City of Canton receives grant for town hall improvements
Thursday, May 16, 2013 3:54 AM
Members of the Canton City Council were informed that the city is the recipient of $2,500 for the replacement of windows in the Canton Town Hall. They received the good news during the regular council meeting held last Wednesday evening.
Rockwell Collins awarded the Green Communities Grant from employee submissions. This is the second year that the city of Canton has received funds for community improvements.
Quotes for the replacement windows will be sought and the installation will be completed soon.
In other business, general spring housekeeping issues were discussed.
The council decided that the city would be mowing as employees felt it was needed, in order to keep unattended lawns maintained. Property owners would be assessed for the cost to do so.
Approval was given for the removal of two trees on the boulevard on Kathy Mitchel's property. This approval was given with the understanding that replacement trees will be planted. There is no cost to the city for the removal or new trees.
It was also reported that the Knutsons have planted trees on property located along Highway 52. There was additional discussion regarding whether these trees are located on the right of way or in the platted alley. A visual survey will be completed and if needed, the trees may need to be relocated or removed.
It was noted that the backstop fence at the ball diamond needs repair. The American Legion will be contacted regarding this matter.
It was decided that the City of Canton sign located on the Jim Davis property will be repaired in the fall, with spring planting to be completed with the rest of the city planters.
Quotes for painting and repairs of the Mitson House will be sought.
Painting of the city water tower was also discussed. It was decided that the project should be completed next year for the 2014 Canton Day Off celebration.
The council also approved other maintenance projects including obtaining bids for areas of sidewalk and street repairs. These were created by water line repairs completed within the city.
City alleyways will be rocked, with approval given to the purchase of additional loads of rock as needed.
There was discussion on the installation of a sidewalk from the Town Hall to the picnic shelter. Costs for the project will be determined. No action was taken.
Clerk Lolly Melander reported that there continues to be interest in purchasing or operating the Canton Liquor Store, but no action was taken on the matter.
A public hearing will be held on Wednesday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m., prior to the regular meeting, regarding a well head project.