The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Local News

January 21, 2013

Two running for Camanche Council seat

CAMANCHE — Trevor Willis and Charlie Blount are in the running to fill the vacant seat for Camanche City Council. The two will vie for the spot with different backgrounds.

The city will hold a special election for the vacant Council seat on Feb. 12. Former City Councilman Eric Hosette announced his resignation in early November. His letter of resignation, effective Dec. 1, stated he will move out of the area to pursue new opportunities.

Council members considered appointing someone to the position, but ultimately decided to hold an election, giving all the opportunity to run.

Blount is running on a fiscally conservative platform. Two of his biggest goals to improve the community include terminating the city administrator and a 20 percent reduction of city employees.

“I would like to bring a different approach to the City Council,” Blount said. “I would like to help create more expansion and growth.”

In addition to his platform, creating an atmosphere that creates job availability and reasonable living costs for residents is a top priority. Blount says the current consumer taxes are counterproductive.

Willis brings four years of experience as a Camanche City Councilman from 2006-2010. Having helped get many of the recent big projects on their way, Willis says he looks forward to assist in the completion.

“I like to be able to help the city and have input in what is going on,” Willis said.

While he does not favor high taxes, Willis says he understands that there is a lot more that goes into city planning and cutting costs must be done within reason.

“Having been through this before, I know that you have to take everything into account and can’t just start slashing everything left and right,” Willis said.

A total of five packets of nomination papers have been taken from Camanche City Hall, but only two were turned in, according to City Administrator Tom Roth.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Airport Photo 1 Construction pushed back

    CLINTON — Weather-related setbacks have pushed completion of the Clinton Municipal Airport renovation to late August at the earliest. Construction originally was slated to be completed in March, airport manager Mike Nass said.“It’s been a wet spring

    July 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Mayor walks out on closed sessions CLINTON — Citing recent legal woes endured by the Clinton City Council, Mayor Mark Vulich stepped away from two separate closed session discussions on Tuesday’s agenda.“Because of previous legal matters, I will not be participating,” Vulich said. The

    July 23, 2014

  • Fulton Chamber's future funding source still unclear FULTON, Ill. — Questions still linger around the future of the Fulton Chamber of Commerce despite a three-year funding allocation and a partnership with the city of Fulton.During a City Council meeting Monday, the council voted to approve a recommend

    July 23, 2014

  • At the pool Summer heat may be temporary (wtih VIDEO)

    CLINTON — Just two days past the mid-point of summer, Clinton recorded its first 90 degree day of the season.Though it's not a very common summer trend in the Clinton area, there have actually been several July months over the years that never even r

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Shooting investigation continues CLINTON — An investigation continues in the weekend shooting of a 22-year-old woman.Clinton Police Capt. Bill Greenwalt confirmed Monday that police are not considering the shooting to be accidental. He said that Ciara Donley, 22, was walking between

    July 23, 2014

  • Police search for suspects in boat thefts CLINTON — Clinton police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person or the people who stole two boats and damaged another boat approximately a week ago in the Clinton Marina area.Clinton Police Capt. Bill Greenwalt confirmed that two

    July 23, 2014

  • County to assist with road project CLINTON — Clinton County will apply for federal funds to assist the city of Low Moor with a road project.County Engineer Todd Kinney said Monday during the Board of Supervisors meeting that a road rehabilitation is needed on the first quarter mile or

    July 23, 2014

  • Northeast 1 Work continues on STEM wing (with VIDEOS)

    GOOSE LAKE — Rising out of the school grounds, the construction of a new athletic center and science wing continues at Northeast Middle/High School in Goose Lake.School administration and the board of education toured the construction site Thursday n

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • Second arbitration filing

    AFSCME union is the second this summer to file for arbitration against Clinton.

    July 21, 2014

  • Fire causes Vitale's closure

    Vitale's restaurant closed this afternoon, according to the business's Facebook page, citing a small fire for the cause of the closing.

    July 21, 2014

Facebook
Clinton
Camanche

Fulton
Clinton Herald photos


Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.