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Enjoy Christmas with The Celts on Wednesday, December 8, when this national touring company will take the stage at 7 p.m. to present a special holiday celebration featuring world-class musicians and the always crowd-pleasing Irish step dancers. This one-of-a-kind performance is sure to delight audiences of all ages with a unique opportunity to celebrate this special time of year. Tickets are $30 if purchased online at www.cantonvillagetheater.org or $32 at the door (if still available).
On Friday, 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 2022! Please note: this is an animal-free circus. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at www.cantonvillagetheater.org, by phone at 734/394-5300, or in person Tuesday - Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the Village Theater, which is located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton.
For additional information, please visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org.
Residents are advised to make note of the GFL collection schedule during the holiday months. Christmas: Since Christmas falls on Saturday, there will be no collection delay. All collections will take place Monday-Friday of 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 of that week.
Please note, residential yard waste will be collected on your regular collection day along with your garbage and recycling until December 17, and will not resume until April, 2022. To report a missed pickup, please visit www.canton-mi.org/216.
For questions or more information, please call GFL at 844/464-3587.
From December 3-31, area residents are encouraged to take a winter walk around the large scenic pond in Canton’s Heritage Park anytime from 5 - 8 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, visit www.cantonfun.org or call 734/394-5460.
- A Message from Supervisor Graham-Hudak
- Wayne County offers residents hazardous waste drop-off vouchers
- Did you know?
As the year comes to a close, our employees continue to work hard as we strive to meet the board goal of a greener township by lowering the Canton carbon footprint. Some of the ways we have reduced emissions in our facilities is by installing new HVAC units in our buildings, as many failed this past summer, after 25+ years of service. These new units have lowered our greenhouse gas emissions by a whopping 59 tons. Additionally, the hybrid police vehicles we have placed in service estimate a per-vehicle savings of 1,276 gallons of fuel per year and a reduction of over 11 tons of greenhouse gases each. And, since we have eight hybrid vehicles, that’s an estimated savings of 90 tons of CO2 each year. All told, Canton residents can now enjoy 150 fewer tons of CO2 in their atmosphere per year moving forward! To put this in a little perspective, a typical hardwood tree will absorb approximately one ton of CO2 by the time it is 40 years old.
On a more somber note, while Canton provided over 26,000 vaccinations to residents by partnering with Wayne County and Kroger Pharmacy, we end another year with COVID-19 still among us in Canton. Unfortunately, the numbers in Canton are the second highest in Wayne County, after the City of Detroit, and we have consistently been in the top three all year. This tells us that we should still be masking and social distancing as much as possible, and especially watching out for the elderly and those with underlying conditions. Let us also continue to remember the 125 Canton residents who have died to date from COVID-19, as well as their families.
May you and your families have safe and happy holidays, and we hope to see many of you at our holiday outdoor events.
Wayne County has announced a new pilot voucher program to provide household hazardous waste and recycling services to residents. Canton has received a very limited number of these vouchers for direct distribution to residents. Due to the limited amount, 90 vouchers, Canton Public Works will distribute them on a first-come, first-served basis.
Vouchers can be picked up at Canton’s DPW building located at 4847 Sheldon Road between the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Residents can also request vouchers directly from Wayne County by calling 734/326-5708 or emailing ESGHelp@waynecounty.com.
The voucher will allow you to drop off hazardous waste at ERG Environmental Services located at 13040 Merriman Road in Livonia. ERG is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Acceptable hazardous waste includes items such as household paints, stains and dyes; floor wax and floor care products; furniture polish and bathroom cleaners; non-controlled pharmaceutical waste; glue; and fertilizer, and other items.
For more information, please call Canton Public Works at 734/397-1011.
Canton’s website now features a virtual assistant to help you find the information you are looking for. Just locate the box on the lower right corner of your screen, type in your question, and the assistant will point you in the right direction!
- Police to increase patrols at local shopping centers
- Snow removal reminder
- Treasurer Slavens' Corner
Canton’s Police Department will be increasing its patrols at local shopping centers and stores during the month of December. 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 in an attempt to deter criminal activity.Shoppers are reminded to stay alert while in stores and parking lots.
“It’s easy to get distracted while shopping during the holidays,” says Community Relations Officer Patty Esselink. “To decrease your odds of becoming a victim, you should be aware of your surroundings and your belongings at all times,” she adds.
The following basic safety precautions are being offered to shoppers:
• Don’t leave your purse unattended in a shopping cart.
• Be cautious with purses and wallets. Avoid carrying a purse if possible, and keep your wallet in an inside jacket pocket.
• To discourage purse snatchers, don’t overburden yourself with packages. Make several smaller trips back to your vehicle.
• Lock your packages and bags in your vehicle’s trunk, or out of sight. Keep your doors locked and windows closed.
• If you feel you’re being followed or watched in a parking lot, go back inside the store and ask for security.
The Canton Police Department encourages everyone to practice safe shopping habits throughout the year, with additional precautions added during the busy holiday shopping season.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) reminds property owners that depositing snow and ice in public roadways is prohibited. Snow, ice or slush pushed onto the roadway creates a safety hazard, as well as crates inefficiencies for MDOT snow removal operations which results in increased costs to the public for winter maintenance services.
Winter is upon us and your winter property tax bill will be mailed out December 1, and must be paid by February 14, to avoid penalty or interest. If you do not receive your 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 Treasurers’ window; hours-Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
-By mail sent to 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, covering the following: Regional Educational Service Agency-Intermediate School District, Wayne County, Wayne County Jail, Huron Clinton Metropolitan Authority, Wayne County Parks, Canton Township, Canton Township Police, Canton Township Fire, Canton Township Road Millage, Canton Library, Wayne County Community College (for the Van Buren and Wayne-Westland school districts only), Detroit Zoo, Detroit Institute of Arts, Administration Fee, and Solid Waste Fee. Please call our office if you have questions.
For your payment, we accept cash, bank checks, MasterCard, Visa and Discover. There is a $3.95 charge for debit/credit card payments under $160 and a 2.5% charge for credit card payments over $160. This charge is levied by the banks.
This December, we celebrate the many wonderful holidays, as well as December as “National Safe Toys and Gifts” month I wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday.
- Canton Boys Lacrosse
- Dog Park and Dog License Renewals
- Summit Membership Special
- Spring Lacrosse League
- Part-time positions available
Boys in grades 2-8 are invited to register for the 6-week Winter Lacrosse Skills Clinic that will sharpen and strengthen their Lacrosse skills and prepare players for the Spring season. Sessions will be held on Monday and Wednesday at Michigan Lacrosse, located at 6102 Gotfredson Road in Plymouth. Grades 2-4 sessions will be held from 6 - 7 p.m.; Grades 5-6 sessions will be held from 7 - 8 p.m., and Grades 7-8 sessions will be held from 8 - 9 p.m. from January 24 through March 2.
For more information or to register, call the Canton Sports Center at 734/483-5600 or visit csc.canton-mi.org.
The Clerk’s Office is now issuing 2022 Dog Licenses and Dog Park memberships, since all 2021 licenses and memberships expire on December 31. Current rabies and distemper (DHLLP) vaccinations are required for dog licenses. Application can be made in person during business hours or online at www.canton-mi.org. Mail-in applications are also accepted with mailed documentation and fees sent to Canton Clerk’s Office, 1150 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton MI. 48188. Attention: Dog License.
In an effort to mitigate Kennel Cough outbreaks at the Canton Dog Park, Bordetella vaccines will now be an added requirement for all 2022 Canton Dog Park memberships. New and returning Canton Dog Park members will now be required to provide current proof of Rabies, Distemper (DHLLP), and Bordetella vaccinations from a licensed veterinarian to complete their membership. For additional information, please call the Canton Parks office at 734/394-5310 or visit www.cantonfun.org.
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.From January 1-15, save 15% off all Annual Memberships, excluding payment plans, with coupon code: NY15. Choose from: Individual, Student, Senior, Couples, Family, and Kids’ Corner memberships. Family Memberships are only available for purchase at the Summit front desk.
For additional information, please visit www.summitonthepark.org or call 734/394-5460.
Boys, grades 2-8 interested in team competition are invited to register for Canton Lacrosse. This season includes 8-10 league games, two tournaments, custom uniform, and an end-of-year party. New players are welcome! Players must provide their own equipment. Limited rental equipment is available. The season will run from March 14 to June 6. Players are encouraged to register by January 21, 2022. 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.
Are you looking for part-time work that offers full-time fun? Canton Leisure Services has immediate openings for a variety of positions, including: Summit on the Park Facility Assistant; Birthday Party Assistant; Lifeguard; Kids’ Corner Assistant; Member Services Assistant; Village Theater House Manager; Senior Center Special Events and Programs Coordinator; Teen Services Staff and Supervisor; Therapeutic Recreation Program Leader; and more!
If you enjoy a fast-paced, exciting work environment, don’t miss this opportunity to join the Canton Leisure Services team. Apply today at https://canton.applicantpro.com//jobs. Canton Township is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. For more information, visit www.canton-mi.org.
- Get unlimited golf in 2022 at Pheasant Run
- Corn Hole League Underway
- Volleyball Leagues forming
- Summit Personal Training and fitness classes
- staying active all winter
- striders walking club returns
Purchase an Annual Pass at Pheasant Run Golf Club before December 17, 2021, and save 10% off the pass price. Annual golf passes allow for unlimited golf with cart and range use throughout the year. Passes are valid for one year from the date of purchase. For additional details, call the Pro Shop at 734/397-6460 or visit www.golfprgc.org.
Calling all corn hole enthusiasts! Starting on January 13, the Canton Sports Center will again offer weekday adult-coed corn hole leagues at Kickers Sports Bar and Grill. Fees are just $50 per player for eight weeks of play. Call the Canton Sports Center at 734/483-5600 for more information and to register.
Put a 6-person volleyball team together and join us for league play at the Summit on the Park, located at 46000 Summit Parkway. Registration is now open for Adult Coed Recreational Volleyball Leagues that will play on Sunday evenings. 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.
Whether you are new to fitness, someone looking to take your training to the extreme, or someone in-between, the Summit on the Park offers a wide variety of fitness and wellness programs to fit your needs, including Personal Training. Don’t wait, get your New Year’s resolution started today! Meet with one of our personal trainers and get your health and fitness goals met. Our trainers specialize in: weight loss, sport specific, senior balance and strength, and youth fitness! If you are looking for a single session, multi-session, or group training, we have packages to meet your every need!
For more information, please visit www.summitonthepark.org or call 734/394-5460.
Staying active throughout the winter months is important in reducing stress, warding off the winter blues, and keeping up your energy levels. While it may take a little extra effort to get motivated, once you take those steps, it will make a huge difference in your lifestyle! Throughout the winter, Leisure Services encourages you to hike a local trail, go sledding, ice skate, or take your fitness indoors to the Summit on the Park. There are lots of options including daily fitness classes, heated pools, gymnasium, and walking/jogging track. Learn more about these opportunities at www.summitonthepark.org. Whether you like to stay indoors or out, December serves as a great month to try new things. Whatever your fitness preference, Canton Leisure Services wishes you a happy, warm, healthy, and active winter!
Calling all seniors! Are you looking to join an indoor walking club? Then Canton’s Striders Walking Club is the perfect place for you! Stop by the Club 55+ front desk next month and become a member to gain access to the Summit on the Park indoor track. Striders Card one-time annual fee is $6 for residents and $9 for non-residents.
Fees per track session are just $1 for residents or $3 for non-residents. Summit members can sign up and walk for free! All walkers must check in at the Summit front desk. For additional information, call Canton Club 55+ at 734/394-5485.