CANTON - Canton Borough Council on Monday added a third full-time police officer to its ranks and approved a parade permit for the annual Halloween Parade.

During its regular monthly meeting, council made part-time police officer Trey Kurtz full-time, which increases the number of full-time officers to three.

When asked for comment by The Daily Review, Canton Police Chief Doug Seeley said, "it will give us a little more coverage, and more time to work with cases."

Kurtz, who was paid $11.75 an hour as a part-time officer, will now make $13.09 an hour as a full-time officer.

Council approved the action unanimously.

During the police report, Seeley noted that the police department had another busy month last month and there were "quite a few criminal arrests."

The popular Halloween Parade will be held at 5 p.m. Oct. 26. The parade permit was approved.

It was noted that there was a possibility that a parade permit for Homecoming may be coming up in the future.

On the agenda, it was noted that outdoor furnaces can be used beginning Oct. 1.

Borough administrator Amy Seeley was authorized to attend the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB) Fall Conference.

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