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        Leisure service programs are now ‘sensory inclusive’

           Canton Leisure Services is  guests to utilize.  In addition,                                                            sensory inclusive venues and
        partnering with KultureCity, a  facility signs will indicate noisier                     ”                                 events including the NFL Pro-
        leading non-profit organization  spaces as “Headphone Zones.”           Canton Leisure Services is committed               Bowl, NFL Super Bowl, MLB
        committed to creating more     Staff will also be able to direct    to ensuring that all of our programs and events        All-Star Weekend, 18 NBA are-
        inclusive communities nation-  guests to quieter or less stimulat-                                                         nas, six NFL stadiums, five NHL
        wide, in an effort to ensure  pro-  ing areas in facilities or at    are inclusive and welcoming to all individuals        arenas three MLB arenas, and
        grams and events are sensory   events.  Prior to attending an             who are interested in participating.             countless zoos, science centers
        inclusive and welcoming to all.  event, families can download the                                                          and aquariums across the
        This new initiative will provide  free KultureCity App where one                                                           nation.
        an accommodating environment   can view what sensory features                                                                Canton Leisure Services has
        for participants, enabling guests  are available and where they  Sensory sensitivities or chal-  in Canton, with their loved ones  been accredited since 2004 by
        with sensory issues to have a  can access them. The App also  lenges with sensory regulation  who have a sensory challenge  the    Commission       for
        positive experience when taking  includes the Social Story, which  are often experienced by indi-  and who were not able to previ-  Accreditation of Park and
        part in a Canton Leisure       will provide a preview of what to  viduals with autism, dementia,  ously attend, is truly a heart-  Recreation Agencies (CAPRA),
        Services program or event, offi-  expect while enjoying a Canton  PTSD and other similar condi-  warming moment,” said Traci  which recognizes park and
        cials said.                    Leisure Services event.        tions. One of the major barriers  Johnson, KultureCity executive  recreation agencies for excel-
           To date, Canton Leisure       “Canton Leisure Services is  for these individuals is sensitivi-  director. “Our communities are  lence in operation and service.
        Services is the first park and  committed to ensuring that all of  ty to overstimulation and noise,  what shapes our lives and to  Currently, there are 175 CAPRA
        recreation agency in the U.S. to  our programs and events are  which is an enormous part of the  know that Canton Leisure  accredited agencies in the
        receive Sensory Inclusive certifi-  inclusive and welcoming to all  environment in a high traffic  Services is willing to go the extra  United States. Canton Leisure
        cation from KultureCity. This  individuals who are interested  area.  With its new certification,  mile to ensure that everyone, no  Services was also recognized as
        certification process included  in participating,” said Greg  Canton Leisure Services is now  matter their ability, is included  the 2008 winner of the National
        staff training led by medical pro-  Hohenberger, Canton Leisure  better prepared to assist guests  in their community is amazing.”   Recreation  and  Parks
        fessionals on how to recognize  Services director. “By providing  with sensory sensitivities in hav-  KultureCity is a leading non-  Association Gold Medal Award
        individuals with sensory needs  sensory inclusive resources to  ing the most comfortable and  profit recognized nationwide for  for Excellence in Park and
        and how to handle a sensory    our guests, we hope that more  accommodating experience pos-  using resources to revolutionize  Recreation Management.
        overload situation. Sensory bags,  individuals will take part in  sible when visiting a Canton  and effect change in the commu-  For additional information
        equipped with noise-canceling  Canton community events and    Leisure Services facility.    nity for those with sensory    about Canton Leisure Services
        headphones, fidget tools, verbal  not avoid them due to loud nois-  “To know that you soon will  needs; not just those with  Sensory Inclusive Certification,
        cue cards, and weighted lap    es and possibly over-stimulating  be able to see families attend a  Autism. In the past year alone,  visit or call
        pads will now be available for all  environments.”            family-friendly community event  KultureCity has created several  (734) 394-5360.
        Flags lowered to honor deceased Canton soldier

           Gov. Gretchen Whitmer                                  ”                                 when a large tree fell during
        ordered the U.S. and Michigan           Sullivan, 34, grew up in Canton Township            severe weather. Two other sol-
        flags to be displayed half-staff                                                            diers were also injured when the
        throughout the state of Michigan   and attended Our Lady of Good Counsel School in          tree struck a parked Humvee
        last Monday to honor the service             Plymouth and graduated from                    near them.
        of fallen soldier Chief Warrant                                                                Sullivan is survived by his par-
        Officer 2 Kevin Sullivan and              Detroit Catholic Central High School.             ents, a sister, and his fiancée,
        coincide with his military funer-                                                           Holly Martin and her daughters,
        al.                                                                                         Zina and Layla.
           Sullivan, 34, grew up in    degree in history and geography.    2006 through 2008, and in   “Kevin Sullivan dedicated his
        Canton and attended Our Lady of  After high school, he enlisted  Kuwait,  with  Operation   life to service to this nation, and
        Good Counsel School in         in the Army in June of 2003 and  Enduring Freedom from 2016  for that we are truly grateful,”
        Plymouth and graduated from    completed basic training at Fort  through 2017.  He continued in  Whitmer said. “We owe him a
        Detroit Catholic Central where  Jackson in Columbia, South    the Army Reserves when not on  tremendous debt of gratitude
        he played on two state champion  Carolina.  He served two tours of  active duty.            that we will work hard to repay
        football teams. He graduated   duty in the Middle East, at      Chief Warrant Officer Sullivan  every day. Our thoughts and
        from    Eastern     Michigan   Baghdad's Camp Liberty, with   was killed during a training exer-  prayers are with his family dur-
        University with a bachelor's   Operation Iraqi Freedom from   cise at Fort Pickett in Virginia  ing this difficult time.”                  Kevin Sullivan

        Charges                                discuss the details of this particular student                      LEGAL NOTICE

                                               situation further due to the Family
                                                                                                             1954 PA 188 PROCEEDINGS
                                               Educational Rights and Privacy Act                   NOTICE OF SPECIAL ASSESSMENT HEARING
        FROM PAGE 1                            (“FERPA”). The school district did not
                                               involve any criminal authorities in the situa-                Charter Township of Plymouth
        ed,” she concluded.                    tion, and the district is unable to comment                     Wayne County, Michigan
           Plymouth Canton Community Schools   on how or when any criminal authority
        also issued a formal statement regarding the  involvement occurred or when any further  TO:  THE RESIDENTS  AND PROPERTY OWNERS OF  THE CHARTER  TOWNSHIP OF
        incident.                              hearings may take place,” the statement     PLYMOUTH,  WAYNE COUNTY, MICHIGAN,  AND  ANY OTHER INTERESTED
           “Eriksson Elementary School handles all  read.
        situations and conflicts according to the  Canton police officials confirmed that    PLEASE  TAKE NOTICE that as a result of Petitions of property owners within the
        Student Code of Conduct. The school district  they began an investigation into the matter  Township signed by the record owners of land whose front footage constitutes more than 50% of the
        was aware a situation occurred between two  in May and had interviewed family mem-  total front footage of the hereinafter described Special Assessment District, the Township Board of
        students in April, 2019. The situation was  bers of the classmates, school officials and  the Charter Township of Plymouth proposes a road pavement reconstruction project in Plymouth
                                                                                      Notch Subdivision and to create a Special Assessment for the recovery of the cost thereof by Special
        handled by the school district in accordance  witnesses. They said the findings were sub-  Assessment against the properties benefited therein.
        with the applicable district policies and the  mitted to the prosecutor's office the same
        Student Code of Conduct. We are not able to  month.                                  Notice is hereby given to all persons interested, that the Board of Trustees of the Charter
                                                                                      Township of Plymouth has tentatively declared its intention to make the hereinafter described
                                CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CANTON
                                      INVITATION TO BID                                      The proposed improvement to the existing two-lane concrete local roadway with
                                                                                             integral curb and gutter shall consist of full reconstruction, including, removal
         NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Charter Township of Canton, 1150 Canton Center S, Canton, Michigan will accept sealed  and replacement of concrete pavement, aggregate base placement, underdrain
         bids at the Office of the Clerk up to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, August 22, 2019 for the following:
                                                                                             installation, addition of storm sewer and catch basins where required within the
                       HVAC ROOF TOP UNIT REPLACEMENT - SUMMIT ON THE PARK                   pavement, and miscellaneous driveway approach work and sidewalk ramp mod-
                                                                                             ification as necessary to facilitate the road reconstruction, or as required by
         Bids may be picked up at the Finance and Budget Department, on our website at, or you may contact Mike  Wayne County.  The project commences at the east right-of-way line of
         Sheppard at: 734/394-5225. All bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the proposal name, company
         name, address and telephone number and date and time of bid opening. The Township reserves the right to accept or reject any  McClumpha Road and proceeds eastward on Litchfield Drive for approximate-
         or all proposals. The Township does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability  ly 1,350 feet to a dead end. The project also proceeds north from Litchfield
         in employment or the provision of services.                                         Drive along Litchfield Court for approximately 185 feet to terminus.
                                    MICHAEL SIEGRIST, CLERK
                                                                                      That it has further been tentatively determined that the following described lots and parcels of land
         Publish 8/8/2019                                              CN1919 - 080819  2.5 x 4.72  will specially benefit from said improvements and will constitute a Special Assessment District
                                                                                      against which the cost of said improvement shall be assessed:
                                CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CANTON                                   The district limit for frontage along Litchfield Drive and Litchfield Court con-
                                 ACCESS TO PUBLIC MEETINGS                                   sists of Lots 1 through 30 of the Plymouth Notch Subdivision located in the
                                                                                             Northeast ¼ of Section 33, T.1S, R.8E, of Plymouth Township, Wayne County,
          The Charter Township of Canton will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at  Michigan.
          the meeting/hearing upon notice to the Charter Township of Canton.
          In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), the Charter Township  PLEASE  TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Board of  Trustees of the Charter  Township of
          of Canton will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs,  Plymouth shall meet on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Plymouth Township Hall,
          or activities.                                                              9955 N. Haggerty Rd, Plymouth, Michigan 48170, for the purpose of reviewing said proposed
          Employment: The Charter Township of Canton does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment prac-  Special Assessment District, and hearing objections to the improvement, creation of the Special
          tices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title II of  Assessment District, and the assessment thereon. All persons may then and there appear and make
          the ADA.                                                                    any objections they may have to such improvement and assessment. Appearance and protest at the
                                                                                      hearing is required in order to appeal the amount, if any, of the special assessment to the state tax
          Effective Communication: The Charter Township of Canton will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services
          leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the Charter Township  tribunal. An owner or party in interest, or agent thereof, may appear in person at the hearing, or may
          of Canton's programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other  file an appearance or protest by letter. All parties or agents appearing in person at the hearing for pur-
          ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.  poses of protest should request the appearance be entered into the record of the meeting.
          Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The Charter Township of Canton will make all reasonable modifications to policies
          and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activi-  PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the estimate of cost and recommendations of the
          ties. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in the Charter Township of Canton's offices, even where pets  engineer for said proposed Special Assessment District have been filed with the Township and are
          are generally prohibited.                                                   available for public examination at the office of the Township Clerk. The estimate of cost of such
                                                                                      project is currently in the amount of $949,681, which may be updated at the public hearing based on
          Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to par-
          ticipate in a program, service, or activity of the Charter Township of Canton should contact the office of Barb Brouillette, Human  actual construction bids obtained for the proposed work, and further determinations of project costs.
          Resources Coordinator, Charter Township of Canton, 1150 S. Canton Center Road, Canton, MI  48188, (734) 394-5260 as soon
          as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.                 PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that periodic redetermination of costs for the pro-
                                                                                      posed Special Assessment District may be necessary and may be made without further notice to the
          The ADA does not require the Charter Township of Canton to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its
          programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.   record owners or parties in interest in the property.
          Complaints that a program, service, or activity of the Charter Township of Canton is not accessible to persons with disabilities       Jerry Vorva, Clerk
          should be directed to Barb Brouillette, Human Resources Coordinator, Charter Township of Canton, 1150 S. Canton Center Road,  Charter Township of Plymouth
          Canton, MI  48188, (734) 394-5260.
                                                                                                                                          9955 North Haggerty Road
          The Charter Township of Canton will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individu-  Plymouth, Michigan 48170
          als with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retriev-     (734) 354-3224
          ing items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.  Publish: August 8, 2019
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