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North Canton's Little League Light Issue Isn't Up To City Council

Council invited the public to speak about the proposed lights at the Little League field during the past month, but the decision to allow lights really lies with the Planning Commission

North Canton officials have to switch gears after finding out the decision to allow overhead lights at the Little League fields doesn't lie with city council, but the planning commission.

The proposed change to the Little League contract had been discussed by North Canton City Council members along with residents and Little League officials throughout the month, with a public hearing just for that issue taking place Feb. 4.

But, it's not up to council whether the lights are added.

"We were actually just one step ahead of ourselves there," Council President Jon Snyder said. "I don’t know if it was an oversight or what, but now we’ve got to correct it.”

So the proposed change to the Little League's contract will head to the planning commission, and, if approved, with go to city council for final approval.

The planning commission meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. if they have an agenda. Deadline for submission of items is the 15th of the preceding month.

Related stories:

  • Jan. 8: Council Discusses New Lights for North Canton Little League Field
  • Jan. 15: Let There Be Light? Residents Not So Sure of Overhead Lights at Little League Fields
  • Feb. 6: 
jim February 13, 2013 at 11:42 AM
Nice move to politically dodge an issue that has the people equally divided.

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