Blogger Chuck Osborne says Mayor Held provides millions of dollars for developers but only lip service to North Canton YMCA.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Monday, April 16, 2012
North Canton City Council is expected to give Mayor David J. Held the authority to name V. Margaret Loretto its interim director of finance.
Tonight's City Council Committee-of-the-Whole agenda includes ordinances and presentations on topics ranging from personnel compensation and benefits to a project along Route 43. legislative meeting on the 23rd North Canton's governing body will discuss naming V. Margaret Loretto as the city's interim director of finance. Current director Karen Alger is expected to deal with a health issue for at least four weeks. Loretto's services would be secured in the meantime through a professional services agreement. She previously worked for the city for more than two decades before leaving and returning once again. The city's Personnel and Safety Committee will present language that would define all facets of employement for the city's workers. …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Some members said the rates were too steep and the rate plan, which looked several years into the future, wouldn't allow for reevaluation of rates
City Council decided to examine more options for water and sewer rate increases at its meeting Monday night. Council members looked at a five-year plan presented in December by ARCADIS, a Canton-based consultant team, and some members decided rates were too steep and were projected to increase too far into the future. “To put that out for our residents, that’s more than they can really stomach, and that’s more than I can stomach, either,” Council-at-Large Mark Cerreta said. The sewer and water rate increases will help the city keep up with inflation, repairs and other general costs, council members said. In ARCADIS’ plan looking at the next three years, water rates rose by 9.5, 8 and 5 percent, while sewer rates rose 10 percent. “Looking…
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Council will look to approve the fund at next Monday's meeting
After the all the flooding in July's rainstorms, North Canton officials knew something had to be done to help those whose insurance didn't cover the total cost of repairs. In September, Councilman Mark Cerreta proposed the idea of a Disaster Relief Fund, which can be used when money gets tight in disaster situations. After getting approval from the state auditor to start it, it may soon go into effect. Council will look to approve the fund at next Monday's meeting. "This is a fund we can put together when a local disaster occurs like the flooding, and it's not declared a county disaster," Cerreta said. "We'll put a piece of paper in your tax forms asking people to donate $5, or any amount, and they'll get a tax deduction for it." He added…
It will be at least two months before the final decision is made.
To keep up with inflation, repairs and other general costs, North Canton officials are mulling increasing water and sewer rates by roughly 10 percent in 2012. A final decision will come after the legislation has been read by council three times and a public hearing has been held. Council met in a Committee of the Whole meeting Monday night. Agenda items about the increases are in the media portion of this article. Water Water rates were last raised in 2009, according to Robert McNutt, senior project engineer for ARCADIS, a Canton-based consultant team. McNutt proposes raising the rate by 9.5 percent, which would add about $5.04 to the average water bill. He then proposed to increase the rate by 9 percent in 2013 and 8 percent in 2014. The …
Monday, December 5, 2011
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers
At tonight's City Council Committee of the Whole meeting, members will discuss establishing a North Canton Disaster Relief Fund. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers. The fund is designed to help disaster victims like those affected by the July 19 rainstorm and flooding. It will cover expenses not normally covered by operating insurance after natural or man-made disasters. The fund would be maintained by the city's Finance Department and the money would be distributed by an approval of a community committee. Those asking for assistance will be asked to fill out a form to prove need. Council will also discuss a 10 percent sewer and water rate increase.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Newly elected city council members were sworn in Friday
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
City Council approved the levies Monday night.
When the original fire and emergency medical services levies were first put on the books in the 1980s, tax payers were paying roughly $18 per year for the services, said City Council President Jon Snyder. But under the present system, and with the amount the levies are devaluated each year, they're paying around $3 to $4. In order to stay financially balanced in the year's to come, city council voted Monday night to put replacement levies for both departments on the March ballot. If passed, they will cost tax payers an additional $18 per year, Snyder said. "The EMS levy is 1-mill but right now it's yielding less than half-a-mill," Snyder said. "The fire levy was a half-mill and it's yielding less than .3 percent. In preparing the 2012 …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
The Hoover Vikings softball team was honored for their 2011 Division I State Championship at Monday night's North Canton City Council meeting
The Hoover High School girls' softball team was honored Monday night at the North Canton City Council meeting. The team was recognized for becoming District I State Champions. The team won the title June 4 and ended their season with a 30-3 record. Mayor David Held stood in front of a crowded hall and honored the players one by one and presented them with proclamations naming that day a day of recognition for the Hoover High Vikings Softball team. After the recognition, the Hoover athletic boosters announced that the girls would have a new field to play on in 2012. Council also discussed the following: Law Department to supervise collection attorney hirings. City departments were hiring collection attorneys. Now under a new ordinance, all…
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
About 1,000 people stood in line Monday to apply for 100 new jobs that are coming to the Hoover District
About 1,000 people waited in line at the Hoover building Monday to apply for 100 jobs through Suarez Corp. Industries, the newest tenant inside the Hoover building. North Canton Mayor David Held talked about the job fair with optimism at Monday night’s City Council meeting. “I think it really represents a couple things,” Held said. “No. 1, that there are still a lot of people out there struggling to find employment … and at the same time, it’s nice we have at least 100 jobs to offer.” Suarez Corp. Industries’ move into the building actually will bring about 250 jobs to the city immediately, but 150 of those are relocating, while 100 are being created. The company makes the portable EdenPURE heaters, among other household appliances. Held …