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Pike trustees receive visit from Stark Countycommissioner candidate

By NANCY COLLIER The Press-News Published: June 24, 2016 10:00 AM

PIKE TWP. -- Bill Smith, candidate for Stark County commissioner in the November election, visited the township trustees' meeting June 20.

Smith spoke of his goals if elected, especially that of encouraging and assisting small businesses.

Nancy Snyder, chairperson of the BZA, said that the group denied a conditional use permit on East Sparta Avenue and will meet on June 28 at 6:30 p.m. to act on a variance request on Hillwood Ave. She also reported that the alumni group of Melscheimer School held its 24th annual reunion at the school May 22, and the attendees were able to view the restorations for the first time.

Road Supervisor Mark Pahanish said his crew has been mowing, ditching, and berming. He said he would like to p ave part of the Stinewood Allotment, and the clerk will check to see if the project is financially feasible. Pahanish reported that the Saturday cleanup day was extremely well attended.

Molly Murphy, cemetery sexton, reported that there have been several funerals and many grave sales in the last few weeks.

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Trustee Don Charnetzky thanked the Veterans Council in Canton for flag holders for veterans' graves.

Trustee Paul Mosberger announced that the East Sparta Homecoming will be June 23-5, and volunteers are needed for the concession stand.

The next regular mee ting will be Tuesday, July 5, at 7:30. This is a change in day because of Independence Day.

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