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Fireworks Safety Tips from the WRFD

Leave Fireworks to the Professionals
The best way to protect your family is to not use any fireworks at home. Instead, attend public fireworks displays and leave the lighting to the professionals.
If you plan to use fireworks, make sure they are legal in your area.
Be Extra Careful With Sparklers
Little arms are too short to hold sparklers, which can heat up to 1,200 degrees. How about this? Let your young children use glow sticks instead. They can be just as fun but they don’t burn at a temperature hot enough to melt glass.
Closely supervise children around fireworks at all times.
Take Necessary Precautions
Do not wear loose clothing while using fireworks.
Never light fireworks indoors or near dry grass.
Point fireworks away from homes, and keep away from brush, leaves and flammable substances
Be Prepared for an Accident or Injury
Stand several feet away from lit fireworks. If a device does not go off, do not stand over it to investigate it. Put it out with water and dispose of it.
Always have a bucket of water and/or a fire extinguisher nearby. Know how to operate the fire extinguisher properly.
If a child is injured by fireworks, immediately go to a doctor or hospital. If an eye injury occurs, don't allow your child to touch or rub it, as this may cause even more damage.

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Voters Registration Reminder

The last day to register for the August 2, 2016, State Primary Election will be Tuesday, July 5, 2016.  If you are not currently registered to vote or need to register at a new address, you may do so at the Waterford Township Clerk’s office, 5200 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, MI 48329, Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm. 
Visit the Clerk's website for election information!

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Election Workers Needed

Election Inspectors are needed for the August 2, 2016, State Primary Election.  Computer experience helpful but not required.  Please visit the Clerk's webpage for more information or call 248-674-6266.


News from the Treasurer's Office

Summer Taxes are due without interest through September 14, 2016.   See your tax bill (front and back) for more details or call the Treasurer’s Office at (248) 674-6220.
An original tax bill will be sent to either the mortgage company, if your taxes are escrowed, or the homeowner.  If your tax bill is sent directly to your mortgage company, you can easily obtain a copy of your tax bill on the township website at www.waterfordmi.gov/taxes and click on Tax Information Search.
If you would like to be notified with an e-mail or text when taxes are due, please click on www.waterfordmi.gov  and click on Notify Me to sign up for reminders. Select 'Tax Due Date Reminder' and choose to receive email reminders and/or text reminders.
Electronic Check (e-check) and Credit/Debit payments may be made electronically by accessing www.waterfordmi.gov/taxes and click on Online Bill Payment

  • E-Check Payments (using a checking/savings account) will incur a Convenience Fee of $1.00 per transaction.
  • Credit and Debit Payments may be processed through VISA, MASTERCARD or DISCOVER.  Please note that you will pay a Convenience Fee of $2.49% based upon the amount of your payment.

If you initiate your payment through your financial institution, a paper check will be issued.  Make sure payment is sent to:
            5200 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, MI 48329.
Do not send payment to a P.O. Box address which will delay delivery of payment.  For Online Banking Through Your Bank, please schedule your payment to be delivered 10 business days prior to due date or your payment may be late and interest applied.
Partial property tax payments are accepted.
Summer taxes may be deferred until February 14, 2017, if your 2015 total household income was less than $40,000 and you meet state qualifications.  A copy of your 1040A Federal Tax Form or MI-1040CR needs to accompany your application.    Applications must be received by September 15, 2016.    See back of tax bill for requirements or township website at http://waterfordmi.gov/Departments/Treasurer/Tax-Information/Deferred-Taxes.aspx.

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Section of Airport Rd. Closes for Repair

Railroad Crossing Repair to Close Section of Airport Rd.

Canadian National (CN) railroad will close a section of Airport Road to traffic just north of Williams Lake Road in Waterford Township beginning July 18th for railroad crossing repair work.
The detour for the closure is Airport Road to Williams Lake Road to Dixie Hwy. to Andersonville Road back to Airport Road and vice versa.
CN is expected to conclude the repair work on July 23rd.

Stayed tuned to the Township website for future repair notices for other railroad crossings throughout the Township.

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Soccer Program for children ages 5 – 16. Practices will be scheduled by coach.  Season runs for 7 weeks. U12 – U16 age groups may play surrounding communities on their fields. Games will be played on weeknights or weekends. AGE GROUPS WILL NOW BE DETERMINED BY BIRTH YEAR. Online registration available.
REGISTRATION:   May 2 – July 27
LATE REGISTRATION:   July 28-Aug 3, $10.00 late fee is added.
WHEN: Sundays, September 11– October 23
LOCATION: Civic Center Soccer Fields
U6, U8, U10 $45
U12, U14 & U16 $50
Jersey $15

A six week clinic/league will focus on basic skills and drills.  Girls will work with their coach along with high school basketball players.  First three weeks will consist of clinic, last three weeks will be league games.  A 1 ½ hour practice will be conducted during the week, as determined by the coach.   Volunteer coaches are needed.
REGISTRATION:   May 2 – September 29
LATE REGISTRATION:    September 30 - October 6, add $10
WHEN: Saturdays, beginning October 15   (6 weeks)
TIME: 1 ½ hour clinic, vary between 8:00am – 5:00pm
LOCATION: Waterford Gym TBA
COST: $60
4th grade instructional league, 5th and 6th grade league with playoffs.  A 1 ½ hour practice will be conducted during the week, as determined by the coach.  Each school needs a parent volunteer to coach a team from their school and grade.  Registration available at the Recreation office or online at www.waterfordmi.gov/parksandrec.
REGISTRATION:   May 2 – September 15
LATE REGISTRATION  September 16 – 22, add $10
WHEN:   Saturdays, beginning October 1  
No games on 10/8
GAME TIME   Vary between 8:00am – 5:00pm
LOCATION:  Kettering
COST:  $60

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2016 Cable Scholarship Awarded

The Waterford Cable Commission awarded the 2016 Waterford Cable Commission Scholarship to Waterford Kettering High School senior, Jordan Millikan. Ms. Millikan, through hard work and determination, proved to be a student that the Cable Commission wanted recognized and encouraged to continue her educational efforts.
Ms. Millikan, a 2016 graduate of Waterford Kettering High School with a 3.47 grade point average, excelled in Waterford Kettering’s video broadcast curriculums, as well as the school’s journalism curriculums, and was an award winning student film maker. Additionally, Ms. Millikan was an award winning member of the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association for the past three years. And finally, Ms. Millikan had volunteered to assist in the Waterford Journalism Experience, a program that introduced journalism to the young and aspiring.
It was an honor and a privilege to award this year’s 2016 Waterford Cable Commission Scholarship to Jordan Millikan. Please, join us in offering our congratulations for her achievements.

Waterford Public Library Programs & Events

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Summer Reading Book Club
Become a reading racer by joining the Summer Reading Book Club.  The reading program is open to all students ages 3-12.  You can earn three entries into our summer reading program drawing, through July 30.  Prizes include books, gift cards, book bags, t-shirts, games, craft kits, passes to fun places around town, and other cool prizes. If you don't finish by July 30, you can still keep on reading in order to receive your free book. passes, and coupons.  We will continue to distribute prizes, while supplies last, through Labor Day Weekend.

Bafflin Bill

Magic & Illusion Show - Tuesday, July 5
from 11:00-11:45 AM

Baffling Bill the Magician and Gus the Bunny return to amaze and astound you with Kym who will float in thin air, be sawed in half, and finally...vanish!
Registration begins Tuesday, June 28.

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Exotic Zoo - Wednesday, July 13, 10:00-1045 AM

Javon Stacks brings his exotic animals to the library.  Which animals are the fastest, the furriest, and the funniest?
Registration begins Wednesday, July 6.
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Animal Magic - Monday, July 25, from 10:00-11:00 AM or 12:00-1:00 PM
Mark Rosenthal brings a menagerie or real animals to help tell stories about "Slow, Swift, Scaly and Scary."  Sensational!  There are two show times to choose from, but please register for only one.
Registration begins Monday, July 18.

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Shake, Rattle and Roll - Wednesday, July 27
from 10:00-10:45 AM

It's time to get up, get moving, and get fit with a live interactive concert!  You'll be dancing, clapping, twisting, and rocking.  Come and join the fun!

Registration begins Wednesday, July 20.
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Monthly Paper Product Recycling

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 from 9am to 1pm in the parking lot at Township Hall 5200 Civic Center Dr. Recycling truck will be operating Saturday, July 2nd despite the holiday weekend. No cost. Waterford Township residents and business owners only, please.

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Last Call for Street Art Exhibition

Applications and participation fee must be received by July 10th. $40.00/individuals  $65.00/ businesses
For information call 248-674-6211 or email scamilleri@waterfordmi.gov
A Ribbon Cutting will open the exhibition on Saturday September 10 at 10:00 in the morning on the island in the parking lot by Buffalo Wild Wings on Highland Rd at Crescent Lake Rd. Whether you submit a post to exhibit or not please join us at the ribbon cutting for this very colorful event.

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Closed for the Holiday

Waterford Township administrative offices will be closed Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. On behalf of the employees of Waterford Township, we wish you a safe and happy holiday weekend. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, July 5th. Emergency services remain available during this administrative closure.
The Waterford Township Public Library will be closed Sunday, July 3rd and Monday, July 4th as well.

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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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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, 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

panera fundraiser

Bryan's HOPE Hosts 3rd Annual Softball Tourney

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