graphicThe City of Canton is governed by an Aldermanic form of government with the election every four years of a Mayor, Treasurer, and City Clerk. Eight Aldermen are elected to serve four-year terms. The Canton City Council meets in its chambers in the Historic Depot the first and third Tuesday of every month, with the meetings broadcast over local cable Channel 3. The City operates its own water and sewer system. The capacity of the water plant is 4,176,000 gallons per day. Canton Lake and two additional wells provide Canton with a good quality water supply. Canton operates its own wastewater treatment plant with a design capacity of 9,595,000 gallons per day. Canton has the infrastructure that is necessary for a growing community to expand. The City has a full-time police department with 23 commissioned officers and a full-time fire department with 16 full-time firefighters, a rescue vehicle and fire fighting equipment with the latest in technology.

Other city services include weekly garbage pickup and a recycling drop-off center on East Elm Street, accepting tin, plastic, glass, and newsprint. During winter months, the city provides a fleet of 12 snow removing vehicles.



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