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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 Engineer Jon Nordsving reported that there have been no frozen water lines or mains in Canton.

Canton Day Off

Councilor Cindy Shanks provided an update on the plans for this year’s Canton Day Off celebration in August. The schedule of events is coming together and is available online at www.cantondayoff.com. T-shirts will also be available online. The city is seeking food vendors for the occasion. If interested, please contact the City Clerk’s office at (507) 743-5000 for more information.

The idea of Adopt-a-Planter was suggested for Canton Day Off. There are nine city planters that could be adopted, with responsibilities including planting, watering, decorating and maintaining the planter through the Canton Day Off weekend. The council also discussed the possibility of making it a contest and would like to find out if there is any interest. Contact Lolly at the City Clerk’s Office if you are interested in adopting a planter. Planters will be adopted on a first come, first served basis.

Other business

Upon review of the EPA rules for back-up generators it was determined that Canton does not have any compliance requirements to meet, only testing and maintenance. A motion to “Opt-In” to the Tri-County Electric Peak Alert program was approved.

The contract with Municipal Pipe Tool Company for testing and maintenance of the sewer lines was renewed for five years.

A contribution of $100 to the Mabel-Canton Post Prom was approved.

Construction will begin again on the old liquor store building as soon as the weather improves.

The next regular meeting of the Canton City Council is on Wednesday, April 9 at 7 p.m.

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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