Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Gary Giammarco, president of the North Canton Little League, says the league has spent so much time defending itself that it hasn't had time to explain its side of the story regarding overhead lights, parking and registration fees
There's a lot to say about the North Canton Little League and why it needs overhead lighting. But, Gary Giammarco, who's led the organization as league president for 25 years, says the group hasn't gotten much of a chance to explain its need to the city or to its residents over the last several weeks. "You're only allowed three minutes at city council meetings," Giammarco said. "There's no time to explain ourselves because we're always defending ourselves." The issue of overhead lighting at the baseball fields off of East Maple Street has been an issue of contention since it was brought up in January. City council members publicly discussed the topic with the community until they realized the proposed lighting would need to be OK'd by the …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
One North Canton resident says: Neighborhoods in North Canton are under assault — not just from meth houses to foreclosures and arson incidents, but also by the proposed lighting at the Little League ball fields.
Council President Jon Snyder said the next step is to wait for more details from the North Canton Little League about when the lights will be used
Lights or no lights at the North Canton Little League fields? It's a true toss-up. Twenty-two people spoke at North Canton's public hearing regarding proposed overhead lights, and of those 22 people, 11 were for and 11 were against the addition of the lights. Now, North Canton City Council awaits a rundown of information from the Little League directors, including when the lights will be in use. "What I asked to happen is that the directors of the Little League submit to us ... a request of hours they would potentially light the field and what they would do about the loud speaker system and the parking … so we can look at all that," Snyder said, adding council will meet with the board of directors Feb. 19. That's right; North Canton …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Council will meet at half hour earlier tonight specifically to address the proposed overhead lights at the North Canton Little League fields
City Council has reserved at least a half hour for the public's comments on whether they'd like to see overhead lighting at the North Canton Little League fields when it meets tonight. That means council will come together at 6:30 p.m. for the little league discussion. The council of the whole meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers. Then, council will discuss the 2013 Street Maintenance/Paving Program as well as the West Maple Street Resurfacing Project. Want to know what else is in store for tonight? You can see the full agenda in the .pdfs section of this update.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
North Canton City Council will meet tonight in Council Chambers. Take a look at this update to see what's on tonight's agenda.
North Canton City Council continues its discussion tonight about whether three North Canton Little League fields should have overhead lights. The meeting takes place at 7 p.m. inside City Council Chambers. Residents had showed to the Jan. 14 meeting and shared their concerns about it, and others shared why they thought the fields need the lights. Council members will first meet at 6:30 p.m. in executive session (not open to the public) to discuss personnel matters pertaining to the employment of a public employee. Interested in seeing what else is on tonight's agenda? You can find the full agenda in the .pdfs section of this update.