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In April 2017, the Waterford Township Board of Trustees held a Town Hall forum to share information and receive input from the community regarding the possibility of building a community center.  The video for this meeting can be viewed on-demand at the Township's PEG channel website.

Survey


A survey was posted on the Waterford Township website and mailed to Waterford Township taxpayers with the Summer 2017 tax bill. Survey results were utilized by the Community Center committee to help determine how residents use or wish to use a community center in the Waterford Township Community.

Facts about Waterford's current Recreation Center

  • Built in 1947
  • Township purchased in 2002
  • 5,000 visits per month
  • Over 275 Programs and Activities
  • Gathering spot for residents of all ages
  • Electrical system in poor condition, needs to be replaced
  • HVAC system needs to be replaced
  • Elevator should be replaced
  • Needs new windows and roof
  • Foundation is compromised
  • Minimally ADA compliant
  • Inefficient layout for current usage
  • 45% of all money budgeted for capital repairs was spent on the Recreation Center

Ballot Language Approval

At a regular meeting of the Waterford Township Board of Trustees held August 13, 2018, ballot proposal language for a proposed new community center was approved to appear on the November 6, 2018 ballot.


Shall the Charter Township of Waterford, Oakland County, Michigan, borrow a sum of money not to exceed Thirty Million Dollars ($30,000,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds therefor for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, equipping and furnishing new community center facilities to be located on the Charter Township campus on Civic Center Drive, and improving the site thereof? The maximum number of years the bonds may be outstanding exclusive of refunding, is 21 years; the estimated millage that will be levied to pay the proposed bonds in the first year that the levy is authorized is 0.84 mills (which is equal to $0.84 per $1,000 of taxable value of real and tangible personal property in the Charter Township of Waterford); and the estimated simple average annual millage that will be required to retire the bonds is 0.84 mills.


                                                           YES_____                      NO _____


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