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Canfield council declares clock at Village Green to be obsolete

CANFIELD — Time has run out for the decorative clock on the Canfield Village Green.

Members of city council, Christine Oliver, president, and Mark Graham and Bruce Neff with Mayor Don Dragish on Wednesday declared the clock obsolete, allowing the city to dispose of it.

The old clock was purchased around the same time as the lamp posts that adorn the Village Green. The clock was designed to match the lamp posts, but hasn’t worked for years, so it was removed and stored.

Both Oliver and Neff said residents were inquiring about it.

On a different issue, city Manager David D’Apolito said Energy Harbor will be sending a letter to residents regarding natural gas services and opting out of the aggregation program. He said the city is presently in year three of a four-year contract with IGS for gas services.

“We would have to pay more to get out of the present gas aggregation contract,” D’Apolito said. “We only have one winter left, so we just need to ride it out.”

He said the contract can be renegotiated.

In other business, council:

•   Decided to move the June 19 meeting to 5:30 p.m. June 26. D’Apolito said June 19 is Juneteenth. He said all government offices will be closed in recognition of the holiday.

•   Heard from Public Works Superintendent John Rapp that all cemetery decorations in Canfield cemeteries need to be removed by March 15 in preparation for the upcoming mowing season.

•   Scheduled a public hearing for 5:20 p.m. March 20 at 445 W. Main St. The business is seeking a rezone from manufacturing to business to allow for a spa business to open.

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