Waterford Insider February 2019
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Spaghetti Dinner Cancelled - Friday, February 1st

Due to weather related building concerns, this Friday’s Spaghetti Dinner has been cancelled.We hope you will join us on March 1st for our next regularly scheduled Spaghetti Dinner.

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Monthly Recycling- February 2nd


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 from 9am to 1pm in the parking lot at Township Hall.


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Waterford State of the Township 2019


Secure your tickets now for the annual State of the Township breakfast event! Hear first hand from Township Supervisor Gary Wall & Waterford School District Superintendent Dr. Keith Wunderlich about what's being accomplished now and what's in store for the community in 2019

This event always sells out, so be sure to secure your reserved ticket early.
Visit the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce website for more information and to purchase tickets at $20 per person advance registration only.


Kim Markee

Waterford Twp. Appoints New Clerk

 
Waterford Twp, MI – January 28, 2019 – Waterford Township appointed Kim Markee to the position of Township Clerk at its January 28th Board of Trustees meeting by a unanimous vote of the Board.
 
At the same meeting, the Waterford Township Board accepted the resignation of Clerk Sue Camilleri who, in November 2018, made the Board aware of her intent to retire at the end of January 2019.
 
Ms. Markee is a Waterford resident and recently retired Senior Financial Analyst for General Motors. Kim earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Michigan, and a Master’s of Science in Manufacturing Management from Kettering University/General Motors Institute.
 
“The details of Kim’s impressive career demonstrate her ability to thoroughly understand complicated financial matters,” said Township Supervisor Gary Wall. “Kim’s analytical, troubleshooting, communication, and innovation skills are also exceptional and will be a significant asset to serving the Waterford community as our Clerk.”
 
The Township Clerk’s office is responsible for elections, business licensing, Township ordinances, agendas, minutes, accounting and purchasing. As a full-time employee, The Township Clerk acts as custodian for all records, books and papers of the Township, files and retains all certificates of oath, handles record keeping of all accounts receivable and payable and the annual audit of the Township, provides notice of all Boards and Commissions meetings, publishes agendas and minutes of the Township Board, administers voter registration and all elections conducted within the Township.

As a member of the Township Board of Trustees, the Clerk has an equal voice in legislative and administrative governmental decisions, and is tasked with investigating and studying important issues before the board, and participating in decisions and deliberations by voting.


Clerk Markee can be reached at 248-674-6266 or by email at kmarkee@waterfordmi.gov


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Waterford Video Tour: Available on Township Website


In partnership with Waterford Township, CGI Communications recently produced six videos designed to take visitors on a virtual video tour of all the things Waterford Township has to offer.
The video series covers a variety of topics including:

  • Welcome
  • Public Services
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Education
  • Homes & Real Estate
  • Quality of Life


We invite you to checkout all six short videos on the Waterford Township website homepage at www.waterfordmi.gov
Special thanks to all of the advertisers you'll see featured on the video landing pages for supporting this project!


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Taste of Waterford Tickets Now On Sale


Come get a taste of the variety of culinary delights the Waterford restaurant community has to offer all under one roof, for one low price! Get your tickets now for the 20th Annual Taste of Waterford event February 21st. For more information and ticket purchase, visit www.wcfyeventbrite.com or for mail-in form visit www.wcfy.org.

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News From the Treasurer's Office


Please join us in congratulating Brenda Arnold on her recent promotion to Deputy Treasurer for Waterford Township. Brenda succeeds Sandy Pulk who recently retired from long-time service to the community as Deputy Treasurer. 

Taxes due Thursday, February 14
Last day to pay 2018 winter tax bill without penalty is Thursday, February 14, 2019.
If you need further information, please call the Treasurer’s Office at (248) 674-6220.
 
 
Payments received February 15 – 28
2018 late summer and/or winter tax payments are accepted at the Township Treasurer Office through February 28, 2019.  Interest and penalty will be charged on any unpaid balance.  Payments must be paid at Town Hall or mailed to the Township Treasurer’s Office, 5200 Civic Center Dr, Waterford MI 48329.    Payments must be received on or before February 28, 2019.  Postmarks will not be honored.  
 
Tax Payment Options

  • In person - the Treasurer’s Office located at 5200 Civic Center Dr.  Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Mail – payments may be mailed to our office at 5200 Civic Center Dr, Waterford MI 48329.  Please make checks payable to Waterford Township Treasurer.  Payments may also be mailed in the courtesy envelope sent with tax bills.  Please note there may be a delay in posting payments sent to the PO Box if your check was written incorrectly or lower part of tax statement was not included with payment.
  • After Hours Drop Box – an after-hours drop box is located near the lower entrance door to the Township Hall.
  • Online Banking – payment may be made through the township website at www.waterfordmi.gov/taxes.     

 
Please Note:   It is NOT recommended  to have payment issued through your bank at this late date.    Payments issued through your bank takes 10 to 15 business days to receive payment.   These payments are received in envelopes that are not post marked; anything received after February 14 will be charged late penalties and fees. 
 
Cash Payments
For those considering making their payment in cash: for safety, efficiency and Township savings, payment by personal or cashier’s check is preferred.
 
Beginning March 1
Beginning March 1, 2019, all unpaid 2018 taxes are paid to Oakland County with additional penalties (Township cannot accept payments).    Mail payments to Oakland County Treasurer, 1200 N Telegraph, Pontiac, MI 48341.  During the month of March, a revised statement from the Township Treasurer needs to accompany your remittance to the County Treasurer. 
 
Do You Need Amounts Paid for Income Taxes?
Tax amounts for 2018 and prior years may be attained on the Waterford Township website at www.waterfordmi.gov/taxes, select Tax Information Search. This site will report the base tax amount; does not give you payment status.   Statements of tax amount; payment status and date paid are available at the Treasurer’s Office.  There is a fee of 50 cents for each photocopy.
Receipts are also available on line through Oakland County for a fee of $2.50 at www.oakgov.com/propertygateway - select Current Tax Report.


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Waterford Twp. Public Library February Events


Holiday Closings  Monday, February 18, 2019 – Presidents Day


Waterford Township Friends of the Library
General membership meeting, Sunday, February 17, 1:30p-3:00p in the Community Room. All members and prospective members welcome. A great opportunity to get to know other members and find out how you can participate in activities the Friends are planning. Topics include Night of Warmth: Soup Supper and Board Games, Book It 5K Family Fun Run, Used Book Sales.
Used Book Sale - Great reads at sweet prices
Saturday, February 2, 10:00a - 4:30p and Sunday, February 3, 1:00p-4:00p.
Bag Sale - $5/bag, Sunday from 2:00p-4:00p
Library Community Room


Children’s Programs (through age 12)
Storytimes for Young Children: Ages 6 Months – 3 Years
Our drop-in storytimes resume starting the week of January 15-16.  Because of the public school break schedule, we have three sessions:
Session I (5 weeks):  January 15-16 through February 12-13
Session II (5 weeks): February 26-27 through March 26-27
Session III (4 weeks): April 9-10 through April 30-May 1
Weekday Schedule
Babytime, 0-15 months, Tuesdays 10:00-10:30 am
Toddlertime, 16-23 months, Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 am
Two-year-old Storytime, 2-year-olds, Tuesdays 11:00 - 11:30 am
Three-year-old Storytime, 3-year-olds, Wednesdays 11:00-11:30 am
Storytimes are 30 minutes long and include a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays, and other activities.  Storytimes are held in our children’s storytime and craft room.  A parent or caregiver must accompany children.  We ask that parents and caregivers arrive at least 5 minutes before storytime begins in order to get settled in. 
Saturday Storytime: Teddy Bear Tea.  Saturday, February 2, 10:30 - 11:15a, (ages 4-7)
It's a tea party!  Bring your bears, listen to some stories, do some crafts, and enjoy your "tea".  Feel free to contact us if you have food allergies.  No registration required
Candy Mosaic Art.  Saturday, February 9, 10:30a - 11:15a (ages 6-12)
Want to make some sweet art?  Create your masterpiece with all sorts of edible candy.  You can eat it or frame it.  Parents: please be aware of any food allergies before you bring your child. No registration required.    
Lego Club. Saturday, February 23, 2 sessions: 10:15a & 11:30a (ages 3 and up)
Students meet one Saturday a month to create their own Lego structure.  On display in the library until the next meeting.  Then the students can make new structures.  No registration required. 
 
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.
Tuesday Teens. February 12 & February 26, 3:30p - 5:00p
Middle and high school students are welcome to join us every other Tuesday to hang out with friends and to meet new ones.  We'll provide games, activities, craft materials, and light refreshments for you to enjoy.  Or, just come and work on homework or socialize with other kids your age.
Teen Move Matinee – The Princess Bride (PG). Thursday, February 21, 2:30p - 4:45p
Farmhand Westley and his companions try to save Princess Buttercup from Prince Humperdinck. Parents: Check out commonsensemedia.org to determine if the movies are suitable for your teen.
 
Adults Programs
Succulents 101, Saturday, February 16, 10:30a-11:30a
Succulents are the new rage in plants! Learn the basic care of succulents – including the correct soil to use, watering basics and propagation. Presented by Lisa Eldred Steinkopf, aka “The Houseplant Guru.” Registration required.
Movie Matinee: Kiss Me Deadly (Not rated), Thursday, February 28, 2:00p – 4:00p
This film noir, based on the Mickey Spillane novel of the same name, stars Ralph Meeker as private eye, Mike Hammer. Hammer gets pulled into a mystery after assisting a female hitchhiker. Also starring: Albert Dekker & Paul Stewart. Director: Robert Aldrich. Runtime: 1h 46 min. Free popcorn. You may bring your own snacks and beverages, provided that your beverages have lids. No registration required
Ask the Tech Guy Computer Help, Saturday, February 23, 30-minute appointments available beginning at 1:30p
One-on-one assistance with your own device or computer (bring it in with you). Our library computer technician will do his best to troubleshoot your problem, answer your questions, or advise you on what to do. Held in the Conference Room. Please make an appointment by registering yourself online here, or by calling or coming in to the adult desk. Registration required.
 
Adults – Enrichment Groups; drop-ins welcome.
Knitting Group
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very Wednesday 10:00a – 12:00p in the Community Room
Share patterns, exchange project ideas, and socialize while you knit! Bring your own supplies. Refreshments
provided.
Poetry Writers Workshop
Meets 3rd Thursday each month, 6:00p – 7:30p in the Conference Room
Local poet and teacher Glen Armstrong leads this monthly poetry-writing workshop. Bring paper and a pen/pencil, leave with a poem.
Waterford Writers Workshop
Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30p - 8:30p in the Conference Room
The goal is to write, share, and develop works that make us feel; to celebrate the art of words; to provoke, evoke, and inspire; to write confidently. Each writer will have the opportunity to read their work to the group. Participants should bring at least five copies of their work (limit of 5 typewritten, double-spaced pages of fiction/non-fiction, poetry/prose, screen plays, etc.) for peer review and discussion. All copies will be returned to the writer with edits, constructive critiques, and suggestions by fellow group members. Participants must be 16 or older. Registration is not required.
Library Garden Club
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 6:30p - 8:00p. Creating a Rain Garden: Plant Selection.
Interested in rain gardens? Join the Library gardeners, who are creating a rain garden to the southwest corner of the Children's Sensory Garden this spring, as we learn the practical parts of this project. You could use this information to create your own rain garden at home. To prepare for this meeting you can download Rain Garden How-To and Rain Garden Plants on the Library’s Garden Club webpage: https://www.waterfordmi.gov/882/Garden-Club-meetings.

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Can Emergency Responders Find Your Home or Business?

The Waterford Regional Fire Department reminds you to check your address numbers on your home or business.
 
All buildings whether a home or business are required to have address numbers that a clearly visible and legible from the street fronting the property.

House numbers are not only convenient for finding addresses but necessary for emergency responders to locate those in need. When responding to an emergency, minutes matter so be sure that fire, ambulance, and police personnel can easily and quickly find your address.
It is recommended that all Waterford residents and business owners take a few moments to install house numbers or examine existing house numbers. Be sure that the numbers are easy to read from the street. Consider the following:

  • Script numbers or numbers that are spelled out in words may be aesthetically pleasing but are difficult to read quickly from the street.
  • Brass or bronze numbers are difficult to see. Use numbers that contrast with the background.
  • If the house is located more than 45 feet from the street, the numbers should be displayed on a fence, mailbox, or other appropriate place that will make it visible for approaching vehicles.
  • Be sure that the view of the numbers is not obstructed by shrubs, trees, or decorations, such as flags.
  • Numbers should be clearly seen when approaching from either side of the house.

If the numbers on your house or business are not visible or easy to read, it will take emergency personnel longer to reach you. Those extra minutes spent trying to locate a property can mean the difference between life and death, so take the time now to be sure your house numbers are able to be seen from the street to help emergency responders find you faster.
 
Be Safe and have a great day
 
Deputy Chief Matt Covey

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From The Assessing Office

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS:  Personal Property Statements/Small Business Property Tax Exemption Claims for business owners have been mailed out.  They should be returned to Waterford Assessing by February 20, 2019.
 
ATTENTION WATERFORD TAXPAYERS:  2019 Assessment Change Notices will be mailed on or about February 15th

If you have any questions, please contact the Waterford Township Assessing Office at 248-674-6270 or visit the website at www.waterfordmi.gov/assessing

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No Scheduled 2019 Elections


The Waterford Township Clerk's office reminds Waterford voters there are no scheduled elections in Waterford in 2019.

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Waterford Youth Assistance Seeking
Administrative Assistant


WYA Administrative Assistant Position
 
Waterford Youth Assistance is dedicated to Prevention through Community Involvement. Our employees enjoy a casual yet stimulating work environment, opportunities for development and a real opportunity to make a difference in our community.
 
In collaboration with the Oakland County Youth Assistance Caseworker, the Administrative Assistant will effectively maintain the daily routines and duties of the Waterford Youth Assistance offices. 
 
Part Time- 15-20 hours a week, Flexible schedule                  
$10-$11/hr depending on experience
 
Key responsibilities include:

  • Understand and demonstrate the principles of WYA’s Mission
  • Maintain appropriate confidentiality
  • Answer telephones and maintain a log of calls
  • Professionally meet and greet clients and visitors and answer inquiries
  • Create and modify WYA documents and materials, maintaining confidential hard copies and electronic filing system for such documents and materials
  • Perform general clerical duties including but not limited to printing, photocopying, faxing, mailing and filing
  • Sign for and distribute packages and maintain inventory of approved office supplies
  • Coordinate and maintain official correspondence, mailing, telephone lists, and records for WYA office
  • Conduct annual inventory of office equipment and furnishings in accordance with the Oakland County Youth Assistance guidelines
  • Ensure updates to WYA website and social media sites are completed in a timely manner as needed
  • Set-up and coordinate WYA meetings and documents, distribute agendas, minutes and other WYA materials
  • Complete special projects and other tasks as assigned by the WYA Caseworker, Board of Directors and Committee Chairs
 
Successful candidates will have:
  • Ability to create, edit and update documents, flyers, office records, etc
  • Ability to network effectively with clients, parents, member of the community, sponsors, volunteers and staff in person, electronically and via telephone
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to understand written and oral instructions and initiate appropriate action
  • Detail oriented, strong, analytical skills, and creative problem solving
  • Strong knowledge of and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong knowledge of social media applications
  • Ability to type 50 wpm preferred
  • Ability to create and manage accurate and confidential documentation
  • Ability to work in an organized, timely and efficient manner
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change and responsiveness to unanticipated situations
  • Ability to demonstrate honesty, trustworthiness, respect, cultural awareness and sensitivity, and sound work ethics
  • Ability to work independently and/or with limited direction

Please submit resume and references at waterfordya@msn.com or fax at 248.618.7392 by Friday February 1, 2018


Networking Lunch February

Noteworthy Networking Luncheon - February 14th

The Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce's Noteworthy Networking luncheons are a great way for you to enjoy lunch, network with others and gain valuable new insight for business

We often find ourselves in a place where’s we’ve spent so much time focused on others, the ability to really dream for ourselves becomes secondary. Seeing your vision, allows you to create and recognize all the opportunities available to you. Join us and for a fun few hours to fall in love with those dreams all over again!

We will have all the materials you need to create your ideal vision and your vision board. Please bring a picture of yourself that you particularly like, and any creative materials you'd like to use. If you'd like to bring used magazines please do. We will have plenty but any contributions to create more variety are welcome.

Join us for a great lunch at Fork N' Pint and walk away with some creative strategies for business growth and sales!

When: February 14, 2019
Where: Fork N' Pint
4000 Cass Elizabeth Rd, Waterford, MI 48328

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $25/person, includes lunch, networking, and speaker. 


Enjoy a delicious lunch while networking with other Chamber Members. We use reserved seating to help you make meaningful connections on a regular basis. Looking to connect with someone? Let us know, we will try to seat you at the same table!
https://www.waterfordchamber.org/noteworthy-networking-luncheon-february/
Presidents Day

Closed for Presidents' Day


Waterford Township Administrative Offices and the Waterford Township Public Library will be closed Monday, February 18, 2019 in observance of Presidents' Day.
Emergency services remain available during this administrative closure.
Citizen Guide Documents

Citizen's Guide Documents Available


Waterford’s Citizen’s Guide, Performance Dashboard, Debt Service Report and Projected Budget are available for viewing on the Township’s website at https://www.waterfordmi.gov/288/Citizens-Guide-and-Performance-Dashboard .
These documents are also available for viewing during normal business hours at the Clerk’s Office which is located at 5200 Civic Center Drive.


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Attention Waterford Businesses


Are you a Waterford business owner celebrating a milestone business anniversary 25+ years in 2019? 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 2019 Business Recognition Breakfast. Call or email the Supervisor's office 248-674-6201.


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Annual Earth Day Township Cleanup

Save the date for Waterford Township's 4th Annual Earth Day Township Cleanup Saturday, April 13, 2019.

We'd love to have you and your family join the volunteer effort this April in conjunction with Earth Day to help remove litter from Waterford's parks and roadsides! Over the past three years, volunteers have come together to clean up nearly 150 cubic yards of trash helping to keep Waterford beautiful and our waterways free from litter.

This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for groups and individuals looking to make a difference in the Waterford community!
  • Individuals
  • Scout groups
  • Athletic teams
  • Youth and Church groups
  • Social clubs
  • Civic organizations
  • Businesses, Corporate teams

We will also sign for community service requirement hours as well, so let your students know about this great outdoor activity that truly makes an impact on the community.

To be added to the email list for updates and upcoming Earth Day cleanup event notifications, please visit our Notify Me page, enter your email address, and click Earth Day Cleanup.

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Annual Charity Fashion Show - Tickets Now On Sale!

The Waterford Historical Society presents its 18th annual Fashion Show on Saturday, March, 30, 2019. The show is styled just for us by The Clothing Cove of Milford with current fashions and modeled by beautiful women of Waterford! 

The event takes place at the Silver Lake Golf Club at 2602 W. Walton Blvd. in Waterford.  Lunch is provided along with an opportunity to shop from The Clothing Cove travelling boutique.

So, ladies, gather your friends for a fun and elegant afternoon with us.  Tickets are $30.00 each and benefit the Waterford Historical Society.  Event starts at 11:00 a.m.
For tickets please call Betty Seymour 248-666-4265. For questions please call Sally Strait 248-683-2697 or sstrait649@comcast.net


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