The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Camanche

April 19, 2013

City council denies request for suicide prevention event

CAMANCHE — The city of Camanche will not make a financial donation to an upcoming walk to prevent suicide.

Camanche City Administrator Tom Roth brought a request from Nikki Carber from Speak Out Against Suicide to the council Tuesday night. In a letter, Carber asked the city for a $250 to help sponsor the first Breaking the Silence Walk along the scenic river road in Camanche. The 5K walk will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 5. Speak Out Against Suicide is looking for donations to help pay for the event.

“It concerns me a little bit that if you start contributing to something like this, I don’t know where you’d stop,” Roth said.

He brought the matter to the council because the city has never contributed to such an event. The city does typically give a donation to Camanche Days, but Roth said that is more of a community development day where they are trying to bring people into the city.

Councilman Trevor Willis felt that donating to the walk was a bad idea. He said it would be opening a can of worms.

“We can’t take the taxpayers’ money and pick which charities we think they should go to,” Willis said. “Once you start, where does it end.”

Councilman Paul Varner said the city is happy to help the walk, just not monetarily. City Attorney Tom Lonergan pointed out that the city will most likely provide police and fire services during the event. Gardner Hall is also available to the organization at no charge.

Willis added that the Camanche community is great at supporting charities. He was sure that the organization will have no problem raising funds for the walk.

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