KEY ACTION: North Canton City Council moved forward with legislation that would that would require meetings of the Planning Commission and the Zoning and Building Standards Board of Appeals to be live streamed and have audio and video recorded digitally, but would not longer require a verbatim transcript of the meetings be made.
DISCUSSION: Monday saw two back-to-back council meetings, starting with a regular meeting at 7 p.m.
Council moved ahead with the second of three readings on two pieces of related legislation, but not without some debate.
At a previous meeting, council members discussed setting specific guidelines for how copies of those recordings should be maintained. At Monday's meeting, the legislation still did not include those guidelines.
Councilman Doug Foltz argued that the legislation should be tabled until the language addressed those issues. He ultimately voted no on the second reading of both pieces of legislation.
Council members agreed that the retention issue would be part of the committee agenda June 19.
• Council moved forward with legislation that would place proposed changes to the city's charter on the November ballot. Voters will have the final say on accepting those changes, which are part of the city's 10-year Charter Review process.
• Adopted the second reading of an ordinance that would make positions within the police department gender neutral.
• Adopted the first reading of an ordinance to accept bids of up to $120,000 for the reconstruction of the Price Park walking path. The project is funded by donations from the estate of Earl Stockert.
• Adopted the first reading of an ordinance to accept bids of up to $95,000 to replace the tennis courts at Eastwood Park.
• Adopted the first reading of an ordinance to accept bids of up to $200,000 for the Park Street sanitary sewer replacement project.
• Several pieces of legislation were placed on the agenda under emergency, but council lacked the necessary number of members to pass emergency legislation.
Up Next: Committee of the whole, followed by a special council meeting, 7 p.m. June 19.