David Spencer asked East Canton Village Council permission to use the baseball fields at the village park. Practices will start in April and the first game is scheduled for May. Mayor Kathlee Almasy asked to be notified ahead to be ensure the restrooms would be open. It was noted the porta potties will be in place at the village park for the workers.
A committee report concerning the Rt. 30 project was given. Ed Collins informed the council that the government is requesting a utilities study from the village. Collins stated this request has been made over a period of many years without any results. Collins also stated he will be contacting a new company to get prices on chip and seal for the streets, as he has not received an answer back from the present company.
Safety: Police Officer Mitch Hersberger informed council of the hiring of a new police officer, Jason Niedert. Hersberger pointed out that Niedert is a local resident and is not working elsewhere, which will allow him to fill in when others may not be able to work. The vote was 4-1 in favor of the hire.
The rooms upstairs at the village hall have been painted and village solicitor, Charlie Hall, informed council he has several shelving pieces that he would donate to the village if needed. Mayor Almasy thanked him for the donation.
Mayor Almasy announced there would be a one day festival, sponsored by the rotary club, to be held on Saturday, June 10. They are looking for entertainment for the day event.There will be square dancing, line dancing, lots of food, a lot of bouncing balloons and other fun things for the children to enjoy. The festival has not been in the community for a number of years, and everyone is working to bring this event back to the community. The event will be set around the school grounds. If it rains, the events will be set up in the school gym.
A resolution was read by Councilman Reggie McGee concerning the ODOT project, for the replacement of Type 'A" guardrail end terminals on St. Rt. 44 in the Village of East Canton. The motion passed.
Ordinance 2-17-02 Annual Appropriation Measure was read. An ordinance to make appropriations for current expenses and other expenditures of the Village of East Canton during the fiscal year ending Dec. 31 2017. It was tabled.
Mayor Almasy reported fines of $1,090, local cost of $441, state cost of $624, for a total of $2,155 collected.