June 22, 2020

6:00 PM


Please take notice that a regular meeting of the Waterford Township Board will be held on
June 22, 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 2020-97.  The public may participate in the meeting through GoToMeeting by computer, tablet or smart phone using the following link:

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You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States (Toll Free): 1-877-568-4106
United States: +1-571-317-3129

Access Code: 214-603-317

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


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Waterford Township COVID-19

For the latest information related to Waterford Township and the Coronavirus, please visit our website dedicated to this topic at Here you’ll find information regarding operations, closures and cancellations, as well as resources for food assistance, employment, businesses, and more. Did you know that most of the business you may need to conduct with Waterford Township administrative offices can be handled remotely using the phone, email, website, fax and our convenient drop boxes? Give us a call and we’ll help determine the options available to meet your needs. All department contact information is available on the Township website If you do not have internet access, please call our main switchboard at 248-674-3111.

Parks and Recreation Report Update

The Waterford Parks and Recreation Department will be operating with reduced staff through July 31, 2020. 
All programs, events and activities are cancelled through June 30, 2020, at this time.  The Waterford Recreation Center is closed for an undetermined period of time.  The following parks are open for your enjoyment:
· Drayton Plains Nature Center
· Fish Hatchery Park
· Hess-Hathaway Park
· Clinton River Canoe Site
· Elizabeth Lake Woods Park
· Marion Street Park
· Maceday Lake Park


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

Temporary Polling Locations for the August 4, 2020, State Primary

Due to summer construction, at three (3) polling locations, the following are temporary polling locations for the August 4, 2020, Primary Election Only.
Precinct 1 – Schoolcraft Elementary voters will vote at the Recreation Center. 
Precinct 4 –  Grayson Elementary voters will vote at Mason Middle School.
Precinct 16 – Beaumont Elementary voters will vote at Knudsen Elementary School. 
Keep in mind this change is only for the August 4, 2020, Election.  If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk’s Office on 248-674-6266 or email

Do You Have A Warrant?

The 51st District Court is offering an amnesty program for most sentenced, non-violent misdemeanor cases that are in warrant status without the worry of having to appear in Court.  The program will be available June 15, 2020 to July 2, 2020 and comes in response to hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  To coordinate sentenced non-violent misdemeanor warrant amnesty contact Probation Officers: Shelly Booth (248-618-7665 or or Denise Larkin at (248-618-7664 or

Youth Chalk Art Contest

It’s time for some summer fun! Here is your chance to transform you driveway into vibrant colors and works of art. Waterford Youth Assistance, The Breakfast Optimists Club of Waterford, and The Art Experience are sponsoring a Youth Chalk Art Contest from June 24 thru July 8th. To enter, draw your masterpiece in chalk on your family’s driveway (or a safe area where permission was granted). Have a parent take a photo of your chalk art and post the photo to the Waterford Youth Assistance Facebook Page  Your post must include your first name, your age group and the hashtag   #WYAchalkart Prizes will be awarded in three age groups: 6 years old and under, 7 to 12 years old, and teens (13 to 18). We also encourage the public to participate in the voting by going to the Youth Assistance Facebook page and “Liking” the entries. The single chalk art photo with the most Facebooks likes by midnight, July 22 will be awarded the People’s Choice Award. The contest flyer is available on each organizations Facebook page. The contest is free to enter and photos must be posted by midnight July 8th.

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. 

The July 18, 2020, NoHaz Event has been cancelled

The July NO HAZ event is cancelled.  Please visit for updates to remaining collection dates.  We are NOT requiring residents to pre-purchase vouchers this year.  You may pay the $15 fee at the collection event.  

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.

Awards & Presentations


Plante and Moran 2019 Fiscal Year Audit Presentation


Waterford School District 2020 Bond Presentation


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.


June 08, 2020, Meeting Minutes

  1. M06-08-20.pdf

June 22, 2020, Bill Payment


Receive the Treasurer's Office May 2020 Report


Fireworks Display - Loon Lake


Board Liaison Reports (Verbal)


Open Business


Possible Adoption of Ordinance No. 2020-Z-001; Text Amendment To Zoning Ordinance, Summit Place Overlay Zoning District


New Business


Approval of Tentative Agreement with MAP - Dispatcher's Association


Approval of Tentative Agreement with the Command Officers Association of Michigan


Amendments to the Waterford Township Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program’s 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan, the 2019 Annual Action Plan, and the Citizen Participation Plan to accommodate CARES Act CDBG-CV funding


Award of Window Project for Waterford Recreation Center


Request To Split / Divide Parcels 13-36-101-013; 2876 Woodbine Dr


Budget Line-Item Adjustment for Senior Center Contribution


Public Comments Limited to Three (3) Minutes per Speaker

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.