Canton To Get New Water Meters
Canton City Council has approved a $15 million dollar project to replace water meters and devices that transmit meter readings for a majority of water customers. Members of Council have agreed to apply for a $15 million low-interest loan from the Ohio Water Development Authority which the city of Canton will pay back over the next 20 years. Canton will enter into an agreement with firms to buy meter transmission units and for the water meters. The project will be paid for through a monthly $2 surcharge on city resident's monthly bills. The replacement project will get started in the fall of 2014.
Looking For Robbery Suspects, Reward Offered
The Stark County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in finding those responsible for recent robberies at a local pizza restaurant.
Twice within the last three weeks, robberies have taken place at the Pizza Oven in Canton, located in the 1600 block of 30th Street Northeast. The owners of the Pizza Oven have advised the Sheriff's Department that they are offering a $2,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspects involved. Anyone with any information should get in contact with the Stark County Sheriff's Department at 330-430-3800.
BOE Building Renovations Moving Ahead
The Stark County Commissioners have opened bids for the re-purposing of the Cohen-Joliet Building into the new home of the Stark County Board of Elections. The Commissioners have set aside $850,000 for the renovation of the building located on Regent Avenue Northeast. It is expected that the Commissioners will award bids in the next few weeks so that the renovation project can begin in January. 16 companies submitted bids for work on the project. The process to get a new home for the Board of Elections was speeded up when part of their roof at their current building on Third Street in Downtown Canton collapsed during an April rainstorm. It's hoped that the renovation project can be completed by June 2014.