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                                  CANTON - NORTHVILLE

        Wizards and muggles

        Library hosts special Harry Potter party

           Grab your house robes; it's time for a  Get geeked for Harry Potter Bingo, a
        Harry Potter Party. Canton Public Library  sorting hat, polyjuice punch, pretzel
        is hosting a celebration of the beloved  wands, an owl craft and more. Costumes
        series with live music, games, treats and  are encouraged and all ages are welcome.
        crafts from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.     "The party is a means for fans to come
        Saturday, Feb. 9.                      together to celebrate the magic of books,
           Tonks and the Aurors, 'The Bruce    music and community. Attendees will
        Springsteen of Wizard Rock,' will be play-  have a blast while connecting with other
        ing an acoustic set. The high-energy musi-  fans," said Youth Librarian Whitney Jones.
        cal act was originally based out of Ann  Learn some lyrics so that you can sing
        Arbor but has gone on to play all over the  along at
        United States and in Dublin at LeakyCon.  No registration required. The Canton
        Started by frontwoman Steph Anderson in  Public Library is located at 1200 S. Canton
        2007, Tonks and the Aurors has created  Center Road in Canton. Visit www.canton-
        five full-length albums plus an E.P. all or call (734) 397-0999 for informa-  Tonks, above,  and the Aurors will perform live at the Harry Potter event at the Canton
        about Harry Potter, as well as other music.  tion.                           Library.
        New director named at Northville District Library

           Laura Mancini has been      Library, the Library for the                              ”                                 communities and serves as a
        appointed as the new director of  Visually  and  Physically                     It is a genuine privilege                  source of enrichment and inspi-
        the Northville District Library.  Impaired, and the Research                                                               ration.” She is looking forward
           Her hiring was confirmed at a  Library. She has also worked at              to begin the next phase                     to “meeting the residents of the
        special meeting of the Library  the GM Media Archives, the                        of my career here.                       Northville communities and
        Board of Trustees Dec. 5 and she  Cranbrook Archives and the                                                               working with them on this
        began her new post Jan. 14.    Benson Ford Research Center.                                                                endeavor.”
           Mancini was formerly the      Mancini holds a Master of                                                                   She succeeds Anne Mannisto,
        director of the Oakland County  Library and Information         “The Northville District    genuine privilege to begin the  who retired from the library
        Library, where she served in   Science degree from Wayne      Library is well-known through-  next phase of my career here.”   after 22 years, serving as assis-
        that position for 15 years. In that  State University and was as an  out the Michigan library commu-  She plans to continue the  tant director and library direc-
        capacity she administered the  adjunct faculty member at the  nity for its first-class library serv-  work done by her predecessors  tor.
        county library programs, which  college. She is also a trustee for  ices provided by a stellar board  to make the Northville District  The Library is located at 212
        included the Adams-Pratt Law   the Southfield Public Library.  and staff,” Mancini said. “It is a  Library “a place that connects  West Cady St. Northville.
        Kindergarten registration for class of 2032 is now under way

           Northville Public Schools is  Moraine, March 18,20 21 and at  2019-20 kindergarteners will take  option on school days from as  6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 at
        now accepting kindergarten     Silver Springs, March 26 and 27.:  place at each school. The meeting  early as 7 a.m. to the start of school  each of the locations where pre-
        enrollment for the graduating    Parents should follow steps one  is set for 6 p.m. May 1 at Amerman;  and from school dismissal until 6  school programs are offered
        class of 2032.                 through six on the website to com-  for 6 p.m. April 29 at Moraine; for  p.m.               including Old Village School,
           Parents with children who will  plete the enrollment forms and  6:30 p.m. May 8 at Ridge Wood; for  “Our Nationally Accredited  Thornton Creek Elementary
        be 5 years of age on or before Sept.  gather information regarding  6 p.m. May 8 at Silver Springs; for 6  Early Childhood program also  School, Ridge Wood Elementary
        1, 2019, can access the 2019-20  which documents to bring to the  p.m. May 16 at Thornton Creek and  offers Half-Day, Pre-K PLUS,  School  and  Winchester
        Enrollment page on the district  scheduled appointment. If circum-  for 5:45 p.m. May 16 at Winchester.  School-Day and Full-Day pro-  Elementary School. These Open
        website to schedule an appoint-  stances prevent making an      The Northville Public Schools  grams for children as young as 33  Houses are intended for potential
        ment with a member of the office  appointment during the dates list-  Early Childhood Education and  months old and toilet trained. A  new families to the programs and
        of student data. Staff members will  ed above, select an appointment at  Extended Day Programs offers  Parent/Child class is also available  are designed for parents and
        be available to review all neces-  any other school. If unsure of  Kids' Club at each elementary  for children who have turned 2 by  guardians. Webinars will also be
        sary documentation and process  which school a child will be  school. This tuition-based program  Sept. 1, 2019, a spokesman noted.   provided for program overviews,
        enrollment at Amerman on Feb.  attending, view the attendance  allows parents the option to have  The NPS Early Childhood  curriculum information, and the
        20, 21; at Winchester, Feb. 26,27,28;  boundary map on the district web-  their child participate in a before  Education and Extended Day  registration process. For more
        at Thornton Creek, March 5,6,7; at  site.                     and/or after school childcare pro-  Program will host Curriculum  information, visit the Early
        Ridge Wood, March 12, 13, 14; at  A parent meeting for incoming  gram.  Kids' Club is offered as an  Parent Night Open Houses from  Childhood website.
        Tax help is now available

           Volunteer aides from the AARP         The volunteers who work on tax
        Foundation will offer free tax preparation  preparation are certified. Tax prepara-
        services to seniors at the Northville  tion is by appointment only, between 8
        Community Center on Thursdays, Feb. 7 -  a.m. and 3 p.m. and typically takes 1 to 1-½
        April 12. This service has been offered to  hours.                                                   CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CANTON
                                                                                                                  NOTICE TO PUBLIC
        the community for at least 10 years at the  To schedule an appointment, call (248)                  BOARD OF REVIEW APPOINTMENTS
        Community Center.                      305-2851 during business hours.
                                                                                            Notice is hereby given by the undersigned, Michael A. Siegrist, Clerk of the Charter Township of Canton,
                                                                                              County of Wayne, State of Michigan to all residents of the Charter Township of Canton the March
                                     Notice of Public Hearing                              Board of Review will be held in the Canton Township Hall on the first floor, at 1150 S. Canton Center Road.
                                     Charter Township of Canton
                            Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program          All persons protesting their assessment must complete petitions prior to appearing to or in writing to the Board of Review. All
                               Program Year (PY) 2018 Action Plan amendment           petitions must be received in the Assessor's office by March 13, 2019 by 9:00 p.m.
         The Charter Township of Canton is amending its 5 Year Consolidated Plan July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021 and the Annual  The following is the schedule for March Board of Review.
         Action Plan for Program Year (PY) 2018 from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 for Community Development Block Grant
         (CDBG) funds at $323,085 increased to $678,188.                              Monday, March 11, 2019  Hearings from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                          (Appointments Only)
         The Finance Department encourages all parties to participate at a PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 7:00
         P.M. at the Canton Administration Building – Board Room, 1150 Canton Center S, Canton, Michigan. Otherwise all com-  Tuesday, March 12, 2019  Hearings from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
         munications should be addressed in writing to the Financial Analyst, Canton Township- Finance Department, Mike Sheppard,  (Appointments Only)
         1150 Canton Center S, Canton , Michigan, 48188.
                                                                                      Wednesday, March 13, 2019  Hearings from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
         Canton will provide technical assistance to citizens and groups representative of persons of low and moderate income that request  (Appointments Only)
         such assistance in developing funding request proposals and in the review of program activities and program performance.  In
         addition, Canton will make adequate provisions to assist non-English speaking residents in interpreting program opportunities  Please be advised that after 4:30 p.m. entry to the building can only be accessed through the front entrance of the Township Hall.
         and provisions on a case-by-case basis, as well as provide auxiliary aides and services for individuals with disabilities.  Requests
         for special accommodations must contact Mike Sheppard at (734) 394-5225, e-mail  or in writ-  To schedule an appointment or if you have any questions regarding the March Board of Review you may call the Assessor's
         ing to the Finance Department, 1150 Canton Center S., Canton MI 48188 ATTN: 5 Year Consolidated/Annual Action Plan  Office at 734-394-5111.
         amendment Hearing. Requests for special accommodations must be made with reasonable advance notice.
                                                                                                                                        Michael A. Siegrist, CLERK
                                                                  Mike Sheppard       CN1814 - 020719  2.5 x 3.409                      Charter Township of Canton Township
                                                                  Financial Analyst
                                                                  Finance Department
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                                                                                                              ACCESS TO PUBLIC MEETINGS
                                                                                      The Charter Township of Canton will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at
                      Charter Township of Canton Board Proceedings – January 29, 2019
         A regular study session meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Charter Township of Canton was held Tuesday, January 29, 2019  the meeting/hearing upon notice to the Charter Township of Canton.
         at 1150 Canton Center S., Canton, Michigan. Supervisor Williams called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. and led the Pledge of  In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the Charter Township
         Allegiance to the Flag. Roll Call Members Present: Anthony, Foster, Graham-Hudak, Siegrist, Slavens, Sneideman, Williams  of Canton will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs,
         Members Absent: None Staff Present: Director Hohenberger, Community Planner - Goulet ,Public Works Manager – Belair,  or activities.
         Facilities Supervisor - Gregg King Adoption of Agenda Motion by Siegrist, supported by Sneideman to amend the agenda by
         removing the possible Board  Action and  Topic #2. Motion carried unanimously.  STUDY SESSION:  TOPIC 1: Canton  Employment: The Charter Township of Canton does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment prac-
         Township Cemeteries. (DPW) Presenter: Public Works Manager – Bob Belair A copy of the PowerPoint presentation is  tices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title II of
         available through the Clerk’s office of the Charter Township of Canton, 1150 S. Canton Center Rd, Canton, MI 48188, during  the ADA.
         regular business hours, or by contacting the Secretary to the Clerk at 734-394-5120.Belair presented a PowerPoint to the board
         regarding cemeteries in the township. Of the five cemeteries in the township, three are municipally owned. Knollwood and  Effective Communication: The Charter Township of Canton will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services
         Cherry Hill Cemeteries are privately owned. Maintenance of the cemeteries is contracted by Parks Division to independent con-  leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the Charter Township
         tractors. This is funded through the General Fund and costs approximately $5000 annually. Our DPW handles burials with costs  of Canton's programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other
         ranging from $1200 to $2250. However cremation boxes are only $285. Belair outlined the process for handling burials. In 2017  ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.
         Mannik & Smith performed a detailed survey of Kinyon and Sheldon Cemeteries. All data has been entered into the GIS data
         base and all records were scanned and entered into the Content Management System. Belair outlined options available to the  Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The Charter Township of Canton will make all reasonable modifications to policies
         board for the future of the three township owned cemeteries. Treasurer Slavens asked where the records are located now. Belair  and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activi-
         stated all records are now stored at the DPW. Belair outlined options available to the board for the future of the three township  ties. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in the Charter Township of Canton's offices, even where pets
         owned cemeteries. Trustee Graham-Hudak asked if we have all the documentation on ownership of every plot. Belair explained  are generally prohibited.
         how an ordinance might address ownership. Belair has had inquires in the past regarding purchasing plots in township cemeter-
         ies. The policy has been that our cemeteries are closed, however there is no written policy. Belair outlined options for making  Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to par-
         plots available to the public. Clerk Siegrist asked if the township has any concerns regarding the historic value of the cemeter-  ticipate in a program, service, or activity of the Charter Township of Canton should contact the office of Barb Brouillette, Human
         ies. Gregg King explained the cemeteries are not covered by the Historic District Commission however there would be a great  Resources Coordinator, Charter Township of Canton, 1150 S. Canton Center Road, Canton, MI  48188, (734) 394-5260 as soon
         deal of concern regarding work being done in the cemeteries. Markers may have been moved or stolen, so we are not absolute-  as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.
         ly positive about “vacancies” within our cemeteries. Historically, cemeteries would have had separate areas for babies, “potter’s
         field” type of plots, possibly veteran’s areas, etc. Historically, cremations would not have been considered. Garden areas were  The ADA does not require the Charter Township of Canton to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its
         not part of original designs. Supervisor Williams requested Belair layout a business case for sale of some open areas in Kinyon  programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
         Cemetery. Including sub-surface inspections to ensure we are not disturbing any existing unmarked graves. Also, he would like
         RBA’s to be prepared to close out the other two cemeteries. Trustee Foster asked if Belair expected the property maintenance  Complaints that a program, service, or activity of the Charter Township of Canton is not accessible to persons with disabilities
         costs to remain the same. Belair replied yes. Clerk Siegrist asked if the Historical Society has been consulted regarding these  should be directed to Barb Brouillette, Human Resources Coordinator, Charter Township of Canton, 1150 S. Canton Center Road,
         potential changes in the handling of the cemeteries. King stated he will present this to the Historic District Commission and the  Canton, MI  48188, (734) 394-5260.
         Historical Society. TOPIC 2:  Roads Update. (Eng.) – Removed by amendment to the agenda. ADDITIONAL PUB-
         LIC COMMENT: None OTHER: None ADJOURN: Motion by Anthony, supported by Sneideman to adjourn at 6:40 p.m.  The Charter Township of Canton will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individu-
         Motion carried unanimously. ____ Michael A. Siegrist, Clerk _____Pat Williams, Supervisor  als with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retriev-
          Copies of the complete text of the Board Minutes are available at the Clerk’s office of the Charter Township of Canton, 1150  ing items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.
          S. Canton Center Rd, Canton, MI 48188, 734-394- 5120, during regular business hours or be accessed through our web site
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