Board of Trustees

  • Meetings are held every Tuesday of the month at 7 PM unless otherwise posted, in either a study session or regular meeting
  • Canton Administration Building
    1150 S. Canton Center Road
    Canton, MI 48188
If you plan to attend a meeting, please call 734/394-5185 to confirm the meeting has not been canceled.

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.


Board Overview
The Board of Trustees is the policy making body for the Charter Township of Canton. The board meets under the rules of the Michigan Open Meetings Act, 1976 PA 267. Closed sessions, usually held prior to the meetings, also follow these guidelines. That means meetings are posted in advance and minutes are kept.

Board Meeting Participation Guidelines
  • Public hearing: Once the public hearing is declared open, residents are invited to speak. Afterward, the public hearing is declared closed, and the board may take action on the item.
  • Citizen's comments on agenda items: Residents who wish to comment on a specific action item may do so when the issue is being discussed by the board.
  • Citizen's comments on non-agenda items: Residents who wish to comment on non-agenda items may do so at the beginning of regular meetings.
  • Additional public comments: Citizens are given a 2nd opportunity to make any comments at the end of the meeting.
Meeting Participation Code of Courtesy
The board respects the rights of citizens to participate in the legislative process, and asks that everyone adhere to the following Code of Courtesy:
  • Begin your comments by stating your name and address for the record.
  • All public comments should provide a point of view, gain information, share a criticism, or express a concern.
  • Be considerate of others who wish to speak by limiting your comments to a reasonable length. The supervisor may impose a 3-minute limit on individual comments when deemed necessary.
  • At the supervisor's discretion, the forum portion of the agenda may be limited to 30 minutes.
Access to Public Meetings
The Charter Township of Canton will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for hearing impaired, and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting to individuals with disabilities at the meeting / hearing upon 2 weeks notice to the Charter Township of Canton. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Charter Township of Canton by calling ADA Coordinator for the Charter Township of Canton Gwyn Belcher at 734/394-5100. You may also write to the ADA Coordinator at:
1150 S. Canton Center Road
Canton, MI 48188

Canton Community Television
For those unable to attend, regular meetings are taped for later broadcast on Canton Community Television (CCTV). CCTV airs on Comcast (Channel 12) and Wide Open West (Channel 10) cable. Showtimes are at 9 p.m. until the meeting ends, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. You may also request a copy of the show from Canton Community Television by calling 734/398-5241.