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On Thursday, August 5, area residents are invited to Heritage Park for a “Night Out” from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. with their community partners: the Canton Police Department, the Canton Public Library, Canton Coalition for Inclusive Communities (CCIC) and Canton Leisure Services.
These Canton community organizations proudly present this year’s National Night Out, featuring “A Walk Around the Globe with Canton Coalition for Inclusive Communities (CCIC).” This annual campaign promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.
This year’s event will be held around the ponds and will showcase Canton’s diversity by highlighting various cultures within our community. All ages are encouraged to join us for this evening filled with live music, an interactive Canton Public Safety vehicle display, refreshments available for purchase, and games provided by this year’s event sponsors.
Canton’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will host a Shredding Event on Saturday, August 21 from 8 - 10 a.m. in the Super Bowl parking lot, 45100 Ford Road. This event is open to Canton residents only and ID will be required.
Canton residents can bring up to two boxes or bags of paper to shred. There is no limit to the size of the boxes/bags; however, you must be able to lift them out of your vehicle unassisted. Please note, the two box/bag limit will be strictly enforced. All documents will be shredded on site and participants should be prepared for long lines as this is expected to be a high-volume event.
For questions about the event, call the DDA office at 734/394-5184.
Residents have the right to vote by mail for every election. To simplify the process, voters can sign up to receive applications ahead of each election automatically. Interested voters should go to www.mi.gov/vote. Voters can also update their registered address, check their voting information, and ensure they are registered to vote ahead of the 2022 elections.
Years from now, you will be able to tell your kids you were at the first ever Cherry Hill Village Festival. Stop in anytime from 11a.m. – 5 p.m. on August 21 and 22 at the crossroads of Ridge and Cherry Hill for two days of food, music, art and fun! The festival will encompass the historic School House, fountain and the Village Arts Factory campus. Food, music, handcrafted artisan creations and local businesses will all come together for this unique celebration of our Cherry Hill Village community. The Cherry Hill Village Festival is brought to you in conjunction with The Canton Chamber of Commerce, Canton Leisure Services and The Partnership for the Arts and Humanities. For more information, please call the Canton Chamber at 734/453-4040 or visit www.villageartsfactory.com/cherry-hill-village-festival.
- a message from supervisor graham-hudak
- residents asked to call DTE in the event of power outage
- shopcanton flip book
- did you know?
As you all are aware, we have had a lot or rain recently, and some pretty severe flooding. Wayne County residents can now call 2-1-1 to find help cleaning up debris from flood-damaged homes. Operators will connect residents with volunteer and faith-based organizations that are able to assist them with debris clean-up. Additionally, I encourage you to sign up for Nixle updates at nixle.com. You will receive text alerts from Canton’s police and fire departments, including severe weather alerts, as well as flood-related road closures and other relevant public safety information.
The following two initiatives will meet the Board goal of increased accessibility to Township meetings and communications for all residents. The Board will begin meeting in person in the Board Room on the first floor of the Canton Administration Building beginning in August. The meetings will also be available via Zoom, for those who would like to participate from home. The hybrid meetings will take place for the foreseeable future. And, as always, you can watch the meetings on your government access channel and on the Canton website, www.canton-mi.org/206. They are aired a day or two following the meeting.
Lastly, I will be launching a new e-newsletter this month called “Supervisor’s Notes.” You can sign up to receive it via email at www.canton-mi.org. It will be emailed to you at least once a month, and maybe more, depending on what is going on in the community. I also encourage you to follow our Canton Township Government Facebook page, Facebook.com/CantonGovernment for up-to-the-minute information on all things Canton.
In the event of a power outage Canton is asking residents to call Detroit Edison at 800/477-4747. Residents may also use that number to report downed power lines.
To report a natural gas leak or emergency please call DTE at 800/947-5000.
The only utility Canton is responsible for is water and sewer so by using these numbers you will put yourself in direct contact with the service provider best able to resolve your issue.
The Canton Continues 2021 Flip Book has arrived! Residents are encouraged to use the digital flip book to:
• Connect with Canton merchants directly by phone or website simply by clicking through.
• Click on coupon links and easily navigate to their special offers in the coupon section on the mobile app.
• Click to read more about Canton merchants’ stories, and get to know them better.
• Fill your calendar with fun Canton Township community events.
To view the flip book, visit www.shopcanton.org. While you are there, make sure you download the ShopCanton mobile app, which will allow you to access the coupons throughout the book and save on a variety of dining, shopping, entertainment and services.
You can sign up to receive a variety of e-newsletters at www.canton-mi.org. Simply click on “I WANT TO” at the top of the homepage. The dropdown menu will show “SIGN UP FOR” and one of the options is eNewletters. Once there, you can choose one or more of interest to you, and you will receive email notifications when a new issue is available.
- Canton hosts hazardous waste collection on september 11
- Canton leisure services master plan open houses
- treasurer slavens' corner
- dogs at large
Canton will hold its annual Hazardous Waste Round-Up on Saturday, September 11 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Canton’s Division of Public Works Building, located at 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 Canton’s Division of Public Works at 734/397-1011 or visit www.canton-mi.org. 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. The Clean-Ups are held on scheduled Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the GFL facility located at 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 2021 clean-up schedule, visit www.canton-mi.org/917.
Canton residents are invited to provide input as a key part of the strategic process of updating Canton Leisure Services Five-Year Master Plan during two open houses this month.
Community members can submit comments on Thursday, August 5, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Thursday Night LIVE Concert in Heritage Park; and Sunday, August 8, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Canton Farmers Market, 500 N. Ridge Road. Stop by any time during these events. The revised Master Plan will help identify the types of parks, open spaces, recreation facilities and programs, and services that will make our community an even better place to live. For more information, visit www.cantonfun.org or call 734/394-5360.
Happy August! I hope everyone is enjoying Michigan’s warm and sunny summer in the parks and everywhere outdoors with friends and family.
Watering your lawn and garden, as well as cleaning the outside of your home and car during the summer months, will often register higher water usage.
All water flowing through your water meter is billable so it is important to keep an eye on your water usage; make sure it is water you are actually using and not a leak. Checking your water meter when no water is in use is a good way to see if you have a leak. If you are not actively using water and the meter registers water movement, you may have a leak. Another way to detect a slow leak is writing down the last four digits on your meter (or taking a picture), holding off on using water and returning hours later to make sure the numbers have not changed.
Summer taxes were mailed out July 1 and are due by September 14. We are open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
One question that comes up quite often from new homeowners is “Why are my property taxes higher than the previous owner’s?” Michigan adopted Proposal A in 1994 stating the annual increase in the taxable value of a parcel of real estate is limited or “capped” at whatever is less, 5 percent or the rate of inflation. Once there is a transfer of ownership, the taxable value is uncapped and increases to the State equalized value or SEV. You can visit our website at www.canton-mi.org for other frequently asked questions and answers, as well as view the many options to pay your bill.
As we enter August, nationally recognized as “Cataract Awareness Month” and Women’s Equity Day is celebrated on August 26, enjoy the beauty Michigan has to offer.
The Canton Police Department reminds residents that it is unlawful for unleashed animals to be in any place open to the public. In addition, leashed animals in a public place need to be in reasonable control of their owner/handler at all times.
To report a loose or unleashed dog, please call the Canton Police Department at 734/394-5400.
Hot temps are creating a bountiful summer harvest. Enjoy a wide assortment of Michigan grown fruits and vegetables, as well as specialty products from local vendors every Sunday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (rain or shine) at Preservation Park, 500 N. Ridge Road.
For Market updates, visit www.canton-mi.org/496 or like us on Facebook. See you at the Market!
Canton now offers a license for food trucks! Those interested can apply online at www.canton-mi.org/209.
The B.L.O.C.K. (Building Leaders Out of Canton’s Kids) is a hip 3,000 square foot, state-of-the-art youth and teen center that can provide all of that and more!
Since 2001, The B.L.O.C.K. has provided after school and youth development programs for thousands of teens in the community. The center offers a safe, supervised and social setting for teens ages 11-17 Monday-Friday during the school year. Registration is now open! Visit cantonfun.org/theblock for more information.
- Bites for the Barn
- Do you commute to Ann Arbor? Join a carpool or vanpool!
- Annual Movie in the Park
- Part-time wage incentive approved
Canton Leisure Services’ newest dining experience returns offering a special night to gather around the table with your neighbors and enjoy delicious small plate eats from local chefs and food trucks on Tuesday, September 14 from 6-8 p.m. This al fresco dinner will take place at Preservation Park, 500 N. Ridge Road. Table registrations and payment is required in advance for $35 per person for Canton Residents or $46 per person for non-residents. Tickets are on sale now through September 10. Please note: Tables will be configured for eight individuals. To be seated at the same table, participants must register together on the same transaction. Seating assignments and priority seating is determined by registration date on a first-come, first-served basis. Beer and wine options will also be available for purchase onsite. For more information, visit www.cantonfun.org or call 734/394-5460.
September 14 Menu:
Mr. Pit Master BBQ - Beef Tips
Grace Savory and Sweet – Buffalo Chicken Salad
Pizza Pazza – Margarita wood fired pizza
The Mean Weenie – Detroiter Dog (Bratwurst with Beer Cheese, Bacon, and Pretzel Crumbles)
Meltdown Creamery – Ice Cream
If you’re interested in saving money, avoiding the stress of driving or not worrying about parking, TheRide can provide you with the information you need to form a carpool or vanpool. These are great alternatives to traveling to work alone and helps make your commute more enjoyable.
Learn more about these programs at TheRide.org. Need to commute into Ann Arbor on your own? Park for free at one of our many Park and Ride lots around town and take TheRide’s fixed-routes to work. Learn more at TheRide.org.
Area families are invited to watch a movie under the starts at the Heritage Park Amphitheater on Friday, August 28, starting at 6 p.m. during this fun family event that celebrates the end of summer! All ages can enjoy the animated feature “Onward” (Rated PG) in the park on the big screen. Food, snacks, and popcorn will also be available for purchase on site.
Pre-registration is required for this FREE event. Participants are reminded to bring their chairs, blankets, and bug spray – no pets please. For more information, please visit www.cantonfun.org.
In an ongoing effort to address recent staffing challenges for attracting new hires, as well as retaining current part-time employees, the Canton Board of Trustees recently approved a $2.50 hourly wage incentive that is currently in effect through December 31.
A variety of part-time positions are eligible for this hourly wage incentive to help address the local market’s hiring challenges. This initiative was undertaken to encourage new hires to become township staff, as well as help retain Canton’s dedicated current workforce. At this time the township is hiring a variety of part-time and seasonal positions. If you enjoy a fast-paced, exciting work environment, don't miss this opportunity to join a great team! Students, here's your chance to gain valuable work experience in your field of study. Apply now at https://canton.applicantpro.com/jobs/.
Open positions may include: Pheasant Run Golf Club Grill Cook; Teen Services staff; Lifeguards; Therapeutic Recreation staff; Park Laborers; Pheasant Run Golf Course staff; Custodial staff; Canton Sports Center staff; and more! Canton Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- 11th annual brew, brats and bands at the barn
- village theater cuba watercooler workshop
- conquer the park sprint triathlon returns
- canton historical museum to answer "whose farm do you live on?"
This popular fall event returns to Preservation Park on Saturday, September 11 from 6 - 9 p.m. Ages 21 and over are encouraged to attend this special fundraiser that will benefit the Canton Historical Society. This unique beer tasting event, scheduled to take place at on the grounds of the former Cady-Boyer Barn, 500 N. Ridge Road, will include seven beer tasting tickets to select from a wide variety of specialty craft beers, brats with fixings, and live entertainment.
Tickets are $30 through September 1 and $40 at the door. Sponsors include: Canton Leisure Services, Holiday Market, Liberty Street Brewing Company, Kennedy Nemier Insurance, Edward Jones, Canton Brew Works, Choice Insurance Agency, Alphagraphics, and Beefests.com. Get your tickets at the Canton Treasurer’s Office, Summit on the Park, and Canton Farmers Market or online at events.beerfests.com.
Remember, designated driver tickets are just $10. Must be 21 and over to attend. For more details, call 734/394-5360.
Area residents 18 and older are invited to get creative and attend the Village Theater’s art workshop on Wednesday, August 18, from 6 - 8 p.m.
Travel to Cuba with us and learn how to paint a cuban mariposa watercolor at the Village Theater! Participants will enjoy a guided tour of Jack Kenny’s photographs from Cuba - this month’s Featured Art Gallery exhibitionist. Then they’ll learn how to paint a white mariposa with a Cuban background landscape using watercolors. No experience necessary, and all materials will be provided. Workshop is $20 per person.
Register today at www.cantonvillagetheater.org/register with code: VT2508. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org or call 734/394-5300.
On Saturday, August 28, channel your inner triathlete in the Summit on the Park’s Third Conquer the Park Sprint Triathlon! Swim 200-meters in the Summit pool, bike two miles around the Heritage Park pond, and finish by running one mile through the park. All participants will receive a t-shirt and medal. Heat times begin at 8 a.m. Please note that bikes will not be provided.
Fees are $40 for Summit members, $45 for Canton residents, and $50 for non-residents. Register by August 23 at www.summitonthepark.org. For more information, call 734/394-5460.
Canton was a farming community in the 1800s and well into the 1900s before one farm after another was sold to developers. Have you ever wondered what it was like living in our community back then? What were the families like who lived and worked on the land you now call home?
Discover answers to these questions and more during The Canton Historical Museum’s newest exhibit “Whose Farm Do You Live On?” now open to the public until September, 2021. Not only can you find out who originally purchased this land and the names of families who lived here, but you’ll also be able to view the tools used by these families for farming, personal care, cooking, playtime and education. Whether you have lived here all your life or are a relatively new resident, you can experience the story of Canton as a farming community.
Located at 1022 S. Canton Center Road on the corner of Canton Center Road and Heritage Park Drive, the Canton Historical Museum is open: Tuesdays 1 - 4 p.m., Thursdays 1 - 4 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission to the museum is by donation.
For more information or for group tour details, call 734/397-0088