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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A group has proposed an amendment to the city's charter to make the office of mayor a full-time job.
By 2015, the job of mayor in North Canton could be full-time if a group of citizens circulating a petition gets enough support from the community. The Petition Committee pushing for a change to the city's charter is made up of Chuck Osborne, George Daniluk, Larry Tripp, Hilary Mueller and Rita Palmer. The full charter amendment proposal is attached to this post in the form of a .pdf. The residents mentioned above have been going door-to-door trying to gain support for the amendment. A copy of the petition is included in the attached .pdf. "Signing the petition merely authorizes North Canton City Council to put the Charter Amendment on the ballot. It is not a vote for or against the proposed charter amendment nor is it a pledge to vote …
Levies to fund county emergency services and the Developmental Disabilities Board also pass.
UPDATED 10:50 P.M. Voters in the North Canton school district on Tuesday soundly approved a 2.4-mill permanent improvement levy. The measure will generate about $1.5 million annually for the North Canton City School District. Revenue will be spent on bolstering security, replacing an aging fleet of buses and catching up on overdue building maintenance. Stark County voters approved two countywide issues on Tuesday: Issue 1, a levy to fund the Stark Board of Developmental Disabilities and Issue 2, a levy to fund county 911 emergency services. The developmental disabilities levy will raise about $210 million. Revenue will pay for services such as job training, job placement, support services, and education for developmentally disabled Stark …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Blogger Julie Mathie-Cross explains the need for passage of Issue 18 and what the money could be used for.
Monday, April 22, 2013
The voting information and issues that will affect North Canton and Stark County.
As we look ahead to the May 7 special election, North Canton Patch is devoted to bringing you the information you need about every race in town.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
North Canton City Schools are encouraging voters to approve a 2.4-mill permanent improvement levy on May 7. How will you vote?
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Catch up on seven days worth of North Canton news with our Week in Review update.
1. If voters pass Issue 1, a 3.3-mill, 10-year levy, it will raise $210 million for the Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Will you vote for it? 2. Dogwood Pool passes will go on sale soon. Click here to find out when. 3. The North Canton law director is going after residents who haven't paid the city's income tax. Think you or someone you know may be one of those folks? Better pay up before a court summons arrives in the mailbox. 4. A big round of applause to scores of Hoover High junior journalists who were awarded for their work at Kent State this week. 5. Want to watch a slew of gymnasts somersault, flip, twist and twirl at Hoover High on Sunday? Click here for the details. 6. North Canton police have had their …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The 3.3-mill, 10-year renewal levy — proposed by the Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities — will appear on the May 7 ballot. How will you vote?
Here's what we know: The Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities wants to pass Issue 1, a 3.3-mill, 10-year renewal levy aimed at generating $21 million per year, according to SCBDD Communications Director Lisa Parramore. If passed, the levy would neither raise nor lower taxes; rather, business and homeowners would continue to pay roughly $98 per year for every $100,000 in property valuation. In all, the levy would raise about $210 million. The revenue would pay for "services such as job training, job placement, support services, and education for more than 3,300 (developmentally disabled) Stark County residents," said Parramore. Why voters are confused: The Stark County Board of Elections language describes Issue 1 as “a renewal…
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Catch up on a week's worth of North Canton news with our Week in Review update.
1. Canton kidnapping: The North Canton Police Department arrested a suspect who was allegedly involved in a violent carjacking of three teens in Canton. 2. North Canton customers will soon have some new restaurant and retail choices to choose from. Get the latest details here. 3. Check out the top-rated food establishments in North Canton, according to Yelp! reviews. Do you agree? 4. School officials have laid out their arguments on a proposed 2.4-mill ongoing permanent improvement levy. Will you vote for it? 5. Patch Local Editor Morgan Day bids farewell to North Canton Patch readers. 6. Zepp's Pizza aims to put a fun, legal spin on one of the city's most contentious issues. Click here for more details on the upcoming graffiti …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
North Canton Police Chief Stephan Wilder explains how security has been retooled to best protect the school district's students and staff from worst-case scenarios.
In this Letter to the Editor, North Canton Police Chief Stephan Wilder discusses violence prevention, the complexity of countering lethal threats and efforts taken to improve security within the city's school system. Superintendent Michael Hartenstein also brought up the issue during a press conference Monday, saying the district needs to pass a 2.4-mill continuing permanent improvement levy to pay for roughly $500,000 in additional security improvements. John: (Superintendent) Hartenstein, Fire Chief John Bacon, myself and the police department school resource officers have met at various times to discuss school safety and security issues. Each of our district’s schools has its own set of variables when addressing security concerns. …