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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 to be training to use the Jaws of Life, but currently have no place to store it. He said it is hard to get into their uniforms in the space they have and their additional storage space is full. Several ideas were discussed, including an addition on the south side of the building, adding a lean-to for additional storage, or putting in an overhead door to use the Community Center for additional space to park trucks. Mayor Donivee Johnson said “It will require a lot of consideration and thought,” and noted that the Community Center is the most rentable building in town. The issue was tabled to give the council some time to think about it to try to come up with a good solution.

The council approved Connor Keene as a new fireman. It was noted that twelve firemen are required, but it helps to have more when trying to get grants and there are not as many candidates as there once was.

Garbage contract

Greg Skauge and two other representatives from Richards Sanitation were present at the meeting to discuss the garbage and recycling contract. Skauge said he will agree to offer residents the option of a smaller size (32 gallon) cart or the standard (65 gallon) cart for recycling. They will paint the lids yellow on the smaller black carts to be used for recycling. A date to begin the new contract was discussed. All residents will need to switch to using carts by that time. The council approved the new contract to begin on August 1. This will give residents time to use the bags they have purchased and to decide which size cart they would like to use. The contract is for seven years, with rates locked for 2015 and 2016 and then an annual increase of rates to be reviewed annually.

The monthly rate for garbage is $10.14 for a 32 gallon cart, $11.62 for a 64 gallon cart or $13.09 for a 96 gallon cart. Recycling costs $3.50 per month for a 32 gallon or 65 gallon cart.

Skauge stressed that residents are responsible for taking care of the bins and there will be a cost of at least $45-50 to replace a damaged bin. He noted that residents should place their garbage in a bag before putting it in the bin otherwise it gets blown away when being dumped in .....
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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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Canton denies request to vacate alley

Mon, Jan 19th, 2015
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 p ..... 
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Canton rolls out garbage totes

Mon, Dec 22nd, 2014
Posted in Canton Government

A new plan for waste removal in Canton was discussed and approved at the December 10 meeting of the Canton city council. Mayor Donivee Johnson reported that Richards Sanitation is willing to pick up recycling for $3.00 per month and to allow the ..... 
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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 ..... 
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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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