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- Canton Farmers market now open
- Thursday night live concerts
- canton's water system is safe
- canton's building division works to keep up with demand
As temperatures are starting to rise, watch for more and more seasonal produce to roll in every Sunday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Canton Farmers Market, located at 500 N. Ridge Road. These open-air markets will be held every Sunday now through October 17, rain or shine. Stop by to see your favorite vendors and pick up some fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted artisan items, lunch, and more! For more information, please go to www.canton-mi.org/496 or get daily updates on our Facebook page, search “cantonfarmersmarket.” See you at the Market!
It is that time of year again for summer breezes and live music to fill the air of Canton’s Heritage Park. Thursday Night LIVE Concert Series, sponsored by Community Financial Credit Union, are back starting June 17. These free concerts will offer various food options, including Coldstone Creamery. Maraschino’s Pub will also be on site selling beer. No pre-registration is required although Canton will follow all MDHSS safety guidelines and capacity limits. Future concerts will be held every Thursday through August 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Heritage Park Amphitheater. No concert will be held on July 1. Concerts are weather dependent. Participants are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the sounds of summer. For more information, visit www.cantonfun.org.
June 17: Lookin Back - Bob Segar Tribute
June 24: Air Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet Tribute
July 8: The Oneders - One-hit wonders
July 15: Kari Holmes - Country
July 22: The Third Degree - Rock hits
July 29: JOVI - Bon Jovi Tribute
August 5: Wag the Dog-Rock - Rock, Pop, Motown and today’s hits
August 12: Downriver Dan - Rock and Blues
August 19: Circle of Sound Band - Best hits from today and yesterday
Canton would like to assure all residents and business owners that we take the safety of our water supply system very seriously. Each year, Canton issues a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) that gives a detailed analysis of where Canton’s water comes from and the treatment process it goes through. It also gives consumers detailed information about the quality of their drinking water. The 2020 report can be downloaded at www.canton-mi.org/CantonWaterReport.
If you have any questions, please call Canton’s Public Works at 734/397-1011.
Canton’s Building and Inspection Services Division is working hard to keep up with permit demand. On average, 500 applications are being submitted per week. Depending on the complexity of the application (i.e. if a review is needed) approvals can take up to 15 days after the permit is entered. However it can take longer if the application does not pass the review process or is submitted incompletely.
Residents can check the status of their permit or apply for Mechanical, Electrical or Plumbing permits at https://emsd.canton-mi.org/cityviewportal
All applications are processed in the order they’re received. Once the permit review is complete, residents will receive an email notification of permit approval.
Beginning June 1, all inspections MUST be scheduled online. Canton’s Automated Phone System will no longer be available after May 30, 2021.
Canton Township thanks you in advance for your patience and understanding.
- A message from Supervisor Graham-Hudak
- Hydrocorp continues testing residential irrigation systems
- DDA to pabve dirt roads located in district
- did you know?
I would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of the community volunteers and employees who have worked at our COVID testing site, as well as the vaccination clinics. We couldn’t have facilitated over 25,500 doses without your help, so thank you for helping your neighbors! Our teams continue to vaccinate homebound residents with our paramedics and a Wayne County partnership – please call 734/394-5400 if you need assistance.
The Canton Board of Trustees recently adopted its Strategic Plan for the community. The full plan can be viewed at www.canton-mi.org/206.
One of the Board’s objectives in facilitating a Welcoming Community is creating a subcommittee for transparency, guidance and oversight under the Canton Coalition for Inclusive Communities (CCIC). This group believes strongly in the dignity of the individual and breaking down barriers to create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive community by working together to secure the right of every person in the Canton community to be free from hate crimes and/or bias-motivated incidents.
Another objective for a Welcoming Community is the presence of a social worker within our Police Department, which the Board approved last month. The clinician will act as a ‘second responder,’ to our police and community, assisting where needed when families and residents need assistance.
As part of the Board’s objective for a Quality Infrastructure and Healthy Ecosystem, Canton has increased recycling education, Public Service Announcements and other cable programming from our elected officials. Topics have included: COVID updates, roads, recycling, water rates, CCIC subcommittee and social services agencies. Watch for these on your local cable access station, Township Government Facebook page and website.
We look forward to reaching more of Canton’s strategic goals under our You Belong Here plan, as we come out of this pandemic together!
Under the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act, the EGLE institutes rules to protect drinking water and to prevent cross connections that may contaminate public drinking water systems. State law requires all communities to implement a program for removal of ALL existing cross connections and the prevention of all future cross connections.
Canton currently requires cross connection testing on commercial and industrial facilities due to their perceived greater risk of contaminants. While testing of these facilities will continue, Canton is now required, by the state, to address the residential sector. Most residential contamination risks come from the large number of underground irrigation systems.
Hydrocorp has been contracted to perform Residential Cross Connection Control (CCC)inspections throughout Canton. If your property is scheduled for inspection, you will be notified by mail. All inspections are done outside of your home and at no time should any Hydrocorp employee ask to gain entrance. Hydrocorp employees will have marked vehicles and be wearing safety orange vests with marked uniforms. All calls can be directed to Hydrocorp at 844/493-7641
Residential testing is mandatory and done on a five-year cycle. Any home inspected in 2021 will not be inspected again until 2026. For more information on Canton’s CCC Program please visit www.canton-mi.org/1266.
This summer, Canton’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will be paving potions of Brookline, Elmhurst and Marlowe from Ford Road to the DDA boundary. This project is being fully funded by the DDA as part of its plan to improve the district’s infrastructure. Residents and businesses in the area will be notified by mail of the construction schedule.
For more information on Canton’s road projects, follow us at facebook.com/cantongoverrnment. To learn more about Canton’s DDA and what they do, visit www.canton-mi.org/182.
The Canton Township website, www.canton-mi.org, uses AudioEye technology to ensure ADA and WCAG compliance for our users. The AudioEye icon can be found in the lower right corner of any page of the website. Click on it to explore accessibility options, which include font colors and sizes, background colors, screen readers and more.
Area seniors are invited to attend Canton Club 55+’s “Red, White, and Blue” Parking Lot Party on Thursday, June 17, in the Summit Community Courtyard, located at 46000 Summit Parkway. Participants will enjoy this tailgate-style celebration starting at 12:30 p.m., which will include: a boxed lunch from Lee’s Chicken, music, and activities. Individuals may stay in their car or bring a lawn chair. The per person fee is $12, with registration ending June 10.
Canton’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will host a Shredding Day event on Saturday, August 21 from 8 – 10 a.m. in the Super Bowl parking lot, 45100 Ford Road. This event is open to Canton residents only and ID will be required.
Residents can bring up to two boxes or bags of paper to shred. There is no limit to the size of the boxes/bags; however you must be able to lift them out of your vehicle unassisted. Please note, the two box/bag limit will be strictly enforced. All documents will be shredded on site and participants should be prepared for long lines as this is expected to be a high volume event. For more information, please call the DDA office at 734/394-5184.
Welcome Summer 2021! As we begin to enjoy the beauty of Michigan’s summer we hope for a little more normalcy. School is out and many friends and families can enjoy the outdoors.
Township Hall has been open now for over a month and it is wonderful to see our residents again. The Treasurers office has been receiving questions regarding past property taxes. Resident can go www.canton-mi.org/238 and click on “Property tax and assessment records” and this will bring you to the BS&A online site; where you can put in your address and it will give you your tax history (Year; Season; Amount Paid; Date of Payment). A quick reminder regarding your summer property taxes, they will be mailed out July 1 and will be due September 14.
Our spring has been a little on the cool and wet side, which has helped with the nice greening of our plants. As we move into the warmer and dryer summer, here’s a quick reminder of higher water use and your water bills. Irrigations, power washing, filling pools and washing your car are just a few culprits in higher water use. It is always helpful to look at your water meter before and after you have watered your lawn, power washed your deck or even filled your pool. This will give you an idea of how much water you are using.
June is a wonderful month of many celebrations honoring our wonderful fathers and Juneteenth to name a few. I hope you have an enjoyable, safe summer with friends and family.
If you ever have questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call my office at 734/394-5130.