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Canton looks into updating water meters


Mon, Sep 22nd, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

The Canton City Council discussed the town’s need for new water meters at their regular meeting on September 10.

Town engineer Jon Nordsving stated there have been problems with the current water meters and several readers are malfunctioning or broken. He noted that about one-third of the city’s water is unaccounted for or not billed to anyone.

Nordsving recently discussed options for updating the water meters with Minnesota Pipe and Equipment. The type of water meters currently used in Canton are no longer made. New meters are available with a different type of reader. In addition to replacing water meters, they also offer GPS mapping of water and sewer lines. This provides a very accurate way of locating the lines and shutoffs, which would be valuable considering the amount of time often necessary to locate and reach them. He recommended the Council consider this option when replacing the water meters.

Mayor Donivee Johnson stated that the city may be able to get a Rural Water micro-loan for updating the water meters. She did not know the interest rate that evening, but said it has been reasonable. Once the city has gotten estimates for replacing the water meters and GPS mapping, she will take a closer look at the numbers and discuss with the Council. This project would not happen until spring.

Historical Society event

Kathy Haynes, President of the Canton Historical Society, was present at the meeting to discuss an event the Historical Society is hosting at the end of the month.

The Historical Society has been working to save and restore the old depot in Canton. The depot was donated to the Society by Larry and Laurie Huber and the upcoming event is in their honor to give the community a chance to thank them.

The Council unanimously approved a motion to designate the Hubers as Honorary Citizens of Canton. A certificate signed by the Council will be presented during the program. The Council will also present the Historical Society with a check for $10,000 at the event.

The event will take place at the Canton Town Hall on Sunday, September 28. There will be a dinner at 1:00 pm and a program at 2:00 pm. The cost for dinner is $10 per person. Cake and coffee will be served following the program. Community members are invited to attend all or part of this event.

Other business

Councilor Cindy Shanks reported that the .....
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Canton denies request to vacate alley

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

The request to vacate the alley between 301 & 303 East Fillmore Avenue in Canton was denied at the Canton City Council meeting on July 9. The request was made by Canton residents Holly and Jamie Knutson at the city council meeting in May and a pub ..... 
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Complaints about cats addressed in Canton

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

The Canton City Council addressed complaints about cats at their regular meeting on June 11. Jamie and Katie Dierson, as well as other Canton residents, have complained about cats apparently belonging to a neighbor. There are several cats running ..... 
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Canton considers request to vacate alley

Fri, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

Canton residents Jamie and Holly Knutson were present and made a request for the city to vacate an alley at the May 14 meeting of the Canton City Council. The alley runs between the Knutson and Newman properties in Canton and is not in use. Mayor ..... 
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Canton moves forward with spring projects

Fri, Apr 18th, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

The Canton City Council took a walk down the street to the old liquor store building at the beginning of the April 9 meeting to take a look at the current state of the building and discuss plans for rebuilding now that the weather is improving. Th ..... 
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Canton forgives over-run charges

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

A resolution to forgive water/sewer over-run charges was approved at the March 11 meeting of the Canton City Council. There will be no charge for water/sewer over-run for the months of January, February and March due to extreme cold weather. Town ..... 
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Canton plans for big “Day Off”

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

Every five years Canton’s “Day Off” explodes into a three day celebration that consumes the entire town. “It’s going to be big,” said Acting Mayor Cindy Shanks at the February 12 Canton City Council meeting as she went over the plans alr ..... 
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Mabel-Canton junior class brings proposal to city council

Fri, Sep 27th, 2013
Posted in Canton Government

By Hannah Wingert Representatives of the Mabel-Canton junior class addressed the city council to ask permission to plan a 5K fundraiser event on October 19, 2013. A route has not yet been determined, but they are planning to use Steam Engine Park ..... 
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Canton proposed tax levy set at 8 percent

Fri, Sep 20th, 2013
Posted in Canton Government

The Canton City Council set the 2014 proposed tax levy at 8 percent at its September 11 meeting, a number that will be reviewed and finalized in December. A proposed levy can be reduced before it is finalized, but not increased. In other financial n ..... 
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