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

MARCH 22, 2021

6:00 PM
-AGENDA-

Based on the COVID-19 Local State of Emergency declared and confirmed as continuing by Resolution of the Board of Trustees on December 9, 2020, this meeting will be held by electronic remote access that provides 2-way telephone or video conferencing as permitted by the Open Meetings Act as amended by Public Act No. 254 of 2020, and the Electronic Remote Meeting Procedures approved by Resolution of the Board of Trustees on December 9, 2020.

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Members of the public will only be able to speak during the public comment period at the end of the meeting and such comments will be limited to three minutes per person. To provide for orderly public participation, a person wishing to speak must first state their name and request to be recognized by the Chairperson of the meeting. The Chairperson will recognize all persons wishing to speak during the public comment period. Prior to the meeting, members of the public may contact the members of the Township Board to provide input or ask questions by email or mail to the Township employee/official and at the addresses listed below. Persons with disabilities in need of accommodations to be able to participate in the meeting should provide at least 24-hour advance notice to the listed Township employee by phone, email, or mail and an attempt will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.

 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.

Library Collections Now Open for Browsing

Phase 4 of the Library's Reopening Plan is now in effect. The capacity limit is 70. Please limit your visit to 30 minutes or less. Masks must be worn, bridge of nose to chin, at all times during your visit. Study rooms, Meeting rooms, and study tables are NOT available at this time. Hours of service:  Dedicated Time for Vulnerable Visitors, (ages 60+, pregnant women, and those with chronic conditions) Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.  General Public: Monday – Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


2.II.

Youth Spring Soccer

Registration for the recreational soccer leagues for boys and girls born in the years 2006 to 2016 is from January 11th – March 19th.  Late registration is from March 22nd – March 26th and costs an additional $10.00.  Participants in the Girls/Boys UNDER 12 and Girls UNDER 14/16 may have away games in Independence Township on various days of the week, depending on registration numbers.  Participants in Boys UNDER 14 will have away games in surrounding communities on various days of the week.  No games will be held on 5/30/2021.  Weekly practices will be scheduled by a volunteer coach.  Register online at www.waterformi.gov/parks or call 248-674-5441. 
2.III.

Office Closing - April 2, 2021

Waterford Township administrative offices will be closed on Friday, April 2, 2021, in observance of Good Friday.  All Emergency services will be available.
2.IV.

"Hop into Spring" at Hess-Hathaway Park

Join Parks and Recreation on Saturday, April 17th for “Hop into Spring” at Hess-Hathaway Park. We have time-slots set-up for you and your family starting at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. There will be an egg hunt at the gazebo, pictures with one of our farm’s bunnies by the bunny hutch, games and a craft. Fee for participants 3 years and older is $5, children 2 and younger are FREE. All children need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian (18 years or older). Pre-registration is required at waterformi.gov/parks or by calling 248-674-5441.
2.V.

6th Annual Earth Day Cleanup

Join us for the 6th Annual Waterford Township Earth Day Cleanup event on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Volunteers will be out in the community doing our part to collect and clean up rubbish along roadways in some of the most visible areas of the Township.  Students, adults, families, individuals, and groups are encouraged to participate! Community service hours available. Just a few hours is all it takes to make a real difference!  Sign up in advance online at www.waterfordmi.gov/earthday or call 248-674-6201. 

2.VI.

Riverwalk Cleanup

Join us for the Spring Riverwalk Cleanup on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers will meet behind Planet Fitness near Crescent Lake Rd. & Highland Rd. Bring gloves, rakes, pruners, wheelbarrows, tarps. Water, donuts, insect repellent, and trash bags will be provided. Family-friendly activity, all are welcome! For more information, please contact Clerk Markee at kmarkee@waterfordmi.gov or call 248-674-6211.
Documents:
  1. Riverwalk.jpg
2.VII.

Summer Ball

Registration for the Girls and Boys Summer Ball League is from January 11th – May 7th.  Late registration is from May 8th – May 14th and costs an additional $10.00.  Boys ages 5 - 9 and girls ages 5 – 17 have the opportunity to participate in baseball and softball in a variety of levels.  The summer ball league is committed to teaching the game in a fun, recreational, and instructional atmosphere.  Volunteer coaches are still needed.  If your child is interested in playing or if you want to volunteer for a coaching position, please call 248-674-5441 or register online at www.waterfordmi.gov/parks.
2.VIII.

Book It Virtual 5k and Fun Run VIRTUAL EVENT

Join us for the VIRTUAL Fun Run/Walk in support of the Waterford Township Public Library’s Summer Reading Programs. You set the pace.  You choose the place.  Complete your run/walk between May 1 and May 15, 2021.  You will receive an email with a link to upload your virtual timed result if you want to show on the leaderboard (OPTIONAL). Entry fee ($25 Adult, $15 Under 18 years) includes a commemorative event t-shirt, finisher medal, downloadable finisher certificate and chance to win gifts from our sponsors. See https://waterfordmi.gov/1127/5k-Fundraiser for registration link.
2.IX.

Memorial Day Parade 2021 - Cancelled

Due to social distancing restrictions, the VFW Post 1008, in agreement with Waterford Township, has announced they will cancel Waterford’s Annual Memorial Day Parade.  Please take this day to remember the men and women that have sacrificed their lives for this great Nation.
2.X.

Neighborhood Preservation Corp Volunteers Needed

The Waterford Township Neighborhood Preservation Corps is seeking volunteers for the 2021 season to help with identifying and reporting basic nuisance violations and blight conditions in the Township. For more information or to volunteer, please contact the Supervisor’s office at 248-674-6201 or email supervisor@waterfordmi.gov.
2.XI.

Flying Fish Outdoor Art Exhibition on the Riverwalk

Show off your artistic side by participating in the Flying Fish Outdoor Art Exhibition on the Riverwalk.  Fish cut-outs are available for purchase, for $25.00, in the Library Parking Lot, in April, on Saturdays & Sundays from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and at the Clerk's office, during regular office hours.  The Library and Senior Center will accept completed fish through July 15, 2021.  The submittals will hang in the trees on the Riverwalk, and the exhibition opens on Friday, August 6, at 5:30 p.m. behind Buffalo Wild Wings. For more information, contact Sue Camilleri at 248-420-7735 or sue_camiller@yahoo.com.
2.XII.

COVID-19 Resources

With funds received under the authorization of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Waterford Township may be able to provide rental and mortgage payment subsistence assistance to low to moderate income Township residents who have lost their job, been furloughed, or had their hours reduced because of the economic impact of COVID-19. Subsistence payments are made directly to the provider or lender on the applicants’ behalf. Eligible homeowners include those living in households in Waterford Township with incomes at or below 80% AMI and can provide documentation of need due to the applicable impact of COVID-19. Assistance will be provided to income qualified households on a first come first serve basis until the allocated funds are exhausted or the assistance program is no longer found to be necessary. Assistance cannot exceed three month’s rent or exceed three times the actual monthly mortgage payment.  Please contact the Waterford Township Development Services Department or visit the Township’s website at www.waterfordmi.gov for details.
2.XIII.

Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Waterford Township intends to form a Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) – a group of adults who live and/or work in our community and have a passion for community service.  This group of volunteers will be trained to assist various Township departments, including Police and Fire, when our capacity to provide services may be strained due to extreme weather, natural disaster, or even planned Township events.

CERT members may be called upon to provide assistance with downed wires, traffic control, and light search and rescue to name a few.  Recruitment begins now with interviews to follow soon after. We will select participants throughout 2021 and start training in 2022.  If you are active, self-motivated, and want to serve, this is the group for you.  The CERT will work under the direction of the Waterford Township Emergency Management Coordinator.  If you are interested, please visit www.waterfordmi.gov/CERT, then contact EMC Brendan Brosnan at 248-618-6199.

2.XIV.

Business CARES Act Funding

Waterford Township is pleased to announce the Local Business COVID-19 Assistance Program. This program utilizes funds received under the authorization of the CARES Act to provide mortgage and rent relief to small businesses within the Township up to $10,000.  As secondary requests, the Township will also consider requests up to $2,000 for inventory, supplies, furniture, software, and construction costs that would be able to further assist our local businesses to operate through this pandemic.  These are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.  For details and more information, please visit the Township website www.waterfordmi.gov or contact Jeffrey Polkowski, Superintendent of Planning & Zoning, at 248-674-6238.
2.XV.

Real ID Compliant

Beginning October 1, 2021, every traveler must present a REAL ID-compliant driver's license, state-issued enhanced driver's license, or other acceptable forms of identification, such as a valid passport or U.S. military ID, to fly within the U.S. Review the complete list of acceptable identification.  Visit www.michigan.gov/realid for more information
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.

March 08, 2021, Meeting Minutes

Documents:
  1. M03-08-21.pdf
3.II.

March 22, 2021, Bill Payment

3.III.

Receive the Fire Department's 2020 Annual Report

3.IV.

Receive the Fire Department's February 2021 Report

3.V.

Receive the Library's January 2021 Report

4.

Board Liaison Reports (Verbal)

5.

Introduction

5.I.

Ordinance 2021-001; Medical Marihuana Facility Licensing Ordinance Amendments

6.

New Business

6.I.

Township Prosecution Services Agreement, January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2024

6.II.

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.