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Public traffic camera meetings rescheduled in February

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Extreme temperatures, inclement weather forced cancellations

By Adam Herman
Released/Published: Jan 26, 2009

CANTON, Ohio — 

Mayor William Healy announced Wednesday that his office has rescheduled four public education sessions to answer questions and debunk popular myths about traffic cameras the City of Canton plans to install next year.  The meetings, which were canceled last week due to extreme cold and inclement weather, are free and open to the public.

“These cameras are a hot topic right now in the community,” Healy said.  “After speaking with residents, however, I’ve found that there are a large number of myths and misconceptions surrounding the devices.  I hope that these meetings will allow everyone to learn more about the cameras so we can begin to discuss the system upon its merits instead of upon rumors and speculation.”

The four meetings, which are spread out geographically across the city, will be held at different times on two nights in February. The first two meetings will take place on Wednesday, February 4th.  The early meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the Living Hope Christian Fellowship church at 1620 Clark Avenue S.W., with a later meeting to follow across town at the Northeast Community Center (located at 2600 25th Street NE) at 7:00 p.m.  The first meeting on Wednesday is co-sponsored by the SWING Neighborhood Association.

Two additional meeting locations have been scheduled for Thursday, February 5th.  The first, which will take place at the Edward “Peel” Coleman Community Center on Sherrick Road, begins at 5:00 p.m.  The second meeting on Thursday will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the North Branch of the Stark County District Library, which is located at 189 25th Street N.W. near Malone University.

Healy said that representatives from Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc., the City’s proposed vendor, will be on hand to answer technical questions and debunk popular myths about traffic enforcement systems.

Residents are encouraged to attend to air their opinions or simply learn more about the issue.  City Council approved a contract between the City and Redflex Traffic Systems late last year, though additional ordinances will be required before the proposed system may be installed. 

Those with questions about the scheduled meetings are asked to call the City of Canton Office of Public Safety at (330) 438-4305 to learn more.


Contact Information: Office of Public Safety - 330-438-4305

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