JANUARY 14, 2019
6:00 PM


Approve Agenda




Office Closure

Waterford Township administrative offices and the Waterford Township Public Library will be closed Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Emergency services remain available during this administrative closure.

Notice of Review and Public Hearing for Waterford's 5-Year Park Plan

The Parks and Recreation Board will conduct a public hearing on the proposed Parks & Recreation Plan at 6:30 p.m. on January 22, 2019, in the gymnasium at the Waterford Recreation Center, 5640 Williams Lake Road, Waterford, MI, 48329. Copies of the draft Parks & Recreation Plan will be available for review at the following locations: • Waterford Parks & Recreation Department, 5200 Civic Center Drive, Waterford • Waterford Recreation Center, 5640 Williams Lake Road, Waterford • Electronic PDF version available online at  Written comments may be submitted by January 22, 2019.  For more information, please contact 248-674-5441 or e-mail

Chamber Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner

The Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to the 20th Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner. Spend an incredible evening For Your Eyes Only at the Fountains Golf & Banquet Casino Royale playing Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, and More! Join them for the fun evening as they recognize the accomplishments of peers and celebrate the abundant relationships built throughout the year. Thursday January 24, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Fountains Golf & Banquet in Clarkston. Tickets are $48 per person and can be purchased on the Chamber’s website at


Pirate Bash & Mermaid Splash

Ahoy matey and princesses of the seas, let's hoist the sails!  Friday, January 25, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Waterford Recreation Center dress up for the high season or under the sea and join us for dinner, games and a craft.  Plan on bringing your cameras - there will be an opportunity to get a picture of your children with a special guest.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required.  $12.00/person ($14.00/non-resident).  For more information please contact Parks and Recreation at 248-674-5441 or visit

Christmas Tree Recycling

Oakland County Parks & Recreation offers Christmas tree recycling at 11 of its parks. Every day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until January 27, 2019, stop by one of the sites with your tree. for more information. 


Citizens Police Academy

The Waterford Police Department is inviting all Waterford Residents, and/or Waterford business owners to join their team for one night a week, for eight weeks, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. beginning Monday, February 4, 2019. We offer an educational and hands-on forum for learning the components that make up your police force. Go for a ride-a-long with an officer, test your skills on the gun range, learn precision driving in a patrol vehicle, experience first-hand what an officer sees, hears and what they are trained to do under a variety of circumstances.  Applications are available at the Police station or online at 


Valentine's Daddy Daughter Dance

Join us Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the Waterford Recreation Center for the annual Valentine's Daddy Daughter Dance.  Bring your special date to the event of the season and dance to the sounds of DJ Markey Mark. Each couple will take a professional 4x6 photograph home with them.  Refreshments are included.  Pre-registration is required early to secure a spot, this event sells out - $12 per person ($14.00 per non-resident).  Contact Parks and Recreation for more information at 248-674-5441 or visit

2018 Winter Taxes

Winter 2018 taxes are payable without penalty through February 14, 2019.  See the tax bill, front and back, for more information. To review tax information and/or to pay taxes online, please visit

Waterford State of the Township 2019

Mark your calendars now and secure your tickets for the annual State of the Township breakfast event Wednesday, February 20th at 7:30am at the Overtyme Fireside Lounge. 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.

5 Star Community

Every year the University of Michigan/Dearborn conducts a trend analysis of Waterford Township and surrounding communities that examines entrepreneurship, economic development and job growth. The study includes our businesses, property values, property taxes and governmental assets. They then compare our growth rate, as established by these values, to the other surrounding communities. Top performers are considered 5 star communities.
We are proud to announce that in 2017 Waterford Township was rated a 5 star community!
The 2018 study is underway and Waterford Township is included among the honored 5 star communities. 


Awards & Presentations


Present Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting to Barb Miller

  1. GFOA.pdf

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.


December 12, 2018, Meeting Minutes

  1. M12-12-18.pdf

January 14, 2019, Bill Payment


Receive the Development Services' September and October 2018 Reports


Receive the Fire Department's November 2018 Report


Receive the Parks and Recreation November and December 2018 Reports


Recieve the Department of Public Works December 2018 Report


Receive the Treasurer's Office November 2018 Report


Hess Hathaway Park Advisory Committee - Reappointments of Greg Ford and Andrea Miller


Parks & Recreation Board Reappointments of Jerry Beseau, Darin Chidester, JR Olerich, Jr.


Appointment of Treasurer Margaret Birch and Trustee Karen Joliat to the Lake Improvement Board for Schoolhouse Lake


Board Liaison Reports (Verbal)


Old Business


Possible Adoption of Ordinance No. 2018-005, Peddler Licensing Ordinance Amendment




Introduction of Amendment of Ordinance 2019-001 Offenses Involving Minors


New Business


Bid Award for VoIP Telephony System and Master Agreement RFP


Promotion - Alison Swanson to Parks & Recreation Director


Appointment of Deputy Treasurer - Mrs. Brenda Arnold


Appointment of Human Resource Director/Risk Manager - Mr. Mark Smilar


Authorization of Tri-Party Road Improvement Projects


2019 Water Supply Well & Pump Maintenance


Proposed Supplemental Actuarial Services re: Retiree Health Care


Public Comments limited to three (3) minutes per topic


Closed Session


Possible Closed Session to Discuss Confidential Township Attorney Client Privileged Communication Regarding Transportation Authority Status and Issues

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.  Minutes are available upon request at the clerk's department, and on the Township’s web site.