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Canton reviews proposed budget


Mon, Sep 14th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government



The proposed budget for 2016 was reviewed at the regular meeting of the Canton City Council on September 9.

Canton’s current 2016 Projected Tax Levy shows an 8% increase, which is expected to go down as the end of the year approaches and more is known about actual costs in 2015. The increase is largely due to the increased cost of the contract with the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office. Mayor Donivee Johnson noted that Sheriff Tom Kaase is scheduled to attend the council meeting in October to explain the increase and to discuss the new contract. It was also noted that street repairs are not yet in the proposed budget, but will be need to be added.

The proposed budget also reflects a one-time payment of $52,500 from the water and sewer fund to the general fund to cover the wages for city employees’ time spent on water and sewer. This allows wages to be paid from one account rather than two. Water and sewer maintenance and administration account for a percentage of each of the three employees’ time depending on their role: Jon Nordsving, lead City Maintenance worker, 60%; Lolly Melander, City Clerk, 20%; and Jim Davis, City Maintenance worker, 5%.

A motion to approve the proposed budget was unanimously passed. Council member Cindy Shanks was not present.

Other business

Mayor Donivee Johnson updated the council on the status of the ordinance review, stating that City Attorney, Richard Nethercut, had informed her that it would not be a problem to limit use of golf carts to operators of age 16 or older. Accordingly, the ordinance pertaining to golf carts will be updated to state that no one under the age of 16 shall operate motorized golf carts within the city limits. The council also reviewed the portion of the law relating to hours of operation, which will state that golf carts with manufacturer installed headlights and taillights may operate golf carts during hours of darkness except in inclement weather. Johnson said she would make the discussed changes and the updated code would hopefully be ready to be voted on next month.

Mayor Johnson also brought up the cost of fire department services for local townships. She stated that Canton Township pays a per capita rate for coverage by the Canton Fire Department, but there are other townships that are covered and not paying. Canton Township recently needed to know the rate during their meeting, so she and Nor .....
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Canton asks for cleaner streets

Mon, Aug 24th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

Following recent street repairs, the Canton City Council addressed concerns of horse droppings on city streets at their regular meeting on August 12. Street repairs were recently completed in Canton and the council agreed that they are satisfied a ..... 
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Street repairs in Canton

Mon, Jul 20th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

Plans were made for street repairs at the regular meeting of the Canton City Council on July 8. Jon Nordsving, city maintenance employee, had gotten a quote for repairing many of the streets in Canton. The estimate was $26,500 for about 60% of ..... 
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New water meters for Canton

Mon, Jun 15th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

New water meters were on the agenda at the regular meeting of the Canton City Council on June 10. The council has previously discussed the need for new meters as the type currently in use are no longer being made and cannot be repaired since parts ..... 
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Sheriff Kaase visits Canton

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase introduced himself at the beginning of the regular meeting of the Canton City Council on May 13. After sharing a bit about his background, Sheriff Kaase discussed his plans for the future stating, “I don’t f ..... 
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Fire Department looking for more space in Canton

Mon, Apr 13th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

Fire Chief Randy Gossman was present at the regular meeting of the Canton City Council on April 8 to ask about the possibility of expanding the Fire Department. Gossman stated that the Canton Fire Department is very tight on space and they going t ..... 
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Canton supports state funding for city streets

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

A resolution supporting state funding for streets in cities with population under 5,000 was approved at the regular meeting of the Canton City Council on March 11. Minnesota has over 141,000 miles of roadway and 13% of those, over 19,000 miles, ar ..... 
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Canton seeks Green Community Grant

Mon, Feb 16th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

The City of Canton will be applying for the Rockwell-Collins Green Community Grant, which provides up to $2,500 for a community project that is green and environmentally friendly. An estimate for the proposed project was reviewed at the regular m ..... 
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Canton sets designations and fees for 2015

Mon, Jan 26th, 2015
Posted in Canton Government

New council member Charlie Warner and returning council member Ross Duckett were sworn into office at the year’s first meeting of the Canton City Council on January 14. Annual designations were approved with no changes from 2014. The official n ..... 
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