CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF WATERFORD
5200 Civic Center Drive
Waterford, Michigan 48329
March 13, 2023
Retro School Picture Day will be held at the Library on Saturday, March 18, from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Relive the glory days! Wear your raddest '80s or '90s gear and get your "school" picture taken in old-school style. There will be props and retro backdrops for you to use. Pictures will be sent via email (this totally new technology that’s catching on!). No registration is required.
Learn about the Potato Famine & the Coming of the Irish to America on Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Ireland awoke to the beginning of the Great Hunger in 1845. While it was a time of great injustice when more than one million Irish died, it also became a tragic blessing for over one million Irish who fled to America and survived. This event will be held in the Library's Community Room; no registration is required.
On Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Library's Community Room, join the Waterford Writers Workshop group as authors G.W. Allison and William Teets read from their recently published books, The Sinful and After the Fall, sign copies and discuss the publishing process for interested writers and readers. Bring a copy of The Sinful and/or After the Fall for a personal signing or purchase copies at the event. Information regarding the Waterford Writers Workshop, where Allison and Teets workshopped their books, will also be shared. All are welcome to join us for a fun time and celebration of the written word. No registration is required.
Calling all moms (mother figures) and sons! On Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., get ready for the fun to TAKE FLIGHT by dancing the night away. The event will include light refreshments, games, a craft, a STEM challenge, music, dancing, and a keepsake photo to remind you of your very special date. The cost is $15/per person for Residents. Pre-registration is required and you must register by March 17, 2023. Please visit waterfordmi.gov/parks or call Parks and Recreation at 248-674-5441.
Beginning March 30, 2023, Waterford moves into the fourth year of its contract with GFL Environmental providing curbside collection service for residential customers. On February 13, 2023, GFL will send invoices to Waterford customers for second-quarter services for April, May, and June 2023 that reflect the contracted 3% annual increase. A full-page newsletter reflecting discounts and annual reminders will be mailed with your paper invoices or emailed to customers who receive electronic bills, and the newsletter is also available on the Township website at www.waterfordmi.gov/trash
2023 dog licenses are available at the Treasurer’s Office. Proof of a current rabies vaccination certificate is needed to obtain a license. The Township sells only the 1-year license. 3-year licenses are available at Oakland County Animal Control. For more information, please call Animal Control at (248) 858-1090. The license fees are $15.00 if the dog is spayed or neutered and $25.00 if the dog is not spayed or neutered. If the pet owner is a senior citizen (65 years or older), the license fees are $14.00 if the dog is spayed or neutered and $23.00 if the dog is not spayed or neutered.
When disasters strike, having a plan in place helps ensure a more successful outcome for you and your family.
Waterford Township is pleased to announce a partnership with Tenuta’s Food Lane to help residents become self-reliant for the first 72 hours of a disaster. Each month for one year, Tenuta’s will sell a select item or type of item at cost. This will allow people to purchase and stock up on items to help their families during a natural disaster. The program began in January 2023 and will run through the end of the year. The products offered will include cases of water, canned meats and vegetables, dry goods, pet food, batteries, and so on. Whether you’re a thrifty shopper or interested in helping your family become self-reliant, please take advantage of this program throughout 2023. Tenuta’s is located at 3515 Sashabaw in Waterford Township and has been a staple of our community since 1950. Don’t forget to tell your neighbors and loved ones.
Stay tuned to the Township website and Facebook page for monthly updates, videos, and further resources to help Waterford families Make A Plan, beginning with Waterford Township's 12 Months to Self-Preservation. www.waterfordmi.gov/makeaplan. March's discounted item is a 5 oz. can of Starkist Tuna for $.77.
The 4th bi-annual outdoor art exhibition on the Riverwalk, "Just Ducky," returns to Waterford from June 14th through the end of September. 108 plywood cutouts of rubber ducks are now being sold for $30.00 each while supplies last. To participate, purchase a duck, take it home to decorate it, then return it to the Library no later than June 1st. The ducks will then be hung in the trees along our Riverwalk in time for the June 14th exhibition opening at 6:00 PM by Buffalo Wild Wings. To purchase a duck, contact the Friends of the Library (Joyce) at 248-860-0764 or Sue Camilleri at 248-420-7735. Additional sales days will be held at the Waterford Township Public Library every Saturday from 11:00-1:00 until they are all sold. Proceeds from duck sales support the Riverwalk.
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.