Wednesday, October 16, 2019

State official shares Canton Road concerns

Julie Brown
Staff Writer

State Sen. Dayna Polehanki is among many individuals concerned about the dangers of making left turns at Lilley and Ford roads in Canton Township.
“We're going to get to work on that,” Polehanki told Canton Board of Trustees members at the Oct. 8 meeting.
Polehanki, elected in November 2018, praised Canton's B.L.O.C.K., Lead Like a Girl, and Be a Model Man for their youth leadership efforts. She thanked Canton Clerk Michael Siegrist for his work in increasing absentee voting numbers.
Siegrist asked her that evening about a Growth Works program helping those in addiction recover, with Polehanki agreeing it needs to be funded. “Disappointed, not done fighting,” she said.
She was joined by Congresswoman Haley Stevens, who addressed national issues and their local impact. Stevens has talked with Canton Supervisor Pat Williams about recycling and recycling technology, an issue for most communities.
Stevens cited the Conference of Western Wayne work as an asset. She noted burdens on recycling are often shouldered by municipalities.
Canton Trustee Steven Sneideman told Polehanki, “Keep tough with us on Ford Road” and its roadwork funding. 
Canton Trustee Sommer Foster also asked about road funds, adding “Let them (in Lansing) know the current formula is antiquated.”
Polehanki also shared her Lansing phone number, (517) 373-7350.