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Jon Snyder: Finances Still Main Concern in North Canton

Snyder, president of the North Canton City Council, is again running for the Ward 4 council seat. He tells North Canton Patch he'll continue to make the city's finances a priority.

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Name: Jon Snyder

Age: 65

Occupation: Self-employed, runs a tuxedo store and men's specialty sales

Education: 1965 Central Catholic graduate; attended Philadelphia College of Textiles and Sciences from 1972-1974

Political Affiliation: Republican

Office Sought: City Council, Ward 4

Previous Office Sought or Held: North Canton City Councilman since 1997 and 10 years on the Planning Commission

Candidate Statement: At the present time I am serving as chairman of the finance committee. I am also serving as the president of council.

The city finances are the most important issue facing the next two years. Budgeting and income control the capital project and services the city can provide.

The local government funds will be reduced, coupled with a small increase in city income tax. Collections present a large challenge to the council.

My experience and leadership are needed at this present time to help guide the next two years. The issue of drainage still presents our city with a large problem. We as a council are exploring many options to fix the problem quickly and cost efficiently. We are looking to line the sanitary sewer lines with a rubber membrane insert to limit the infiltration of ground/storm water. A master plan is being implemented to address the flooding around the Zimber Ditch and the drainage area on the .

Proper team efforts and leadership is required to drive our decisions in the right direction.

Patricia Davis September 08, 2011 at 04:47 PM
We are proud to have Jon Snyder as our 4th Ward Councilman.
jim September 09, 2011 at 01:56 AM
I hope we have an alternative to Jon. He is as bad as any politician in not making tough hard decisions (saying no to people). Vote for Jon and you will literally pay for it in more taxes.
Jane October 14, 2011 at 11:45 PM
How come Jon looks so much older than his mail outs. Is this another ploy by Jon. Also, Jon says in his channel 11 video, "what kind of person would run for office" if there isn't health care benefits. well the selfless public servant who cares more for the people of the city rather than themselves Jon, and the only reason your drawing single coverage is your past wives left you for domestic violence.

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