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- FOCUS newsletter
- Summit on the Park Aquatic Center grand reopening
- GFL's holiday collection schedule
- Shopping safety a priority for police
- Holidays In Heritage Park
As significant renovations to the Summit’s Aquatic Center near completion, Summit on the Park staff would like to invite its members, as well as area residents, to join the Canton Board of Trustees and elected officials for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony that will be held on Friday, January 5, at 5:30 p.m. in the Aquatic Center, 46000 Summit Parkway.
Summit members and Canton residents will also be able to enjoy an Open Swim after the ceremony from 6 - 8 p.m. Although there is no fee to attend this open swim, pre-registration is required. Sign up starting Tuesday, December 5 at 1 p.m. online at www.cantonfun.org/register with Code: AQ3510
As part of the Grand Reopening celebration, there will be giveaways and information on upcoming swim lessons. For additional information, visit www.summitonthepark.org or call 734/394-5460.
Residents are advised to make note of the GFL collection schedule during the holiday months.
DECEMBER: Curbside collection of yard waste ends December 15, and will not resume until April, 2024. To report a missed pickup, please visit www.canton-mi.org/216.
There will be no collection on Monday, December 25. All collections will be delayed one day that week with collections taking place Tuesday-Saturday.
JANUARY: There will be no collection on Monday, January 1. All collections will be delayed one day that week with collections taking place Tuesday-Saturday.
All refuse, recycling and yard waste must be placed at the curb by 6:30 a.m. to ensure pick-up. GFL will not pick-up 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 on solid waste collection, please visit www.canton-mi.org or call GFL at 844/464-3587.
The Canton Police Department will be increasing its patrols at local shopping centers and stores now through December 24.
In addition to regular patrols, police officers will utilize bicycles and semi-marked patrol cars to maintain high visibility in parking lots and store fronts to deter criminal activity.
Shoppers are encouraged to stay alert and be aware of their surroundings and their belongings at all times.
From December 1-31, area residents are encouraged to take a winter walk around the large scenic pond in Canton’s Heritage Park anytime from 5-9 p.m. to experience seasonal light displays and festive decorations. All ages are welcome to stroll through the park and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season.
No fee is required. For additional information, please visit www.cantonfun.org or call 734/394-5460.
- A message from Supervisor Graham-Hudak
- Solid waste fee increase on winter tax bill
- Master Plan update
Canton’s Technology Committee is hosting another 24-hour App-a-thon on January 6 - 7 at the Summit on the Park. The challenge for this event is to come up with ways to help neighbors, both with everyday assistance, as well as in emergency situations. To participate, visit www.canton-mi.org/1328, or scan the QR code below:
The Board of Trustees last month approved a $30 increase to our solid waste fees, bringing the total to $195. This increase will be reflected on your winter tax bills. There is more information about this increase in the separate article on this page.
As we wrap up 2023 and look forward to 2024, I just want to take this opportunity to say how proud I am of our community and our residents. During the storms this summer, I saw an outpouring of kindness and incredibly generous offers of assistance. During our various celebrations and special events, I saw excitement, joy and comradery. In good times and bad, our community comes together as one.
Each year, Canton’s Board of Trustees approves the annual solid waste collection fee as part of the budget process. This fee covers the full cost of the solid waste collection program including the curbside collection of residential garbage, recycling and yard waste. Canton is currently under contract with GFL, however the contract expires in July of 2024.
In order to provide residents with dependable and professional service, the contract was rebid. Three bids were received on November 2 with rates that exceeded current expenses. In order to ensure the health of the solid waste fund, township staff calculated the financial impact and recommended a $30 yearly increase to the current $165 solid waste fee. The Board approved the increase at the November 14 meeting.
The $195 yearly solid waste fee will appear on winter tax bills that are mailed on December 1, and due on February 14.
The Master Plan Advisory Board (MPAB) held their final meeting on October 16. Planning Services would like to thank the MPAB members for dedicating their time and efforts toward the Master Plan project.
During the next phase of the project, the Planning Commission will continue to hold Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance discussion meetings on the third Monday of the month in the Administration Building at 7 p.m. These meetings allow the Planning Commission to review draft ideas, concepts, text, and maps and hold in-depth discussions related to the Master Plan. No public hearings or site plan review will take place at these meetings, unless otherwise specifically noticed.
Once draft materials have been prepared and are ready for public review, Planning Services staff will host an Open House to showcase the community feedback received during all public engagement sessions. The public will also have an opportunity to comment on the draft. The date of the Open House will be advertised through several methods to ensure as many people as possible can attend. Stay tuned to the FOCUS newsletter and Canton website for updates.
For more information on the Master Plan process, visit www.canton-mi.org/masterplan.
With the holidays upon us and a New Year beginning, many are looking to reduce waste in their homes by recycling. Before throwing an item into your recycling cart, please make sure it’s acceptable. Recycling contamination occurs when unacceptable items are put into your cart, or when items are not properly cleaned. Recycling loads with contamination are rejected from the recycling facility which is why Canton is asking residents to be vigilant in their recycling efforts.
The following is a list of holiday items that should NOT go in your recycling cart:
• Lights – please do not place any type of string light in your cart. They can get tangled up in the machinery and cause damage.
• Outdoor decorations -- no blow-up items or anything that you would place on the yard such as the plastic skeletons, cornstalks, pumpkins of any kind, reindeer, candy canes, etc.
• Ribbons or bows
• Artificial Christmas trees
• Holiday cards and envelopes, gift bags or wrapping paper with embellishments such as glitter and foil
• Extension cords
• Tissue paper
To view a complete list of what is and is not accepted in your recycling cart, please visit www.canton-mi.org/230.
Whether out and about, or parked at your residence, the Canton Police Department reminds motorists to always lock your vehicles.
Thefts of items such as wallets, laptops, and electronics from parked vehicles continue to be a prevalent crime in the community—often with entry gained through an unlocked door. The best defense against becoming a victim of theft is to lock up and keep valuables out of plain view.
Winter property tax bills are mailed on December 1, and are due February 14, 2024, to avoid penalty or interest. If you do not receive a winter tax bill, please call my office at 734/394-5130. Tax bills are not forwarded. If you are going out of town, please call our office and we will mail your bill to a temporary address.
There are various ways you may pay your tax bill, including:
-Our 24-hour secure drop box located outside the main entrance of the Canton Administration Building.
-At the Treasurer’s window: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
-By mail: Canton Treasurer, P.O Box 87010, Canton, Michigan 48187
-Online at www.canton-mi.org/296
Your winter property taxes are a one-year tax that cover you from December 1, 2023 - November 30, 2024. For an explanation of each line item on your bill, please visit www.canton-mi.org/945. There may be additional line items on your tax statement pertaining to special assessments. Please call our office if you have questions or visit our website.
For your payment, we accept cash, bank checks, MasterCard, Visa and Discover. There is a charge for debit/credit card payments that is levied by the banks.
This December as we celebrate the many wonderful holidays and recognize December as Safe Toys and Gifts month, please remember December is the biggest gift-giving month in the world. It’s important to keep safety in mind as you’re shopping for the little ones in your life.
I wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday.
- Summit New Year membership special
- Get unlimited golf n 2024 at Pheasant Run
- The Village Theater in the spotlight
- In the CLS Spotlight - Christmas in the Village
Looking to start the New Year off with fitness as the top priority for you and your family? Then be sure to take advantage of special savings with the Summit’s New Year Membership Special online with discount code: NY15.
From January 1-15, save 15% off all Annual Membership packages, including: Individual, Student, Senior, Couples, Family, and Kids’ Corner memberships. Family Memberships are only available for purchase at the Summit front desk.
For pricing and additional information, please visit www.summitonthepark.org or call 734/394-5460.
Purchase an Annual Golf Pass at Pheasant Run Golf Club before December 20, and save 10% off the pass price. Annual Golf Passes allow for unlimited golf with cart, use of the practice facility, and several other benefits. Passes are valid for one year from the date of purchase.
For details, call the Pro Shop at 734/397-6460 or visit www.golfprgc.org.
Back by popular demand! The high-stepping spirited musical selections featured in ‘Christmas with the Celts’ will have audience members clapping along on Saturday, December 9, at 2 p.m. with the lively renditions of popular Christmas classics: ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman,’ ‘Little Drummer Boy,’ ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town,’ also ‘Count Your Blessings,’ ‘White Christmas,’ and John Lennon’s perennial ‘Happy Christmas.’ The show presents a perfect combination of modern Christmas hits, lively ancient Irish Carols, hilarious spontaneous humor, thrilling Irish dancing, a children’s choir, and lush string arrangements giving audiences a most memorable interactive Christmas experience. Tickets are $35.
On Sunday, December 31, at 7 p.m. The Village Theater at Cherry Hill will welcome back The Detroit Circus to celebrate New Year’s Eve. This talented troupe will amaze audience members with high-flying aerial antics on fabric and trapeze, fire dancing, stilt walking, acrobatics, and more! These jaw-dropping performances are sure to thrill fans of all ages. Following the performance there will be an early kid-friendly countdown to 2024! Please note: this is an animal-free circus. Tickets range from $17-$27.
Get your tickets at www.cantonvillagetheater.org, by calling 734/394-5300, or in person Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Thursday and Friday from 4 - 8 p.m. at the Village Theater, which is located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road.
On Saturday, December 2, the Village Arts Factory, located at 50755 Cherry Hill Road, will transform into a winter wonderland from 3-8 p.m. This festive celebration, presented by Canton Leisure Services, the Village Arts Factory and Dairy Queen of Canton, will feature an Old-World Christmas Market that will include visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus; horse-drawn carriage rides from 4-8 p.m.; and a tree lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. with special guests: Canton Supervisor Anne Marie Graham-Hudak, Santa Claus, and the Dodson Elementary School Choir, under the direction of Jessie Allstaedt. The Cherry Hill Potters Guild will also be on hand, joining over 25 craft and artisan vendors, selling unique items.
New this year! A special IKEA Uppvärmning Lodge will be erected on the event grounds, featuring warm cinnamon rolls and Swedish Glögg - while supplies last. Additional tasty food options will be available for purchase, including hot chocolate provided by Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, and holiday coffee beverages from Hazel Coffee Co. A variety of food trucks will also be onsite, including Slows Bar BQ and Little Lou’s Hot Chicken. For more information, visit www.cantonfun.org/678.
- Meals on Wheels volunteers needed
- Pickleball clinics
- Striders walking club returns
- Registration opens a variety of winter programs
- Spring lacrosse league
- Volleyball leagues forming
Looking for a weekly volunteer opportunity? Meals on Wheels is currently in need of a regular Monday driver with a weekly shift from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Drivers will pick up their food deliveries from the Summit auxiliary kitchen, located at 46000 Summit Parkway, and head to their route from there.
Interested volunteers can contact the Volunteer Coordinator via email to email@example.com or by calling 734/394-5191. If you are unable to help weekly, but would still like to volunteer, please reach out as substitute drivers are always needed. For more information, please visit www.canton-mi.org/582.
‘Learn to Play Pickleball’ one-hour clinics are being offered on December 4, January 8, February 5, March 4, and April 1 from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Summit on the Park, located at 46000 Summit Parkway.
These one-hour clinics are great for anyone who would like to learn the fastest-growing sport in the world or for someone just needing a refresher clinic. Register online at cantonfun.org/register. Fees are just $10 for Canton residents or $12 for non-residents.
For more information, call 734/483-5600.
Calling all seniors! If you are looking to join an indoor walking club, then Canton’s Striders Walking Club is the perfect place for you! Stop by the Summit front desk and become a member any time after January 2, to gain access to the Summit on the Park indoor track from January 2 through December 31, 2024.
Annual fees are $8 for Canton residents and $10 for non-residents, plus a per track session fee of $1 for residents or $3 for non-residents. All walkers are required to check in at the Summit front desk. For more information, please call Canton Club 55+ at 734/394-5485.
Save the date, because you won’t want to miss the start of registration on Tuesday, December 5, at 1 p.m. at www.cantonfun.org/register. A variety of Canton Leisure Services classes and special events offered from January – March 2024 will be available for registration.
Choose from an assortment of offerings, including: Swim Lessons for Winter 1 & 2 Sessions; B.I.N.G.O. and Brunch: January 27, 9 -10:30 a.m.; Butterfly Ball: February 9, 6 - 8 p.m. and February 10, 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m.; Bunny Hop: March 21, 6 - 8 p.m.; Easter Bunny Breakfast: March 23, 9 - 11 a.m.; and the Bunny Munch: March 25, 6 - 8 p.m.;
Visit www.cantonfun.org to find something just right for you and your family to take advantage of. Don’t delay, as many classes and events fill up quickly.
Boys, grades 1-8, interested in Lacrosse are invited to register for Canton Spring Lacrosse and Winter Clinic. Spring season for grades 2-8 include: 8-10 league games, two tournaments, and more.
New for 2024! Grades 1-2 can now learn to play Lacrosse in a supervised environment. Limited rental equipment is available. Players are encouraged to register by January 13, 2024. Payment plans are also available.
For more information or to register for these programs, call the Canton Sports Center at 734/483-5600 or visit csc.canton-mi.org.
Assemble a six-person volleyball team and join this league at the Summit on the Park. Registration is now open for Adult Coed Recreational Volleyball Leagues that will play on Sunday evenings and Competitive Teams that will play on Sundays starting at 4 p.m. This 10-week league starts January 7, and will include a season-ending playoff game for qualifying teams.
For more information on team registration or if you are an individual looking for a team, please call the Canton Sports Center at 734/483-5600.