Waterford Insider March 2018
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Monthly Recycling - First Saturday

Waterford Township offers free monthly recycling collection of magazines and cardboard (shipping boxes, cereal boxes, toothpaste boxes, etc, free of food debris and dry.)
This service is provided the first Saturday of every month (March 3 & April 7, 2018) from 9am to 1pm in the parking lot at Township Hall.
Waterford residents only, please.

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2018 March Board of Review Dates

 
2018 Assessment Change Notices have been mailed out.  If you would like to make an appointment to appeal the Assessed Value of your property, please call the Waterford Assessing Department at 248-674-6270 to make an appointment.  The dates of the March Board of Review are:

Tuesday, March 6, 2018               9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon (organizational meeting)
           
Monday, March 12, 2018            9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018             9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
 
Thursday, March 14, 2018           1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.


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Attention Waterford Businesses


Are you a Waterford business owner celebrating a milestone business anniversary 25+ years in 2018? Has your favorite Waterford business been serving the Waterford community for decades?

Let us know! We are now taking nominations for anniversary awards at the upcoming 2018 Business Recognition Breakfast.

We are also taking suggestions for awards in the categories of: outstanding volunteer/community service, beautification, and other special recognition for the Waterford business community.

Please call or email the Supervisor's office 248-674-6201, or the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce at 248-666-8600 or email


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Community Development Block Grant Funding Helps Waterford Low-Income Homeowners


The Community Development Block Grant is a federally funded grant administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), aimed to assist low to moderate-income communities with community development projects. Every year, each community with more than 50,000 people, and each county with a population with more than 200,000 are eligible to receive this funding.

What can CDBG funds be used for?
In general, CDBG funds can be used for a wide range of activities such as housing rehabilitation, code enforcement, acquisition of real property, demolition, infrastructure and public facility improvements, economic development, and social services. The primary eligibility requirement for any funded activity is that the project or program principally benefits low and moderate-income persons in designated census tracts. HUD defines low and moderate income as a household that is at or below 80% of the median income for the area. Because demographic and economic conditions change quickly within a geographical area, these income guidelines are adjusted annually. 

For more information, a full list of FAQs regarding this program, and to apply for funding, please visit the Township website.


Keepsake Waterford Montage - Get Your Copy Now

MONTAGE

Pick up your copy of the new Waterford montage featuring iconic locations around Waterford that will surely stir up some fond memories and hometown pride!
A beautifully crafted artist's rendering to be displayed in your home, business location, or office for years to come. Just $10 cash or check. Available at Town Hall in the Supervisor's office, the Waterford Public Library or the Waterford Chamber office while supplies last!
Call 248-674-6201 for more information.


Free Classes in TV Production for Waterford Residents

Want to know what it takes to be a Director? Media Network of Waterford offers free classes to Waterford residents interested in television production. Learn to work a studio, on location, an actual production truck, and how to produce your very own television show. Contact Media Network of Waterford to make it happen! Don’t wish you could do something creative with video, actually do it. Call 248-682-8706, today! (Free for Waterford residents, small fee for non-resident)

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Severe Weather Awareness Week

The Oakland County Homeland Security Division will conduct a test of the Outdoor Warming System sirens Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 1pm during Severe Weather Awareness Week. 

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson have declared the week of April 8-14, 2018 as Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Oakland County Homeland Security Division will be engaged in various public education efforts during Severe Weather Awareness Week. These efforts include instruction on suggested preparations for minimizing the loss of life and destruction of property that can result from severe weather.

In an effort to promote severe weather safety preparedness, Oakland County will conduct a special test of the Outdoor Warning System on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 1:00 PM. The purpose of this test is to raise the awareness level of our citizens and offer schools and businesses the opportunity to test their internal disaster plans during normal business hours.
For information, please visit Oakland County's Homeland Security website at www.oakgov.com/homelandsecurity


Earth Day 2018

Important Voter Information for 2018 Elections

Waterford Township voting precincts have changed for most voters and the number of precincts has been reduced. You should have received your new voter registrations card in the mail indicating your precinct location.
For Voters on the Absent Voter’s Ballot Application List; Absentee Voter’s Ballot Applications will mail out mid May 2018.  This will be a dual application for the August 7th and November 6th elections.
Please contact the Clerk's office if you have any questions 248-674-6266 or visit the website www.waterfordmi.gov/clerk

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Waterford Township Public Library March Events

Please visit our website for a full list of events www.waterfordmi.gov/library

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Waterford Township Friends of the Library

Used Book Sale
Saturday, April 7, 10:00a-4:30p and Sunday, April 8, 1:00p-4:00p. Library Community Room

Great reads at sweet prices

“Book It” Fundraiser - 5K Run/Walk/1-Mile Fun Run
Saturday, April 14, 9:00a-Noon

Family & pet friendly event including face painting and other fun activities. Timed run. Option to walk the 5K course or do the 1-mile fun run. Medals to top finishers. Adult Runners registration fee $25 includes t-shirt. 18-year-of-age and under, $15. Register online at https://app.regwiz.io/register/bookit/317. Registration forms also available at the Library.
 
Children’s Programs (through age 12)

Weekly Storytimes for ages 6 months – 3 years. Session II of our drop-in storytimes runs through the week of March 27. Storytimes are a fun half hour aimed at developing reading readiness through a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays and other activities.
Sessions: Babytime (6 -16 months), Toddlertime (16 – 23 months), Two-Year-Old Storytime and Three-Year-Old Storytime. Contact the Children’s department at 248-618-7692 for details.

Saturday Storytime for ages 4-7 years. Saturday, February 3, 10:30a-11:15a.m.
Teddy Bear Picnic: Preschoolers through second graders may join us for stories and crafts featuring bears. Feel free to bring your own stuffed bear.

Kids Poetry Camp – recommended for grades K-8. Saturday, March 24, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Kids (K-8th grade) can explore poetry by writing some of their own with poet/teacher Glen Armstrong.
 
Teens’ Programs (grades 6-12)
NOTE: for students in grades 6-12 only.  Please be respectful of the teens as they enjoy library programs planned just for them. Thank you.

Teen Bingo
Thursday, March 15, 2:00p-3:00p

Join us for Teen Bingo. Prizes will include books, snacks, gift cards, and other fun stuff.

Superhero Saturdays
Saturday, March 17, 2:00p-4:30p Wonder Woman (Rated PG-13)

Join us for superhero movies on the following Saturdays. Feel free to bring a blanket and pillow if you want to stretch out on the floor. We provide the refreshments. No registration required
Parents: Check out commonsensemedia.org to determine if the movies are suitable for your teen.
 
Adults’ Programs

AbleZone Magnifiers & more (demonstration)
Monday, March 5, 10:00a -0 11:00a in the Community Room

Kathy from the AbleZone store will show and demonstrate various types of magnifiers and other vision aiding products which may help you see what you need to see if your vision isn’t what it used to be.

Photo Tile Coaster Craft
Thursday, March 8, 6:30p-7:30p in the Community Room

Create a pair of coasters featuring your favorite photos. These coasters are the perfect addition to your coffee table, or they make great housewarming gifts. Keep in mind when selecting/printing your pictures that each coaster is 4” X 4”. Supplies are limited, so please register in advance.

Ask the Tech Guy computer help
Saturday, March 24, 10:30a-1:00p in the Conference Room

Computer/technology help. One-on-one assistance with your own device or computer (bring it in with you). 30-minute appointments available. Registration required.


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Treasurer Sponsors Free Shredding for Waterford Residents


Did you know Waterford Township Treasurer Margaret Birch sponsors Free Shredding for Waterford residents?

Bring your papers for shredding Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 9:30-11:30am in the parking lot of Township Hall 5200 Civic Center Dr.

Open to all Waterford residents. Paper only, please. No newspapers, magazines, cardboard, plastic, hanging folders, junk mail, color folders, page protectors, film, 3 ring binders, Styrofoam, discs, x-rays,clothing, electronics or food.

Waterford residents only please—no businesses at this time.
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Closed For Good Friday

Waterford Township Administrative offices and the will be closed Friday, March 30, 2018 in observance of Good Friday.
The Waterford Township Public Library will be closed Friday, Saturday & Sunday March 30 - April 1, 2018 in observance of Good Friday and Easter.
Emergency services remain available during this administrative closure.


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