FOCUS newsletter

OCTOBER 2021

  1. GFL’s holiday collection schedule
  2. Apply now to serve on Canton Boards/Commissions
  3. The Village Theater’s “Monster Mash” returns
  4. Last 2021 Canton Clean-Up scheduled for October 16

Last month, GFL began consolidating all residential yard waste collections to Saturday. This change will be effective through October 9. GFL made this change in an effort to remain current on residential garbage and recycling collections.

Residents are advised that curbside collection of garbage and recycling will remain the same, only yard-waste collections are moving to Saturday.

Residents are advised to make note of the GFL collection schedule during the holiday months. Thanksgiving: There will be no collection on Thursday, November 25. All Thursday and Friday collection routes will be delayed by one day that week. Christmas: Since Christmas falls on Saturday, there will be no collection delay. All collections will take place Monday-Friday that week. New Year’s Day: Since New Year’s Day falls on Saturday, there will be no collection delay. All collections will take place Monday-Friday that week. Please note, curbside pickup of residential yard waste will end on Friday, December 17, and will not resume until April 2022. All trash, recycling, and yard waste must be placed at the curb by 6:30 a.m., to ensure pick-up. GFL will not pickup refuse or recycling that is placed past the sidewalk on private property. All recycling must be placed separately from your refuse on the opposite side of your driveway. 

For questions or more information, visit www.canton-mi.org or call GFL at 844/464-3587.

  1. A message from Supervisor Graham-Hudak
  2. Help keep storm drains clear
  3. Annual Salute To Service event  
  4. National Fire Prevention Week

Hello Neighbors!

The days are getting shorter and cooler as we move into fall. School is back in session and many are traveling back and forth to work again. That means increased traffic congestion. And, after the two tragic, fatal car accidents last month, I don’t think it will hurt to remind drivers to leave plenty of time to get to your destination. It is important to remember to watch out for school children and pedestrians crossing the roads or getting onto buses. Also, please do not block residential neighborhoods while waiting for school to be dismissed as some residents are having difficulty getting in and out of their subdivisions. Remember that texting while driving is a distraction and obeying traffic signals and signage helps to reduce accidents. 

On a lighter note, congratulations to Canton Clerk Michael Siegrist for being awarded Clerk of the Year by the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks! He is very deserving of this honor, and we are proud to have him serving our community. 

Providing transparency to our residents is a high priority for our Board of Trustees. That is why all of our meeting dates, times, agendas and minutes are available on the Canton website, www.canton-mi. org. Recordings of our meetings are also on the website. We recently moved to hybrid Board meetings, meaning you can attend in person or via Zoom for those who want to attend remotely. 

Don’t forget to sign up for my eNewsletter at www.canton-mi.org/list.aspx so that you can be kept up-to-date on the latest Canton happenings! I look forward to seeing you at our many events, including our newest Diwali Festival of Lights, which Trustee Tania Ganguly has worked to bring to our community with the help of our Leisure Services team.


  1. Treasurer Slavens' Corner
  2. Community health survey
  3. Canton Cares Fund Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser
  4. Canton Farmers Market fall offerings

I hope you have had a wonderful summer! 

It is hard to believe that September is here and school is back in session. A quick reminder, your summer taxes are due by Tuesday; September 14, by the close of our business day. After this date an interest charge of 1% per month will be added. Happy Fall! 

Now that fall is here, we know that winter and freezing temperatures will soon be upon us. The freezing temperatures can freeze any water left in your outside pipes and faucets, and can cause a lot of damage to your home. It is important to winterize your outdoor faucets, pipes, plumbing and sprinkler system. Many residents plan long winter vacations. It is important to make sure you do not have any dripping faucets or leaking toilets or pipes. 

Did you know when a toilet runs constantly it can waste 200 gallons of water per day? Or when a faucet leaks water at a rate of 10 drips per minute it can waste one gallon of water per day? Having someone check on your home while you are away is always a good idea. 

Additionally, if you are gone for a lengthy amount of time you can always check your water bill online with eUtilities. We have many ways to pay your bill when you are away. You may pay your water bill through our online service, sign up for our auto-pay, use IVR or mail it in. It is important to note that water bills are not forwarded with an address change at the post office. It is important to contact the water billing department if you want your bill mailed to a different address, remembering to change it back when you return. 

As we enter into October, we celebrate Breast Cancer awareness month as well as Respiratory Care week. So, remember to breathe easy and have a safe and enjoyable Michigan fall. 

If you ever have questions, please feel free to call my office at 734/394-5130. 

  1. Leisure Services Five-Year Master Plan Public Hearing
  2. Pumpkin Patch in the Pool returns
  3. Diwali event celebrates “Festival of Lights”
  4. Revenge of Ridge

The Canton Leisure Services 2022-2026 Five-Year Master Plan is currently available for public review on the Canton website at www.cantonfun.org. 

Hard copies of the Master Plan are also available for review until October 30, at the Leisure Services Office, 1150 S. Canton Center, or the Canton Public Library, 1200 S. Canton Center. 

All community comments can be submitted to Canton Leisure Services via email to leisure@canton-mi.org or dropped-off or mailed to Attn: Greg Hohenberger, Canton Leisure Services Director, 1150 S. Canton Center Road, Canton, MI 48188. All comments must be received by November 1. 

Presentation of the Five-Year Master Plan Draft will be given to the Canton Township Board during a Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 9. 

For additional information, call 734/394-5360 or visit www.cantonfun.org.

  1. Canton Goodfellows “No Child without a Christmas Campaign”
  2. Annual Turkey Trot 5K returns
  3. Pheasant Run Golf Club Update
  4. Canton Historical Society Seeks New Board Members

The Canton Goodfellows are excited to return to their traditional program this holiday season, through community member sponsorships and purchasing gifts for children of families in need. 

Applications for those wishing to receive assistance are now available at cantongoodfellows.org, or by visiting the Canton Township Clerk’s Office and Canton Public Library.

Applications must be postmarked by Friday, October 15 to be considered. Those who have sponsored a child in the past will be contacted by email, and new sponsors or anyone seeking more information should visit cantongoodfellows.org or email cantongoodfellows@gmail.com.