- Feature Links
- FOCUS newsletter
- GFL’s holiday collection schedule
- Apply now to serve on Canton Boards/Commissions
- The Village Theater’s “Monster Mash” returns
- Last 2021 Canton Clean-Up scheduled for October 16
Last month, GFL began consolidating all residential yard waste collections to Saturday. This change will be effective through October 9. GFL made this change in an effort to remain current on residential garbage and recycling collections.
Residents are advised that curbside collection of garbage and recycling will remain the same, only yard-waste collections are moving to Saturday.
Residents are advised to make note of the GFL collection schedule during the holiday months. Thanksgiving: There will be no collection on Thursday, November 25. All Thursday and Friday collection routes will be delayed by one day that week. Christmas: Since Christmas falls on Saturday, there will be no collection delay. All collections will take place Monday-Friday that week. New Year’s Day: Since New Year’s Day falls on Saturday, there will be no collection delay. All collections will take place Monday-Friday that week. Please note, curbside pickup of residential yard waste will end on Friday, December 17, and will not resume until April 2022. All trash, recycling, and yard waste must be placed at the curb by 6:30 a.m., to ensure pick-up. GFL will not pickup refuse or recycling that is placed past the sidewalk on private property. All recycling must be placed separately from your refuse on the opposite side of your driveway.
For questions or more information, visit www.canton-mi.org or call GFL at 844/464-3587.
Canton residents who are interested in serving our community can now apply for any of the following Boards/Commissions:
- Tax Board of Review
- Planning Commission
- Zoning Board of Appeals
Please visit www.canton-mi.org/590 for information on what each of these boards and commissions are responsible for, and a link to the application process.
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill invites you to dance the night away on Saturday, October 16, starting at 7:30 p.m. during this adults only (21+) event. This community Halloween Party will feature top 40 hits and Halloween covers performed by Atomic Radio. Guests can also participate in games, a costume contest, as well as enjoy a cash bar.
Tickets are $15 for Canton residents, $20 for non-residents and can be purchased at the door or in advance at www. cantonvillagetheater.org, by phone at 734/394- 5300, or in person by appointment at the Village Theater, 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton.
For additional information, visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org or call 734/394-5300.
GFL’s will hold their final Canton Clean-Up for 2021 on Saturday, October 16 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., at their facility located at 42100 Van Born Road. Canton Clean-Up is for residents only and limited to one trip per household.
Residents are responsible for unloading their own items and placing them in the dumpster. GFL employees will not be able to assist. To view a list of what is and is not accepted at Canton Clean-Up visit www.canton-mi.org or follow us at facebook.com/cantonmsd.
For year-round disposal of hazardous waste, ERG Environmental Services, located at 1340 Merriman Road in Livonia, offers hazardous waste disposal for a fee of 75 cents per pound with a minimum fee of $20. For more information, please call ERG at 734/437-9650 or visit ergenvironmental.com.
- A message from Supervisor Graham-Hudak
- Help keep storm drains clear
- Annual Salute To Service event
- National Fire Prevention Week
The days are getting shorter and cooler as we move into fall. School is back in session and many are traveling back and forth to work again. That means increased traffic congestion. And, after the two tragic, fatal car accidents last month, I don’t think it will hurt to remind drivers to leave plenty of time to get to your destination. It is important to remember to watch out for school children and pedestrians crossing the roads or getting onto buses. Also, please do not block residential neighborhoods while waiting for school to be dismissed as some residents are having difficulty getting in and out of their subdivisions. Remember that texting while driving is a distraction and obeying traffic signals and signage helps to reduce accidents.
On a lighter note, congratulations to Canton Clerk Michael Siegrist for being awarded Clerk of the Year by the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks! He is very deserving of this honor, and we are proud to have him serving our community.
Providing transparency to our residents is a high priority for our Board of Trustees. That is why all of our meeting dates, times, agendas and minutes are available on the Canton website, www.canton-mi. org. Recordings of our meetings are also on the website. We recently moved to hybrid Board meetings, meaning you can attend in person or via Zoom for those who want to attend remotely.
Don’t forget to sign up for my eNewsletter at www.canton-mi.org/list.aspx so that you can be kept up-to-date on the latest Canton happenings! I look forward to seeing you at our many events, including our newest Diwali Festival of Lights, which Trustee Tania Ganguly has worked to bring to our community with the help of our Leisure Services team.
Canton is asking residents to help clear residential storm drains that are covered in leaves and/or debris. It’s important to always keep leaves, limbs and debris cleared away from drains; too much of any of these can block the drain, meaning water can’t flow properly and flooding may result. It also alleviates pollution in creeks and streams since piles of leaves create poisonous gas when they build up in the underground catch basins. This gas causes oxygen levels to fluctuate to dangerously low levels in nearby creeks and streams where fish and other wildlife live.
Unclogging storm drains is quick and easy! Simply sweep, rake or shovel away leaves covering the grate and pile them away from the drain so they do not blow back in again.
Don’t wait until your storm drains are causing flooding and possible damage to your property! Monitoring storm drains and keeping them clear of leaves and debris will help keep Canton safe and clean!
Canton is proud to honor area servicemen and women who have served and are currently serving in our Armed Forces. Join us as we salute all veterans, living and deceased and especially those currently serving in harm’s way.
The public is encouraged to attend this FREE community event on Thursday, November 11 starting at 7 p.m. at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
In an effort to show our ongoing support of these dedicated individuals, we are asking for email submissions of name, rank and branch of service of area servicemen and women who are either currently serving in the military, veterans, or those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and have given their life in the line of duty. Please email this information to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 29, for inclusion in our scrolling video tribute.
For additional information, please visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org.
This year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has announced the theme “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety” for its Fire Prevention Week, October 3 - 9. From beeps to chirps, this year’s campaign is intended to better educate the public about the sounds smoke alarms make, what those sounds mean, and how to respond to them.
According to NFPA, working smoke alarms in the home reduce the risk of dying in a reported fire by more than half. However, almost three out of five home fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or alarms that failed to operate. Missing or non-functional power sources, including missing, disconnected, or dead batteries, and disconnected hardwired alarms are the most common factors when smoke alarms fail to operate.
People tend to remove smoke alarm batteries or dismantle them altogether when the alarm begins to chirp as a result of low batteries or when experiencing nuisance alarms. These behaviors present serious risks to safety that can have tragic consequences in the event of a fire.
This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety,” helps people better understand the reasons smoke alarms may sound, and provides the know-how to effectively address them. The campaign also addresses considerations for the deaf and hearing impaired. Key messages for “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety” include:
- When a smoke alarm or carbon monoxide (CO) alarm sounds, respond immediately by exiting the home as quickly as possible.
- If your alarm begins to chirp, it may mean that the batteries are running low and need to be replaced. If the alarm continues to chirp after the batteries are replaced, or is more than 10 years old, it is time to replace the alarm.
- Test all smoke and CO alarms monthly.
- If there is someone in your household who is deaf or hearing-impaired, install bed-shaker and strobe light alarms that will alert that person to fire.
- Know the difference between the sound of a smoke alarm and a carbon monoxide alarm – three beeps for smoke alarms; four beeps for carbon monoxide alarms.
- Treasurer Slavens' Corner
- Community health survey
- Canton Cares Fund Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser
- Canton Farmers Market fall offerings
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 Tuesday; September 14, by the close of our business day. After this date an interest charge of 1% per month will be added. Happy Fall!
Now that fall is here, we know that winter and freezing temperatures will soon be upon us. The freezing temperatures can freeze any water left in your outside pipes and faucets, and can cause a lot of damage to your home. It is important to winterize your outdoor faucets, pipes, plumbing and sprinkler system. Many residents plan long winter vacations. It is important to make sure you do not have any dripping faucets or leaking toilets or pipes.
Did you know when a toilet runs constantly it can waste 200 gallons of water per day? Or when a faucet leaks water at a rate of 10 drips per minute it can waste one gallon of water per day? Having someone check on your home while you are away is always a good idea.
Additionally, if you are gone for a lengthy amount of time you can always check your water bill online with eUtilities. We have many ways to pay your bill when you are away. You may pay your water bill through our online service, sign up for our auto-pay, use IVR or mail it in. It is important to note that water bills are not forwarded with an address change at the post office. It is important to contact the water billing department if you want your bill mailed to a different address, remembering to change it back when you return.
As we enter into October, we celebrate Breast Cancer awareness month as well as Respiratory Care week. So, remember to breathe easy and have a safe and enjoyable Michigan fall.
If you ever have questions, please feel free to call my office at 734/394-5130.
Canton Leisure Services is asking for your input as it works toward creating a healthier community. Area residents are encouraged to share their opinions, concerns, and insights by taking this Canton community health needs assessment survey.
Covered topics range from access to healthy foods and physical activity to mental health challenges and chronic illnesses. The 15-minute online survey can be accessed by visiting www. summitonthepark.org any time from October 1-31. Individuals who complete the survey by the deadline will be entered for a chance to win a 3-month Summit on the Park membership or a Canton Farmers Market gift basket. Winners will be announced by November 5.
For more information about the survey, visit www.summitonthepark.org or call 734/394-5460.
On Sunday, October 17, the Canton Cares Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Canton Farmers Market, 500 N. Ridge Road.
This tasty fundraiser will benefit the Canton Cares Fund, a 501(c)(3) fund established through the Canton Community Foundation. This event will specifically aid Canton Township residents, as well as Township programs and events assisting veterans, seniors, youth, disabled individuals and those affected by mass causality or significant personal loss.
Tickets will be sold at the door for $10 for ages 13 and older and $5 for those 12 and under (CASH ONLY). Tickets include chili sampling from several local restaurants and businesses. Come try a variety of chili from mild to hot and everywhere in between!
For additional information, visit www.cantonfun.org.
As fall breezes in to the Canton Farmers Market, it comes the influx of delicious fresh cider, a variety of apples, pumpkins, squash, and mums!
Visit the Market every Sunday through October 17, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., rain or shine, at Preservation Park, located at 500 N. Ridge Road. Enjoy live entertainment and more at this great weekend destination!
For weekly Market details, go to www.cantonfun.org/496.
- Leisure Services Five-Year Master Plan Public Hearing
- Pumpkin Patch in the Pool returns
- Diwali event celebrates “Festival of Lights”
- Revenge of Ridge
The Canton Leisure Services 2022-2026 Five-Year Master Plan is currently available for public review on the Canton website at www.cantonfun.org.
Hard copies of the Master Plan are also available for review until October 30, at the Leisure Services Office, 1150 S. Canton Center, or the Canton Public Library, 1200 S. Canton Center.
All community comments can be submitted to Canton Leisure Services via email to email@example.com or dropped-off or mailed to Attn: Greg Hohenberger, Canton Leisure Services Director, 1150 S. Canton Center Road, Canton, MI 48188. All comments must be received by November 1.
Presentation of the Five-Year Master Plan Draft will be given to the Canton Township Board during a Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 9.
For additional information, call 734/394-5360 or visit www.cantonfun.org.
Spots are still open for this special event at the Summit on the Park Aquatic Center that offers a fun twist on the tradition of pumpkin picking on October 15 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Plus, additional fun activities will also be available.
Hunt for the perfect pumpkin and then decorate it at one of our many decorating stations. Enjoy apple cider, doughnuts, and the pool will be open for Open Swim immediately following the event.
Participation fees are: $15 for Summit Members, $18 for Canton residents and $23 for non-residents. Register at www.summitonthepark. org! Registration is limited to the first 50 participants and is only required if you plan on taking home a pumpkin.
For more information, call 734/394-5460 or visit www.summitonthepark.org
Canton Leisure Services is partnering with the community to host a Diwali Celebration on Friday, October 22, from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the Heritage Park amphitheater.
For those unfamiliar with Diwali, this special autumn celebration is an Indian cultural festival of lights that symbolizes the “victory of light over darkness.”
This event is free and open to all residents, as an opportunity to learn and celebrate with your neighbors. Featured activities, include: Henna tattoos, Indian cuisine, clothing displays with photo opportunities, Indian music and performances and more!
For additional information, please call 734/394-5460 or visit www.cantonfun.org.
This “Who Done It” Halloween event will help you live out your best detective dream in Preservation Park from 5 - 9 p.m., where you will travel along the path, learning of Canton’s ghostly past, solving riddles, and finding clues.
Pre-registration is required with a per person fee of $5 for Canton residents or $6 for non-residents. Groups of six will venture out at the same time, so if you’d like to attend with certain people, please make sure to register on the same receipt.
This ghostly trail is approximately one mile long, so be sure to bring strollers or wagons for the little ones, and don’t forget the flashlights!
To register, visit www. cantonfun.org. For details, please call 734/394-5460.
- Canton Goodfellows “No Child without a Christmas Campaign”
- Annual Turkey Trot 5K returns
- Pheasant Run Golf Club Update
- Canton Historical Society Seeks New Board Members
The Canton Goodfellows are excited to return to their traditional program this holiday season, through community member sponsorships and purchasing gifts for children of families in need.
Applications for those wishing to receive assistance are now available at cantongoodfellows.org, or by visiting the Canton Township Clerk’s Office and Canton Public Library.
Applications must be postmarked by Friday, October 15 to be considered. Those who have sponsored a child in the past will be contacted by email, and new sponsors or anyone seeking more information should visit cantongoodfellows.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is now open for this year’s Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan, which will be held on Thursday, November 25.
All runners registered by November 9 will receive a commemorative 19th annual Canton Turkey Trot T-shirt. Register online at csc.canton-mi.org.
For more information, call 734/483-5600.
Enjoy October’s cooler weather by playing 9 or 18 holes of golf at one of Canton’s premier outdoor destinations.
Fall rates are currently in effect through the end of the season. Eighteen-hole rates for Monday-Friday are $40 from open until 4:50 p.m. and twilight is $27 after 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holiday rates are $50 from open until 11:50 a.m. and $40 from 12 - 3:20 p.m. and twilight is $32 after 3:30 p.m.
Nine-hole rates for Monday-Friday are $27 from open until 4:50 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and holiday rates are $36 from open until 11:50 a.m. and $27 from 12 - 3:20 p.m. Seniors 56 and older and Juniors 17 and under can play 18 holes for $30 and nine holes for $21.
To reserve a tee time, please visit www.golfprgc.org or call 734/397-6460.
Whether you want to learn more about history, meet other history buffs, or just help preserve Canton’s rich past, the Canton Historical Society offers valuable opportunities for those interested in keeping Canton’s history alive.
The Society is currently looking to fill three board positions, which will run for a three-year term starting in January 2022.
Interested individuals should email Bill Tesen, Society president, at btesen@wowway. com with a resume and letter of interest no later than Friday, October 15.