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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.

The ceiling has been stripped down to the rafters exposing the old stamped tin ceiling above. The City plans to save and reuse much of the ceiling as the building is transformed into the new government center. The interior walls have been removed leaving an open floor space for the City to design their new quarters.

A sketch of the proposed floor plan was shared and shows office space and a restroom for the city clerk in the rear part of the building and chambers for the city council in the front. The entrance will also be moved from the front to the side of the building to allow for a handicap accessible entrance. The City will be discussing the project with contractors to start making arrangements for the work to be done.

The council also approved plans for updates to the Welcome to Canton sign. A preliminary diagram and an estimate by The Treehouse for updated landscaping around the sign were provided and discussed. The updates include new brick and the addition of a lower tier around the flag pole, as well as updated plants and flowers. It was agreed that having some inset pots which could easily be removed and changed would aid in maintenance and help to add some seasonal color.

The light for the Welcome to Canton sign will need to be replaced this summer and the sign itself will be pressure washed and painted. The City will remove the old landscaping materials and work on the updated landscaping will begin as soon as the area is cleared.

Nick Prestby, owner of the Canton Pub, was present and discussed the economic development of Canton with the city council. Prestby discussed several ideas, stating he would like to see something prosper in Canton. He brought up the fact that several local towns now have a Dollar General or are discussing the idea of bringing one to their towns and asked about the possibility of Canton doing the same. Mayor Donivee Johnson pointed out that Canton does not have an EDA (Economic Development Authority), as it was previously determined to be cost prohibitive for Canton, and that this type of land purchase and development must go through the EDA. The City of Canton works with the Fillmore County EDA and it was agreed .....
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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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Canton Liquor Store Will Remain City Property

Fri, Aug 16th, 2013
Posted in Canton Government

By Steve Harris The decision by the city of Canton to retain ownership of the town liquor store, and the plan to close the business, liquidate the remaining inventory, and renovate the structure for future town use, was discussed at the City Counci ..... 
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Sewer Plant Flooding, Response Reviewed in Canton

Fri, Jul 19th, 2013
Posted in Canton Government

By Steve Harris At its July 10 meeting the Canton City Council reviewed reports of recent storms and heavy run-off that created flooding issues at the town’s sewer plant, a situation that will require inspection of local manhole covers. “We act ..... 
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BBQ and More at “Canton Day Off”

Fri, Jun 21st, 2013
Posted in Canton Government

By Steve Harris At their monthly meeting on June 12, the Canton City Council learned that a first-ever BBQ Cook-Off is one of the fun events in the planning stages for this summer’s “Canton Day Off,” scheduled for August 16-18, 2013. Other ev ..... 
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