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

APRIL 12, 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 or Email: publiccomments@waterfordmi.gov
1.

Approve Agenda

2.

Announcements

2.I.

Summer Day Camp Registration

Parks and Recreation Summer Day Camp Registration began on Monday, March 22, 2021, for Farm Camps, Nature Camp, and several other specialty camps.  Kids will hike, visit the animals, play, and meet new friends.  Parents must complete registration forms at www.waterfordmi.gov/parks or call 248-674-5441.
2.II.

Free Document Shredding for Oakland County Residents

Free Document Shredding for Oakland County Residents will be held at the Oakland County Farmers Market parking lot on Thursday, April 21, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.   There is no need for residents to leave their cars.  Arrive early as there is typically a line of cars, but the line moves quickly.  Residents are reminded to limit documents to three or four boxes of paper only.  This service is available to residents; no commercial or business use.
2.III.

ANNUAL TOWNSHIP CLEANUP DAY!

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 their 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.
Documents:
  1. earthday.png
2.IV.

Earth Day Shredding Event

The Preserve at All Saints Cemetery is sponsoring a free shredding day for Waterford Township Residents.  The event will take place on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., in the front parking lot of Waterford Township Hall.   There is a two-box limit per household.
2.V.

Sheep Shearing

Parks and Recreation are sponsoring their annual Sheep Shearing at Hess-Hathaway Park on Saturday, April 24 at 10:00 a.m.  Join us at the horse barn to view our resident sheep get sheared.  This event is free.  However, donations are appreciated. There will be no pancake breakfast this year due to COVID-19.  


2.VI.

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.  Large wooden fish cut-outs are available for purchase, for $25.00, in the Library Parking Lot, between 12:00 and 4:00, any Saturday or Sunday during April, and at the Clerk's office, during regular office hours, Monday through Friday.  The Library and the Clerk’s office 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_camilleri@yahoo.com.
2.VII.

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, leaf blowers, 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.VIII.

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.IX.

Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce Support Local Expo

Don’t miss the 2021 Support Local Expo on Wednesday, May 19th from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Oakland County Farmer’s Market. The change to an outdoor venue provides 60,000 square feet of space in which to safely spread out vendors and attendees for an awesome socially distanced experience! Waterford’s businesses have weathered a challenging storm this past year. There’s no better time to support local, and the Expo is a great place to discover new businesses and reconnect with your tried-and-true favorites. 
2.X.

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.  The 2019 Memorial Day Parade will air on Channel 20, May 31, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.  Please take this day to remember the men and women that have sacrificed their lives for this great Nation.
2.XI.

Parks and Recreation are Hiring Seasonal Positions

We are hiring for several seasonal position within the department that include day camp counselors, parks maintenance and various park attendant positions.  See attached flyer. These are posted online at www.waterfordmi.gov/jobs and the application is available online as well. 
2.XII.

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.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.

Documents:
  1. CERT Volunteers.pdf
2.XIV.

CARES Act Rental and Mortgage Payment Subsistence Assistance

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.XV.

Local Business COVID-19 Assistance Program

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.XVI.

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
Documents:
  1. Real ID Flyer.pdf
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 24, 2021, Meeting Minutes

Documents:
  1. M03-22-21.pdf
3.II.

April 12, 2021, Bill Payment

3.III.

Receive the Library's 2020 Annual Report and February 2021 Report

3.IV.

Receive the Treasurer's Office February 2021 Report

3.V.

Banner Permit - Waterford Chamber of Commerce

4.

Board Liaison Reports (Verbal)

5.

Introduction

5.I.

Introduction of Ordinance 2021-Z-007; Rezone 4235 Cass Elizabeth Road; R-1D Duplex to R-1C Single Family

5.II.

Introduction of Ordinance 2021-Z-008; EV Charging Stations

5.III.

Introduction of Ordinance 2021-Z-009; Commercial Kennels

6.

Open Business

6.I.

Possible Adoption of Ordinance 2021-Z-001; Medical Marihuana Facility Licensing Ordinance

7.

New Business

7.I.

Approval of Waterford Township Labor and Employment Counsel Agreement

7.II.

Approval of Tentative Agreement with Michigan Assoc. of Police, representing Waterford Township Dispatchers

7.III.

Approval of Tentative Agreement with Michigan Assoc. of Police, representing Waterford Township Police Officers

7.IV.

State of Michigan Corrective Action Plan Monitoring Form 5720 - OPEB Corrective Action Monitoring

7.V.

Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month

7.VI.

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.