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Name: Jon Snyder
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.