Canton Council sets levy, holds hearing on hazardous property

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A finalized levy amount was set at the Dec. 12 meeting of the Canton City Council.

After review and discussion, Clerk Lolly Melander reported the final budget included adjustments made for the new snowplow, street repair, street light updates and property cleanup.

Once these adjustments were made, the 2019 levy was approved with a 7.5 percent increase reflected.

Hazardous property

The city hosted a public hearing on the hazardous property situation involving Tina Holzwarth. The home had been destroyed by fire last year.

The sheriff’s report and pictures of the property were reviewed, showing the current condition of the home and lot.

Holzwarth had previously requested additional time to clean up the property, but this has not occurred and Holzwarth did not come to the meeting to discuss the situation.

The council approved an update to the previously issued resolution to reflect current dates and to proceed with legal action in the matter. 

Other business

Maintenance Director Jon Nordsving reported a new microscope is needed for the wastewater treatment plant.  The purchase was approved with an estimated cost of $1,500.

Renewal of membership in the League of Minnesota Cities was also approved.