FOCUS newsletter

DECEMber 2023

  1. Summit on the Park Aquatic Center grand reopening
  2. GFL's holiday collection schedule
  3. Shopping safety a priority for police
  4. 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 with Code: AQ3510

As part of the Grand Reopening celebration, there will be giveaways and information on upcoming swim lessons. For additional information, visit or call 734/394-5460.

  1. A message from Supervisor Graham-Hudak
  2. Solid waste fee increase on winter tax bill
  3. Master Plan update

Hello Neighbors!

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, 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.

  1. Know before you throw
  2. Lock your parked vehicles
  3. Treasurer Slavens' corner

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
• Shovels
• Extension cords
• Batteries
• Tissue paper

To view a complete list of what is and is not accepted in your recycling cart, please visit

  1. Summit New Year membership special
  2. Get unlimited golf n 2024 at Pheasant Run
  3. The Village Theater in the spotlight
  4. 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 or call 734/394-5460.

  1. Meals on Wheels volunteers needed
  2. Pickleball clinics
  3. Striders walking club returns
  4. Registration opens a variety of winter programs
  5. Spring lacrosse league
  6. 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 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