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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 around in their neighborhood that have no collars or ID tags.

Jamie Dierson and Fillmore County Sheriff Deputy Dan Dornink were present to discuss the complaints with the Council. Mr. Dierson stated that the cats are a problem. They are defecating, killing birds and leaving tracks on his property. He suggested that he would like to do something about it himself.

Councilor Carl Ernst stated that he generally handles the nuisance work for Canton and that any cats caught should be brought to him so he can keep a record. He said that the fines are progressive, meaning that the fine goes up each time the same animal is caught. Deputy Dornink also recommended that Mr. Dierson let the City handle the issue so it can be documented properly.

The Council noted that residents are allowed a total of four cats and dogs in any combination. The Dierson’s neighbor has three cats and one dog registered with the city. It was decided that Councilor Ernst and Deputy Dornink would photo document the registered animals and make sure the owner is in compliance with city’s limit of four cats and dogs. Once that is done any unidentified and unlicensed cats in town will be caught and held for 24 hours before being euthanized.

Please be aware that Canton is trying to reduce the number of stray and excess cats running around town, so it is very important to keep track of your pets and to make sure they are licensed. If you need to register a pet or if you cannot find your cat, please immediately contact the City Clerk’s office at (507) 743-5000.

Other Business

Canton resident Ken Fabian was present to ask the Council for dust control on Prairie Avenue by the ball diamond to the township shed. He stated that his house is full of dust and noted that there is a lot of traffic and people drive fast on that road. City Clerk Lolly Melander got two quotes, Chucks Feed of Peterson at .75/ft and Chuck Larson of Ostrander at .55/ft. The Council approved the dust control and added that Prairie Ave. should be bladed before the dust control was applied. They stated that Chuck Larson had done this road in the past so they would contact him.

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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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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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