Tuesday, February 26, 2013
North Canton hasn't raised water rates since 2009
Water rates could be going up soon in North Canton. City council had its first reading for the rate increases at its Monday night meeting. "I think it's inevitable," City Council President Jon Snyder told North Canton Patch earlier this month. The rate increase is needed to maintain and replace water lines, starting this year, and to pay past debt incurred to upgrade the city’s water system. According to the Canton Repository, the increase would be 5.5 percent annually for three years. Water rates haven't increased since 2009, Snyder said. Council will need to vote twice more on the rate increases before they would go into effect.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Jon Snyder, president of North Canton City Council, said the city could see an increase of 3.5-5 percent if council passes the water rate increase
In March 2012, North Canton city officials thought a possible partnership with Plain Township could lower residents' water rates. North Canton would provide water to parts of Plain Township, and, to put it simply, the more the city sells, the easier it would be maintain and even lower its water rates. And now, almost a year later, plans for that partnership are still in the lurch, and, even if it did come through, city officials think rates would still go up for North Canton residents. "I think it's inevitable," City Council President Jon Snyder said this week. North Canton hasn't seen a water rate increase since 2009, but Snyder said an increase is now necessary to maintain and replace water lines, starting this year. He said the rate …
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Got a sec? Get caught up on North Canton's top stories from this week!
1. A Stark County Common Pleas judge will allow the video identification of Erick Howard in his home invasion/rape trial. Howard appeared in court Friday because his attorney wished to throw out evidence that he thought would lead to an unfair trial. 2. Have you met Rebecca Tolson? She's our 2011 North Canton Person of the Year, and she's got one inspirational story. She authored and advocated for House Bill 157, which encourages Ohio's Educational Service Centers to hire dyslexia specialists to train teachers in helping dyslexic students. Bravo, Rebecca! 3. A Canton couple must have really needed some cash; they tried to steal the coin changer right off a laundromat wall this week. The key word here: tried. 4. We had a blast video-taping …
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…
Monday, January 9, 2012
City Council will meet at 6:45 p.m. tonight in City Hall
North Canton City Council will discuss tonight the vacation of a portion of an alley that runs parallel to West Maple Street between Mohler Court and Ream Avenue NW. Council is expected to take final action tonight. Council also will discuss an amendment to an ordinance regarding the billing date for both the sewer and water rate increase. Also up for discussion: the federal grant given to North Canton Fire & EMS for up-to-date LifePak monitors/defibrillators. Council gives the final say on acceptance of the grant because the city matches a certain portion of the grant. Find out more about the updated equipment in this North Canton Patch story. Interested in what else is happening tonight? You'll find Council's full agenda in the PDFs …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
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 …