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 …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
City officials talked in March about providing water to some Plain Township residents, which could lower North Canton residents' rates. So, where does that stand?
In March, North Canton City Council members and city administrators gathered to discuss the benefits of selling water to Plain Township. Then, city officials were optimistic a water agreement could benefit the city and provide lower rates for North Canton residents. They had met with Plain Township trustees and decided to regroup and discuss in the coming weeks. So, where does that all stand now? Council President Jon Snyder said Wednesday that city and township officials didn't regroup, but they have discussed the agreement among themselves with no formal action on either side. "We hope in the next couple weeks to get together with the people at Plain and work out some kind of collaborative agreement with the water lines," Snyder said. …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Boy, was it an interesting one in North Canton this week! From shaved heads to flashers and heritage society fundraisers, this week sure has kept us busy.
1. No hair? Don't care!: Hoover High junior Kenzie Johnson ditched her locks Sunday at the 10th annual St. Baldrick's Foundation event at Quaker Steak & Lube. The event raises money for childhood cancer research. Watch as Johnson goes under the clippers. 2. Open the Door to History: The North Canton Heritage Society needs your help in raising $115,000 to update their new digs (the Portage Street building where the Portage Collaborative Montessori School is). They need to create a handicap-accessible ramp as well as update the inside of the building. Here's how you can help. 3. Why Ken Palosi blogs: It's kind of rare for us to include a blog in our news roundup, but we were so impressed with Ken Palosi's elequent explanation of why it's …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
If North Canton sells water to portions of Plain Township, it could save the city and residents money
The city of North Canton could soon be a provider of water for a few Plain Township neighborhoods. But what's that mean for North Canton residents? Their rates may go down because, as City Council President Jon Snyder put it at a public hearing Monday morning, "the more our ability to sell, the greater our ability to hold the inside rates lower." North Canton City Council had tabled a proposed water rate increase in January after some council members said rates were too steep and were projected to increase too far into the future. Snyder led a public meeting Wednesday morning inside City Hall and discussed the selling of water to Plain Township with City Administrator Michael Grimes, City Engineer Jim Benekos, Councilman-at-Large Dan …
Monday, January 23, 2012
North Canton City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight to discuss proposed changes to the SWAP committee
North Canton City Council will meet a half earlier than usual tonight (6:30 p.m.) inside City Hall to make time for discussion about the SWAP committee. Council heard opposition to the proposed changes regarding the Source Water Assessment and Protection committee at its meeting Jan. 17. North Canton resident Melanie Roll was one person who opposed the proposed changes, which would give the superintendent of the drinking water treatment plant the responsibility of setting the committee’s meetings. The SWAP committee formed to assist the city in monitoring potential contamination near water production wells. On the committee are three North Canton residents (Miriam Baughman, Bob Pattison and Greg Wernet), City Administrator Michael Grimes …