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East Canton Council OK's purchase of water meters

By DONNA ROBINSON Press-News Writer Published: April 21, 2017 10:00 AM

At the April 17 East Canton Council meeting, Ed Collins reported the water meter program (100 meters) is in its third year of a seven-year program. The purchase will be covered by the Water Operating Fund and was approved by council as part of the 2017 permanent appropriations (Capital Outlay - $20,000.)

A new truck was approved by council as part of the 2017 permanent appropriations for the street/water funds (Capital Outlay-$40,000).

The chip and seal project was approved by council as part of the 2017 permanent appropriations for the street/permissive funds (Capital Outlay- $60,000).

Salt bin was approved by council as part of the 2017 permanent appropriations for the street fund (Capital Outlay-$12,000).

The installation of an air conditioner (upstairs at Village Hall $2,350) was not approved.

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Collins also reported he repaired four storm sewers and two water breaks, and repaired clogged drains. He noted the storm sewer grates get damaged due to truck traffic.

Placing an air conditioner on the top floor of Village Hall was discussed. Collins noted if a fan was turned on in that area it would help keep it cool enough for the storage of papers that are held there. Air conditioning would be necessary if and when that area would be used as a training room.

April Zoning Report was presented by Blaine Strawder. Letters were sent to village residents informing them of various concerns for the Village. Addresses of where letters and reason why letters were sent - 121 Belvoir: parking, storage. 122 Wood: grass, weeds. 117 Wereley: garbage, junk. 113 Nassau: trash. 126 Liberty: garbage, junk. 417 Wood: garbage, junk. 435 Nassau: garbage, junk. 121 Wood: garbage, junk. 121 Wood: garbage, junk. 707 Nassau: grass, weeds. 131 Medina: trash.

Stawder issued two zoning permits, one for an attached garage and one for a new scoreboard.

Council member Rob Buxton asked what changes have been made since Jackie Branch is no longer working at Village Hall, in concern for the water bills. It was noted that the water bills are ready to be mailed out and Mayor Kathy Almasy gave thanks to Collins for his help in getting the paper work done.

Mayor Almasy noted the position held by Branch was not a full-time job. They will be looking into seeing how much time is needed to take on this job before looking for a replacement.

Mayor Almasy reported the roof for the Village Park concession stand is complete. A more-than-expected turnout for the Easter egg hunt, held at the park, forced Mayor Almasy to turn people away due to a lack of parking. The event gave away bicycles, along with the Easter eggs.

Buxton asked council to approve payroll of $10,862.76, invoices of $35,902.79 and approve the March 2017 Bank Reconciliation/Treasury Report as presented by Fiscal Officer Barb Hall. All passed.

A new copier for the office at Village Hall was discussed. It was agreed to purchase a black-and-white ink printer at a cost of $3,700. It was noted this printer is capable of sending a fax.

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