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Speeding is an issue for city council

November 13, 2019
J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

Canfield City Council dealt with the issue of speeding on certain city streets. Maple, Hood, and Glenview were among the streets mentioned at the Nov. 6 meeting.

Council President John Morvay mentioned the Maple Street and Hood Drive streets that he said are being used for cut-through access.

"It has become a cut-through from U.S. 224 to U.S. 62," Morvay said.

He asked the police chief to place a speed sign on Hood Drive to start clamping down on speeders. The sign will be placed just before Maple Street.

Police Chief Chuck Colucci addressed another complaint from Frank Micchia regarding continued speeding on Glenview Road and a vehicle with a loud exhaust.

"The person [with the loud exhaust] was cited into Mayor's Court four times," Colucci said. "We are working with the person to resolve the problem."

As to the speeding, data collected showed an average speed on Glenview of 27. The speed limit is 25 and Colucci said two miles over is not something his department wants to start writing tickets for.

On another traffic related comment, Councilman Bruce Neff said he received a letter from a concerned citizen who requested shorter flowers be used at the northern end of the Village Green so as to not create a vision problem for motorists.

In other business:

Councilman Chuck Tieche reported the Parks Board has voted to not fund a community garden. He said the Canfield Presbyterian Church had tried it and found there was no interest for such a program.

Mayor Richard Duffett reported a gross collection from Mayor's Court of $8,781.59 and after payments into required funds, the net collection for the city was $7,467.59.

Finance Director Christine Stack-Clayton reported that H.B. 382 had been reintroduced in the Ohio legislature and, if it became law, would restrict municipalities from levying income taxes from local business' employees. "It would not be very good for us," she said.

Micchia commented on the Red Gate property and the enormous cost of running sewers to that property. He said, in his opinion, there was no big demand for housing in that area and the city should cut its losses and sell the property.

 
 

 

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