FOCUS newsletter

DECEMBER 2022

  1. DDA Board members needed
  2. Lock your parked vehicles
  3. GFL's holiday collection schedule
  4. Community input needed

Canton’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) currently has two open “citizen representative” seats. The DDA oversees the development of the designated downtown area (Ford Road). It’s governed by a board of directors appointed by Canton’s Board of Trustees and is made up of five citizen representatives and six business representatives.

The DDA meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. in the Canton Administration Building. Interested residents can apply by visiting www.canton-mi.org/590 and filling out an application.

To learn more about the DDA and what it does, please visit www.canton-mi.org/182.

  1. A message from Supervisor Graham-Hudak
  2. Holidays in Heritage Park
  3. Shopping safety a priority for police
  4. Canton commission for culture, arts and heritage seeks new members
  5. Lunch and learn: preventing financial fraud on older adults

Hello Neighbors!

Here we are, at the end of another year. It was an exciting 2022, with much of the world getting back to a new ‘normal.’

We were so happy to be able to bring back Canton’s Liberty Fest after a two-year hiatus. This event, and many others that had to be put on hold, were a welcome return. And, even though some protocols have been tweaked to keep everyone safe, it appears that the community was ready to get back out and participate in the fun!

We had many other successes this year. Our County, State and Federal partners helped secure the funding for Canton’s many programs.

After securing over $5 million in county and state funding, we were finally able to fix the stretch of Canton Center Road from Ford to Warren correctly as well as plan for some future projects.

Additionally, we conducted an intensive study and released a sidewalk gap program that mapped out 54 miles of sidewalk gaps throughout the community, for which we received $750,000 from the state. We are currently prioritizing the gaps that will bring our community together through connected sidewalks.

Finally, Canton’s Western Wayne County Therapeutic Recreation Program, which provides unique, year-round services and adaptive recreation opportunities to individuals from eight years of age into adulthood, received very generous funding from the County and the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network.

I wish all of you a happy and healthy holiday season, and look forward to seeing you in 2023!

  1. The second city returns to Canton's village theater
  2. The village theater in the spotlight
  3. Christmas in the village returns
  4. Registration opens for a variety of winter programs

With the holiday season comes time-honored traditions, including: setting up a six-foot fire hazard in the living room, watching your kid howl on Santa’s lap at the local mall and gaining a solid 12 pounds from stress and seasonal lattes.

Thankfully, The Second City will present a holiday experience you can actually look forward to and enjoy at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill on Friday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m.

With a sack full of seasonal sketches, The Second City’s Holidazed & Confused Revue presents a riotous send-up of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and everything in-between. The show is the perfect antidote to your holiday malaise and is guaranteed to make you laugh until your cheeks flush with holidazed joy!

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at www.cantonvillagetheater.org or by calling 734/394-5300.

  1. Summit new year membership special
  2. Canton boys lacrosse
  3. Lunch at the creek available weekdays
  4. Brunch with santa and mrs. claus
  5. Get unlimited golf in 2023 at Pheasant Run
  6. Spring lacrosse league

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, visit www.summitonthepark.org or call 734/394-5460.

  1. Plowing and salting roads
  2. Treasurer Slavens' corner

Now that winter is here, many residents have been inquiring as to who is responsible for plowing and salting the roads in Canton. Because Canton is a township, and not a city, it is not responsible for roads in the community.

LOCAL ROADS

Most subdivision streets are maintained by contactors working for the local neighborhood Homeowners’ Associations (HOA). Subdivision roads owned by Wayne County are considered Priority Level V (lowest). Snow removal on these roads will not begin until there is an accumulation of more than 6” and travel is difficult. Work will only be done during regular work hours without using overtime. Please note: If icy conditions exist, Ice Control Sand will be used instead of salt.

STATE and COUNTY ROADS

Plowing-related questions about non-residential public roads should be forwarded to the Wayne County Department of Public Services (DPS) at 1-888-ROAD-CREW. However, due to lack of funding resources, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Wayne County DPS will continue with a reduced level of service during winter maintenance operations. Again this winter, state highways throughout Michigan will be designated either Priority Service Level I or II.

Wayne County provides MDOT with services on three state-owned highways that bisect Canton: I-275, Michigan Avenue (US-12), and Ford Road (M-153). Under the modified maintenance program, I-275 has been designated Priority Service Level I Route, the highest level of service, while most of Ford Road and Michigan Avenue have been designated Priority Service Level II Routes.

On Priority I Routes, County maintenance crews will work to clear ice and snow off 75% of the pavement both during and after a snow event, using overtime if necessary. On Priority Level II Routes, County crews will work to clear most snow and ice from roads. At a minimum, roads will be cleared for one wheel-track in each direction. The remainder will be cleared as soon as possible without working overtime. Although Level II Routes will be passable, they will not necessarily be completely clear until sometime after snow has stopped accumulating.