Waterford Insider May 2016
Dave Bennett

Dave Bennett In Concert May 3

Tonight - last chance to snag tickets for this event!
 The Waterford Kettering Bands proudly present DAVE BENNETT IN CONCERT on Tuesday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Waterford Kettering Performing Arts Center.
A multi-instrument phenomenon, Bennett is a clarinet virtuoso who plays electric guitar, piano, and drums and vocalizes. He is the only artist anywhere saluting the roots of pop, covering music from the swing era to early rock-a-billy and country, to Elvis Presley, the Beatles and more.  

Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased online at waterfordpac.com

Senior Center Mother's Day Lunch
Earth Day

Earth Day Cleanup a Success

On behalf of Waterford Township, we extend many thanks to the volunteers, donors and community at large for their participation in our first annual Township Cleanup event! On Friday, April 22, 2016, more than 60 volunteers collected approximately 38 yards of garbage from Waterford's roadsides!

Students from the Waterford School District were also busy doing their part to help take care of our environment. Elementary & Middle School students worked on campus cleaning up debris and spreading new mulch, and several groups from both Kettering and Mott went into the community on Saturday to collect trash on the roadways around the Township as well. Waterford youth are certainly exceptional leaders!

Generous donations of cleanup supplies, water and refuse containers from these local businesses helped make this event possible:
Burke Lumber
Costco Auburn Hills
Great Lakes Ace Highland Rd.
Great Lakes Ace Dixie Hwy.
Lowe’s White Lake
McNab’s Hardware
Sam’s Club Novi
Smith’s Disposal

Stay tuned for information on the next Township cleanup event and remember - no one likes a litter bug! Deposit trash in proper receptacles to keep Waterford looking great and prevent debris from entering our waterways!


Treasurer Sponsors Shredding Event

Waterford Township Treasurer Margaret Birch offers free document shredding for Waterford residents twice per year. The next shredding event will take place on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 in the parking lot of Town Hall 5200 Civic Center Dr. in Waterford from 10am to Noon. Paper only, please - no plastic or film.

reduce, reuse, recycle

Monthly Recycling at Town Hall

Free monthly recycling collection of magazines and cardboard (shipping boxes, cereal boxes, toothpaste boxes, etc, free of food debris and dry.) This service is provided the first Saturday of every month (May 7th) from 9am to 1pm in the parking lot at Township Hall 5200 Civic Center Dr. No cost. Waterford Township residents and business owners only, please

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Waterford Lakes Association Hosts Spring Meeting with Guest Speakers

The spring Waterford Lakes Association meeting will be held on May 24th at 7:00 at the Waterford Township Hall Auditorium 5200 Civic Center Dr.  Guest speakers are Senator Dave Robertson and Oakland County Water Resource Commissioner Jim Nash.
All lake residents are welcome and encouraged to attend. The association's goal is to have at least two representatives from each of Waterford's lakes.
The Waterford Lakes Association meets periodically throughout the year to share information specific to the unique benefits and challenges of lakefront property ownership and caring for our lakes. If you have any questions, please email Heidi Nettler.

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tech248 Meetup

Tech 248 MeetUp
When: Tuesday, May 10
Time: 2 - 4 p.m.
Where: M-59 West Banquet Center
Tech248 was created to accelerate growth in the tech industry. Tech248 helps companies collaborate and attract, develop and retain talent while promoting Oakland County as a global technology hub. 
The Waterford Area Chamber, Waterford Township and Highland Township are hosting the second Annual Tech248 Meet Up.  Stay connected!

Waterford Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation News & Events

Registration is limited to the first 60 children per session! Must be registered one week prior to the start of program.
Children must be 3 years old when the program begins to participate. This coed program is an introduction to the sport of baseball played with a safety ball and foam bat.  Everyone plays in the field, each child bats every inning and every hit is a home run!  The first week will be used as an ice-breaker/skill session. Games begin the second week and all instruction is provided during league play. Team rosters are limited to 10 players. Cost includes t-shirt.  Games are played on Saturdays between 9:00AM-12:00PM.
Ages 3–4
Session 1:            June 4—July 9
Session 2:            July 23 - August 20
Hess-Hathaway Park      5 wks                     $65/session

Instructor:  Julie Hauler, certified USASF cheer coach
A fun class that will build confidence and self-esteem, while learning the basics of cheerleading.  Motions, jumps, chants, cheers and beginning level stunting skills will be taught. Last class will include a cheer routine performed to music and a small award ceremony.
Ages 4-6
310421-01            M                            6/13-7/25                            6:00P-6:45P
Ages 7-10
310421-02            M                            6/13-7/25                            7:00P-7:45P
Recreation Center                              $55                                        6 wks                    
No class on 7/4

Instructor:  Chuck Comstock
Open to persons of all ages.  This DNR Course is designed to teach you how to be a safe and responsible boater.  Covering basic fundamentals: boat maintenance, personal watercraft and boat operation, legal requirements of boating, personal preparedness, and survival skills.  After passing the required test, those 12 years and older are given Boating Safety Certificate Cards.  Persons born after 12/31/78 are required by law to have this card in their possession while operating a personal watercraft on State of Michigan waterways. Pre-registration is required!  No refunds!
310040-01              M                         6/27          9:00A-4:00P
Recreation Center  1 day                   $18

Instructor:  Chuck Comstock
Open to persons of all ages, but is required for students under 16 years of age who wish to operate an ORV (ATV, motorcycle or related 2-wheel, 3-wheel or 4-wheel vehicle).  To earn your DNR ORV Safety Certificate Card, students must attend 7 hours of instruction and pass a written exam. Students 10 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Pre-registration is required.  No refunds!
310041-01                        Tu                           6/28       9:00A-4:00P
Recreation Center           1 day                     $18

Hazardous waste

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates Set for 2016

Waterford Township has partnered with the North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste Consortium (NO HAZ). NO HAZ provides residents of participating communities a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW).

Waterford residents must receive a voucher prior to attending a collection event. The vouchers are available beginning April 1st of the current program year.  They may be picked up at the Development Services Department on the 3rd floor of Township Hall for $10. Vouchers are limited and are served on a first-come, first-served basis. Vouchers must be used during the program year they are purchased.
This year's collection dates, times and locations are:

Saturday, May 21
8 AM – 2 PM
North Sashabaw Elementary School
5290 Maybee Road, Clarkston
Saturday, June 11
8 AM – 2 PM
Oakland University – Rochester
Parking Lot 35 and 37
Enter campus on Pioneer Drive from Squirrel Road, south of University Drive

Saturday, September 10
8 AM – 2 PM
Oakland Community College Highland Lakes Campus
7350 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford
Enter campus from Hospital Road
Saturday, October 15
8 AM – 2 PM
Wildwood Amphitheatre
2700 Joslyn Ct, Orion Township

cable commission scholarship

Cable Commission Scholarship Deadline May 9th

The 2016 Waterford Cable Commission Scholarship deadline is fast approaching. Four scholarships are available, each one in the sum of $1,000 for 2016 graduating seniors pursuing further studies in the media arts. Students must be Waterford residents. The application process closes on Monday, May 9th, 2016. Applications are available on the Township website only, as well as further information and guidelines regarding the scholarship and application process.


Monthly Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Waterford Parks & Recreation 50+ program will host its monthly fundraiser spaghetti dinner Friday, May 6th. This is the last monthly dinner until fall, so be sure to get your fix! Buffet style meal served 4:00 to 6:30pm includes spaghetti, tossed salad, coleslaw, roll and coffee.

Cost is $8 for adults and children 12 and older, $4 children 11 and under. Homemade desserts available for $1 extra benefit the Recreation Center building enhancement fund. Cash ONLY!

waterford garden club

Garden Club Holds Spring Sale

The Waterford Garden Club will hold its annual Sprint Plant Sale May 19 and 20 at the Waterford Senior Center located at 3621 Pontiac Lake Rd. from 9am to 5pm both days. Don't miss this popular event to stock up on garden goodies.

If you are interested in joining the Waterford Garden Club, please visit their website and look for upcoming meeting dates and contact information. WaterfordGardenClub.org

2016 Citizens Police Academy Graduates

Community Participates in 2016 Citizens Police Academy

The 2016 Citizens Police Academy completed its last night on April 18th. The class consisted of 24 Waterford residents and business owners who were able to gain firsthand knowledge on how their police department operates. Some of the topics covered were Accident Investigation, Budget, Communications, Detective Bureau, Firearms, Driving. The police department is anticipating having their next academy in the spring of 2017.
Check back early in 2017 on the Police Department website for application instructions at www.waterfordmi.gov/police

Waterford Regional Fire Department

Prevent Smoking Related Fires

Smoking materials (i.e., cigarettes, cigars, pipes, etc.) are the leading cause of fire deaths in the United States.

  • If you smoke, smoke outside.
  • Use deep, wide ashtrays on a sturdy table.
  • Before you throw out butts and ashes, make sure they are out, and dousing in water or sand is the best way to do that.
  • Check under furniture cushions and in other places people smoke for cigarette butts that may have fallen out of sight.
  • Never smoke in a home where oxygen is being used.
  • To prevent a deadly cigarette fire, you have to be alert. You won't be if you are sleepy, have been drinking, or have taken medicine or other drugs.
  • Keep matches and lighters up high, out of children's sight and reach.

If you smoke please be extremely cautious and be careful.

Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Parade Information

Join your Waterford friends and neighbors as we honor America's fallen soldiers at the annual Memorial Day Parade. Held Monday, May 30th, the energetic parade includes representatives from several military organizations, as well as community groups including Scouts, Waterford School District marching bands, sports teams, and a variety of Waterford's clubs and organizations.
The parade beings at 10am and travels north on Dixie Hwy. from Sashabaw to Williams Lake Rd. A special Memorial Day service will immediately follow the parade at the Drayton Plains Cemetery on Williams Lake Rd. at Dixie Hwy.
Bring the whole family down for this annual community event!
For more information, please contact the VFW Heart of the Lakes Post 1008 at 248-674-2826.

election workers

Election Workers Needed

Election workers needed for the August 2, 2016 Primary Election and the November 8, 2016 General Election.
Now is the time for all good men (and women) to come to the aid of their country.
For information contact the Clerk’s Office 248-674-6266

Peacefest 2016
save the date

Save the Date- June Events

Concerts in the Park is a wonderful series of FREE Concerts at Hess Hathaway Park located at 825 S. Williams Lake Rd. Concerts are every Thursday evening in June. Local talent begins at 6 p.m., the featured band starts at 7 p.m.
Food, beverage and ice cream are available at all concerts. June 23 and 30 features our Annual Bar-B-Q and Brew! Billy's Tip'n Inn chicken & ribs, sides, beer and wine. Come Hungry!
Thank you to our generous sponsors who support this wonderful "FREE" summer concert series.

For more information call 248-666-8600. 

June 2 - New Horizons Concert Band
June 9 - Magic Bus
June 16 - Toppermost Beatles Tribute Band
June 23 - Katmandu Bob Seger Tribute Band
June 30 - Von Zippers

Movies Under the Moonlight
Friday, June 24, 2016
Living large and loving life, Po (Jack Black) realizes that he has a lot to learn if he's going to fulfill the next challenge from his beloved instructor (Dustin Hoffman). After reuniting with his long-lost father (Bryan Cranston), Po must transition from student to teacher and train a group of fun-loving, clumsy pandas to become martial-arts fighters. Together, the kung-fu brethren unite to take on the evil Kai (J.K. Simmons), a supernatural warrior who becomes stronger with each battle!
Movies Under the Moonlight 2016 General Info
This well attended community wide event draws hundreds of families and has become a popular Waterford summer event!
On the football field at Pierce Middle School 5145 Hatchery Road Waterford, MI Gates open at 6:30 p.m. (movie begins at dusk).
EXTREME SPORTS and KID ZONE ACTIVITY STATIONS: Rock Climbing Wall, Bounce House, 80 Foot All American Obstacle Course, Face Painting, Crafts, Concession Stand and much more!
Cost: $5 per person (Includes everything except concessions)

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