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Canton sets designations and fees for 2015


Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

New council member Charlie Warner and returning council member Ross Duckett were sworn into office at the year’s first meeting of the Canton City Council on January 14.

Annual designations were approved with no changes from 2014. The official newspaper is the News Leader, the official depository is First Southeast Bank, Acting Mayor is Cindy Shanks, City Attorney is Richard Nethercut and City Auditor is Pam Ristau. City Council meetings will remain on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. The Council also approved the Resolution for Gambling for the American Legion and the Resolution for City Insurance Coverage with the League of Minnesota Cities - Cray Insurance.

Fees for city facilities and services were reviewed and approved with some changes for 2015. It was noted that rent for the community center has been $50 for several years and that a group of card players has been renting it for $100 per year. The Council discussed the cost of maintaining, heating and cleaning the building, and it was agreed to raise the rent to $75 and to raise the group’s annual rate to $150.

City maintenance employee Jon Nordsving suggested that the deposit for renting Town Hall be increased to encourage renters to clean up after themselves. The deposit was $50 in 2014. The Council approved an increase to $100 for the deposit on Town Hall, noting that the deposit would be returned to renters who clean after their event. Rent for Town Hall will remain $200.

Canton residents have a choice of garbage removal methods for 2015. Garbage carts are now available at a monthly rate of $10.14 for a 32 gallon cart, $11.62 for a 64 gallon cart or $13.09 for a 96 gallon cart. City Clerk Lolly Melander clarified that recycling carts are currently $6 per month and that the City has proposed the rate of $3 per month for recycling in carts or clear bags to Richards Sanitation. Residents who do not opt to use a cart will continue to pay $8 per month and must purchase garbage bags for $1.85 per bag.

The following fees will remain the same as last year: dog/cat license - $6; new customer - $150; sidewalk snow removal - $65/hour (minimum of one hour); on-sale/Sunday liquor license - $610; off sale liquor license - $100; disconnect and reconnect fee - $75; water and sewer overrun $3/1500 gal; monthly water fee - $17; monthly sewer fee - $33; new water meter - $85; fine for no meter reading - $30; administrative fee - $25 .....
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Canton denies request to vacate alley

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
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 p ..... 
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Canton rolls out garbage totes

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

A new plan for waste removal in Canton was discussed and approved at the December 10 meeting of the Canton city council. Mayor Donivee Johnson reported that Richards Sanitation is willing to pick up recycling for $3.00 per month and to allow the ..... 
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Canton canvasses election results

Mon, Nov 17th, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

The election results for the City of Canton were canvassed by the City Council at their regular meeting on November 12. Mayor Donivee Johnson read the election results, stating that there were 171 registered voters, with 18 registering on Election ..... 
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Canton opens new Government Center

Mon, Oct 20th, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

October brought an exciting change for Canton, as the new Government Center was opened. Virtually unrecognizable as the old liquor store, the updated building now has a handicap accessible entrance on the side of the building, an office and counter ..... 
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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 b ..... 
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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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