In Brief: Canton Olympians Honored, Construction Plans Approved

Jeff and Tiffany Porter were recognized for their involvement with the 2012 Summer Olympics.

The Canton Township Board of Trustees recognized 2012 Summer Olympians Jeff and Tiffany Porter for their achievements.

"We're happy to represent the Canton community," Tiffany Porter said. 

Jeff Porter competed for Team USA in the 110-meter high hurdle event at the London Olympics. His wife, Tiffany, competed in the women's 100-meter hurdle semifinal for Great Britain. Both Porters ran for track at the University of Michigan and now live in Canton.

"I agree with everything my wife said," Jeff Porter said to laughs from the room. "If there's ever something we can do ... please let us know."

Other Items Discussed

The board approved a PA-190 tax abatement in effect for four years for Procoil Industrial Facilities. Procoil is a steel processing center that will employ additional people because of the expansion and tax abatement. 

"I appreciate that Procoil continues making an investment in Canton," Trustee Pat Williams said.

The board also approved a special land use request for BP's automotive service and site plan for its lube center. The building would be constructed on property already owned by BP on the southeast corner of Michigan Avenue and Belleville Road. 

"The proposed service center would be constructed on the remote east side," Municipal Services Director Tim Faas said. 

The board also awarded a construction contract to Hardrock Concrete Inc. for miscellaneous concrete paving and awarded a survey and staking for this project to Northwest Consultants, Inc. 

All members of the board were in favor of adopting the 2012 Comprehensive Plan Update and 2012 budget adjustments. 

Consent Agenda

  • The board approved a grant application for the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs for a 2013 program of art and African American history.
  • The board adopted a resolution amending the township's retirement plan.
  • The board adopted a resolution amending the Mers plan. 

The board's next meeting will be 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Canton Administration Building. 


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