For the good of all, Market Heights Neighborhood Association wants to create a sense of safety and security for our neighbors. Market Heights Neighborhood Association would like to maintain and protect the integrity of the neighborhood through community awareness and promote a positive quality of life.Our History
Historically speaking, the neighborhood known as Market Heights might be considered a venerable grande-dame, by virtue of the fact that the first deed on record for the area it covers bears the date of 1813!
In those early years, it was primarily farm land and included some orchard portions as well. Finally, by 1924 the name "North Market Heights Addition" became attached to the area, and that was apparently the beginning of its development as home sites. Building of residences started about that time, but it was not until 1940 that the city limits were extended to include that area.
Today, Market Heights includes (and extends from) the north side of 30th Street, NW between Market Avenue N and Frazer Avenue NW, up to and including the south side of 37th Street, NW and is bounded by, and includes, the west side of Market Avenue N and the east side of Frazer Avenue NW. At the present time there are about 473 homes within those confines.
For many years the nearest city elementary schools were Belle Stone and Worley, each almost two miles away. But finally, in 1950 ground was broken for a school to serve the Market Heights residents. Jesse H. Mason Elementary School opened for classes in January 1951, and is located on the south side of 30th Street, NW, on land which was formerly part of the Stark County Farm. In earlier years it contained classes for kindergarten through the 8th grade. At the present time, the 5th grade is the highest level there.
By 1961 a Market Heights Association was formed, but was disbanded after a few years.
In January 1995, once again a group of concerned residents of Market Heights set the ball in motion for the formation of a neighborhood association. Success and enthusiasm have accompanied their efforts; a series of well attended General Meetings have been held at the Market Heights United Church of Christ located at 3129 Market Avenue N. In the beginning, focus has been on 3 main objectives: (1) to organize and establish the Association, (2) to develop a means of communication with home owners, and (3) to educate member-supporters concerning ways to preserve and enhance our fine neighborhood.
A Steering Committee was formed and by-laws were drawn up. Officers were elected, plans were discussed for various projects to be addressed, and finally by early 1996 a membership drive was launched. Crews of some 30 "Block-Coordinators" have contacted residents in their respective areas and now by mid-July 1996 there are approximately 180 member-households. Dues were $15.00 per year per household, with all adult residents of each paid-up household being members of the Association and have only been increased once since inception (presently $24). Plans are currently in place to provide security patrol of our streets, especially during holiday times. Other projects on the agenda include playground improvement, area beautification-planting, a Fall neighborhood picnic, etc.
Among featured speakers at the General Meetings have been representatives from the police department, who had much information to offer concerning security measures; persons from the telephone company, who provided valuable hints on handling questionable calls; and representatives for our "sister-organization" the Ridgewood Homeowners' Association, who shared with us some of the expertise they have developed over the number of years they have been in existence. Literature from the Ohio Crime Prevention Association was distributed, containing ideas concerning various means of crime reduction which homeowners can utilize for their own protection.
It is gratifying to note that according to the most current statistics available the number of break-ins, thefts and robberies in the Market Heights area has been reduced significantly within recent months. We feel this is attributable to the increased awareness and concern, as well as other precautions which the homeowners have been encouraged to follow.
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Along with the monthly Steering Meetings, we have several annual social events to be involved in. Our events are typically open to the public. Be sure to add our calendar to yours.
A great way to share information with neighbors in real-time.
The Market Heights Neighborhood Association maintains a private Facebook page used to share information about the great things happening in our neighborhood as well as challenges. Viewing the private page is by request only.
Residents not using Facebook are encouraged to voice their concerns at our monthly meetings. Everyone is welcome to attend.Request Access
The neighborhood Steering Meetings are the place for your voice to be heard.
The Market Heights Neighborhood Association holds monthly Steering Meetings at New Vision United Church of Christ, located at 3129 Market Avenue N. These meetings exist to ensure proper operation of the association, but more importantly, they are the way to bring concerned neighbors together to share and discuss important issues. Often times there are local representatives from the City of Canton present to share information and answer questions on topics affecting our city.
Everyone is welcome to attend.View a Sample of Meeting Notes
Become a member of a great community.
We encourage all our neighbors of the Market Heights neighborhood to become involved in our organization. Being an active community member creates a sense of safety and security for you and all of our neighbors as well as community awareness and promotes a positive quality of life - which is our mission.
The price of our membership fee has only been increased twice since our inception and continues to provide great services year after year to our community.
Note that the MHNA is a non-profit organization operating under a 501c4 charter, so donations are not tax deductible.Become a Member
Promoting the general welfare of the residents of the Market Heights.
Be an informed member by understanding the policies, practices and programs, city ordinances and improvement resources, combating community deterioration, crime prevention and communication in this community.View By-Laws
These frequently asked for topics are provided for your convenience.
If you have additional questions or concerns, please visit the City of Canton Ordinances website.View Ordinances
Market Heights is bound by the East side of Frazier to the West side of Market Avenue and the South side of 37th Street to the North side of 30th Street.
Within the boundaries, the neighborhood is observed by Watch Coordinators (WC) who are representatives from the association. The neighborhood is divided into 29 watch areas. Market Heights Neighborhood Association (MHNA) is fortunate to typically have 35 neighbors volunteering for this task. The name and contact phone for your WC is in the directory and listed in every newsletter.
The duties of the WC are to meet and greet new neighbors, tell them about MHNA, and also receive and relay facts about safety and security to the officers of MHNA. This info can then be distributed to the neighborhood. The WC is your point person in the neighborhood, like a block captain. Over the years faster communication via Facebook and neighborhood group emails get security alerts out quickly. However, MHNA continues to believe networking and face-to-face contacts make for good neighbors.
The City of Canton provides its residents with many benefits of big-city living while maintaining its charm as a medium-sized Midwestern town.
Located in northeastern Ohio, Canton is home to such well-known national landmarks as the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame, the William McKinley Presidential Library/National Monument, and the National First Ladies Library and Research Center.
City events, trash pickup schedules, crime reports, and other useful information can be found here.View Canton's Website
Market Heights Neighborhood Association, PO Box 9052 Canton, Ohio 44711-9052
This website created with funding from the Neighborhood Partnership Grant Program sponsored by the Stark Community Foundation
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