Waterford Insider June 2016
Concerts in the park
Field Day

Waterford Police Sponsor Field Day

The Waterford Township Police Officer's Association will present a FREE Community Field Day event Saturday, June 4, 2015 10am to 2pm at Shell Park - 4373 Dixie Highway in Waterford Twp on June 4, 2016.

The event will feature carnival games, children's prizes, face painting and carnival type confections.

The WTPOA is proud to bring the 1st Annual Community Field Day to Shell Park.  The WTPOA has recently adopted Shell Park and is working with Waterford Twp Parks & Recreation to upgrade and beautify this busy park for the benefit of our citizens.  The citizens and business community within Waterford have been strong supporters of the Waterford Twp Police.

Peacefest 2016

Julie Run to End Hunger - June 4th

Julie Run To End Hunger
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Registration 7:30 a.m. Race 9:00 a.m.

Oakland Community College—Highland Lakes Campus 
7550 Cooley Lake Road 
Waterford, MI 48327

Race Cost:
One Mile Fun Run : $10($15 day of run)
5K Run : $25($30 day of run)
10K Run : $35($40 day of run)

Register Online

For More Information, contact Open Door Outreach at 248-360-2930

Julie Run to end hunger 2016
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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 (June 4th) 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 Public Library News, Programs & Events

Kids, Teen, and Adult Summer Reading Programs Start Monday, June 20.
Read for FUN and PRIZES. Please see the Children's Desk and the Adult Reference Desk for details.
Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party- Ages 3 through 12, Monday, June 20, 10:00a-Noon. (No registration required)
Oddzin Ends Entertainment is joining us for the Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party.  Stop by the library and pick up your summer reading pack, get your face painted, collect a balloon animal, try on some body art, and enjoy a "cool" treat in our craft room.  No registration required.
Family Programs – Ages 5 and up (Registration required)

  • Bubbleology, Monday, June 27, 11:00a-11:45a
  • Flying Aces Frisbee Team, Wednesday, June 29, 11:00a-11:45a
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
Three days of great values on gently used books
  • Wednesday, June 22, 1:00p-8:00p
  • Thursday, June 23, 9:00a-8:00p
  • Saturday, June 25, 10:00a-11:30a Regular sale, Noon-2:00p Bag Sale
summer reading program
Kung Fu Panda 3

Movies Under the Moonlight June 24

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)

Summer Day Camps

Summer Day Camps through Waterford Parks & Recreation

We have camps for 3-18 year olds from June 13 through September 2nd at reasonable fees. Registration for all camps is currently open:
Farm Camps
Nature Camps
Kid’s Video Camp through Media Network of Waterford
Theatre Camp through Monster Box Theatre
Theatre Camp through Staci Brodeur
Soccer Camp through Challenger British Soccer
Golf and Games, Track & Field and Mini-Hawk camps through Skyhawks
Junior Golf Camp through Brent Davies
Lego Camp through e² Young Engineers
Skull Island Camps
Camp registration may be done in person at our office, online or over the phone at 248.674.5441. Registration deadlines are the Wednesday before each week of camp begins on Monday.

Drayton Plains Nature Center
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Parks & Recreation News & Programs

SKYHAWK’S WEE TEE BALL (Ages 3-4)  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.
Session 1:            June 4—July 9
Session 2:            July 23 - August 20
Location: Hess-Hathaway Park      5 wks
Cost: $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
M     6/13-7/25     6:00P-6:45P
Ages 7-10
M     6/13-7/25     7:00P-7:45P
Location: Recreation Center       6 wks     No class on 7/4

Cost: $55

ORV SAFETY (1 day)
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!
Tu     6/28         9:00A-4:00P
Location: Recreation Center
Cost: $18
BOATER SAFETY (1 day) 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!
M     6/27          9:00A-4:00P
Location: Recreation Center
Cost: $18
PARK-IT Free Family Fun Nights
Bring the entire family to enjoy live music, movie, kids activities and give-aways at Hess-Hathaway Park.
Starts at 6pm.
Tuesday, July 19: George Brothers and The Good Dinosaur
Thursday, August 25: Tringali Brothers and Hotel Transylvania 2
Concessions available.
log cabin days june 25 & 26

Lob Cabin Days June 25 & 26

The Waterford Historical Society presents the annual Log Cabin Days Festival June 25 & 26, 2016. Event hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday at 4490 Hatchery Road in Fish Hatchery Park, located between Frembes Road and Dixie Highway in Waterford.  Take a step back in time while you tour the Waterford Historic Village.  Enjoy activities for all ages:  strawberry shortcake, live musical entertainment, White Elephant Sale, Living History encampments, kid’s Hands on History tent with free activities, Michigan Small Scale Live Steamers, woodturning, lace making, spinning, quilting, alpacas, and much more. 
Thanks to local sponsor’s they are once again able to offer free admission and parking.  Bring your family and your love of Waterford history – There is something for all ages!  All parking at Pierce Middle School with free shuttles to grounds, handicap parking only on site.
Log Cabin Days is a statewide celebration recognizing historic Log Cabins all over Michigan.  If you would like to volunteer or donate for the Waterford Log Cabin Days, please contact Sally Strait sstrait649@comcast.net 248-683-2697

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News From the Garden Club

It’s growing season and we’re off to a great start! The Waterford Garden Club would like to thank all those who supported our 2016 Annual Spring Plant Sale through purchases and generous donations. Proceeds from our plant sales help to support our community through gardening projects, educational events and financial gifts. 
Have you considered joining our club? Now is the perfect time! Have fun with our crews cultivating one of our community gardens in places like Drayton Plains Nature Center or the Memory Garden in the Senior Center complex. Or learn something new with us when we attend a garden tour or host a hands-on workshop. For more information reach out to us through our website and one of our board members will contact you directly. Happy Gardening!
On the web: http://waterfordgardenclub.org 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/waterfordgardenclub 

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Summer - Extra Pedestrian Traffic

As the school year comes to a close, The Waterford Police Department reminds drivers to be alert for extra pedestrians.
During the summer months, more children are near roadways walking, riding bicycles and playing.
Waterford Police Chief Scott Underwood reminds motorists  “Please exercise extra caution while driving. Slow down, obey posted speed limits and be alert – especially on residential streets and at intersections.”
Thank you for your consideration and cooperation. Together we can keep Waterford’s youth and other pedestrians safe this summer. Policing is a partnership!

Summer food program
Lawn Mower

Summer Yard Maintenance Reminders

As summer arrives and Waterford residents head back outside, please be aware of two of the most common complaints we receive calls for at this time of year. Both are easy to address and make a significant impact in maintaining the character and physical appeal of our neighborhoods and business districts.
Vehicles parked on the grass – No vehicles may be parked on lawns or other unimproved surfaces between the road and the house.
Unmaintained lawns – give weeds an inch and they’ll take over your yard! It is unlawful to permit the growth of noxious weeds or grasses to a height greater than 10 inches.

relay for life

Fight Cancer at Relay for Life

Relay for Life returns to Waterford Saturday June
11, 2015 10am to 10am Sunday, June 12th at
Pierce Middle School 5145 Hatchery Rd.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer.
It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer,
remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the
American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And we won't stop until we finish the fight against cancer! Please join more than 30 Waterford Relay for Life teams at this 24 hour event. Join a team, or stop by the event to support the cause through purchase of goods and/or direct donations. A wonderful event for the whole family. For more information, please visit Waterford’s Relay for Life Page
hazardous waste collection

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 remaining collection dates, times and locations are:

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


FAQ - Are Campfires Permitted?

Property owners or residents can obtain a campfire permit through the Waterford Regional Fire Department Headquarters located at 2495 Crescent Lake Rd.
Applicants will need to provide address, phone number and drivers' license or valid State ID.
The campfire must be 50 feet from any building and 15 feet from any property line.
No burning is allowed when the wind speed is greater than 15 mph.
The campfire must be extinguished before leaving it unattended.
The campfire must be small (bushel basket size) in a small pit (3’- 4’ in diameter), and
only seasoned firewood can be used. No burning of leaves, brush, tree trimmings, yard
waste or lumber!
The campfire must be for recreational use only and may not be used
for waste disposal of any kind.
The campfire is limited to a four (4) hour period per day and your permit must be readily
available when burning a campfire.
There must be a garden hose available at all times.
Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for manufactured fire pits.
If you have any questions, please contact the Waterford Regional Fire Department non-emergency line at 248-673-0405.
door knocker

FAQ - Peddlers & Solicitors

Did you know that the Township has a Peddlers and Solicitors Ordinance?   Peddlers must apply with the Clerk’s office before Peddling.  No canvassing, soliciting, or peddling shall take place in the Township after 8:00 p.m. or the official time of sunset, whichever is earlier, or before 9:00 a.m., prevailing time.  No canvasser, peddler or solicitor shall enter into or upon any private property that has posted a "no peddling," "no canvassing," "no soliciting" or "no trespassing" sign, or similar notice as defined in Chapter 10, Section 10-491 of Township Code of Ordinances.  Please contact the Police Department (248-674-0351) if you come across a peddler/solicitor that does not have the required license. 
What is a Peddler?  Peddler means any person engaged in peddling for profit in the Township by traveling by foot, motor vehicle or other conveyance from place to place, from house to house, or from street to street, or who does so from or at a stand, motor vehicle, or trailer. Any person who offers to take orders or tentative orders and, as a separate transaction, confirms the order or makes deliveries to purchasers as part of an transient merchant scheme or design to evade the provisions of this Article shall be deemed a peddler. The term "peddler" shall not include a person who conducts such activities at a social gathering within a home at the invitation of the owner or an occupant of the home.

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American Flag

Township Offices Closed July 4th

Waterford Township Administrative offices will be closed Monday, July 4, 2016 in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, July 5th.
Emergency services remain available during this administrative closure.
On behalf of the employees of Waterford Township, we wish you a happy and safe holiday!

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Fire Safety: Storing Flammable Liquid

 One of the major causes of household fires is flammable liquids. These include gasoline, acetone, benzene, lacquer thinner, alcohol, turpentine, contact cements, paint thinner, kerosene, and charcoal lighter fluid. The most dangerous of all is gasoline.  
Fire Safety Status Check: To be safe you should be able to answer YES to the following statements

  • Flammable liquids are stored in properly labeled, tightly closed non glass containers.
  • These products are stored away from heater, furnaces, water heaters, ranges, gas or heat producing appliances.
  • Flammable liquids are stored out of reach of children.
Safety Tip
  • Take extra precautions in storing and using flammable liquids, such as gasoline, paint thinners, etc. They produce invisible, explosive vapors that can ignite by a small spark at considerable distances from the flammable liquid. Store them outside of the house.

Be safe and enjoy the warm weather - The Waterford Regional Fire Department.

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