East Canton Council to permit 'Zombie Mud Run' to be held in village

By DONNA ROBINSON The Press-News Published:

EAST CANTON -- During the regular meeting of village council on Monday night, John Eslich and Scott Seifer attended to ask permission to hold a "Zombie Mud Run" (sponsored by Subway) in the village on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The race would be set up as an obstacle  course, with many challenges along the way.  These races have already taken place in Massillon, Medina, Louisville, Jackson, North Canton and in other states. This is the 15th year this event has been held.

The public is invited to participate, and the two men said fund-raising activities can be set up at the event, which could bring in 3,000 people.

Council said parking is a concern, but Eslich said he would take care of the parking. Council voted to permit the event to take place in the village.

A special council meeting was set up for next Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m., to discuss filling the position on council, which became vacant when Jackie Lightfritz resigned.  All who have applied will be invited to the meeting, and any others who are interested, should contact village hall. For more information, visit village hall or call 330-488-2002.  

In other business, council:

• HEARD village administrator Bill Priest reported on bids received for cement work on the floor at the garage, and the offer of $4,900 was accepted.

• AGREED to use Sam's Auto Spa to wash and detail the police cars at a cost of $1,540 for the year;

• AGREED to permit Jackie Branch and Barb Hall to take part in the garden show again this year, and the time spent will be applied to the Environmental Protection Agency requirement;

• GAVE permission to have fiscal officer Hall start working on a grant to paint the new water tower;

• GRANTED permission, with the necessary insurance coverage, for the girls softball team to use the park for a pig roast, a raffle and for cow chip Bingo competition;

• HEARD the third and final reading of an ordinance approving, adopting and enacting American Legal Publishing's Ohio basic code, 2013 edition, as the code of ordinances for the municipality of the village of East Canton, Stark County, Ohio;

• PAID invoices of $16,009.10 and two payrolls of $13,436,67 ad $10,506.41;

• AGREED to pay the cost of repairing some Christmas Decorations (estimated cost between $100-200);

• HEARD a public hearing will be held on Feb. 6, at 6:30 p.m., concerning Janice Wilson property annexation;

• SET the village clean-up day for Saturday, April 20;

• CONVENED into an executive session, called by council member Jeff Marshall, to discuss the purchase of property.

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