WHO ARE WE?
The CANTON COMMUNITY CENTER was Incorporated in October 2014 with the help of Attorney Denny Smith. Our FIRST meeting was held in November 2014.
We filed for our 501 (c)3 status and it took 3 months to receive. Once received, collected the necessary documentation to be OFFICIALLY granted the DEED of the building from Hannibal Regional Hospital. Awaited the HRH Board approval and recd the building in April of 2015.
In May 2015 we entered into negotiations with the YMCA, considering options and proposals. We spent 6 months in negotiations, proposals and research. It was not the right option for our center.
In October 2015, the board reached a unanimous decision to regroup, restructure, and to formulate a reconfigured plan. In November 2015 our business proposal was unanimously accepted and we have moved forward.
Since then we have worked tirelessly to obtain a USDA Grant and host several fundraisers so that the building remodel can take place and open so we can be a major destination for our community!
Currently we are working with the USDA, and are in the final round of approval for our grant. The USDA has to approve the floor layout to comply with all aspects of the local, state, and federal laws. The process is very detailed, getting down to how many inches off the floor an outlet must be, to electrical, plumbing, ensuring no lead and asbestos is located in the building, even how big of a bathroom vent must be installed. All of this takes time, and there are 3 rounds of approval. As of April 2017 we are in the third round.
Currently we are working with the USDA, and architect to ensure that we are moving along as quick as possible. In addition our lawyer to gather all the forms, and legal paperwork needed to open.
After this will come the bid process. The CCC with help of the USDA will call for bids on the project, this process will take approximately 14-21 days. After this a closed meeting is called to review the sealed bids for selection.
THEN THE FUN PART! DEMOLITION AND REMODEL! This process will take an estimated 6-8 weeks. Afterwards it will be clean, stock and OPEN!
As you wait with us please feel free to check out our What We Do page, to find out more information about us. Also take a peek at who our Board of Directors are, and who our major Founders and Donors have been over the years!
We look forward to seeing you at the center and events!