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The Suburbanite
  • Canal Fulton City Council for Feb. 19

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  • Canal Fulton City Council
    Tuesday Meeting
    KEY ACTION  Moved forward with legislation to form a building department and then contract with the Massillon Building Department to enforce the state building code in Canal Fulton.
    DISCUSSION The legislation was passed under suspension without the standard three readings so the law director would have adequate time to prepare the paperwork for the Ohio Board of Building Standards to review at its meeting in mid-March. The board must approve the formation of the building department and the switch of service from the Stark County Building Department to Massillon’s. If the board approves the proposal, building-code enforcement by Massillon’s Building Department will take effect April  1.
    OTHER ACTION
    • Appointed Michael Wykoff, Ryan Osborne, and David Cole lieutenants in the Fire Department.
    • Agreed to send a request from the Northwest Stark Senior Citizens Center to the finance committee for help in paying the center’s $600 monthly gas and electric bills for a few months. The committee is trying to start up a Wednesday night bingo game to help stabilize the center’s finances. The target date for bingo is July 1. The finance committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 19.
    • Agreed to prepare a resolution in support of the Canal Fulton Public Library levy. Voters will decide its fate May 7. If approved, the levy will cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $35 a year. Money raised by the levy will be used for staffing, programs, materials, and maintenance. If the levy fails, additional cuts will be made.  
    • Heard that an energy audit report from the Rural Community Assistance Partnership found that $37,000 in upgrades at the wastewater treatment plant could save 20 percent in energy costs with a payback of two years. City officials will review the proposal further.
    • Bought $10,000 of road salt from Cargill. With that purchase, the city has spent $30,000 on road salt since Jan. 1.
    • Bought five computers from Dell for the police department for $3,275.
    UP NEXT  Meets at 7 p.m. Mar. 5 at city hall.