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Hoover - Lake Sports Page 7 Stark Family of the Year Page 3 School Lunch Menu Page 9 70th YEAR Serving the People of North Canton and Lake Township Vol. 70 — No. 13 North Canton, Ohio, Wednesday, January 8, 1992 HH<inBIgiT1HrrrfffTKgTTriffT'lWVTn One Section 10 Pages Twenty-Five Cents City Council makes decision on RV/Commercial vehicle storage By: DOTTIE MC GREW North Canton City Council Monday night decided to "let sleeping dogs lie" in regard to storage of recreational vehicles in the city's residential neighborhoods but to "rattle the chain" on the parking and storage of commercial vehicles. Council agreed not to change the city's current ordinance regulating recreational vehicle storage in residential neighborhoods. Instead, council will ask the Planning Commission to define commercial vehicles and develop a recommendation for regulating their storage and parking. Regulation of commercial vehicles will be on the Planning Conmission agenda for February 5. The referral was made on the advice of Law Director Roy Battista. Council's decision came after months of study, discussion and well-attended public hearings. The Community and Eco nomic Development Cornmittee, chaired by Councilman Paul Blohm, studied similar legislation regulating RVs and commercial vehicles in neighboring townships as well as cities like Dublin, Worthington and Medina. In recent memory, the city has not had a problem with RV storage, said Council President John Boyajian. The problem is with commercial vehicles, Boyajian said. Blohm is recommending the Planning Commission consider limiting commercial vehicles to a maximum load capacity of 2000 pounds. Councilman Daryl Re- voldt is concerned the 2000 pound maximum may be too broad, but Councilman Greg Wernet feels the maximum could be liberalized to go as high as 3,000 pounds. The current ordinance was written in 1971 and revised in 1982. The provisions are ambiguous and give the Superin- From classroom to boardroom- educator ends dual career By: DOTTIE MCGREW JEAN ARNDT Jean Arndt has retired — for the second time — from a successful career in education. To the accolades of her peers and the school district administration. In December, Mrs. Arndt stepped down from her seat on the North Canton Board of Education after 12 years of service. "It's been a pleasure to be on the Board of Education. I have good feelings about the years and I wish our school district well. We have a good Board of Education, a good administration and a supportive comnunity. I am optimistic a- bout our future," Mrs. Arndt says. Jean Arndt, now 68, has been part of the team that honed North Canton's tradition of excellence in education. She served under two superintendents — Dr. Robert Roden and his predecessor Dr. James Bran- dau. She first ran for a Board post in 1979, a scant two years after retiring — for the first time — after 33 years in the classroom. Early in her career she taught English in her native Minerva but the last 19 years were devoted to teaching the same subject in North Canton to students in grades nine through 12. Mrs. Arndt became a candidate at the urging of colleagues who believed an educator's point of view on the Board of Education would help heal the scars of the divisive 1978 teachers strike. After the election, the first committee appointment of the former, negotiator for the teachers was to the administration bargaining team. Helping to restore trust and integrity to the negotiating process is Mrs. Arndt's proudest accomplishment as a board member. That first race was lively — four candidates for two seats — but also fun and an opportunity for meaningful dialog with voters. "I come frcm a home where not to vote was one of the highest crimes you could commit. I have such respect for the electoral process that one of the biggest thrills of my life was to see my name on the ballot," says the daughter of a former Carroll County attorney. The first race was also her only contested bid. It's one of life's mysteries why more people don't run for the Board of Education, she says. Maybe the election process puts people off, she speculates, because there are many candidates for appointment to fill unexpired terms. And what makes for a good board of education member, a- side from the obvious assets of dedication to community and education? High among Mrs. Arndt's priorities is a willingness to accept on-the-job training and to work amiably with colleagues and the school administration. But getting along does not mean going along. Mrs. Arndt is known to be forthright but no abrasive in expressing her o- pinions. Her wit and gentle humor have smoothed many a debate. Also indispensable is a tough hide, she notes, because a board member soon learns it is impossible to please everyone. "The Board of Education is in an advise and consent position. Board members must have a solid understanding of the difference between policy making, which is the Board's responsibility, and administration, which belongs to professionals. You hire the best people and have faith in them," Mrs. Arndt says. An understanding of that dichotomy is acquired through experience, she adds. In Jean Arndt's best of all possible worlds there would be no problems with student discipline, teacher effectiveness or- parental support of schools. But the truth is the public schools exist in an imperfect world and reflect and magnify society's problems. "Education has become like Mark Twain's weather: talk and no action. We blow enough hot air into an issue until it rises off the ground and disappears," Mrs. Arndt says. There are nor simple answers, she admits, but a good start would be to let schools get back to educating students rather than assuming responsibilities abdicated by the home. "Public schools are into solving social problems. We have sex education and drug education programs and that is all well and good. But where does it stop and who pays for it," she queries. North Canton schools are doing a good job with the resources available, but she fears the community has become complacent about the quality of the district's education. She hopes voters will approve the bond issue which was defeated shortly before she retired. It is a lot of money, she admits, but passage would provide a vital source of funds to maintain buildings and keep the district apace with modern times. Stepping down from the Board will not diminish Mrs. Arndt's interest in education but it will ease her schedule. She eagerly anticipates reading "Time" magazine the day it arrives rather than hoarding issues for a rare free moment. She plans to continue volunteering in the community that has been her home for 33 years. "I don't know exactly what I will do, but I know it will be something. My life has always been like that," she says. tendent of Permits and Inspection very little to work with when complaints are received, Blohm said. An ordinance authorizing sidewalks along both sides of Everhard Rd. from S. Main St. west to the city limits will receive a third and final reading on January 13. Residents along Everhard have been divided on the need for sidewalks. Several people spoke in favor of sidewalks Monday night; no one spoke in opposition. The sidewalks would be installed at city expense as part of a continuing program to upgrade heavily trafficked streets within the city. The cost is estimated at $100,000. Harold Willaman of E. Summit St. reminded council that sidewalks in many other areas of the city require maintenance. He cited the drainage problem on E. Summit St. Willaman also noted that businessmen adjacent to E. Summit St. should be reminded to keep their dump- sters clean. Council discussed two petitions to extend city water lines into Plain Township. Builder Tom Grisez would like city water for the expansion of Oakshire Place development east to N. Main St. and north to Orion Rd. on property purchased frcm the estate of the late Paul Weber. Sixteen residents of Brentwood, Oakpark and Bainbridge Avenues, which roughly parallel N. Market St., would like city water lines extended from East- hill St. It is city policy that those requesting water line extensions bear the cost. Council directed City Administrator Phillip Roush to ask petitioners about their interest in annexing to North Canton. In a decision of annexation, council agreed that residential annexation without commercial backups is a liability because the cost of city services out- ' strips the revenue generated. "Annexing already developed property is asking for expense but vacant land is another story," said Roush. SIGNS, SIGNS, EVERYWHERE A SIGN -- Hopefully with drivers paying attention to these signs that went up recently in the Hartville area, major accidents between cars and horses and buggies can be avoided. At least that is the hope of the Hartville Village Council who had the signs erected. (Photo by Joanne Malene) Uniontown principal named to professional advisor post - Sue Ellen Svik, Principal of Uniontown Elementary School, was recently appointed to the position of Professional Advisor for the Attention Deficit Disorder Support organization of Stark County. She joins area educators, physicians and psychologists currently serving as volunteers on the Advisory Board. Sue Ellen has been in education for 18 years. She has experience as a classroom teacher, has served as a reading consultant with the Stark County Board of Education and is in her second year as Principal at Uniontown. Ms. Svik has been the recipient of grants awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Jennings Foundation. Her fourth grade class of 1982 was recognized by the East Ohio Gas Company for a special energy conservation project. She received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Akron and is currently a candidate for the Doctoral Program in Education Administration. Sue Ellen and her husband are residents of North Canton. Financial Aid meeting Wednesday Bj: JOANNE MAI.ENE Robert Hahn, Director of Financial Aid at the university of Akron, will present a program on college financial aid for interested parents and high school juniors and seniors next Wednesday, January 15. Trie program will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the North Campus of the Hoover Hall of Performing Arts. Topics to be covered include completing the financial aid form (FAF); grants, loans and scholarships. For more information call the Guidance Office at Hoover High School at 497 5627. Non-credit courses offered You can open a new chapter in your life this spring by enrolling in a six to ten week non-credit course at the Uni versity of Akron. Classes begin February 10. New courses for the 90s inclsjde Employer, Employee Relations, Astrophysics, Greeting Cards - Your Own Creation, Power Public Speaking, WordPerfect for Windows and Observational Astronomy. To receive a free brochure, call 972-7171. Building permits During the month of December 1991, eight building permits were issued in the city of North Canton for a value of $180,235. The break down is as follows: two addition/alteration, $23,000; and two sign, $935. One permit was issued for each of the following: single- family, $150,000; roof, $1,100; driveway, $4,200; and storage shed, $1,000. OUT ON THE PLAYGROUND - Reading a new book is a lot more fun when you share it with a friend or two (or three). While waiting for a bus at St. Paul's School this week, some of the kindergarteners showed off their reading skills. From left are, front, kindergarten students Angela Domingo, Lisa Benedetto, and Kendra Surmitis. In the back is 2nd grader Stephanie Domingo. (Photo by Joanne Malene). Water monitoring complete Mayor William R. Hines announces that the City of North Canton's public water supply has completed the monitoring cycle for volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) as required by Chapter 3745-81 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC). Upon completion of each VOC monitoring cycle. State regulations also require the owner or operator of a pijblic water supply to notify its consumer of the availability of the VOC analytical results for the period tested. Results of the testing cycle show the North Canton public water supply complied with all limits for volatile organic chemicals. Persons wanting to review the VOC results, should contact: Thomas P. Allen, Chief Operator, Water Treatment Plant, City of North Canton, 7300 Freedom Ave. NW, North Canton OH 44720, 499- 6473. "Results of the testing cycle show the North Canton public water supply complied with all limits for volatile organic chemicals," Mayor Hines concluded. Lake Board of Education The Lake Local Board of Education has scheduled its Organizational/Regular Meeting for Monday, January 13, at 7:30 p.m.' at the Lake Middle School Cafeteria. State Representative Johnnie Maier will administer the Oath of Office to the new board members. Alive After Five Meeting Members of the North Canton Chamber of Commerce and their guests are cordially invited to an after the holiday Alive After Five meeting. The'gathering is being held at Evie's, 1104 S. Main St., frcm 5 to 7 p.m. on January 15. This first business mixer of the new year is open to chamber members and their guests. There will be edible door prizes given and the opportunity to meet with area businessmen in an informal setting. For more information or to make reservations, call the chamber at 499-5100. Cost of the gathering is $3 with reservations and $4 without. A dult Education Registration Registration for North Canton City Schools Adult Continuing and Community Education classes will be held every weekday during January between the hours of 12 and 4 p.m., and in the evening on January 14 and 16 between 6 and 7:30 p.m. in the Adult Education Office located at Hoover High School North Campus, 525 Seventh St NE, North Canton. Brochures listing class offerings are available at all North Canton City Schools and at local libraries. For additional information call 497- 5634 between 12 and 4 p.m. North Canton Rotary Mike Paessun of Wadsworth/A- LERT Laboratories will be the speaker at the January 9 meeting of the North Canton Rotary Club. He will speak on environmental testing. North Canton Lions The meetings are held each Thursday at 11:45 a.m. at Community Christian Church. Mike Daugherty is this week's program chairman. The North Canton Lions Club rill host a joint meeting with the Hartville and Uniontown Jions Clubs at the Chicken Man- 3r Restaurant on Tuesday, Janu- iry 14, at 6:15 p.m.' - The Ohio Lions District 13D Governor, Jeff Langstaff, will chair the meeting and will induct new members, John Wolf and Rick McLaughlin.
|Title||The Sun, 1992-01-08|
|Place||North Canton (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio)|
|Submitting Institution||North Canton Public Library|
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Hoover - Lake Sports
Stark Family of the Year
School Lunch Menu
Serving the People
and Lake Township
Vol. 70 — No. 13
North Canton, Ohio, Wednesday, January 8, 1992