FOCUS newsletter


  1. Volunteers needed for food compost pilot program
  2. Fire Station Open House
  3. GFL's Holiday collection schedule
  4. October 15 Canton Clean-Up location change
  5. Monster Mash returns

This December, Canton will launch a one-year residential Food Compost Pilot Program to help reduce the amount of food waste being sent to landfills. Composting is a sustainable alternative to disposing of food waste that turns the material into rich, healthy soil.

Canton is currently looking for volunteers to take part in this program. Participants will receive a 5-gallon bucket with a lid, a sticker displaying the list of acceptable food waste, and a guide listing program information. There will be three designated locations throughout the township for drop off. If you are interested in volunteering please visit and submit the online application.

  1. Hall of Fame/Community Achiever/Community Supporter nominations
  2. Help keep storm drains clear
  3. Cabaret fundraiser benefits the American Cancer Society Relay for Life

Hello, Neighbors!

I’ve enjoyed riding my bike to work when I can, and have been greeted by many of you while doing so, including many deer. As the days get shorter and cooler, I also hope to see you at many of our events this month!

The Board just approved a food composting pilot that many residents have asked about. This initiative will help our environment and provide food for our plants in the next season, while reducing waste in our landfill. We hope many residents will join this pilot. There is an article with more information on the front page of this FOCUS, and more to come. Follow Canton Government of Facebook for updates on the program.

As of this writing, Canton Center Road is scheduled to open this month, and we thank our partners for working closely with us to fund this project. Those partners include Governor Whitmer, County Executive Warren Evans, State Representative Ranjeev Puri, State Senator Dayna Polehanki, Commissioner Melissa Daub and our Canton Roads team and staff. This is just a part of the many miles of roads and sidewalks we plan to repair to strengthen connections in our community.

I would also like to remind everyone about the mental health series available at the Summit. These workshops are free and open to everyone meeting the age limits, with no residency requirement. Click here for more information.

Stay safe on the roads and watch out for school children and buses – they have the right of way. Happy Fall!

  1. 2nd annual canton festival of lights celebration
  2. canton historical society seeks board members
  3. canton community health survey
  4. canton cares fund chili cook-off fundraiser
  5. canton family first and social services workshops

Canton Leisure Services is again partnering with several community groups to host a Festival of Lights Celebration on Friday, October 14, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Heritage Park Amphitheater, located behind the Administration Building at 1150 S. Canton Center. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on.

This special event, which is free and open to all community members, will finish with a smaller-scale fireworks display. Activities will also include: Henna tattoos, Indian cuisine, Indian music and performances and more! For additional information, please call 734/394-5460 or visit

  1. Kids' Halloween stroll
  2. Pumpkin Patch in the pool returns
  3. Fall into Art event series
  4. Halloween happenings
  5. Canton autumn art walk

The Village Arts Factory, in partnership with Canton Leisure Services, is excited to offer the Kids’ Halloween Stroll at the Village Arts Factory on Saturday, October 29, from 5 - 9 p.m., with games, music, treats, decorations, and costumes! In addition, a sensory-friendly timeslot will be held from 5 - 6 p.m.

Trick or Treaters will travel from studio to studio on their stroll visiting fun interactive stations located throughout the warehouse building, located at 50755 Cherry Hill Road. This event is geared toward younger trick or treaters, with festive seasonal music and decorations and nothing scary; ages 12 and under recommended. All participants are encouraged to wear costumes. Pre-registration is required. Tickets are $5 and are available at

  1. New polling locations
  2. Pollworkers and election volunteers needed
  3. Voter registration deadline information
  4. Surge in voter application mailed to residents
  5. Treasurer Slavens' Corner

Canton has grown, and as a result, some changes have taken place with voting districts. This means almost all voters will be voting at a new polling location. This will be indicated on your new voter ID card, which was mailed out in July and clearly indicates this change. Individuals who would like to determine their new location can visit to view your new precinct number and voting location for November or visit