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- Canton pavilion online rentals
- Simply Recycling Returns
- Please stay off the ice
- Off-season farmers markets return to the Summit
Think ahead to spring and summer! This year’s pavilion rental season runs from May 1 through September 30. Starting February 1, at 10 a.m., Canton Leisure Services will begin accepting online reservations from Canton residents for its open-air pavilions, amphitheater, and gazebo at www.cantonfun.org. Only online bookings from Canton residents will be accepted at this time, with the exception of Preservation Park’s new pavilion, which will be available for rent this season and can only be reserved by calling 734/394-5310, starting February 1.
Starting March 1, at 10 a.m., Canton residents may submit phone reservations for all venues by calling 734/394-5310, however, online reservations are still encouraged.
Online or phone reservations for non-residents will be accepted starting March 29. Payment is due at the time of reservation. For rates and additional rental information, visit www.cantonfun.org/674 or call 734/394-5310.
Simple Recycling has resumed pickups in Canton with only a slight change. They are no longer doing weekly curbside collection on your garbage day. Residents are now required to schedule a pickup.Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Residents can schedule pickups online at www.simplerecycling.com or by calling customer service at 866-835-5068.
Step 2: Place your items outside your front door by 7:30 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day. Make sure all items are bagged and tagged for Simple Recycling.
Step 3: A Simple Recycling truck will collect the bags and recycle the items for reuse.
Please note, only items placed inside the bags or tagged with Simple Recycling labels will be collected. Simple Recycling will not pick up anything left outside of the bag or untagged. To view a list of acceptable items, please visit www.canton-mi.org/1061.
In an effort to promote safety, residents are advised that retention and detention ponds are not safe for winter activity. Please stay off the ice as conditions can change rather quickly and without warning.
First appearances can always be deceiving when it comes to ice forming on bodies of water. It may look as though it’s frozen solid, but with the fluctuations of the weather temperatures, there is no guarantee the water will be frozen to a depth that can withstand extra weight.
Canton thanks you for your cooperation.
We’re getting closer to that time of year when you can start stocking up on Michigan-made goodies and locally grown produce during Canton’s three indoor Off-season Farmers Markets. The first indoor market will be held on Sunday, February 20 in the Summit on the Park Banquet Center lobby, located at 46000 Summit Parkway. Markets are also scheduled for March 20 and April 24 at the Summit - all with special winter market hours from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. A variety of vendors will be featured during these off-season markets offering Michigan goods, such as: hoop-house produce, apples, cider, sauces, honey, granola, a variety of baked goods, hand-crafted soap and more. Market-goers can also grab lunch from The Iron Food Truck, which will be present at all three markets. Experience all the things you love about our regular season of Markets, just indoors. For additional information, visit www.cantonfun.org, as well as www.facebook.com/cantonfarmersmarket. See you at the Market!
- A message from Supervisor Graham-Hudak
- Residential Cross connections program continues in 2022
- GFL collection reminder
We were fortunate to host a visit from Governor Gretchen Whitmer last month at the Summit on the Park. She first met with our #Lead Like a Girl program participants to reinforce the importance of powerful women in our communities, and the impact they can have on the world. We were proud to show how Canton is working to inspire girls to become leaders, as well as the diverse programming we continue to provide to our residents! The governor was indeed an inspiration for the girls at the meeting.
The governor then met with a group of local businesswomen, led by Tammy Haggerty, to discuss various challenges and opportunities that they have been encountering over the last few years during the pandemic. The lively discussion lasted for about 30 minutes.
I was also able to show the governor how we are working to fix the roads in our community. She was impressed and liked how we displayed our progress to the community, which is now on display at the Summit. I look forward to more visits from the governor in the future as we move forward with many positive initiatives for our residents.
Under the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act, the MDEQ institutes rules to protect drinking water and to prevent cross connections that may contaminate public drinking water systems. All communities are required to implement a program for removal of ALL existing cross connections and the prevention of all future cross connections.
Canton currently requires cross connection testing on commercial and industrial facilities due to their perceived greater risk of contaminants. The State of Michigan is now also requiring communities to address the residential sector. Most residential contamination risks come from the large number of underground irrigation systems.
It is estimated that over 11,000 homes in Canton have underground irrigation systems and will need to have their backflow devices tested. Due to this large number, and the limited number of certified testing companies, Canton has proposed a five-year rotational schedule for inspection and testing.
Hydrocorp has been contracted to do the testing and will begin inspections in Zone 1 and 2 this spring. Please note, part of Zone 1 was done in 2021. If you had an inspection last year, you will not be tested again until 2026.
To find out which zone you reside in, visit www.canton-mi.org/191 and click on the Cross-Connection Map. All inspections will be done outside of your home and at no time should any Hydrocorp employee ask to gain entry. Hydrocorp employees will have sandwich boards at subdivision entrances, marked vehicles and be wearing safety orange vests with marked uniforms. All inspection questions can be directed to Hydrocorp at 844/493-7641.
For more information, please visit www.canton-mi.org/1266.
As a reminder, all garbage cans must be 32 gallons or less and weigh under 50 pounds to be collected at the curb. Anything over 32 gallons and/or 50 pounds will be left at the curb.
To view GFL collection guidelines visit www.canton-mi.org/DocumentCenter/View/247
This year the Canton Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 50 years of serving Canton area businesses. Many new and exciting events are planned throughout the year such as the kick-off of the Canton Chamber University, Cherry Hill Village Festival, Chamber Walk of Fame and more.
The fun begins on February 9 with a membership drive. Teams of member representatives from all business sectors will compete for fun and prizes as they add new members to the roster. New benefits and resources have been added for all members, but incentives to join during the drive are great!
Local businesses and professionals are invited to join a team, join the Chamber, or renew their involvement on or before February 9. Residents are invited to refer a business that is new or would benefit from the marketing, education and networking opportunities offered by the Chamber. Visit CantonChamber.com or call Pamela Batcho at 734/453-4040 for more information.
There are two important terms on your tax bill: State Equalized Value (SEV) and Taxable Value (TV). The SEV, when doubled, is the assessor’s approximation of the value of the property. The TV can be very different from the SEV depending upon how long you’ve owned your home. Increases in TV are limited to the inflation rate as long as you remain in the home. This is referred to as “capping.” New homeowners purchasing “capped” properties need to know that the year after a sale, the caps are removed and the TV and the SEV become the same amount. This means that new property owners will pay taxes on the market value of a property as opposed to the capped value that the previous owners were paying. The difference in these amounts can be substantial.
Property tax is calculated by taking the home’s taxable value and multiplying it by the millage rate, then dividing by 1,000.
Happy February from the Treasurer’s Office. Just a reminder that you can pay winter taxes without penalty until February 14. A 3% penalty fee is added from February 15 - 28. On March 1, delinquent real property taxes are turned over to the Wayne County Treasurer, who will add an additional 1% penalty plus interest of 1% per month until paid. The Treasurer’s Office is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., unless there is an observed holiday and the building is closed. You may also pay your taxes online, through the mail, via interactive voice response (1-833-697-1710) or our 24-hour secure drop box located near the entrance of the administration building. You may defer winter taxes until April 30, if you meet the following requirements:
--Age 62 or older (or the unmarried surviving spouse of a person who was 62 years of age or older at the time of death), eligible serviceperson, eligible veteran, or eligible widow or widower of a veteran or serviceperson; permanently disabled, blind, paraplegic, quadriplegic or hemiplegic; and total household income in the prior taxable year did not exceed $40,000. The deferment application is available at the Treasurer’s Office and must be submitted by February 14. Please call 734/394-5130 if you have questions.
February is American Heart month, so remember to “Go Red” on Friday, February 4 for women’s heart health awareness. I wish you and yours a healthy and safe month.
- Virtual Camp registration
- GCYBSA registration underway
- Boys spring lacrosse leagues now forming
- Free tax preparation available
- Summit all-star weekend
Canton Leisure Services offers a variety of summer programs for all ages and all interests, including: day camps, preschool camps, sports camps, special needs programs, art camps, teen camps, theater camps, science/educational camps and more!
Representatives from different camps will be available to answer all of your questions on Saturday March 5, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. by phone. Many popular camps fill up fast, so you won’t want to miss out. With no in-person event, interested parties are asked to please call 734/394-5460 for help registering. To expedite your registration, please log into your Leisure Services account at www.cantonfun.org/register before March 5, to make sure your login and password are in working order.
Greater Canton Youth Baseball Softball Association offers programs for boys ages 4-18 and girls ages 4-14. Discounts are available for families with three or more children signed up. All games and practice fields are in the Plymouth Canton area. Our spring registration for baseball and softball will remain open until March 15. To register, please visit us at www.gcybsa.com.
For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734/394-5358.
Final registration for Boys Spring Lacrosse Leagues for 2nd – 4th grades is currently underway. Both new and experienced players are welcome. Participants are required to provide their own equipment.
The season runs March - May, 2022. Register by calling 734/483-5600 or visit csc.canton-mi.org for additional information.
Appointments for 2021 taxes preparation services for low to moderate-income adults, with a special focus on seniors, will be accepted starting February 1, by calling the Canton Clerk’s Office at 734/394-5120.
This tax program will be limited this year with tax document drop-off times every Monday and Tuesday, from 9 – 11:30 a.m., from February 7 - April 12 at the Township Administration Building.
This year’s AARP-sponsored program will have morning drop-off times and early afternoon pick-ups available with tax preparations being completed by an AARP counselor volunteer on Mondays and Tuesdays only. Appointments are very limited and must be scheduled in advance, with no walk-in times available. Only 2021 taxes will be accepted. Neither Canton Township, the individual tax counselors, nor AARP assume liability for tax preparation. Call the Canton Township Clerk’s Office at 734/394-5120 starting February 1, to schedule an appointment!
Calling all middle school and high school basketball players! Join the Summit on the Park for a weekend to show off your skills during our All-Star Weekend on March 12 - 13..
Saturday 3v3 Tournament: (pre-registration is required)
• Middle School: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
• High School: 2 - 5 p.m.
• Boys and Girls Brackets
• $40/team; max of five people per team
Sunday Skills Competition: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. $2 per event or $6 for all four events; drop-ins welcome.
• Free Throws
• 3-Point Contest
• Agility Course
• Lightning Contest
Don’t miss this great opportunity to shoot some hoops and show off your skills. Register online at www.summitonthepark.org. For additional information, call the Summit front desk at 734/394-5460.
- Spring/summer 2022 program registration
- Golf Leagues now forming
- In the spotlight at the village theater
- we're hiring!
The latest edition of the Leisure Services Discover Brochure is now online and will be hitting your mailboxes shortly. Visit www.cantonfun.org to find something just right for you and your family to take advantage of in the coming months.
Online registration for most classes and programs begins Wednesday, February 16, at 5 p.m. at www.cantonfun.org/register. Don’t delay, as many classes fill up quickly.
Pheasant Run Golf Club is now registering players for Senior Men’s and Ladies’ golf leagues for the 2022 season. League play will start in early May. Each week, two teams of two players will play nine holes and rotate times to play in different groups. Participants can either select your partner or Pheasant Run will find a partner for you. For additional information, please call the Pro Shop at 734/397-6460 or visit www.golfprgc.org.
See what everyone is talking about when ‘The Accidentals’ perform on Friday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Canton’s Village Theater, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road. This Traverse City-based trio, featuring multi-instrumentalists Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause, has been named one of Yahoo Music’s “Top 10 Bands to Watch.” Don’t miss this trio’s edgy, indie, and folk-influenced performance that is sure to delight audiences from start to finish. Tickets are on sale now for $25.
As seen on Sesame Street and the Sprout Network, Mario “the Maker Magician” will appear on Saturday, March 19, at 3 p.m. Touted as “the best kids’ magician in the world!!” by David Blaine, this award-winning children’s performer is known for his integration of DIY electronics and robotics into his shows. It’s a modern take on old school vaudeville and slapstick…upbeat, interactive, punk rock, and hilarious that’s sure to delight audiences of all ages. Tickets range from $15-$20. Get your tickets online at www.cantonvillagetheater.org or by calling 734/394-5300. Tickets can be purchased at the door, if still available, one hour prior to showtime. Learn more at www.cantonvillagetheater.org.
It’s never too early to start thinking about a summer job. If you enjoy a fast-paced, exciting work environment, we encourage you to join our Canton Leisure Services Team. Visit canton.applicantpro.com/jobs to see a list of openings and apply online today. We are hiring for seasonal and part-time positions that are scheduled to start April-June 2022 and run throughout the summer. Interviews will be conducted in March for most positions.
Open positions may include: Lifeguards; Day Camp Counselors; Summer Camp Supervisors; Therapeutic Recreation Camp Staff; Teen Services; Aquatic Specialist Assistant; Building Attendants; Member Services Assistant; Fitness and Gymnasium Specialist; Kids’ Corner Assistant; Birthday Party Assistant; Special Events and Programs; Coordinator at Canton Club 55+; Golf Cart/Range Attendant; Grill Cook; Pro Shop Assistant; Operator; Special Events Assistant; Village Theater House Manager; Sports Coordinators; Farmers Market Supervisor; Park Laborers; Park Rangers; and more!
Interviews will take place on Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. for Day Camp Counselors, Teen Services Staff, Therapeutic Recreation, and Special Event Coordinator positions at the Summit on the Park, located at 46000 Summit Parkway, as well as via Zoom. Apply online for any of these positions at canton.applicantpro.com/jobs and keep checking back for new postings. Canton Township is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.