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New Canton Board of Trustees Takes Oath of Office

New trustees, incumbents swear in at ceremony at Canton Township Hall.

The faces on the Canton Township Board of Trustees might look different when the board hosts its first meeting next week, but Township Supervisor Phil LaJoy said it will be business as usual.

Newly elected trustees Steven Sneideman and Thomas Yack took their oaths of office Tuesday at the Canton Administration Building Tuesday by Judge Michael Gerou from the 35th District Court. Sneideman and Anthony will join LaJoy, treasurer Melissa McLaughlin, clerk Terry Bennett and incumbent trustees Pat Williams and John Anthony.

While Yack, who once held LaJoy's seat, has extensive experience on the board, Sneideman is beginning his first term after becoming the top vote-getter in a tight Nov. 6 vote, in which he, Yack, Williams and Anthony narrowly ousted incumbent Greg Demopoulos.

LaJoy said he anticipates the board will get off to a productive start.

"I don't see any problems whatsoever," he said.

LaJoy said he feels Sneideman, a former Plymouth-Canton school board president, "believes in team-building" and said the board likely will work further to build camaraderie in early 2013. 

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