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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 news, the council learned that expected Local Government Aid (LGA) funds will increase next year by approximately $800, and the estimated amount of street repair funds (approximately $41,000) will be similar to last year’s expenses.

In other Council action:

•The council reaffirmed that the liquor license related to the city’s current liquor store business will be up for application once the city’s ownership of that business ends on October 31. The inventory of liquor and fixtures will be sold. A letter of intent to purchase that inventory and store fixtures has been received from Nick and Rene Prestby. Interest has been shown in the purchase of the liquor store business, and discussion was held concerning the timing of that sale and the operation of the business itself. Further research will be done to see what might be done to avoid any “gaps in service” between the end of city ownership and the beginning of new ownership.

•Background materials regarding 4-M League of Cities investment options were given to City Council members for their review. Discussion on these options will take place at an upcoming Council meeting.

•Volunteers are still needed for the October 5 Town Hall window replacement project, a project made possible by a grant from Rockwell. Lunch will be provided, and notice will go out again in early October to solicit the needed help.

•Plans for Canton Christmas celebrations are now underway. The popular annual “Santa Day” will take place on Saturday, December 14, from 3:30-5 p.m., followed by a night-time Christmas Parade. A Christmas Lighting/Decoration contest for city homes is also being planned.

•Planning for the 2014 “Canton Day Off” is also underway. The dates will be August 15-17, 2014. As part of the many festivities, the softball field will be dedicated in honor of Ralph Leistikow. New signage and landscaping will be part of that effort, with a special program planned for Friday night.

That evening there will also be a “Prom Night” and “Teen Dance.” Saturday may also include an antique truck and semi show, a parade, a beer tent, a live band (“Cherry Gun .....
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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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