FOCUS newsletter

FEBRuary 2023

  1. Volunteers needed for stakeholder discussions
  2. Canton wine walk fundraiser
  3. In need of food assistance
  4. off-season farmers markets
  5. Local match program applications accepted on a rolling basis

Canton’s Planning Services Division is looking for volunteers to participate in stakeholder discussions as they work to update Canton’s Master Plan. Discussions will be used to garner feedback on specific subjects from key demographic groups in the community. Topics may include: Transportation, Infrastructure, Environmental Preservation, Land Use/Development, Cherry Hill Village, Infill Design, Food Systems, and more. If you would like to participate, please call Erin Schlutow at 734/394-5179 or email masterplan@cantonmi.gov.

For more information on Canton’s Master Plan update please visit www.canton-mi.org/masterplan.

  1. A message from Supervisor Graham-Hudak
  2. Electric Vehicle/Charging survey
  3. Residential cross connection program continues in 2023

Hello neighbors! This year, the Canton organization is looking toward innovation, technology and green infrastructure. As I mentioned last month, we are asking for input on electric vehicle charging stations. Please take a moment to share your opinion by taking the survey here. 

Additionally, our Technology Committee is going strong, coming up with various ways we can meet the ever-changing advancements in technology and how we can use those advancements to better serve our residents. Coming up, the group is planning an app-a-thon, where they will brainstorm ideas for applications that could potentially help with finding information and providing services.

Lastly, late last year we were able to work with four Masters Candidates from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Executive Program. They were tasked with studying Canton’s Michigan Avenue, and how it could be utilized as a technology corridor, or part of an innovation network. They worked with staff, conducted interviews of industry leaders as well as surrounding communities and residents, did hours of research spanning market sectors and trends, various funding opportunities, and were able to present a vision for how we may be able to achieve the goal of an innovation network along Michigan Avenue.

Have a great February!

  1. Town Hall meeting February 7
  2. Simple crime prevention tips
  3. Treasurer Slavens' Corner

The Canton Board of Trustees will be holding a Town Hall Meeting on the topic of License Plate Reader Systems on Tuesday, February 7, at 7 p.m.  Police Department officials will present on the benefits and resources provided by running license plate readers in the Township.   

Residents are invited to attend this educational event, and will be provided with the opportunity for input and questions. Questions can also be emailed in advance to chad.baugh@cantonmi.gov.

  1. Canton pavilion online rentals
  2. Lunch at fellows creek available on weekdays
  3. we're hiring!
  4. Seeking Summit personal trainers
  5. In the CLS Spotlight: Culture and Cuisine experience

Think ahead to spring and summer! This year’s pavilion rental season runs May 1 - September 4. Starting February 1, at 10 a.m., Canton Leisure Services will begin accepting online reservations from Canton residents for its open-air pavilions, amphitheater, and gazebo at www.cantonfun.org.  

Only online bookings from Canton residents will be accepted at this time. Starting March 1, at 10 a.m., Canton residents may submit phone reservations by calling 734/394-5310, however online reservations are still encouraged. Online or phone reservations for non-residents will be accepted starting March 29. Payment is due at time of reservation. Due to several construction projects expected to take place on the north end of Heritage Park this year, the North Pavilions will not be available for rental for at least the first half of the season. 

For rates and additional information, visit www.cantonfun.org/674  or call 734/394-5310. 

  1. Free family first workshops
  2. Spring and summer class registration
  3. Chinese spring festival
  4. Canton newcomers and neighbors bingo night
  5. Tax counseling no longer available

Canton Leisure Services is currently offering a series of free mental health workshops in the coming months to help area residents learn important self-care skills to help them thrive. Participants in the Family First and Social Services Workshops will receive valuable information and be introduced to practices that support mental well-being. 

These workshops are open to everyone meeting the age limits, with no residency requirement. All sessions will be held in the evenings at the Summit on the Park Banquet Center, 46000 Summit Parkway. Choose from the following: Understanding and Supporting Change on February 15; Families Against Narcotics (F.A.N.) on March 2; Employment First: Employment Goals for Special Needs Families on March 14; Visible Together: An exploration of gender and sexuality for parents and teens on April 15, and How to Tackle Bullying on May 17. 

Register today at www.cantonfun.org/register or call 734/394-5460.