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We would like to hear how Canton residents feel about our community’s communications and outreach efforts. Please visit www.canton-mi.org to take a short survey and share your opinion.
In addition to the survey, we will be conducting in-person focus groups on September 21 in the Canton Administration Building to gain additional insight. If you are interested in participating in an upcoming focus group, please email email@example.com or call 734/394-5185.
Over the summer, Planning staff and consultants attended several community events in order to garner feedback on the future of Canton, and are very grateful for the responses. If you haven’t already commented, there is still time, as Planning Services will be sending out a survey to solicit more comments.
Planning staff will also be putting together informative and engaging short videos on a wide variety of topics, including, what is planning and zoning, the importance of a Master Plan, neighborhoods/housing, and more. Links to videos will be provided on www.canton-mi.org and Facebook.com/CantonGovernment.
If you would like to be added to our email list to receive regular email updates, or if you have any questions or comments at any time throughout the process, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Canton Police Department reminds motorists to use caution on the roads as schools are back in session this month.
“A lot of children in our community walk and ride bikes to school, especially during the warmer months,” says Community Relations Officer Patty Esselink. “Drivers need to be alert and drive with caution, especially around subdivisions and schools.”
Police officers will be focusing on traffic laws pertaining to school buses, school crosswalks and reduced speed limits in school zones. When approaching school crosswalks, vehicles are required to stop as soon as a crossing guard steps onto the roadway. Drivers are required to stop for flashing lights on a school bus, regardless of the number of lanes on the road. The only exception is a divided boulevard-type highway, such as Michigan Avenue.
To report on-going driver violations at a bus stop or crosswalk, call 734/394-5400.
Canton will hold its annual Hazardous Waste Round-Up on Saturday, September 10, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Canton’s Public Works Building, 4847 Sheldon Road, just south of Michigan Avenue. This free event is open to Canton residents only and ID will be required. To obtain a detailed list of what is and is not accepted, please call 734/397-1011. Participants should be prepared for long lines as this is a high-volume event.
Residents can also dispose of a limited amount of hazardous waste such as motor oil, home electronics, latex paint, batteries and antifreeze at Canton Clean-Ups, held on scheduled Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the GFL facility, 42100 Van Born Road. During Canton Clean-Up, residents are limited to ONE TRIP PER HOUSEHOLD and are responsible for unloading their own items and placing them in the dumpster. GFL employees will not be able to assist. To view the 2022 clean-up schedule, please visit www.canton-mi.org/917.
- A message from Supervisor Graham-Hudak
- Canton contracts with CodeRED to provide emergency notification services
- canton newcomers and neighbors celebrate 50 years
I am so happy that the Canton Center Road reconstruction is done, and opened ahead of schedule! This large-scale project that began in April was funded in part by Canton’s Road Millage.
We received news recently that Canton is set to receive $750,000 in State of Michigan funding to put toward closing the 53.8 miles of sidewalk gaps in the community. The funds in the State’s 2022-2023 budget bill, recently signed by Governor Whitmer, were secured by State Senator Dayna Polehanki and State Representative Ranjeev Puri. In the same budget bill, Representative Puri also secured an additional $5 million for Canton’s roads and pedestrian pathways.
These funds will allow us to expand the Sidewalk Gap Program and help provide a more connected and walkable community.
On a separate note, I know that residents are hearing about water quality these last few weeks. I would like to assure you that Canton’s water is safe, and that we take the safety of our water supply system very seriously.
Each year, Canton issues a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) that gives a detailed analysis about where Canton’s water comes from and the treatment process it goes through. It also gives consumers detailed information about the quality of their drinking water. The water report can be found at www.cantonmi.org/CantonWaterReport.
If you have any questions, please call Canton’s Division of Public Works at 734/397-1011.
The Canton Public Safety Department is pleased to announce the launch of its new CodeRED mass notification system to send alerts and time-sensitive messages to residents and staff members.
In addition to emergency and critical messages, the CodeRED notification system will also enhance community engagement through the release of other important but non-emergency community messages to those who wish to subscribe. Effective September 1, CodeRED replaces our existing Nixle mass notification system.
CodeRED has the ability to send telephone calls, text messages, emails and posts to social media channels to share important life safety information necessary for residents to make informed decisions during an emergency. CodeRED was selected for its reliability and accuracy, as well as the system’s wide spread adoption rates across the U.S.
Those individuals living or working within the community are encouraged to sign up by texting the code word CANTON to 99411; at www.canton-mi.org/250 under the Public Safety Spotlights; or by calling (866) 939-0911. Subscribers will be able to enroll their contact information, including cell phone numbers, text and email addresses, to begin receiving alerts and messages.
Canton Newcomers and Neighbors is celebrating 50 years of friendship and community! A 70s-themed party to mark the event is planned for September 14, at 6:30 p.m., at the Sunflower Clubhouse, 45800 Hanford. All members past and present, as well as those who are interested in learning more about the organization, are invited to join in the festivities.
The group offers women, residing in or near Canton, opportunities to make new friends and take part in monthly meetings and activities that include dinner and lunch outings, Bunco, movie night, and book and garden clubs. Special events range from wine tasting, garden tours, and cooking demos to museum and theater trips. Please visit www.cantonwomen.org for more information.
- Fleetwood Gold, the Fleetwood mac experience
- Free mental health workshop
- Summit Annual Maintenance shutdown and renovation update
- back-to-school summit membership special
- Youth leadership development opportunities available
Enjoy the most popular hits of Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks and Peter Green when Fleetwood Gold, The Fleetwood Mac Experience performs at The Village Theater on October 1, at 7 p.m. Tightly fused harmonies, soaring lead vocals blended with an authentic sound of Fleetwood Mac is what Fleetwood Gold is all about. Fleetwood Gold is comprised of five highly experienced musicians that make up this tribute band. For more information, please visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org or call 734/394-5300.
Canton Leisure Services is kicking off a FREE series of mental health workshops this month with an “Introduction to Mindfulness & Mediation” on Monday, September 19 from 6 - 8 p.m. This workshop will introduce practices that support stress management and will be held at the Summit on the Park Banquet Center, 46000 Summit Parkway. Register today at www.cantonfun.org/register.
Summit members and guests are reminded that the Summit on the Park will close for its Annual Maintenance Shutdown beginning Monday, September 5 at noon and will re-open on Saturday, September 10, at 7 a.m. For more information, visit www.summitonthepark.org or call the Summit front desk at 734/394-5460.
Make the Summit on the Park your fitness and recreation destination! From September 10-30, sign up for an Annual Membership and save 15%!
This special offer includes Annual Individual, Couples, Student, Senior, and Family memberships (excluding monthly payment plans) and can be purchased online at www.summitonthepark.org with code: SCHOOL15. Please note that Family Memberships are only available at the Summit front desk. For more information, please visit www.summitonthepark.org or call Membership Services at 734/394-5460.
Registration is now underway for Canton’s Lead #LikeAGirl, Be A #ModelMan, and Youth Advisory Council Programs for the 2022-2023 school year. These free programs are available through The B.L.O.C.K. Youth & Teen Center for youth who are interested in developing critical life skills, such as self-confidence, interpersonal communication skills, managing stress, and leadership skills.
Lead #LikeA Girl is a nine-month program for ages 11-16 that enables participants to challenge themselves, discuss relevant issues that young girls face with their peers, and foster relationships with female role models within the community.
Be A #ModelMan is designed for boys ages 11-16 to help grow six core values, including: integrity, empathy, compassion, inner strength, courage, and respect. Canton’s Youth Advisory Council asserts itself as an influential group of area high school students who truly make a difference in their community. Members participate in community service projects, lead special events, participate in local decision making, and award annual grants to organizations that benefit Canton Youth.
Program participants must meet one of the following criteria in order to apply: reside in Canton, MI; attend a Canton school; or be a current member of The B.L.O.C.K Youth & Teen Center. Interested future candidates are encouraged to apply through The B.L.O.C.K. Youth and Teen Center. Applications are currently available on The B.L.O.C.K. Youth & Teen Center website at www.canton-mi.org/146 and must be submitted by September 23, 2022. Program space is limited, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.
- Pheasant Run cart path renovations
- Howl at the Moon returns
- Cherry Hill Village Monster Mash
- Halloween Happenings
Beginning in September, Pheasant Run Golf Club will be renovating cart paths on the North nine-hole course. The area of the golf course is expected to be closed for approximately six to eight weeks.
Please refrain from using these specific cart paths or this particular golf course, as there will be equipment and contractors operating in this area.
For additional information, visit www.golfprgc.org.
On Friday, September 30, Howl at the Moon will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Canton Dog Park located on Denton Road north of Cherry Hill Road.
Dog owners, along with their four-legged friends, can enjoy live entertainment, purchase merchandise, and receive free giveaways from local pet supply and service vendors. Make sure to dress up with your pup to enter our costume contest with prizes!
Both members of the Dog Park and non-members are invited to let their dogs experience the off-leash dog park during this FREE event. All non-dog park members must show proof of up-to-date vaccination for rabies and DHLPP, signed by an accredited veterinarian to attend. No pre-registration is required. Learn more at www.cantonfun.org.
The 21 and over crowd is invited to attend a special “Monster Mash Halloween Party” on Saturday, October 15 from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m., at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill. This adult Halloween Party will feature a costume contest, games, cash bar, all to the live soundtrack of Atomic Radio performing top 40 and Halloween hits.
Tickets are now on sale for $15 for Canton residents and $20 for non-residents online at www.cantonvillagetheater.org, or by calling 734/394-5300. Parents can bundle this event with the Boo Bash for kids at the Summit on the Park to make it a fang-tastic night! So put on your best Halloween costume and head over to The Village Theater, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road, for a spooky good time!
As we start to inch closer towards Halloween, it’s time to pick out this year’s costume and plan on attending these special events hosted by Canton Leisure Services.
On Saturday, October 8, don’t miss out on a Drive-In Movie experience when Carpool Cinema returns, featuring the film “Coco” (Rated PG) at Independence Park, located at 1898 Denton Road. The movie will begin at 7:30 p.m., but be sure to come as early as 5:30 p.m. to participate in a car decorating contest, costume contest, and the chance to learn the dance moves to “Thriller” on the big screen. Pre-registration is required. Per car fees are $11 for Canton residents and $14 for non-residents.
On Saturday, October 15, ages 7 – 17 can take part in some spooktacular Halloween fun at Canton’s Boo Bash. This safe and supervised Halloween party will feature a costume contest, pizza dinner, and lots of spooky fun in the Summit on the Park Banquet Center, 46000 Summit Parkway. Two timeslots are available: 3 - 5 p.m., featuring a magic show, or 7-10 p.m., featuring laser tag. Children ages 7-11 can register for the 3-5 p.m. party, while ages 12-17 can register for the 7-10 p.m. party. Pre-registration is required. Fees are $20 for Canton residents and $26 for non-residents.
The Trick or Treat Story Trail returns on Thursday, October 27. Dress up in your costumes and join Canton Leisure Services, the Canton Public Library, and Canton Public Safety in Heritage Park for Trick or Treating along our story trail from 4 - 9 p.m. Participants of all ages will enjoy our featured story. Pre-registration is required for all children regardless of age. Fees are $10 per trick-or-treater for Canton residents and $13 for non-residents. To register, visit www.cantonfun.org/register.
- Neighborhood Know-how
- Canton community foundation lunch and learn: military veteran healthcare update
- Rent and mortgage assistance
- Treasurer Slavens' corner
The next quarterly Neighborhood Know How will be held on Wednesday September 14, at Summit on the Park in the PDC Room from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Questions can be submitted in advance to email@example.com and may also be brought to the session. The attorneys will answer as many questions as they can within the time limits of the session.
Please RSVP for the session by calling the Supervisor’s office at 734/394-5185, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether you are a military veteran, have a veteran in your family, work with veterans, or simply have an interest in our veteran community, you are invited to the Local Impact Alliance’s September Lunch and Learn session on Wednesday, September 14, at 11:30 a.m. at the Canton Administration Building.
Veteran expert Deanne Bonner Simpson and General Carol Ann Fausone will discuss changes at the VA regarding healthcare, which includes new presumptive conditions like burn pit and Agent Orange exposure. Bring your questions and your lunch and come feed your mind. Registration is required for this free event.
To register, call Beth Meade at 734/495-1200 or email email@example.com
As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Canton received funds that can be used to provide rental assistance and help towards mortgage payments for those residents who qualify.
While the additional Canton funds are only to be used for rent and mortgage assistance, Wayne Metro Community Action Agency is administering a variety of other CARES Relief and Recovery services. For more information, visit www.waynemetro.org/CARES or call 313/388-9799.
I hope you have had a wonderful summer! It is hard to believe that September is here and school is back in session. A quick reminder, your summer taxes are due by Wednesday, September 14, by the close of our business day. After this date an interest charge of 1% per month will be added. Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. If you are unable to stop by our office, you can pay by mail, sign up for autopay, use our 24-hour drop box, pay online at www.canton-mi.org/304, or by phone (IVR) 833-697-1711.
With the challenges of the mail service, many of our residents have opted to use autopay and the drop box to pay their water bill, as well as their taxes. If you would like a receipt when using the drop box please put a stamped, self-addressed envelope along with your payment and we will mail you a receipt.
It is always important to pay your water/sewer bills. Last month we began to look over any water/sewer balances that are six months in arrears. Since the Township pays the water/sewer cost up front, we must place any arrears owed on your winter property tax. This is one of the many ways to keep our water/sewer rates down. Residents who have arrears have been notified which will give them time to pay off their debt before the winter taxes go to print.
As we move into September let us recognize and honor all the hard-working laborers this Labor Day, September 5th. September has been designated National Suicide Prevention Month. Find more information on suicide prevention at www.nami.org
If you ever have questions please call my office at 734/394-5130