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City officials honored for caring about veterans

June 13, 2018
J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

At last week's Canfield City Council meeting, Mike Kubitza from American Legion Post 177 showed up and issued Mayor Richard Duffett and City Manager Wade Calhoun certificates of appreciation for the recent Memorial Day service and the new veteran's parking space at city hall.

"This is for helping put on an outstanding Memorial Day service," Kubitza said. "I heard a lot of good remarks about it."

Duffett said there are already 10 to 12 orders for the signs by businesses who want to add the parking at their establishments.

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American Legion Post 177 Commander Mike Kubitza issued certificates of appreciation for an outstanding Memorial Day service and the new veterans parking space at City Hall.

Duffett also remarked on the K-9 dedication at Fair Park and how well-attended it was.

On a different matter, Councilman Chuck Tieche reported on a discussion the Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Board had at the June meeting. The board members discussed the possibility of changing one of the Greasel Park tennis courts into two pickle ball courts.

Resident Frank Micchia spoke on the matter and said, "The only tennis courts the city has are at Greasel Park and they could easily be converted."

The suggestion was made to put the issue on the city's website and see if there is interest in making such a change.

Tieche also reported the park board is looking for an arborist. He said since the city is interviewing to fill a public works position, that it may be something to look for.

Council also discussed several nuisance properties with tall grass. One was on Oak Tree, one on Court Street, and the other was on Lisbon Street. Zoning Inspector Mike Cook said the Lisbon Street property is being looked at for possible take over by the county land bank.

In other business:

Council held a first reading on amending certain provisions of Chapter 1183 and 1151 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Canfield. The changes, regarding construction signs, had some errors where it referred to sections that didn't exist.

Council approved a food truck ordinance along with a fee of $100 per year to operate in authorized zones within the city.

Duffett reported that Mayor's Court for the month of May brought in a gross collection of $4,692.10and a net of $3,632.10.

A Willow Way resident complained about Armstrong raising the rates for cable television. He asked council to go out and seek other companies to come into the city to offer competition. City Atty Mark Fortunato said the agreement Canfield has with Armstrong allows other companies to come into the city, but none would make the investment for a small number of people.



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