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

October 26, 2020

6:00 PM
-AGENDA-

NOTICE OF REGULAR TOWNSHIP BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD IN PERSON 

Please take notice that the regular meeting of the Waterford Township Board will be held in person in the Township Hall Auditorium on October 26, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. 

The live meeting will be held subject to and in compliance with the October 9, 2020, Emergency Order Under MCL 333.2253 issued by the Director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in response to the COVID-19 epidemic, meaning that subject to exceptions in that Order, all individuals attending the meeting shall be required a wear a face covering and maintain social distancing of at least six (6') from other persons not part of their household and that the number of persons that may be in the Auditorium will be limited as provided in the Order.  If the number of persons attending the meeting exceeds the number allowed by the Order, a separate room with video and audio connectivity to the Auditorium will be available to accommodate the overflow attendance.  

If members of the public wish to provide comment during the public comment portion of the meeting and cannot attend in person, they may call 248-674-6200. Public comment is limited to 3 minutes per speaker.

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.

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, 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
Email: publiccomments@waterfordmi.gov

1.

Approve Agenda

2.

Announcements

2.I.

Absentee Ballot Tips

  • If you have not received your absentee ballot PLEASE contact the Clerk’s Office.
  • You may return your ballot as soon as possible, once you vote your ballot.  You do not need to wait until Election Day to return it.  
  • Make sure you sign your ballot envelope.
  • Return your absentee ballot using the absentee voter’s drop boxes in the parking lot near the Police Department or the front parking lot of Townhall, or return directly to the Waterford Township Clerk’s office.
  • If you return your ballot via the USPS, please mail your ballot as early as possible using the  prepaid postage envelope provided. The USPS recommends mailing your ballot by October  27, 2020.
  • Track your ballot at www.michigan.gov/vote
  • For additional questions, contact the Clerk’s Office 248-674-6266 or elections@waterfordmi.gov


2.II.

November 3, 2020, General Election

The General Election will be held in the Charter Township of Waterford, on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.   Voters may confirm their Voter's Registration at www.michigan.gov/vote or by contacting the Clerk's office at elections@waterfordmi.gov or 248-674-6266
2.III.

Saturday Election Hours

The Clerk’s office will be open the Saturday preceding the election, October 31, 2020, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for those wishing to register to vote and obtain an absentee ballot.  Please use the 2nd Floor Entrance.  For sample ballots and full text of proposals or any other information, please visit waterfordmi.gov/elections or contact the Charter Township of Waterford Clerk’s Office at 248-674-6266.
2.IV.

Halloween Trick-Or-Treating in Waterford October 31st

Waterford residents have requested guidance related to the upcoming Halloween holiday and guidelines for safely celebrating with concerns related to COVID-19.

County, State and Federal agencies have released tips and guidelines to help homeowners, parents, and trick-or-treaters and those wishing to attend gatherings stay safe this Halloween.

Visit the Waterford Township website homepage at www.waterfordmi.gov and click on the Halloween banner for links to the CDC, MHDDHS, and Oakland County Health Division websites.

Waterford's suggested start time for trick-or-treating this year is 6:00 P.M. Those wishing to participate typically leave their porch light on to indicate they are passing out treats.

Have a safe, healthy, and spooky Halloween!
2.V.

Waterford Youth Assistance Shoe Drive

Waterford Youth Assistance will begin conducting a shoe drive starting on Thursday, September 10th to raise funds for WYA programs.   Waterford Youth Assistance will earn funds based on the total weight of the shoes collected as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated footwear.  Dollars earned will help support family education programs, mentoring programs, youth scholarship and recognition programs, low income families with financial needs, and continue youth casework services.  Anyone can help by donating gently worn used, or new shoes to any of the following locations: Recovered Chiropractic: 5140 Highland Road, Waterford, Waterford Township Town Hall: 5200 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, and Crave Nutrition: 2891 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford.
The WYA Shoe Collection Drive will run from September 10 through November 9.
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.

October 13, 2020, Meeting Minutes

Documents:
  1. M10-13-20.pdf
3.II.

October 26, 2020, Bill Payment

3.III.

Receive the Clerk's Office August 2020 Report

3.IV.

Receive the Treasurer's Office September 2020 Report

4.

Board Liaison Reports (Verbal)

5.

Open Business

5.I.

Consider adoption of 2020-Z-008 Medical Marihuana Text Amendments to Zoning Ordinance

5.II.

Consider Adoption of Ordinance No. 2020-005 - Medical Marihuana License Ordinance

6.

New Business

6.I.

Annual Wastewater Treatment Charges Pass-Through

6.II.

Engineering Agreement - Filter Media Analysis Study

6.III.

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.