for a new director.  Last week the board favored hiring a new director, but wanted some clarification on the transition.

The board will also consider formal action to name the new county building in DeWitt and hear about public awareness on the Affordable Care Act.


Monday is also the meeting day for the Clinton School Board.  The business meeting is at 5:30 at the school’s Administrative Center.  It will be the reorganizational meeting of the board with members elected at the vote in September taking their seats and new officers for the board will be elected.  Regular business will be conducted after the new members are seated.


The Camanche City Council may decide on a direction for a new city hall.  The council will be meeting on Tuesday in a regular business meeting.  The Camanche Council will consider a purchase agreement to buy the former Camanche Pharmacy building to use as a new city hall. The meeting is at 6 P-M at Camanche City Hall.


A special meeting of the Clinton City Council has been called for Wednesday afternoon.  The agenda item is to consider dates for a large item pickup program.  At the meeting this past week the council agreed to a large item pickup for the spring with the dates to be determined.

City Administrator Jessica Kinser said she had heard from many council members after the meeting and consulted with mayor pro-tem Paul Gassman and he was willing to hold a special meeting.

The resolution on the agenda specifies the date of April 21st 2014 to start the program, but Kinser said the council could amend it to have a fall cleanup starting October 21st.

The City Administrator says overtime would be offered to work each day until the landfill is closed and on Saturdays to complete the pickup as soon as possible.  She also stated that during the pickup program only emergency street maintenance calls would be handled.

The special council session is at 3:30 Wednesday at city hall.