CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF WATERFORD
5200 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE
WATERFORD, MICHIGAN 48329

APRIL 13, 2020

6:00 PM
-AGENDA-


NOTICE OF REGULAR TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING
TO BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY


Please take notice that a regular meeting of the Waterford Township Board will be held on
April 13, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. by electronic remote access.


Electronic remote access, in accordance with the Michigan Governor’s Executive Order 2020-15, will be implemented in response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements and Michigan Governor’s Executive Order 2020-21. The public may participate in the meeting through GoToMeeting by computer and smart phone using the following link:
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The public may also participate by calling into the below toll-free number:
United States (Toll Free): 1 877 568 4106 
United States: +1 (571) 317-3129 

Access Code: 551-863-645 

Members of the public will only be able to speak during the public comment portion of the meeting and such comment will be limited to three minutes per person. To provide for orderly public participation, a person wishing to speak must state their name and request to be recognized by the Township Supervisor. The Supervisor will recognize all persons wishing to speak during public comment. If, prior to the meeting, members of the public have certain questions or wish to provide input on any business that will be addressed at the meeting then such persons may contact the Township Board members through Kim Markee, Township Clerk, by email to publiccomments@waterfordmi.gov, or by mail at 5200 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, Michigan 48329. A copy of the meeting material may be found on the link on the Township’s homepage at www.waterfordmi.gov.

The Township will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services to individuals with disabilities at the meeting upon 72-hour advance notice by contacting Kim Markee, Township Clerk, by email, phone, or mail at the below. 

Kim Markee, Township Clerk   
Charter Township of Waterford
5200 Civic Center Drive
Waterford, MI 48329
Phone: (248) 674-6266
Email: publiccomments@waterfordmi.gov


1.

Approve Agenda

2.

Announcements

2.I.

Office Closings and Cancellations Due to COVID-19

For the latest information related to Waterford Township and the Coronavirus, please visit our website dedicated to this topic at www.waterfordmi.gov/coronavirus. Information changes rapidly and updates are frequent.  Our postings will be related specifically to Waterford Township. 

At the time of this posting, these are the Waterford Township related cancellations and closures:
All Waterford Township offices are closed to the public
The Waterford Township Public Library is closed to the public
The Waterford Recreation Center is closed to the public
All Parks and Recreation programs have been cancelled until further notice
All Library programs and events have been cancelled until further notice
Annual Earth Day Township Cleanup Event has been cancelled

Please visit the Township website for notices regarding cancellations of Township public meetings

Waterford Township staff members are still working and the public may conduct business remotely by phone, fax, email, drop boxes, and online forms. If you have specific questions, please directly contact the Department you wish to speak with during regular business hours for remote access options or check the website. All department contact information is available on the Township website www.waterfordmi.gov. If you do not have internet access, please call our main switchboard at 248-674-3111. 

Emergency services remain available. Please direct emergency related calls to 9-1-1 as usual.

Other Township closures and cancellations include:
  • All Waterford School District schools and all activities, events and athletics are cancelled through the end of the year.
  • The Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce has postponed the annual Live, Work, Play Expo to a future date to be determined.
  • The annual Business Recognition Breakfast scheduled for May 8th has been postponed to a future date to be determined.
  • The Waterford Senior Center is closed, however Meals on Wheels remains operational at this time.
  • The NoHaz Collection Event scheduled for April 18th has been cancelled.
2.II.

Yard Waste Temporarily Suspended effective Monday, April 13, 2020

During these challenging times, continuing to provide our customers with essential waste collection services is of the utmost importance, and our priority is to serve you in the safest manner possible.

With this in mind, we'd like to advise you of the following changes to your service:
  • Yard Waste will be temporarily suspended effective Monday, April 13, 2020
These temporary measures are necessary to not only protect our communities and our front line employees from the risks of COVID-19, they are also allowing us to free up our personnel and equipment to keep us with the increasing amount of residential solid waste that is being generated at this time.  Our first priority is to make sure we have capacity available to perform the essential services of municipal solid waste and recycling collection and disposal.  Please rest assured that regular service will resume when it is safe for us to do so.

At the current time, our curbside garbage and recycling collection services have not been severely impacted, and are largely running as normal.  If this changes, we will be in touch.  Please continue to ensure that your container is placed at the curb, at least four feet from any obstacles, by 7:00 a.m. on your regular scheduled collection day.
Documents:
  1. - GFL Letter.pdf
2.III.

Prospective Candidate Filing Information

If you are a prospective candidate looking to file the required paperwork or obtain a candidate packet including petitions: Call 248-674-6211, or email elections@waterfordmi.gov for assistance in setting an appointment to conduct business.  Stay Well and Stay Safe.   Thank you,  Kim Markee, Township Clerk
2.IV.

The May 5, 2020, Special Election has been cancelled

Due to COVID-19, the May 5th 2020 election for the Waterford School District Bond Proposition question has been moved to August 4th 2020.  For those of you that already submitted your red, white and green application for the May 5th election, you will not be receiving a ballot.  If you have any questions please call 248-674-6266 or email; elections@waterfordmi.gov or visit our website at waterfordmi.gov/elections
2.V.

$6 Million Small Business Relief Fund

County Treasurer, Andy Meisner, announced an agreement with TCF Bank to create a small business relief fund for businesses negatively affected by the Coronavirus crisis.  This program will provide loans at zero to 2% for small businesses of 100 or fewer employees.  For more information contact 248-858-0782, or visit www.oakgov.com/treasurer.

2.VI.

Resources for Michigan Businesses During COVID-19

Michigan Economic Development Resources for Employers and Employees including Federal Support for Michigan Small Businesses, SBA Disaster Loan Applications, Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application Help, and Paycheck Protection Program information can be found by visiting michiganbusiness.org/covid19/ 

2.VII.

Loss of Health Care

Any Waterford Township Resident has 60 days after losing essential health coverage, such as through a job loss, or experienced a change in income to take advantage of a Special Enrollment Period. To determine eligibility, residents should visit www.healthcare.gov. Depending on income and your situation, residents may qualify for cost sharing reductions, premium tax credits, coverage for their children (CHIP), or Medicaid. Residents should contact DIFS (Department of Insurance and Financial Services) toll free at 877-999-6442 or send an email to DIFS-HICAP@michigan.gov for more information.

2.VIII.

Library Cards

Need a Library Card? You can get one remotely. Between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, residents of Waterford or Lake Angelus without a library card can call or email and have one issued to them. Although the library’s physical materials are currently inaccessible, your library card gives you access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, research databases and more – 24/7. All from the comfort of your home. To register, call 248-674-4831 and press 2 for account information or email jdeahl@waterfordmi.gov
2.IX.

Dog Licenses

Dog Licenses are due June 1, 2020.  You may purchase a dog license by mail.  Include a self addressed envelope, copy of rabies certificate, and a check made payable to: Oakland County Animal Control, 1200 N. Telegraph Road, Bldg 42 East, Pontiac, Michigan 48341.  You may also purchase on-line at: https://land.oakgove.com/OPLS/Mainindex.aspx or call 248-858-1090.  
2.X.

Census 2020

Census Day 2020 was observed nationwide on April 1, 2020.  By this date, every home should have received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census.  The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community.  Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.  Residents questions or concerns can be addressed by calling 800-923-8282 or go to www.2020census.gov.
2.XI.

Free Shredding Day

A free shredding day will be held on May 29, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., in the front parking lot of Town Hall for Waterford Residents.  This event is sponsored by Treasurer Birch.
2.XII.

REAL ID-Compliant Driver's License and State ID

Starting Oct. 1, 2020, you’ll need a REAL ID-compliant document to fly in the U.S. and enter some federal facilities per federal law. You can obtain a REAL ID-compliant driver's license or state ID from the Michigan Secretary of State’s Office. Learn more at Michigan.gov/REALID.  Schedule an appointment to get your REAL ID at any Secretary of State office and get in and out in less than 30 minutes. Michigan.gov/SOSAppointments.
Documents:
  1. REAL ID Ready.png
3.

Consent Agenda

Board Members may remove items from the Consent Agenda for discussion purposes or for the purpose of voting in opposition. Public comment for items removed from the consent agenda may be received in the same manner immediately following the Consent Agenda.

3.I.

March 23, 2020, Meeting Minutes

Documents:
  1. M03-23-20.pdf
3.II.

April 13, 2020, Bill Payment

4.

Board Liaison Reports (Verbal)

5.

New Business

5.I.

2020 Sewer System Continued SCADA Upgrades

5.II.

Engineering Agreement, 2019 Water Main Replacement Amendment 1 - Road Design

5.III.

Roof Repair for Fire Station 1- Budget Amendment and Request to Proceed

5.IV.

Public Comments Limited to Three (3) Minutes per Topic

In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, large-print agendas and minutes are available upon request. Barrier-free parking and access are also available at town hall.  For the hearing impaired, there are four available headsets on a first come basis.  Minutes are available upon request at the clerk's department, and on the Township’s web site.