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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 Day, and 122 total persons voting this year. Johnson received 80 votes for Mayor and there were 26 write-in votes.

Two seats were on the ballot in the race for City Council. Ross Duckett, with 61 votes, was re-elected, and Charlie Warner, with 60 votes, will be joining the council. The remaining votes for council member went to Henry Seldon - 47, Jason Magnuson - 21, Nicholas Prestby - 19, and write-in - 14. A motion to accept the ballot was approved. Mayor Johnson stated that Warner will be sworn in at the January meeting. She and Duckett were re-elected to their current positions and have already been sworn in.

Santa Claus in Canton

Councilor Cindy Shanks announced plans for the Christmas celebration. Canton residents are invited to join in celebrating the holidays by decorating their houses for a Christmas lighting contest. Houses decorated before the week of December 8 will be eligible to win a cash prize. Shanks asked if the city would sponsor the Christmas lighting contest. The Council noted that it had done so last year with good results and a motion carried to sponsor the contest with prizes of $150 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place.

Santa Claus will be at the Town hall in Canton on Saturday, December 13 from 3 pm – 5 pm. There will be lunch, prizes, treat bags, wagon rides and free pictures with Santa. Afterwards, a lighted evening parade will take place at 6:30 pm and the home decorating winners will be announced. Free hot chocolate will be served on Main Street during the parade to help you stay warm. Following the parade there will be coffee and a pot luck gathering at the Town Hall. Everyone is welcome.

Other business

Town engineer Jon Nordsving reported that the water tower was cleaned last month and he was told that it is in good shape structurally, but that a couple of modifications to the current ladders were recommended for safety. Nordsving also informed the Council that Randy Ristau will not be spreading sludge this fall. The liquid sludge needs to be knifed into the ground so there are concerns about damaging equipment now that the ground is frozen. Nordsving said they have had .....
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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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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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