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City Council sets Aug. 1 meeting for ballot issues

July 25, 2018
J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

Canfield City Council has set aside Aug. 1 at 5:30 p.m. for a special council meeting to consider changes proposed by the Charter Review Commission of the City of Canfield. The meting will enable council members to approve the changes for placement on the November ballot.

If approved, council will still have to move fast to get the issues placed on the ballot by the Aug.7 deadline.

City Manager Wade Calhoun said among the proposals are some changes regarding term limits.

Another item council moved fast on at the July 18 meeting was an ordinance to amend the codified ordinance, section 513.12 dealing with possession of drugs paraphernalia. Attorney Mark Fortunato said he is not sure how it got into the city's ordinances, but he recommended it immediately be removed.

"In Mayor's Court, a lawyer brought it to light," Fortunato said.

He said it may have been mistyakingly placed in the ordinances during the last changes, possibly by the printer of the ordinance book. Council agreed to the removal.

On a different matter, council agreed to obtain professional consulting services through Town Center Associates, who will come up with a plan for the downtown area of Canfield, which is the business areas around the Village Green.

In other business:

Council held a first reading on an ordinance adopting general architectural character requirements for D-Design areas of the city. Calhoun offered the explanation that a commercial building would have to meet certain design characteristics and the building architecture could not act as a recognizable logo for a national corporation or franchise.

An ordinance was approved to authorize the city manager to enter into a contract for the 2018 paving program at a cost not to exceed $391, 971.75.

Councilman Chuck Tieche questioned a rumor the Cardinal Joint Fire District was looking into using dispatching services through Austintown. Calhoun said the fire district is shopping around for cost savings.

Mayor's Court net collection for June was at $5,753.06.

Canfield Police Chief Chuck Colucci said his department will be hosting a Safety Day on Aug. 18 on the Village Green from 4 to 8 p.m. At 7:15 p.m. that night, Canfield's first movie night will be held on the south end of the Green.

 
 

 

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