June 8, 2020

6:00 PM

Please take notice that a regular meeting of the Waterford Township Board will be held on
June 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. by electronic remote access.

Electronic remote access, in accordance with the Michigan Governor’s Executive Order 2020-75, will be implemented in response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements and Michigan Governor’s Executive Order 2020-70. The public may participate in the meeting through GoToMeeting by computer, tablet or smart phone using the following link: 

Electronic remote access, in accordance with the Michigan Governor’s Executive Order 2020-75, will be implemented in response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements and Michigan Governor’s Executive Order 2020-70. The public may participate in the meeting through GoToMeeting by computer, tablet or smart phone using the following link:

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States (Toll Free): 1-866-899-4679
United States:  + 1-224-501-3318

Access Code: 485-479-821

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, 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

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, Michigan 48329
Phone (248) 674-6266

Approve Agenda




COVID-19 Pandemic Resources Website

Waterford Township residents are encouraged to visit the Waterford Township website for updates related to Township operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Changes happen quickly and often, so this is the best resource for current information. This web-page also links the Waterford community to important resources for unemployment insurance, help for businesses, food assistance resources, COVID-19 testing sites and more. Please visit Or follow Waterford Township on Facebook  and Twitter @WaterfordTwpMi Team Waterford is dedicated to serving the Waterford community in the best, safest way possible for both our staff and the public. Please continue to take advantage of options to conduct business with the Township remotely by phone, fax, email, and through our website. 


Waterford Parks and Recreation COVID-19 Update

Waterford Parks and Recreation continues to monitor the changing developments with regards to COVID-19 and the Governor’s Executive Orders. Social distancing practices are working. Please continue to enjoy our parks while following social distancing and group gathering guidelines and safeguards.  We are beginning to re-open some of the parks and amenities that were closed.

The following parks are currently open for your passive recreational enjoyment:

Drayton Plains Nature Center
Fish Hatchery Park
Clinton River Canoe Site
Hess-Hathaway Park, the playground and farm area will remain closed through June 7.
Elizabeth Lake Woods Park
Marion Street Park
Maceday Lake Park

All programs, events and rentals have been cancelled through June 30th.  Please follow the Waterford Parks and Recreation Facebook page for updates and changes regarding parks and programs or call 248-674-5441.


COVID-19 Re-Opening Kits for Small Businesses

Oakland County is distributing 10,000 COVID-19 re-opening kits to small businesses throughout Oakland County. The kits contain more than $400 worth of supplies and are for small businesses with 50 employees or less that operate in Main Street Oakland County communities, other businesses not in a downtown, or faith-based organizations, and non-profit organizations may request ReOpen Kits. Besides masks and gloves, they include sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, floor stickers for interior spacing of customers or employees, posters and ideas for social distancing. Toolkits and Safety protocols may be found at

Absent Voter Ballot Applications

Dual absent voter ballot applications for the August 4th and November 3rd elections have mailed to voters on the Permanent Absentee Voter’s List.  At the top of the application, there are three selection boxes, which are:  1. Both Elections Dates, 2. Aug.4, 2020 and 3.  Nov. 3, 2020.  You must select one box and sign the form before a ballot will be mailed to you.  If you miss these steps, there may be a delay in you receiving your ballot because the Clerk’s Office will have to send another application for you to complete correctly and return it.  You can return your application via U.S. Mail, or the Election Drop Box located in the rear parking lot between the Police Department and the 2nd floor entrance to Town Hall.  If you have any concerns, please contact the Clerk’s Office on 248-674-6266 or email

Beautification Awards

Spring is here and it’s time to spruce up our yards, homes, and outside structures.  The Township would like to recognize homeowners, neighborhoods, condominiums, apartment complexes, schools, churches, and businesses that take pride in making their exteriors beautiful.  If you are interested in participating, please submit a form and a before picture (optional) by Friday, July 17, 2020.  The form can be found on the Township’s website @; the Clerk’s Office; or by emailing Award signs will be placed on the winners’ property from August 15, 2020 to August 31, 2020.  Call Clerk Kim Markee on 248-674-6211 with any questions. 

Waterford Library Summer Reading Programs

Online Summer Reading Programs from June 1 through August 1. Children’s (ages 3-12), Teens (6th through 12th grades) and Adults programs have separate registrations. Visit our website at and check the listings under Library News on the homepage.  Happy Reading.


Census 2020

Have you responded to the 2020 Census yet? By this time, all Waterford residents should have received multiple communications from the U.S. Census Bureau inviting you to complete the Census questionnaire online, by phone, or mail.  If you haven’t responded yet, please visit the official Census website at or call 800-923-8282 to respond by phone. There are only 9 questions and responding takes less than 10 minutes for most. Did you know the census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, planning, and support for you and our community?  Every year, $675 billion in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.  Waterford’s goal for 2020 Census response is at least 90%. Your action today helps shape Waterford’s future for the next 10 years.  Visit Waterford Township’s Census information page at for details, resources, videos and more!  And remember our Waterford 2020 Census Slogan – I count, You count, We count, Everyone counts. Get counted, It counts!

Real ID Compliant

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  Schedule an appointment to get your REAL ID at any Secretary of State office and get in and out in less than 30 minutes.

Waterford Township Makes Huge Showing For Charity

Five Waterford charities will each receive $2,000 in donations from a bottle and can drive organized by Phil Karmo, owner of Russ’ Party Store on Elizabeth Lake Rd. and held on two consecutive Tuesdays in the parking lot of Town Hall.

As always, the Waterford community made a great showing and donated  a total of $6,500 in returnable cans and bottles!
An additional $3,500 was donated by Mr. Karmo and his business partners Joe Frase and Dave George for a total of $10,000 to be distributed equally to five charitable organizations here in Waterford: Blessings in Backpack, Meals on Wheels, Open Door Outreach Center, Waterford Coalition for Youth, and Waterford Youth Assistance.

Once again, thank you to the Waterford community for the extraordinary number of returnables you donated. And thank you to these business owners for helping make the event so successful.

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.


May 26, 2020, Meeting Minutes

  1. M05-26-20.pdf

June 08, 2020, Bill Payment


Receive the Clerk's Office April 2020 Report


Receive the Library's March and April 2020 Reports


Board Liaison Reports (Verbal)




Introduction of Zoning Text Amendment 2020-Z-001; Rezoning Case No. 20-03-01; Summit Place Overlay Zoning District


New Business


Resolution Allowing Temporary Use Due to COVID-19 States of Emergency, Orders, and Related Hardships


Resolution Approving Waterford Youth Assistance Election Results


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.