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Village administrator provides water update to East Canton council

By Walter Doerschuk The Press-News Published: July 1, 2016 10:00 AM

EAST CANTON-- Village Administrator Ed Collins gave a report to village council members during their June 20 meeting regarding a water issue.

The problem occurred when the county cut a section when it was doing some work on village water lines. That section was repaired and is now working.

Collins also noted Bell Store will be completing a repair on the water line and it should be completed by fall.

Council approved a resolution that would place a proposal on the November ballot to raise homeowner taxes. The cost for a $100,000 home would amount to $171.50.

In road business, council heard a base coat project on Route 30 has been completed by the state, and the top coat will be completed soon. Summit and Noble will have a new sign with a directional arrow to help traffic flow more freely.

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A large no parking sign will be placed at the 200 block of Cedar Street South to allow truck traffic to move safely at the intersection.

Collins also reported there is no need for lights at the tennis courts at the village park since it closes at dusk. He suggested removing the wiring which is in poor condition. Council voted to have the wiring removed.

Council discussed a water network plan which was offered for one, three or five years to keep a record of the village's water system on a computer tablet. Council approved a motion to learn the cost for a three-year plan. Village officials noted the information would be valuable over the years if it has a water problem.

In other business, council members:

/ HEARD new traffic lights have recently been installed and saved the village about $60 per light each month in the village electric bill;

/ RECEIVED a zoning report from Mayor Kathy Almasy which included nine permits issues,zoning appeals and a Route 30 meeting attended and 41 phone calls received;

/ AGREED to continue with time cards as used presently. The cost for an electric time clock would cost between $243 and $350.

/ CHANGED meetings for the month of July. The first meeting of the month is scheduled for July 11 at 7:30 p.m.


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