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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 already well in the works for this year’s big celebration.

This year’s Canton “Day Off” celebration is planned for August 15-17. Festivities include a Raiders Prom, complete with Grand March, on Friday night, and the Raiders Dash, a 5K Run/Walk planned for Saturday. The weekend’s activities will also include an all school reunion, softball tournament, BBQ/chili cook-offs, a beer tent, semi show and tractor ride, kids’ games, live bands, dances and fireworks. The parade will take place on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Water Temperatures

Also up for discussion was the recent concern about water temperatures and whether Canton residents should be running water to prevent pipes from freezing. City Engineer Jon Nordsving stated that he has been regularly checking the water temperatures in different locations around town. As of the February City Council meeting he had only found one instance of tap water at the danger point of 40 degrees. He will continue to monitor the water temperatures around town and stated that Canton residents with concerns can contact him to check their water.

In other Council business

A rate increase for the municipal work of City Attorney Richard Nethercut was approved.

Discussion about the new EPA rules for back-up generators and the decision of whether to “Opt-In” or “Opt-Out” of the Tri-County Electric Peak Alert program was tabled until the next meeting.

Progress on the old liquor store building was at a temporary standstill pending better weather. The interior walls had been removed, but the floor and ceiling were revealed to need a lot of work. Warmer temperatures are needed for further evaluation to take place to plan the next steps.

Due to a member’s medical leave, the next meeting of the Canton City Council was changed to Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m.

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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