East Canton resident Joe Narduzie attended East Canton Council meeting on June 5 and inquired what could be done with a water problem in his neighborhood.
Narduzie passed out pictures he had taken of the water problem. He also stated he and others have seen snakes in the area and bugs are plentiful. Village Administrator Ed Collins noted the area Narduzie was talking about is an area the village does not have the right equipment to take care of the mowing, and as for the snakes and insects, that is something the village cannot control.
A question was asked about creating a handicap parking space at the Village Park. There is a walking club that walks each Tuesday and a young man who uses a wheel chair has been a regular participant. Council stated there will be a handicap spot in front of the restroom area as soon as they can get it ready.
Collins informed council that two ladies who walk regularly throughout the village are always picking up bits and pieces of trash as they walk. A great big thank you goes out to Jenny Miller and Flo Lilly for all their help in keeping the village looking pretty.
Collins reported a 30-inch ditch on Smucker has been cleaned up, and a storm sewer pipe on Wood Street has been patched.
Collins reported he and his crew will be doing chip and seal on the village streets starting the third week in June. Collins gave Henry (who worked on the trucks) a pat on the back for doing a great job.
A bench has been moved down to the handicap swing area to allow families to sit and watch their friends use the swing.
Collins gave thanks to the children who worked on the flowers at the village park. He noted the commode in the ladies restroom will be replaced.
Councilman Kurt Geis read Ordinance 2017-04. Council established a six months probationary period. Council previously established a residency requirement that the fiscal officer must reside within the corporate limits. Council decided to waive the residency requirement for Michelle Scroggs.
Geis also read an ordinance to authorize the village to amend the permanent appropriations of the indigent Driver's Alcohol Treatment fund from $0 to $4,970 from the unencumbered fund balance and to declare an emergency.
Mayor Almasy reported fines of $2,120, local cost of $961 and state cost of$1,485, for a total of $4,485.