Friday, March 8, 2013
The Canton City Council looked at ways to enforce retention pond quality standards and expressed concern that the city's bond referendum may fail because of "misleading" information.
CORRECTION: As pointed out by Jeff Brown, Councilman Beresford is searching for those responsible for the post card campaign against the fire bond, and not Brown himself. Brown is not affiliated with the senders of the post cards. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: The Canton City Council heavily discussed one issue that wasn't apparent yesterday morning and continued the discussion of a very controversial measure during their regular meeting Thursday evening. A simple zoning condition amendment on two properties in the 490 block of Hospital Road served as a springboard for a lengthy talk on the city's retention ponds. According to Ken Patton, Director of Community Development, the fixed properties are a 16-unit apartment complex that have been purchased …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The city council will move forward with its plans to re-create the Canton Economic Development Office during tonight's meeting.
The Canton City Council will discuss several aspects of the city's resurrected economic development office, including funding and the Economic Development Coordinator's job description, during their Thursday meeting. In order to fund this new office, money from the Downtown Development budget is being transferred to the new "Economic Development Administration." Some $38,000 will be saved by transferring downtown development functions to the new office and eliminating funding for unnecessary programs. Additionally, the council will discuss the job description for the new Economic Development Coordinator. This position will include the functions performed by former Main Street Director Ginger Garrard, but will expand the overall vision …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
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Thursday, February 21
The Canton City Council is meeting now to approve the proposed renovation to the new council chambers, the mayor's slate of committee candidates, and discuss the proposed Committee for Canton's Future. Open the attached PDF for the complete agenda. To watch the meeting after it wraps, click here and look for the Feb. 21 council meeting video. Related content Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Canton-Sixes Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
The discussion is one of many planned for the meeting at City Hall tonight.
The Canton City Council will begin its discussion of Mayor Gene Hobgood's proposed "Committee on Canton's Future" during its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday evening. The committee, first described by Hobgood during his state of the city address on Feb. 8, would develop and implement a vision for the city that would extend to the year 2050. Hobgood said he was, “optimistically determined that this year will be a banner year for our city," during his address on Feb. 8. He hopes that the city council, with which he has often had a contentious relationship, would put their differences aside to support the committee. The council will also discuss the slate of candidates brought forth by Hobgood for all city committees. The city council…