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October 2019 PRST STD U.S. Postage PAID POSTAL CUSTOMER Permit No. 253 Volume 31 ã Issue 10 Westland, MI www.canton-mi.org 1150 Canton Center South Holiday trash…
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October 2019 PRST STD U.S. Postage PAID POSTAL CUSTOMER Permit No. 253 Volume 31 • Issue 10 Westland, MI www.canton-mi.org 1150 Canton Center South Holiday trash collection Canton, Michigan 48188 schedule ATTENTION--Trash collection routes to change starting November 4 *Community Calendar and Village Theater schedule are subject to change. Check with sponsors to confirm date and information. Residents are advised to make COMMUNITY VILLAGE THEATER note of the GFL collection schedule Beginning the week of November CALENDAR SCHEDULE during the holiday months. Thanksgiving: There will be no collection on Thursday, November 4, GFL will be going to a five-day collection schedule, a change to the current four-day schedule. This OCTOBER OCTOBER ART EXHIBITION 28. All Thursday and Friday modification will ensure better service 27th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition. Reception October 1 Board of Trustees Study Session. collection routes will be delayed by to our residents, providing more timely 4. Free and open to the public. 6:30– 9 p.m. 6 p.m. one day that week. pickups of trash, yard waste and Christmas: There will be recycling. 5 Howl at the Moon. 6 – 8 p.m. Canton Dog Park. OCTOBER ART WORKSHOP no collection on Wednesday, To see if your collection day has October 23. Photography Workshop “One December 25. All Wednesday, changed, please visit www.canton-mi. 7 Planning Commission Meeting. Shutter at a Time.” 6 p.m. $20. Thursday, and Friday collection org/trash, or just click on the ‘Trash 7 p.m. routes will be delayed by one day Collection’ icon on the bottom of the 8 Board of Trustees Meeting. 7 p.m. that week. homepage. OCTOBER 3-6,10-13 (Biltmore Studio) 10 Zoning Board of Appeals. 7 p.m. Seussical Jr. Spotlight on Youth. 7 p.m. (Thursday, New Year’s Day: There will 11 Canton Clean Up: Recycling Only. Friday and Saturday) 2 p.m. (Sunday). $16 be no collection on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. All Wednesday, Fire Station Open House 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 42100 Van Born. The Canton Fire Department will host its annual Thursday, and Friday collection 15 Board of Trustees Study Session. OCTOBER 5 routes will be delayed by one day Fire Station Open House on Saturday, October 5, 6 p.m. Comedy Hypnotist Greg Steele. Partnership for the that week. from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Fire Station #1, located Arts. 7 p.m. reception, 8 p.m. performance. $30. at 1100 S. Canton Center Road. 16 DDA Board of Directors Meeting. All refuse, recycling, and yard 8 a.m. waste must be placed at the curb This year’s open house will include station tours, a fire vehicle display, and live demonstrations 16 The Emergency Food Assistance OCTOBER 6 by 6:30 a.m. to ensure pick-up. GFL of the department’s extrication equipment Program. 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. will not pick up trash or recycling “Coco” Sensory-sensitive family showing. Rated PG. (“jaws of life”). Kids will be able to participate Summit Banquet Center. that is placed past the sidewalk on 3 p.m. $5. in a scavenger hunt, try on fire gear, and go private property. All recycling must 19 Monster Mash. 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. through the department’s Fire Safety House. Light Cherry Hill Village Theater. be placed separately from your OCTOBER 12 trash on the opposite side of your refreshments and giveaways will be provided. 22 Board of Trustees Meeting. 7 p.m. The Second City’s Greatest Hits. 7:30 p.m. $35. driveway. The open house is being held in conjunction 26 Canton Clean Up and Recycling. For questions or more with National Fire Prevention Week (October 6-12) FOCUS is published 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 42100 Van Born. information, please visit www. to promote fire safety in the community. monthly to provide OCTOBER 17-20 (Biltmore Studio) Canton residents with canton-mi.org or call GFL at For more information, please call the Canton 29 Board of Trustees Study Session. The Velveteen Rabbit. Spotlight Players. Thurs - Sat at information on issues 6 p.m. 844/464-3587. Fire Department office at 734/394-5455. 7:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday at 2 p.m. $16 - $18. and events in the 30 Trick or Treat Parade. 5 – 8 p.m. community. If you have Summit on the Park. any comments contact: OCTOBER 18 Canton DDA to host Shredding Event October 19 NOVEMBER The Mersey Beatles Four Lads from Liverpool. 50 Years Canton’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will host a Shredding Day event This EDITOR of Abbey Road. 7 p.m. $17 - $45. on Saturday, October 19, from 8:30–10:30 a.m. in the IKEA parking lot, located at Kristen Thomas 4 Planning Commission Meeting. 41640 Ford Road. This event is open to Canton residents only and ID will be required. 394-5229 7 p.m. OCTOBER 19 Month kthomas@canton-mi.org Canton residents can bring up to two boxes or bags of paper to shred. There is 5 Board of Trustees Study Session. no limit to the size of the boxes/bags; however you must be able to lift them out of Canceled. Monster Mash. 7:30 p.m. $15 - $20. in CONTRIBUTORS your vehicle unassisted. Please note, the two box/bag limit will be strictly enforced. All Barb Caruso 11 Veteran’s Day. Administration documents will be shredded on site and participants should be prepared for long lines, Amy Hamilton Building closed. OCTOBER 26 as this is expected to be a high-volume event. Peg Stevens Stage Frights 2. Canton Concert Band. 4 p.m. $10 - $12. Canton For questions about the event, please call the DDA office at 734/394-5184. Important Canton Phone Numbers A message from Final Wayne County Hazardous Administration Building Monster Mash at the Village Treasurer Slavens’ Corner Supervisor Waste Collection scheduled for 734/394-5100 Theater Happy fall! Now that fall is here Williams October 19 The Village we know that winter and freezing The Wayne County Department of Public Public Safety Theater at temperatures will soon be upon us. The Service will hold its final Household Hazardous (non-emergency) Cherry Hill freezing temperatures can freeze any Waste Collection of 2019 on Saturday, October 734/394-5400 proudly presents water that is left in your outside pipes Thank you to all of the Canton the Second and faucets, and can cause a lot of residents who endured the long 19 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Wayne County Community College, 21000 Northline Road, Supervisor’s Office annual Cherry damage to your home. It is important to lines to participate in the annual Taylor. This free event is open to Wayne County 734/394-5185 Hill Village winterize your outdoor faucets, pipes, Household Hazardous Waste Day. Tons Monster Mash plumbing and sprinkler system. of hazardous waste were diverted residents only and is a great opportunity to make your home and environment safe by Clerk’s Office and invites you Many residents plan long winter from the landfill as over 1,200 vehicles properly disposing of waste that is considered 734/394-5120 to dance the vacations. It is important to make sure were processed during the five-hour event. It is critically important to our toxic or flammable. night away on you do not have any dripping faucets or Treasurer’s Office Saturday October 19, starting at 7:30 p.m. leaking toilets or pipes. Having someone community that these materials are Only household-generated products from disposed of properly and you came 734/394-5130 This adults-only (21+) event will feature top check on your home while you are away Wayne County residents will be accepted. through once again. Thank you! 40 hits and Halloween covers performed by is always a good idea. For more information, or to obtain a complete Atomic Radio. Guests can also participate A special shout-out goes to the Water Billing Additionally, if you are gone for list of what will and will not be accepted, call in games, a costume contest, cash bar and Municipal Services employees who 734/394-5240 a lengthy amount of time you can 734/326-3936 or visit www.waynecounty.com. refreshments. worked diligently to move everyone always check your water bill online through as fast as possible. Canton Summit on the Park Audiences will be treated to a unique with eUtilities. We have many ways to Township, in partnership with Republic Meeting rooms open for 734/394-5460 experience as the main focus of the event pay your bill when you are away. You may pay your water bill through our Waste, is happy to provide this free service on an annual basis. reservations next month Ordinance Enforcement will be a dance party on stage, which will also feature a bar and tables for seating online service with Chase Banks Pay Canton 501(c)(3) groups can start submitting 734/394-5335 in between dancing. Tickets are $15 for Connection, sign up for our auto-pay, IVR Did you know that Wayne County meeting room requests online for 2020 Canton residents and $20 for non-residents or mail. It is important to note that water also hosts three additional hazardous beginning the week of November 11. Simply go GFL (refuse collection) and can be purchased at the door or in bills are not forwarded with an address waste collection events each year? to www.canton-mi.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/ 844/464-3587 advance at www.cantonvillagetheater.org, change at the post office. It is important These dates are publicized here in Canton-Administration-Building-28 where you by phone at 734/394-5300, or in person to contact the water department if the Focus, on Facebook, and on our can book your room, review the meeting room Canton Public Library Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the you want your bill mailed to a different website. Be on the lookout for the policy, and find step-by-step instructions on how 734/397-0999 Village Theater, located at 50400 Cherry address, remembering to change it back 2020 dates which will be announced to reserve a room. Reservations will be approved Hill Road. For more information, please call when you return. in the spring. on a first-come, first-served basis. Please keep Village Theater at 734/394-5300. Summer Taxes were due September In addition, Canton Clean-Up the e-mail confirming your room as this is the Cherry Hill 16. While we were busy collecting taxes, Days allow for the disposal of many only piece of confirmation you will receive. 734/394-5300 the Treasurer’s office had a pilot program, household items and are held the last If you booked a room online last year and you Treasurer Slavens earns keeping later office hours on Tuesday BOARD OF TRUSTEES Saturday of the month from April – October, except May. These events are encounter a “locked account” when trying to certification evenings for the months of July and log-in, an email will be sent to the email address Canton Treasurer Dian Slavens recently August. We extended the program for held at the GFL facility on Van Born Supervisor associated with that account. The email has a earned the Michigan Certified Public Treasurer two weeks in September for the Summer Road. Please visit www.canton-mi.org Pat Williams link for the user to click on. Once you click on certification from the Michigan Municipal Tax due date. We had very little activity, for more information. the link, it will unlock the account. You will still Treasurers Association’s (MMTA) Basic if any, on Tuesday evenings. I was happy GFL will begin a five-day collection need to know the password. If not, you can use to see if there was a need for later hours, Treasurer Institute. The Institute is the cornerstone of Dian Slavens route on November 4, a change from the ‘forgot password’ link. If you still cannot however this pilot program proved there the current four-day schedule. This will the MMTA educational program. Designed unlock your account, please e-mail meeting. to enhance the overall job performance is not a need for later hours at this time. I improve service to residents, providing rooms@canton-mi.org with the email you are appreciate my Treasury Teams’ willingness Clerk of treasury Michael Siegrist more timely pick-up. using and we will unlock it. to work with me on this pilot program, professionals, this To see if your collection day has Please note: Rooms are only booked one certification means along with IT for the phone extension TRUSTEES changed, please visit www.canton-mi. and the Building Monitors, Ellen and calendar year at a time, so requests dated after that the graduate John Anthony org/trash, or just click on the ‘Trash December 30, 2020 will be declined. Also, Harry. has the benefit Sommer N. Foster Collection’ icon on the bottom of the groups are limited to one room reservation per of 100 hours of Have a safe and enjoyable Michigan Anne Marie Graham- homepage. Simply enter your address month. instruction on topics fall. If you ever have a question, please Hudak in the space provided to see your Steven Sneideman If you need help, contact Dawn at 734/394- covering all aspects call my office at 734/394-5130. collection day. of municipal treasury. 5185 or dgotts@canton-mi.org. on Leisure Services Annual Halloween Trick or Treat Parade Canton Community survey returns coming soon Little princesses and Canton Leisure Services is partnering pirates are invited to with the Canton Public Library to Canton Leisure Services’ administer a community-wide survey to annual Halloween Trick assess programs, services, and facilities, or Treat Parade through as well as gather information on a the Summit on the Park wide range of issues that will assist in on Wednesday, October short and long-range planning by both 30 from 5 - 8 p.m. Canton organizations. Children ages 10 and Sometime this month, 2,000 younger are encouraged households will receive a survey packet to attend to show that provides an option to complete off their Halloween the survey online. If you are one of the costumes while traveling randomly-selected households chosen the Trick or Treat Parade to participate in this statistically-valid path filled with special surprises and little goodies. survey, please reply by the due date. The parade features a not-so-scary walk along This survey will also be available online our trick or treat path that ends with an optional next month at www.cantonfun.org for scary Haunted House, which may not be suitable for residents who did not receive a survey younger children. Parents are responsible for the direct packet. Your responses will provide supervision of their children during this special event. valuable insight into our community’s Tickets will only be sold in advance of the event from needs and top priorities. October 1-29. Costs are, per child, $6 for Summit For additional information, please members, $7 for Canton residents and $11 for non- visit www.cantonfun.org. residents. A limited amount of fast pass tickets for designated timeslots will be available for purchase for an additional $1 per ticket, while supplies last. Please note, all ticket sales will end October 29, at 10 p.m. Canton Historical Society and there is a 10-ticket limit per person. No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets and Fast Passes may seeks board members be purchased online from October 1-29 at www. The Canton Historical Society is cantonfun.org or at the Summit front desk. Each child currently looking to fill three board must have a ticket to participate regardless of age. positions, which will run for a three- Proof of residency will be required to purchase tickets. year term. Interested individuals should email Canton Historical Society For more information, visit www.cantonfun.org or President Bill Tesen at btesen@wowway. call 734/394-5460. com no later than Tuesday, October 29. In the CLS Spotlight Public input sought for accessible playground Canton is seeking input from residents, especially parents and children, about the types of accessible playground equipment that could be incorporated as an addition to Heritage Park’s north pavilion playground in a grant-funded project that is scheduled for installation in 2020. A public input session will be held on Thursday, October 10 at 10 a.m., and 2 p.m. at the playground location. In the event of inclement weather, the public input sessions will be held at the same times on Thursday, October 17. This feedback will be used as a guide in equipment selection, as well as development of playground layout. Can’t make the input sessions? Email jbunjik@canton-mi.org by Friday, October 25, with Accessible Playground Feedback as the subject line. For more information, visit www.cantonfun.org. on Leisure Services Pheasant Run fall rates in Canton Club 55+ Games results effect Over 289 area seniors participated in this year’s As summer comes to a close and Canton Club 55+ Games. Medals were awarded fall begins, golf is still in full swing at including 33 gold, 38 silver, and 39 bronze to Pheasant Run Golf Club and fall rates are individuals who competed in over 13 events. These now in effect. Enjoy 18 holes Monday friendly games were made possible in part by main through Friday for $39 per person with event sponsors, including: Heartland Health Care a cart and on Saturday and Sunday for Centers in Canton, Livonia, and Ann Arbor and $48. Senior and Junior rates for Monday Waltonwood Cherry Hill. Golf Tournament sponsors through Friday for 18 holes are $29. included: Henry Ford Village; Vibrant Life, Heartland Don’t forget the Twilight rate is just $26 Health Care Centers and Waltonwood Cherry Hill. after 5 p.m. on weekdays and $30 on Congratulations to all who participated and thanks weekends after 3:30 p.m. For additional to all who sponsored this year’s games making information, call the Pro Shop at them such a success. 734/397-6460 or book your next tee time at www.golfprgc.org. Annual Salute To Service event Summit on the Park lifeguard Canton is proud to honor area servicemen and women who have served and are currently positions available serving in our Armed Forces. Join us as we salute Are you looking for a part-time all veterans, living and deceased and especially job? Are you interested in a workplace those currently serving in harm’s way. The public is that would be flexible around school encouraged to attend this FREE community event schedules, sports, and other interests? on Monday, November 11, starting at 7 p.m. at Then join the Summit on the Park’s The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Lifeguard Staff! Some of our employee Cherry Hill Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m. perks include: flexible scheduling; great In an effort to show our ongoing support of pay; FREE Membership to the Summit’s these dedicated individuals, we are asking for email Fitness Center; and a friendly work submissions of name, rank and branch of service environment. Apply online today at of area servicemen and women who are either https://canton.applicantpro.com/jobs/. currently serving in the military, veterans, or those Canton Township is an Equal Employment who have made the ultimate sacrifice and have Opportunity Employer. given their life in the line of duty. Please email this information to pkosbe@canton-mi.org by Friday, October 25, for inclusion in our scrolling video Canton Farmers Market fall tribute. For additional information, visit www. offerings cantonvillagetheater.org. Fall has officially arrived at the Canton Farmers Market, and with it comes the influx of delicious fresh cider, a variety of Canton Holiday Artisan Market apples, pumpkins, squash, and mums! Mark your calendars for the Canton Farmers Visit the Market every Sunday through Market second annual Holiday Artisan Market on October 13, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., rain or Saturday, November 2, at the Summit on the Park. shine, at Preservation Park, 500 N. Ridge This market will be held from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Road. The Canton Farmers Market Master will feature a variety of merchandise from local Gardener Volunteer Group will host a fall vendors to help you kick off your holiday shopping. perennial exchange October 6 and 13. Admission is $1, which will go to support Open This is a great time to divide some plants Door Ministries of Canton to help provide meals to exchange at the Master Gardener tent to re
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