Thursday, April 4, 2013
The local pizza parlor will hold a graffiti art competition on April 21.
Later this month, Zepp's Pizza will host an inaugural graffiti competition to give local artists a fun and legal outlet to promote their work. Hoover, Glen Oak, McKinley and Timken High School art teachers have received an invitation with the hope that each school is represented in the event, according to co-organizer and Flynn Marketing owner Alyson Flynn. Mohler Lumber is building plywood boards that will act as canvasses. Only five applicants will be selected. Entrants are asked to submit an entry form and a design to Zepp's by April 10. The public is invited as well, and pizza, salads and drinks — along with Honey Bees Sweet Treats cupcakes — will be on sale during the event, said Flynn. There also will be a DJ and music to give the …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
North Canton City Council passed an ordinance this week that helps business owners remove graffiti from their buildings in a timely manner
All details are finally set with the city's graffiti ordinance, which aims to help business owners in town remove graffiti from their buildings in a timely manner. The ordinance has been discussed, tabled, removed from the table and tweaked since it was proposed in mid-June. "It's worked its way through three law directors and the assistant director of administration, and I think we got what we were looking for," said City Law Director Tim Fox at this week's North Canton City Council meeting. "We're not trying to penalize the property owner." The ordinance had originally stated the business owners who did not remove graffiti from their buildings within a certain period would be charged with a first-degree misdemeanor, which happened to be …
Monday, October 22, 2012
North Canton City Council will meet at 7 p.m. tonight. It's slated to have its third reading on a proposed graffiti ordinance.
North Canton City Council could pass its proposed graffiti ordinance at its 7 p.m. meeting inside City Council Chambers tonight. The ordinance, which aims to help business owners remove graffiti on their buildings in a timely manner, has been discussed, tabled, removed from the table and tweaked since it was proposed in mid-June. Also on the agenda for tonight is the first reading for the Recycling Makes Sense Grant Agreement between the city and and the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District. "The more North Canton recycles, the more grant dollars we get," said Mayor David Held at council's Oct. 15 meeting. Held said the city earns anywhere from $25 to $45 per ton of recyclables. The city pulled in $38,000 in 2011 …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
North Canton City Council tabled a proposed ordinance to deter graffiti and updated city park regulations at its meeting Monday night
Monday, October 8, 2012
North Canton City Council is likely to approve ordinances that would update park regulations to forbid private parking, and require graffiti to be cleaned off businesses in a timely manner
North Canton City Council will meet at 7 p.m. tonight inside Council Chambers in City Hall and decide whether to approve a proposed graffiti ordinance and update city park regulations to forbid public parking. Here's more: Interested in what else is happening at the meeting tonight? You can find the full agenda in the PDFs section of this update.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Council members agreed to remove the civil penalty from their proposed graffiti ordinance Monday night. That means there is now no penalty for business owners who don't remove graffiti from their buildings.
It started off as a criminal offense. Then went to a civil offense. Now no offense. North Canton City Council members still are tweaking their proposed graffiti ordinance that aimed to punish business owners who dawdled on removing graffiti from their businesses. And at Monday night's council meeting they discussed removing the penalty altogether. Council-at-large Dan Griffith — also chairman of the Ordinance, Rules and Claims Committee — said the amended ordinance alleviates valid concerns citizens and council members had with the first draft. He handed the floor over to Law Director Tim Fox, who helped craft the proposed ordinance. "Specifically, what I wanted to make sure we incorporated in here was the intent of what was discussed at …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
North Canton City Council members expect to have their first reading next week on the ordinance that would punish business owners who leave graffiti on their businesses for longer than 10 days
North Canton officials nailed down details in their proposed graffiti ordinance and expect to have a first reading at their next North Canton City Council meeting Monday. The proposed ordinance would give business owners 10 days to clean graffiti from their buildings before facing a civil penalty. "It does kind of hold them to a tighter timeline in the general sense ... but not such a short time limit that it would punish people who really are victims here," Councilman-at-large Dan Griffith said at Tuesday night's North Canton City Council meeting. Griffith and others on the Ordinance, Rules & Claims Committee worked with Interim Law Director Roy Batista to craft the proposed legislation. Here are some highlights from the proposed …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Which graffiti remover works best? North Canton City Council members and the city's superintendent of permits and inspection were determined to find that out this weekend.
North Canton City Council members have been mulling over how to deal with graffiti in the city this year as the unsightly artwork continues to pop up on Dumpsters, park buildings and businesses. They've recently discussed an ordinance that would slap the wrists of business owners who dawdle on cleaning graffiti from their buildings. The proposed ordinance, which has been tabled since June, would require business owners to remove the graffiti within a certain time frame or else face punishment from the city (city officials are leaning toward a civil offense). Council members had also talked about which graffiti removers might work best and whether the city should buy the removers and sell them to business owners at cost. And on Saturday …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Check out our top five stories of the week!
1. Winking Lizard headed to Washington Square: This week we asked what you thought about a Winking Lizard restaurant arriving at Washington Square. Make sure to weigh in with our poll! 2. Cool parents post first-day-of-school pics: That's right, we had a bunch of "cool parents" post their kids' first-day-of-school photos to North Canton Patch. Some were pretty creative (with the students making their own posters or striking awesome poses). Take a look and make sure to post your photos, too! 3. Masseuse solicits man for sex: We posted some pretty unusual news this week after hearing that a masseuse at The Massage Center reportedly solicited a man for sex after giving him a full-body massage. 4. Police, Patch help reunite lost dogs with …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Council discussed the ordinance that would crack down on business owners who drag their feet on cleaning up graffiti and decided to leave it on the table until a first draft is presented
Council members decided to put a little more work into a graffiti ordinance that aims to punish business owners who dawdle on cleaning graffiti off their buildings. North Canton City Council had tabled the ordinance in June after expressing concerns with the level of punishment for the business owners. As written, it was a first-degree misdemeanor, while the act of vandalism or criminal damaging is often a less severe second-degree misdemeanor. "I think my primary problem with it was the criminalizing of the victim," said Interim Law Director Roy Batista, who has worked on the ordinance alongside Councilman-at-large Dan Griffith. At Monday night's Council meeting, Batista said Council should consider making the punishment a civil offense …