EAST CANTON -- During a regular meeting on Monday night, it was reported the village's bid for the property, located next to village all, was turned down. Council members said they will consider what steps to take next.
Council members discussed purchasing laptop computers for village hall. Village solicitor Charlie Hall said he talked to representatives of Stark Computer Exchange, and learned laptops could be purchased for $200 each, which includes the software. More discussion will be made before a final decision is made to possiby purchase 10 computers.
Solicitor Hall informed council he has set a meeting with the Stark County Prosecutors Office to address village residents who have not paid their tax bills. Hall also reported the meeting about the Wilson annexation meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Village administrator Bill Priest reported about two water leaks that had to be repaired. One break was on Liberty, behind the empty lot where the C&B Body Shop had been located. The other water problem was on Plum Street.
In other business, council:
• WERE informed East Canton Police Chief Derrick Blake would meet with Osnaburg Local School Superintendent Melissa Marconi on Feb. 22, at the Stark County Education Service Center, during a county-wide meeting to discuss school safety;
• HEARD council member Jeff Marshall signed an agreement with Ohio Nature Works and the village will receive a $25,000 grant;
•HEARD fiscal officer Barbara Hall informed council the village received $41,660 for Dirt Dawg Excavating, LLC., from the Development Community Block Grant, for the South Market Street Storm Sewer Improvement project on Feb. 6;
• PAID invoices of $23,566.05 and payroll of $11,568.26 ;
• HEARD the village park will be open early this year, due to Easter being on March 31;
• HEARD Mayor Kathy Almasy give the mayor's report as follows: fines-$400; local cost,-$182; state cost-$273 for a total of $866.