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The Village of East Canton was Settled in the 1700's and had the honor of being the first county seat.
 
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                             East Canton News

Scroll Down and read everything in the East Canton News or click on the one you want in the page index list below.

Spring Clean Up 7th ANNUAL GARAGE SALE Adopt A Street Adopt a Flowerbed
Natural Gas FAMILY EMERGENCY PLAN Camp Re-Use It ADOPT A FLOWERBED
STREET BANNERS THANKS OUR VOLUNTEERS VILLAGE SPRING CLEAN THANKS Water Survey
Spay and Neuter NEXT OF KIN  MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Lease 5 flags

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VILLAGE OF EAST CANTON
SPRING CLEAN UP

SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013

In conjunction with Stark County Spring Clean-Up, Mayor Kathy Almasy and the Village of East Canton have set the Annual Clean-Up Day for Saturday, April 20.

Trash should be bagged, bundled or boxed and set at curbside by 6:00 AM

Items NOT collected:  

Ashes      Drums        Hazardous Waste     Oil        Paint       Solvent Liquids

Medical Waste    Tires      Large Batteries    Dead Animals   Rocks      Large Car Parts

Bricks    Stone     Dirt     Refrigerators          Freezers        Air Conditioners

Dehumidifiers                Flammable & Toxic Waste       Any items in excess of 50 pounds

FURNITURE & OTHER APPLIANCES ARE ACCEPTIBLE

BRUSH MUST BE CUT & BUNDLED IN 4 FT. LENGTHS

AND WEIGH 50 LB. OR LESS.

(Brush that is not bundled will not be taken)

EMPTY PAINT CANS OR DRIED PAINT IN CANS WITH LIDS REMOVED ARE  ACCEPTIBLE

Start your spring cleaning now and be sure to take advantage of this FREE service offered by the village on April 20!


 SAVE YOUR GOOD USED ITEMS FOR THE:

EAST CANTON VILLAGE

7th ANNUAL GARAGE SALE

May 10 & 11, 2013  from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Save those items too good to throw out and recycle those treasures at the Annual East Canton Village Garage Sale.  The entire village is encouraged to participate by having a sale at your home and by shopping at area sales and businesses.  No garage sale permit is needed for this event.

GARAGE SALE MAP

List your sale on our Garage Sale Map!  Call 330-488-0220 by May 6, 2013

to have your sale included.  Village Garage Sale maps can be picked up at Village Hall, 130 South Cedar St. beginning Tues. May 7.


ADOPT A STREET PROGRAM

Individuals or groups are encouraged to “Adopt A Street in the Village” for clean up prior to April 20, 2013 or volunteer to keep a street clean for the entire year.  FREE trash bags can be picked up at Village Hall weekdays during business hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. For more information, call Village Hall at 330-488-0220.


Village of East Canton
Program

   Individuals, families, community organizations and businesses are invited to become part of our village “Adopt a Flowerbed” Program.  Flowerbeds in the Village Park, at Village Hall and the flower containers that line Nassau Street are available.

   Choose the area in which you would like to volunteer.  Your responsibilities will be to care for your respective area—planting, mulching, weeding and watering.

   Sponsors are also welcome.    For a $50.00 donation, flowers will be purchased for these areas and a plaque will be posted listing the volunteer and sponsor.  Donations   may   be   sent to the Village of East Canton, 130  South Cedar Street, East Canton, OH  44730.

   For those  who would like to be a part of this program or  wishing more  information, please contact  Village Hall at 330-488-0220 Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m.

     In the spring of 2004, the Village of East Canton began this project with an overwhelming response as folks stepped forward to become part of   this effort.  We are so thankful this program continues.

    Last year, area sponsors and volunteers were: Douglas Flowers;  Diane  & Kim   Moody of Expresso Pizza;  Mayor Kathleen & Jack Almasy, Gloria Clapper (given in loving memory of Lester Clapper), Barbara Hall; Nancy Bosler Roberts & the East Canton High School Class  of  1976;  Virginia DeLong; Genny Miller; Flo Lillie, Nancy Kinsinger; Bernadette Howell; Daisy Girl Scout Troop led by Amanda Baker; and East Canton High School National Honor Society. 

     Plaques recognizing the groups and individuals were designed by Jenise Marshall.  Many thanks to these caring people for making the Village of East Canton a little brighter.   


Natural Gas
Opt-In Aggregation Program
 
$4.99 Mcf or $4.89 Mcf for Seniors ages 65 & older
January 2013 billing cycle through December 2013
Village residents will be receiving a letter from Direct Energy
Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

With all the natural disasters happening in the United States, one should be prepared.  Here’s a list of suggestions in case of an emergency. 
1.  Make a list of emergency contacts.     
2.  Make a Kit of emergency supplies:
Include medication & medical supplies, documents, food, water, supplies for your animals, etc.
3.  Go to the closest emergency shelter (Canton Civic Center, 1101 Market Ave. North)
4.  Stay Informed: Listen to media reports.
Have a battery operated radio (and extra batteries)
Above all, stay calm, be patient and think before you act.      
For more information visit ready.gov or call 1-800-BE-READY


This summer “Camp Re-Use It” was held at East Canton Village Park from July 23 – 27.  25 youngsters, ages 5-10 years old attended the weeklong day camp.  The camp’s focus was on educating the children on Reducing, Reusing and Recycling. 

Children enjoyed crafts all made from recycled items including wind chimes made from soda bottles, planters made from decorated soup cans, and games made from milk jugs and cereal boxes.  The children’s favorite craft was paper making and creating the Lorax.  Parents complimented the picture frames and photos, a keepsake of their child’s week at day camp.

Relay races, games and stories with the recycling theme were also part of the daily activities.  The biggest hit of camp was “The Incredible, Edible, Landfill” that children created and gobbled up.  It was such a clever idea and great teaching tool.  Other interesting daily snacks included a worm cup, cookie mining and truffela trees (made from cotton candy).  A picnic was held on Friday, called a “Waste Free Lunch.”  Parents packed lunch boxes with reusable water bottles, sandwiches & snacks in reusable plastic food containers and even cloth napkins.

“Camp Re-Use It” was presented by education specialists, Wendy Bullock, Marie Schultz, and Yvonne Cubberley from the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District and Mayor Kathleen Almasy and Service Dept. Clerk Jackie Branch of the Village of East Canton Storm Water Pollution Awareness Education Program.

Campers at East Canton’s Camp Re-Use It


VILLAGE OF EAST CANTON
ADOPT A FLOWERBED PROJECT
     The Village of East Canton “Adopt a Flower Bed Project” is still flourishing since its inception in the spring of 2004.   The Village began this project, inviting individuals, families, community organizations, and businesses to become part of the “Adopt a Flowerbed Project.”  Volunteers are asked to provide care in planting, watering and weeding areas in the village, including the park, village hall and the flower urns that line Nassau Street.  Sponsors are also welcome to provide the flowers for the beautification of these areas

     Response to this project continues to be overwhelming as many folks step forward to become part of this effort.  In East Canton’s Village Park, volunteers include Mayor Kathleen & Jack Almasy, Virginia DeLong, Barbara Hall, Genny Miller, Flo Lillie, Nancy Kinsinger, Bernandette Howell, Daisy Girls Scout Troop led by Amanda Baker and the East Canton High School National Honor Society.  Kim & Diane Moody take care of the flower urns that line Nassau Street, and the Class of 1976 under the direction of Nancy Bosler Roberts tends the flower beds at Village Hall.      

     Area sponsors are Expresso Pizza, Douglas Flowers, Mayor Kathleen & Jack Almasy, Gloria Clapper (given in loving memory of Lester Clapper) Barbara Hall, and East Canton High School Class of 1976.  These folks generously donated flowers, trees, potting soil, and mulch.   

     Plaques designed by Jenise Marshall are posted in each area recognizing volunteers and sponsors.  A special thanks to these caring people for making the Village of East Canton a little brighter


WELCOME TO EAST CANTON STREET BANNERS

   Through the joint efforts of the East Canton Rotary and the Village of East Canton, street banners were purchased to welcome visitors into the village. The Rotary is a group of local business owners who have an interest in the betterment of our area.  These community-minded individuals provide services to the Village of East Canton through their annual participation in the Adopt a Street Program, the recent park restroom renovation, and many other projects over the years.

The street banners are a welcome addition and enhancement to our downtown area.  Mayor Kathleen Almasy and Village Council Members wish to acknowledge the visionary efforts of the East Canton Rotary and thank the members for their continued support.


VILLAGE OF EAST CANTON THANKS OUR VOLUNTEERS!

SAVING “TAX PAYER’S DOLLARS”
OSNABURG DITCH CLEANING

     The week of June 11, 2012, the Eslich family who own Eslich Wrecking of Louisville and Stark C & D Landfill, located in Osnaburg Township donated excavating equipment and manpower to clean portions of Osnaburg Ditch in the Village of East Canton saving thousands of public dollars.  Mayor Kathleen Almasy wishes to recognize this generous donation made by the Richard Eslich Family.


EAST CANTON VILLAGE SPRING CLEAN UP

      Thank you to a local organization and individuals who helped to make the East Canton Village Annual Spring Clean Up on Sat. April 21, 2012 a success.  Those participating included East Canton Rotary Members, Charlotte Williams, Cindy Priest, Barb Hall, Jenise & Jessica Marshall and Marilyn Reed.  We appreciate your efforts in making our village a clean place in which to live, work and play.


Water Survey December 2011

In response to an interest by residents in Golden Garden Allotment to connect to the East Canton Water System, a questionnaire was mailed to property owners in November 2011. Those owners were to respond by December 5, 2011.

The question, “Do You Have An Interest In Connecting To The East Canton Water System “was sent to eighty-four Golden Garden Allotment property owners. The following are the results of the returned questionnaire.

19  - yes
20 -  no
10 - Undecided needed more information.
35  -  Unreturned

What is the next Step?  Village council will take the information returned into consideration before proceeding to the next step of either doing a cost analysis or determining that interest is not enough to warrant the expense associated with doing a cost analysis. 


Spay and Neuter Program

Feral Cats Running At Large

In the last few years the Village of East Canton has seen an increase of “Stray Feral Cats” in the community. Cats, although a good animal to have around, left to multiply can cause some unwanted behavior. For this reason the Council of the Village of East Canton considered an ordinance requiring owner responsibility for those feeding feral cats.

Mayor McGee thought it better to offer a solution rather than try and enforce an ordinance. Mayor McGee working with private citizen Al Lazarto researched different agencies that may offer a humane solution to address the over population of “feral cats”.

Thus an agency was found who offers a “Spay and Neuter” Program at a nominal fee. Spay $50.00 and Neuter $40.00. (Prices subject to change).   The Agency “Animal Protection Guild Low Cost Spay Neuter Program”. This program is not available to pet owners that have acquired their pets from a breeder or breeder outlet.

Contact Information: 330-649-0443- Brochures available at village hall.

To help defray cost with the Spay and Neuter Program, Village of East Canton is actively seeking grant money to support this program (look for details as they become available).


NEXT OF KIN

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Through the Next of Kin Emergency Contact Information Program, Ohioans can identify the person they choose to be notified in the event they are involved in an accident or emergency leaving them unable to communicate with law enforcement or emergency medical responders. 

The Next of Kin (N.O.K.) program allows Ohioans with a drivers license, temporary permit or state ID the option of adding emergency contact information to their Ohio License/ID record.  The program features are:

  • It’s free!  There is no fee to add contact information to your drivers license/permit/ID record.
  • Contact information will be stored in a secure database which holds Ohio drivers license/ID information, accessed only by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles & law enforcement.
  • For Ohioans age 18 and older, the contact person can be a relative, friend, or co-worker.
  • Those under age 18 are required to have a parent or legal guardian as their primary contact.
  • For children with an ID, under the age of 15, parents are encouraged to sign up for the N.O.K. Registry.  Two emergency contacts can be added into the N.O.K. Registry to be used by law enforcement in the event the child becomes lost or is reported missing.  If the child is ever involved in an emergency situation or otherwise unable to communicate, law enforcement will use the N.O.K. information to notify these emergency contacts.
  • For more information regarding child IDs visit http://bmv.ohio.gov and click on ID R Kids.

Three ways to submit your Next of Kin Information:

  • In person at any local deputy registrar.
  • Online at http://bmv.ohio.gov
  • Pick up a form at your local Deputy Registrar, fill it out and mail it in.


NEED TO “BORROW” MEDICAL EQUIPMENT?

Contact Bill Tuttle (330-862-2780) of the

Little Sandy Creek Ruritans

A variety of medical equipment is available:

Canes, crutches, commode chairs, hospital beds,

walkers, wheelchairs and many other items


Lease 5 flags for $25/year

The East Canton Rotary is launching a 5 for $25 flag lease program that will provide a
3 ft. X 5 ft. flag in your front yard five times a year. Flags will be placed a few days before & after Memorial Day; 4th of July; Flag Day including E.C. Festival Days; Labor Day including 9-11; and also Veteran’s Day.

You can sign up with any Rotary member or stop in at Sherer Appliance, Foltz Community Center or Consumer National Bank for an application or contact Tom Sherer at 330-575-2159. Applications received by the end of October will entitle you to a FREE flag for Veteran’s Day for this year. It takes about a week to contact the utilities before a semi-permanent receptacle can be installed in your yard.

Please help show your patriotism and support the East Canton Rotary. Local Rotary projects include restoration of the East Canton Village Park walking track and lavatories, the Summer Safetyburg Week Program for area children; and to help offset the cost of thermal-imaging devices for the Osnaburg Twp. Fire Dept.