CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF WATERFORD
5200 Civic Center Drive
Waterford, Michigan 48329
May 22, 2023
Township Offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2023, in observance of Memorial Day. Emergency services will be avilable.
Heart of the Lakes VFW Post 1008 will again host the Waterford Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29, 2023. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. on the Dixie at Sashabaw and proceeds north to the intersection of Walton/Williams Lake Road. A memorial service is held immediately following the parade in the Drayton Plains Cemetery. Spectators are encouraged to find a space to view the parade on either side of Dixie along the parade route. Please also bring a bag to take your trash with you when the parade is over. VFW has a wonderful group of volunteers who provide this community event each year in honor of our fallen heroes. Let's all do our part to keep it a clean, safe event for Waterford families for years to come!
When disasters strike, having a plan in place helps ensure a more successful outcome for you and your family. Waterford Township is pleased to partner 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. May's discounted item is Bounty Essentials Paper Towel 6 pack, $4.99.
The Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center (OCAS/PAC) will begin its annual dog census on approximately June 2, 2023. OCAS/PAC team workers will begin going door to door in the community to verify compliance with the Michigan State Dog Law of 1919 which requires all dogs to have a valid dog license. The census workers will be driving marked county vehicles and will be wearing county shirts with proper identification. For more information, please contact 248-858-1070 or email@example.com.
A North Oakland Hazardous Waste (NoHaz) event will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Oxford Middle School, 1420 Lakeville Rd, Oxford, Michigan 48371, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. To reduce wait time at collection events, we ask that you register at NoHaz.com and pay applicable fees ahead of time. If you are unable to register online, registration forms will be available onsite. You can pay the $15.00 fee at the event with cash or a check (written out to Oakland County NoHaz). Residents of member communities can attend any collection event, but we ask that you attend only one this year, if possible. For more information visit NoHaz.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 248-858-5656.
Concerts in the Park are back for another season of awesome local food and live music at Hess-Hathaway Park right here in Waterford! Join the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce and Waterford Parks and Recreation for FREE Concerts in the Park every Thursday in June. Local talent at 6:00 p.m., headlining band at 7:00 p.m. Food, ice cream, and drinks available for purchase at each event from various restaurants and food trucks. Bring your chairs, blankets, and dancing shoes, and get ready to have some fun! For more information and the full lineup, visit www.waterfordchamber.org or www.waterfordmi.gov/parks
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. Costs increase as of June 2nd, so don’t delay; get your license today!
Bottled Goodbyes will be held on Wednesday, June 7, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Bottled messages have been discovered onshore nearly as long as glass containers have existed. Based on Ric Mixter’s book, Bottled Goodbyes, his presentation chronicles the most famous messages ever recovered, including three bottles found after the Titanic disaster. Please visit waterfordmi.gov/library or call 248-618-7693, as registration is required.
The 4th bi-annual outdoor art exhibition on the Riverwalk returns to Waterford. Join us at the "Just Ducky" exhibition opening on Wednesday, June 28th at 6:00 p.m. for the exhibition opening next to Buffalo Wild Wings. 108 duck cutouts that have been decorated by artists, amateurs, and people with a sense of humor will be hanging in the trees along the Riverwalk. The opening will include music and a rubber duck race on the river. The exhibit will be open through the end of September. Come on down and join in the fun!
Spring is here and it’s time to spruce up our yards, homes, and outside areas. The Township would like to recognize homeowners and businesses that take pride in making their exteriors beautiful. If you are interested in participating, please submit a form and a picture (which is optional) by July 31, 2023. The form can be found on the Township’s website @ www.waterfordmi.gov/clerk; the Clerk’s Office; or by emailing email@example.com. Award signs will be placed on the winners’ property during the last two weeks of August. Call Clerk Kim Markee at 248-674-6266 with any questions.
Parks and Recreation Staff is working hard to ensure Summer Camps are ready and the campers have an amazing time at Hess-Hathaway Park and Drayton Plains Nature Center. Campers will create traditional camp memories, have animal and nature special hands-on experiences, active games, creative crafts, etc. Camp includes a T-shirt. More information regarding the camps and registration may be found at www.waterfordmi.gov/parks or call 248--674-5441.
Big Wheels has joined forces with the Waterford Regional Fire Department, the Waterford Police Department, and Waterford DPW to bring you Meet the Fleet! There will be more community fun than ever. Please save Saturday, August 5, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The event will take place at Waterford Township Town Hall, 5200 Civic Center Drive. For more information please visit waterfordmi.gov/parksandrec.
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.