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March 14, 2019                                                 ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS OF MICHIGAN                                                  PAGE 3

                                     CANTON - PLYMOUTH

        Local woman leads ‘Giving Hope’ charity group

           In Christina Bair's world, giv-                                                          Cabaret which raised $20,000
        ing begins at home, in her fami-                          ”                                 for the American Cancer
        ly and the local community. This                  I have always found it                    Society. In  2018, the cabaret
        passion has inspired the Canton              to be important to be involved                 raised nearly $14,000.
        Township resident to focus her                                                                 Giving Hope, Women's Giving
        philanthropic energy on the                  in my community - supporting                   Circle marks its 13th year in
        Plymouth Canton Giving Hope,                 community-based programs...                    2019 and Bair in cooperation
        Women's Giving Circle.                                                                      with the board will examine
           “I joined Giving Hope in 2015                                                            how the group moves forward.
        after attending the group's sig-  future needs, and the opportu-  Derek, have been married for  It will be a year of reflection,
        nature event - Give the Kids a  nity of philanthropic collabora-  more than 30 years. Derek Bair,  explained Bair.
        Bed - that supported First Step,''  tion with other women who  MD is the director of neonatol-  “The advisory board along
        said Bair. (The event raised   share a like -minded interest of  ogy at Beaumont Hospital in  with the membership will look
        $13,000 for First Step).       community,'' added Bair.       Dearborn. The couple has two  at what we have accomplished
           This year she takes the reins  Bair has served as chair of  adult children, Emily, who   and where we see the organiza-
        of the organization as chair of  the group special events com-  holds a master's in public health  tion going forward.”
        the group advisory board.      mittee and also helped plan    and nutritional science from     Joining Bair on the advisory
           Bair believes that nonprofits  issue-oriented programs. These  the University of Michigan and  board are Eva Davis, Linda                Christina Bair
        can help create great change for  included a 2017 panel discus-  Nicholas, an artist who has  Demmer, Michelle Farell,
        the good of a community and    sion to raise awareness about  exhibited throughout the metro  Sharon Fillips, Denise Murray,  Bair explained that beyond
        understands it requires rallying  human trafficking and in 2018 a  area.                    Dianne Neihengen, Joan         the financial support that
        individual resources to make it  community conversation on      Christina Bair was born in  Noricks, Jackie Norris, Susan  Giving Hope provides, “it is also
        happen.                        mental health awareness and    North Carolina and grew up in  Rosiek, Dian Slavens and Jane  committed to educating our
           She's convinced that Giving  suicide prevention.           southern Ohio. She graduated  Vesche.                        community on important issues
        Hope is the organization that    Bair and other members of    from the University of Toledo    Expanding membership is     (i.e., human trafficking, suicide
        can do just that.              the special events committee   with a bachelor's degree in ele-  key in meeting community   prevention). Educational offer-
           “I was inspired by the      also organized an educational  mentary and special education  needs, she said.              ings are open to the public pro-
        women of Giving Hope who had   expo for local nonprofits in 2017  and taught in Houston.       “We would like to expand    viding practical information for
        worked on this event support-  to highlight their message to    “When my children were      our membership of women that   the community and how mem-
        ing other women and young      residents and businesses in the  younger I supported the schools  are interested in supporting  bers of the community can sup-
        children from our community    Plymouth and Canton commu-     either directly by being in the  local philanthropy but just as  port efforts to improve out-
        that were in need.”            nities.                        classrooms or outside by sup-  important we need to continue  comes in the community via
            Women of like-mind and       Her focus on local philan-   porting the district at local,  assessing what our community  philanthropic endeavors, volun-
        multiple talents combining     thropy is an extension of her  county, and state levels.     needs are - the greater        teering and more.”
        forces is a key in forging     passion for family.              “My son, Nicholas is an artist  Plymouth-Canton community    Bair said she and the adviso-
        change, she said.                “My passion has always been  so I have always supported the  has grown in size and diversity  ry board look forward to hear-
           “I wanted to be a part of the  my family.  I have always found  arts. I am a member of the  since Giving Hope, Women's  ing from women throughout the
        organization's planning process  it to be important to be involved  Plymouth Community Arts  Giving Circle was created.”   community on how Giving Hope
        and the philanthropic efforts to  in my community - supporting  Council and served for three   Giving Hope currently has 75  can have an even more power-
        support women and children.  I  community-based programs      years as a board member.”     members including attorneys,   ful impact. Visit the Giving
        like the fundamental tenant of  that benefit our schools, the   She also enjoys singing and  accountants, business owners, a  Hope link at www.cantonfoun-
        Giving Hope that the funds  stay  arts, and those members of our  has participated in various  library director, homemakers,,  email     at
        in our community to support    community that are in need,''  chorale groups most recently  nonprofit leaders, retirees, edu-,
        those in need, that an endow-  she said.                      the American Cancer Society   cators and women currently     call (734) 495-1200 or on
        ment had been established for    Bair and her husband,        Canton-Plymouth Relay for Life  serving in local government.   Facebook for more information.

        Schools                                He, too, anticipates if one or two more                            Clarification

                                               closed school days are needed, a state of
                                               emergency status from Lansing would        In a story last week, Plymouth Township Clerk Jerry Vorva was erroneously
        FROM PAGE 1                            occur.                                  referred to as Plymouth Township Treasurer.
                                                 “This winter has been challenging,”      The Eagle regrets the error and any confusion it may have caused.
        Plymouth-Canton Community Schools'     added Brandon, noting snow, ice and
        Director of Communications Nicholas    extreme cold have each canceled
        Brandon noted newer technology gets    Plymouth-Canton classes this school
        the word out, too.                     year.                                                             NOTICE TO RESIDENTS
           Plymouth-Canton officials push notifi-  Educators hope the next school year is                    CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CANTON
        cation through the district mobile app  “kinder” when it comes to weather. “It's
                                                                                         If you experience an overflow or backup of a sewage disposal system or storm water system, you must file a written claim
        that “has given us pretty much instant  been an unusual year for us. Hopefully  with the Charter Township of Canton, Division of Public Works within 45 days after the overflow or backup was discovered.
        communication. We're able to get the   next year is better,” said Kudlak.     Notice should be mailed to Charter Township of Canton, Division of Public Works, 1150 S. Canton Center, Canton, Michigan
        word out in a matter of minutes,” said   Jenny Johnson, communications        48188.  Failure to provide the written notice will prevent recovery of damages.  Contact the Division of Public Works at 734/397-
                                                                                      1011 for assistance immediately upon discovery of an overflow or backup.
        Brandon.                               director for the Wayne-Westland
                                                                                                                                                      THANK YOU
           A non-official Plymouth-Canton par-  Community Schools, noted, “Wayne-                                                       CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CANTON
        ent Facebook discussion group helps,   Westland is not at the point where we                                                       DIVISION OF PUBLIC WORKS
        too. “We're grateful for their involvement.  will have to make up snow days so our  Publish:  March 14 and March 21, 2019                  CN1843 - 031419  2.5 x 1.722
        It's challenging for everyone” when a  calendar will not have to be adjusted,” as
        school day is called off, noted Brandon.  of March 6.
                                                                                                                PLANNING COMMISSION
           The Plymouth-Canton district has      In the Romulus Community Schools                            CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CANTON
        experienced six snow days this school  District, too, no make up days will so far                     NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
        year, so no makeups are yet required.   be necessary as the district has experi-  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Michigan Public Act 110 of 2006, of the State of Michigan, as amended, and pursuant
           “We're feeling very good about it con-  enced only six snow days so far this year,  to the Zoning Ordinance of the Charter Township of Canton  that the Planning Commission of the Charter Township of Canton
        sidering it's early March,” said Brandon.  within the state allotment.        will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, April 1, 2019 in the First Floor Meeting Room of the Canton Township Administration
                                                                                      Building, 1150 S. Canton Center Road at 7:00 p.m. on the following proposed special land use request as provided in Section
                                                                                      27.03 of the Canton Township Zoning Ordinance:
                                      INVITATION TO BID                               FOR  A MULTI-TENANT BUILDING  AS REQUIRED IN SECTIONS 6.08D.1 (GENERAL OFFICE), 6.08D.2 (MED-
                                                                                      ICAL/DENTAL CLINICS), 6.08D.11(TRAINING/EDUCATION CENTER), 6.08D.17 (STANDARD BAR/RESTAURANT
                                                                                      WITH CONVENIENCE PICKUP WINDOW), 6.08D.19 (SPECIALTY RETAIL/BUSINESS SERVICES/PERSONAL SER-
         NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Charter Township of Canton, 1150 Canton Center S, Canton, Michigan will accept sealed  VICE ESTABLISHMENTS) AND 6.08D.20 (GENERAL RETAIL) FOR PARCEL NO. 049 99 0001 704 (39895 FORD).
         bids at the Office of the Clerk up to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019 for the following:
                                                                                      Property is located south of Ford Road and east of Lotz Road.
                                 ZERO TURN COMMERCIAL MOWERS
                                                                                      Written comments addressed to the Planning Commission should be received at the Canton Township Administration Building,
                                                                                      1150 Canton Center S. prior to Thursday, March 28, 2019 in order to be included in the materials submitted for review.
         Bids may be picked up at the Finance and Budget Department, on our website at, or you may contact Mike
         Sheppard at: 734/394-5225. All bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the proposal name, company  SEE ATTACHED MAP  Greg Greene, Chairman
         name, address and telephone number and date and time of bid opening. The Township reserves the right to accept or reject any  Publish: Newspaper-March 14, 2019
         or all proposals. The Township does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability       CN1844 - 031419  2.5 x 8.102
         in employment or the provision of services.
                                    MICHAEL SIEGRIST, CLERK
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                                CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CANTON
                                 ACCESS TO PUBLIC MEETINGS

         The Charter Township of Canton will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at
         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
         of Canton will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs,
         or activities.
         Employment: The Charter Township of Canton does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment prac-
         tices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title II of
         the ADA.
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         leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the Charter Township
         of Canton's programs, services, and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other
         ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.
         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-
         ties. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in the Charter Township of Canton's offices, even where pets
         are generally prohibited.
         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
         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.
         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.
         Complaints that a program, service, or activity of the Charter Township of Canton is not accessible to persons with disabilities
         should be directed to Barb Brouillette, Human Resources Coordinator, Charter Township of Canton, 1150 S. Canton Center Road,
         Canton, MI  48188, (734) 394-5260.
         The Charter Township of Canton will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individu-
         als with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retriev-
         ing items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.
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