North Canton Veterans Day Ceremony

North Canton’s Veterans Day ceremony takes place Friday, November 10 at 11AM at the Veterans Memorial in Bitzer Park. Corrine VanNatta will sing the National Anthem and veteran-themed essays from North Canton Middle School 8th grade students will be read. Recognition pins will be provided for all veterans in attendance. The event is sponsored by the City of North Canton, Character Counts! in North Canton, the North Canton City Schools and North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Lane Restrictions On Everhard Road Starting Oct 31st

There will be lane restrictions on Everhard Road between Salway Avenue west to the Akron Metro Railroad crossing between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, October 31 st and concluding approximately Friday, November 12th due to a waterline replacement project. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Engineering Department at (330) 499-3465.

Now Hiring for Full & Part Time Clerk of Permits

This notice is to advise that hiring opportunities exist in the City of North Canton Permits, Inspections & Building Department. Full-time Clerk of Permits, Building & Inspections:  $16.76 per hour or current CBA Wage  Part-time Clerk of Permits, Building & Inspections $12.41 per hour Please submit a city application and you may also attach a resume to: The Director of Administration, North Canton City Hall, 145 North Main Street, North Canton, Ohio 44720. Note if you recently applied for the Accounting Clerk position you do not need to re-submit as those applications are already being reviewed for this position. Clerk of Permits Job Description City Job Application

Hiring for Full & Part-time Building Inspector Positions

This notice is to advise that job opportunities exist in the City of North Canton Building & Permits Department for the following position: Building Department Inspector – Full-Time         $26.49 per hour Building Department Inspector – Part –Time       $25.16 per hour The full time position is a member of a unionized bargaining group. The position comes with all items specified in the Collective Bargaining Agreement that includes but not limited to healthcare options, dental, and paid vacation days. Qualifications are on the link below. If you are qualified, a formal request should be made to the Office of the Director of Administration, 145 N. Main Street North Canton, Ohio, 44720, within the time limit shown on the posting if you are a current employee. All others should submit a city job application which may have a resume attached.  The final decision on hiring rests with the Director of Administration. Building Inspector Qualifications North Canton City Job Application

Police Department Awarded State Certification on Standards

Congratulations to Chief John Minock and all the officers and dispatchers of our North Canton Police Department for attaining the new state standards certification and awarded the Law Enforcement Agency Certification from the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board. Ohio Governor John Kasich established the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board to oversee implementation of recommendations from the Ohio Task Force on Community-Police Relations. The Ohio Collaborative is a 12-person panel of law enforcement experts and community leaders throughout the state. In August 2015, for the first time in Ohio’s history, it established state standards for use of force including use of deadly force and agency employee recruitment and hiring that can help guide law enforcement agencies in Ohio. For more information about the Ohio Collaborative visit their web site at http://www.ocjs.ohio.gov/ohiocollaborative/.

City Finance Department Presented Ohio Auditor’s Award with Distinction

Last week Lindsay Kuhn from the Ohio Auditor’s Office presented our Finance Department the Ohio Auditor of State Award with Distinction for the 2016 audit. The audit report did not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs.    

Fire Department Open House – October 9th & 11th

The annual North Canton Fire Department Open House is on Monday, October 9th and Wednesday, October 11th from 6 pm until 8 pm. The public is welcome to come see the fire equipment, demonstrations, take a photo with a fire truck and of course try out the great cookies that are always a hit at Fire Station #1 located at 300 North Main Street.

Notice to All Residential Builders and Contactors

Notice to All Residential Builders and Contractors On November 1, 2017 the State will be adopting the following Codes:  The 2017 Ohio Building Code, The 2017 Ohio Mechanical Code, The 2017 Ohio Plumbing Code, The 2107 National Electrical Code, The 2017 International Fuel Gas Code and the 2017 Energy Code.  Plans submitted after this date will be reviewed according to the new set of adopted codes.  Please note that there will be NO transition period from the 2011 codes to the 2017 set of codes.  The 2013 Residential Code of Ohio w/ January updates will NOT be affected.  The 2014 National Electrical Code will still be enforced for 1, 2 and 3 family homes which fall under the 2013 Residential Code of Ohio w/January 2016 updates.  However, the 2011 Ohio Plumbing Code and 2011 Ohio Mechanical Code will be the code in effect for any residential project until further notice.  Thank you. For more information and requirements – please visit the Permits & Fees Section (found under the City Hall tab) of this website.

New City Gas Aggregation Program Price Announced

A new price has been struck with our supplier Volunteer Energy for those residents in our gas aggregation program. The old rate was $3.45 per Mcf and the new rate starting in the December billing cycle and running until November 2018 will be $3.299 per Mcf.  A brief rate-change postcard will go to residents who are currently participating in the program explaining the new rate.  They will not have to take any action to remain in the program. A more detailed opt-out letter will go to newly eligible residents (anyone who has not yet chosen a supplier).  These people will be automatically included in the program unless they take themselves out. Any resident with questions or seeking to opt out of the program needs to call Volunteer Energy at 1-800-977-8374. It may take a few days for Volunteer Energy to update their web site link information, but city government is aware that many residents are making gas decisions and wanted to advise of the city’s new price as soon as possible to help residents make an informed decision.