FOCUS newsletter

January 2022

  1. Butterfly Ball Returns
  2. Hall of Famers, Community Achievers/Supporters
  3. Snow emergencies in Canton

This popular Valentine’s tradition is back as Canton’s Butterfly Ball returns to the Summit on the Park next month.

Enjoy a night of dancing to age-appropriate music on Friday, February 4, and Saturday, February 5, from 6 - 8 p.m. Event also includes refreshments, a special butterfly souvenir and the always thrilling balloon drop at the end of the festivities.

For those not ready for crowds, schedule time to hit your personal dance floor with your date on Saturday between 1-3 p.m.

Fees are just $11.50 for Canton residents and $14.50 for non-residents. Keepsake photos, face painting and additional butterfly souvenirs will be available onsite for an additional fee.

Registration is now underway at www.cantonfun.org/register, and ends February 1. For more information, visit www.cantonfun.org or call 734/394-5460.

  1. A Message from Supervisor Graham-Hudak
  2. Plowing and salting of Canton's roads
  3. GFL tree pick-up January 3-14

Happy New Year, neighbors!

As we all look forward to all of the great things to come in 2022, it is also a time to reflect on the past year and all that was accomplished. Here is just a small sample of highlights from 2021. We will go more in-depth in the annual State of the Township address in March. 

• Canton Municipal Services completed three major road projects:
        --Canton Center: Rehabilitation and repair work from Cherry Hill to Ford
        --Sheldon Road: Heavy rehabilitation work from Cherry Hill to Ford Road.
        --Haggerty Road: Repairs from Michigan Avenue to Van Born.

 • Completed major projects on the Summit on the Park
         --Replaced copper roof
         --Replaced skylights in the gymnasium
         --Resurfaced track
         --Refinished gymnasium floor • Newly constructed Fire Station #2 opened and is providing excellent service to the community.

• Canton Police Department increased their community engagement, with over 150 activities in 2021, including a resident subcommittee.

• Canton Leisure Services held the first-ever Picnic in the Park last fall, complete with a spectacular fireworks display and new cultural events.

• Fully translatable FOCUS newsletters available on the Canton website.

Again, these highlights are just a fraction of the incredible work done by our municipal organization in an effort to provide the best service possible to Canton residents year-in and year-out. Here’s to a successful 2022 and beyond!

  1. Canton MSD receives reaccreditation from APWA
  2. Treasurer Slavens' Corner

Canton is pleased to announce that last month, our Municipal Services Department received full accreditation by the American Public Works Association (APWA) for the second time. The purpose of accreditation is to promote excellence in the operation and management of a public works agency, its programs and employees. Accreditation is designed to assist the agency in continuous improvement of operations and management, and in providing a valid and objective evaluation of agency programs as a service to the public and the profession.

Open to all governmental agencies with responsibilities for public works functions, initial accreditation from APWA is for a four-year period, during which time semi-annual updates are required to demonstrate continuing compliance. Canton MSD received their initial accreditation in 2017 and applied for reaccreditation in 2021. The re-accreditation process builds on the original accreditation, encouraging continuous improvement and compliance with newly identified practices.

The continuation of accreditation for Canton’s Municipal Services Department, indicates staff have met all applicable accreditation documentation and practices over time. Canton MSD Director Jade Smith stated, “The awarding of the APWA Accreditation reflects the dedication from all the staff towards continues improvement and excellence. We are extremely proud to receive this honor. The heroes of this prestigious APWA award are the public works staff whose mission is to provide services and programs that contribute to making Canton a great place to live and work.”

  1. Summit New Year Membership Special
  2. Health and Wellness Update
  3. Summit Personal Training Discount

Are you planning to kick off the New Year with fitness as a top priority for you and your family? Then be sure to take advantage of special savings with the Summit’s New Year Membership Special.

From January 1-15, save 15% off of the following Annual Membership packages: Individual, Student, Senior, Couples, and Family memberships. Purchase your membership at www.summitonthepark.org with promo code: NY15.

Please note: Family Memberships are only available for purchase at the Summit front desk and payments plans are excluded from this special offer. For pricing and more information, please visit www.summitonthepark.org or call 734/394-5460.

  1. Bingo and brunch
  2. New Summit marketplace
  3. Summit on the Park sled library

Area residents are invited to stay in their pajamas and head over to the Summit on the Park for some BINGO and Brunch family fun on Saturday, January 29!

Registration includes at least 10 games of BINGO, a pre-boxed continental breakfast and prizes! This family-friendly event will be held from 9 - 10:30 a.m. in the Summit on the Park Banquet Center, with a limit of 8 people per group. An additional session will be held from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Summit on the Park parking lot for a drive-in experience through your radio!

Select which time slot and option will work best for your family! Per person fees are just $8 for Canton residents and $10 per person for non-residents. Pre-registration is required. Sign up today at www.cantonfun.org/register or call 734/394-5460.

  1. Leisure Services part-time positions available
  2. Pickleball Learn-to-play clinic
  3. Snowball co-ed tournament
  4. Spring lacrosse league
  5. GCYBSA registration

Are you looking for a rewarding part-time position where you can learn and grow on the job? Then be sure to check out the multiple positions that are currently available or starting this spring with Canton Leisure Services!

Pheasant Run Golf Club will be hiring shortly for its upcoming 2022 season. Available positions include: Cart and Range attendant, Pro Shop Assistant, Waitstaff / Beverage Cart Attendant, Grill cook, Operator, and more. Applications are currently being accepted.

Apply today for these and other jobs online at https://canton.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Additional Leisure Services positions may include: Summit on the Park Facilities Assistant, Birthday Party Assistant, Teen Services Staff, Club 55+ Special Event Coordinator, Therapeutic Recreation Program Leader, and more. You Belong Here! For more information, visit cantonfun.org. Canton Township is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.