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East Canton council discusses senior housing

By DONNA ROBINSON The Press-News Published: September 16, 2016 10:00 AM

EAST CANTON-- Kurt Geis reported during village council's Sept. 5 meeting that he discussed senior housing with Osnaburg Township trustee Brenda Griffith for the village.

Village officials said it may be best to go together as a village and township to apply for a grant to help fund the housing. They will check into the possibility.

Administrator Ed Collins noted during a recent power outing, the traffic light battery system worked well. A service line break happened on West Nassau. The new leak detector system the village installed was beneficial in finding the leak. It saved digging in different areas to try to locate the problem.

Council member Nick Collins said the Dollar General store is having a problem with water at the front of the store. The drain has been clogged with debris, and it was noted the water got so high at times that it went into the store.

In the past, the village had cleaned the debris and could not find where the water went further down the line. Collins noted the responsibility was that of the owner of the store and not the village.

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Mayor Kathy Almasy was asked where residents could go in the case of emergency such as inclement weather conditions. Almasy said the school would be the place to go. More information can be found by contacting Osnaburg Local Schools superintendent Todd Boggs.

In other business, council members:

HELD a discussion about vision insurance for village employees or providing $100 to help cover the cost of eye glasses. The topic was to be further discussed;

HEARD council member Reggie McGee note the village should have information in its handbook indicating its stance on growing marijuana;

APPROVED invoices totaling $23,249.42 and payroll totaling $13,807.92;

ACCEPTED the monthly tax collection and water sold reports;

RECEIVED a mayor's court report which included $970 in fines, $452 in local costs and $643 in state costs for a total of $2,065.


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