Waterford Insider March 2017
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Waterford Police Now Hiring

THE WATERFORD  POLICE DEPARTMENT is accepting applications from motivated, passionate individuals  who are interested in a career in Law Enforcement. We believe there is more to getting a job done than just getting it done. We expect high level performance from  individuals who take pride in what they do.  For those who are considering becoming a Police Officer:
THE WATERFORD  POLICE DEPARTMENT is the place to be.  We offer  a chance to advance into detective  work, narcotics, and other special assignments.  Our officers are provided with  the best in modern technology and equipment to get the job done safely and effectively. Our officers  are encouraged to explore their areas of interest  in law enforcement.
THE WATERFORD  POLICE DEPARTMENT promotes a positive  culture, offers
a strong starting  pay with full benefits  and a defined contribution retirement plan; but most importantly- we offer  a career with  a future!! All Interested qualified people with  a calling to protect and serve can apply through March
10th, by going to www.waterfordmi.gov to download an application or call
Waterford  Human Resources at 248-674-6252.


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Photo Contest: Vote March 1-8

Check out the Waterford Township Facebook page March 1st to see all entries for our Winter leg of the Waterford Four Seasons Photo Contest and cast a vote for your favorite!
At publishing time, we've received 13 stunning photos showcasing Waterford's natural Winter beauty. We can't wait to share them with you.
The winning photographer will receive a Waterford Hometown Pride gift basket chock full of goodies.

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Waterford EMS - Now Offers
Online Registration

Online registration is now available for Basic CPR and First Aid classes offered through the Waterford EMS Academy. Advanced classes for qualified attendees are also available. Classes are available on multiple dates.

Board of Review

March Board of Review Dates

Tuesday, March 7, 2017  9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon (organizational meeting)
Monday, March 13, 2017           
9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017            
1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 16, 2017          
1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m

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51st District Court

51st District Court - High Marks in Public Satisfaction Survey

For the fourth year in a row, the 51st District Court has received high marks from the public regarding their personal experiences with the court. Using a survey which was administered in courts statewide, court users were questioned about their feelings towards the court's accessibility, timeliness, fairness and overall public service.
"I believe the district court is the people's court, and that every individual entering our building is entitled to his/her day in court.  We strive to run our operation in a manner which is welcoming, accessible, efficient and timely for those we serve. The cornerstones of our mission statement are to provide a fair and impartial forum for the just resolution of disputes, and to ensure that all parties within the courthouse are treated with courtesy and respect. Public feedback is critically important in helping us make decisions on how we can improve court operations," said Chief Judge Richard D. Kuhn, Jr.  "We have an incredible staff here at the 51st District Court, and I am very proud of the hard work put in by our team.  Our court recently welcomed our newly elected Judge Todd A. Fox, and together our organization is committed to the continued improvement and standard of service our court's patrons have come to expect."
Highlights from the survey include:
•    92% of courts users were able to get their business done in a reasonable amount of time.
•    96% of court patrons reported being treated with courtesy and respect by ourt staff.
•    89% of court patrons believed their case was handled fairly.
•    93% of patrons reported the judge/ magistrate treated everyone with courtesy and respect.
"Our goal is for every person who comes through the courthouse doors be afforded due process and equal access to justice," said Court Administrator Jennifer Thorn. "We use the information from the public satisfaction surveys to help us better understand the experience and needs of those we serve, and make the necessary operational adjustments to better meet those needs.
Developed with input from judges and court administrators statewide and tabulated by the State Court Administrative Office to insure accuracy, the survey enables courts to identify strengths, provide positive feedback to employees, and target areas for improvement. The survey was completed by a range of court users, including parties to cases, attorneys, jurors, and others.
The public satisfaction survey is part of a statewide initiative of the Michigan Supreme Court and the State Court Administrative Office to measure and report on court performance. From

2013 through 2016, nearly 100,000 surveys have been completed in courts throughout Michigan. Visit www.courts.mi.gov for more information.

Live Work Play Expo 2017
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Monthly Recycling - March 4th

Waterford Township offers 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.
Waterford residents only, please.


Fashion Show Tickets on Sale Now

The Waterford Historical Society presents its 16th annual Fashion Show on Saturday, March, 25, 2017. 

The show is styled just for this event by The Clothing Cove of Milford and modeled by beautiful women of Waterford! 

The event takes place at the Silver Lake Golf Club at 2602 W. Walton Blvd. in Waterford.  Lunch is provided along with an opportunity to shop from The Clothing Cove traveling boutique. 

Ladies, gather your friends for a fun and elegant afternoon with us.  Tickets are $30.00 each and benefit the Waterford Historical Society.  Event starts at 11:00 a.m. For tickets please call Betty Seymour 248-666-4265. For questions please call Sally Strait 248-683-2697 or sstrait649@comcast.net .

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Waterford Public Library March Happenings

Saturday Story Time Celebrating Dr. Seuss
Saturday, March 4, 10:30a-11:15a. Children in grades preschool through third grade are invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a variety of stories and cool crafts.

Library Garden Club
Wednesday, March 8, 6:00p-8:00p. Tool Sharpening Workshop. Tips and tricks to help us get our garden tools ready for this year's growing season. Bring the gear you need to tune up for this hands-on event. Workshop leader: Janet Macunovich.

Evening Book Discussion
Thursday, March 9, 7:00p-8:30p. We will be discussing “Broken for You” by Stephanie Kallos.  Copies of the book are available at the Adult Reference Desk.

Tuesday Teens
Tuesday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 28, 3:30p-5:00p. Middle and high school students are welcome to join us to hang out with friends and to meet new ones.  We’ll provide games, activities, craft materials, and light refreshments for you to enjoy.  Or, just come and work on homework or socialize with other kids your age.

Concert: The Catbird Seat
Wednesday, March 15, 7:00p-8:00p. Get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s day!  Wanda Degen and Kay Rinker-O’Neil, collectively known as The Catbird Seat, are back by popular demand.  Attendees will be treated to Celtic music accompanied by a collection of instruments that include dulcimer, guitar and flute.

Send Us Your Poem
Poetry Leaves 2017 now accepting your poem for the Exhibition on Civic Center Campus in May 2017.

Poetry Writers Workshop (meets monthly)
Thursday, March 16, 7:00p-8:30p. Bring paper & Pencil/Pen and leave with a poem.

S.T.E.M. on Saturday: E. is for Engineering: Domino Rally Anchor(Ages 6 – 12)
Saturday, March 18, 10:30a-11:30a.  Test your skills as we engineer domino designs.  How steady is your hand?

Bingo for Books
Saturday, March 25, 2:00p-3:30p. 
Play everyone’s favorite game: Bingo!  The prize for each Bingo is a book.  Enjoy a fun afternoon of Bingo and win a book or two!


50+ Activities, Events & Travel

Space still available – Travel with us to Indiana’s  Belterra Casino with stops at Rising Star Casino and Hollywood Casino –  One overnight
March 21 & 22, 2017 - $147 per person double
Travel Show – March 8 at 10am Rec Center
Check out our upcoming travel  for 2017/2018
Mackinac Island Grand Experience at the Grand Hotel
Grand Rapids & Saugatuck
California’s New Years Getaway and the Rose Parade
Additional Travel Show on April 12 at 10am
Agawa Canyon  in October
National Parks
Southern Charm
Thunder Bay
Cape Cod & Martha’s Vineyard
Three Casino Trip  
Are you 50+?  Become a member of the Club
Get discounts on day trips, daily programs and extended travel
Join today – residents are Just $19 single and $33 per couple
Non-residents are $24 single and $43 per couple
FireKeepers Casino
Wednesday, April 5
Trip includes: Motorcoach Transportation and Waterford Parks and Recreation
Travel escort. Receive $20 in free slot play and $5 to use toward dining, slot play or use in the gift shop. Depart at 8am return at 6pm.  Register at the Parks and Recreation office.

Business Recognition Breakfast Award

Save the Date - 23rd Annual
Business Recognition Breakfast

Waterford Township’s business community will be recognized for outstanding achievements at the 23rd Annual Business Recognition Breakfast on Friday May 5, 2017. The Charter Township of Waterford together with the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce host the annual event to acknowledge longevity, commitment, community service, and beautification efforts of Waterford business owners.

The awards breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m. at Oakland Community College’s Highland Lakes Campus - Student Center. Tickets are $20 each and will soon be available for purchase online and from the Waterford Township Supervisor's office 248-674-6201 or supervisor@waterfordmi.gov
Beautification awards are bestowed based on the extra effort put forth by business owners to create and maintain appealing commercial space and landscape that demonstrates pride in serving the community. 

“This annual spring event provides an opportunity for the Township officials to say ‘thank you’ to and recognize businesses that have grown up in the Township over the years and to business owners that go above and beyond to improve their properties both architecturally and aesthetically” said Larry Lockwood, Waterford Township’s Superintendent of Planning & Zoning. “The Business Recognition Breakfast is a great event for the business community.”

Anniversary awards are given to businesses that have operated within the Township for more than 25 years at varying intervals.

“It's important to express our appreciation to those who have decided and continue to do business in Waterford Township understanding that they are the stakeholders that drive our local economy and provide jobs” said Marie Hauswirth, Executive Director of the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce.  “The Annual Business Recognition Breakfast is our opportunity to say ‘thank you’.”
Selected from Chamber of Commerce member nominations, Business of the Year candidates are singled out based on their contributions to the well-being and development of the Waterford business community, supporting projects and activities which further the community as a whole. The Business Person of the Year recipient contributes their time and expertise to promote and support both the business and community philosophy with an emphasis on making Waterford a better place to live, work and play.

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Earth Day
riverwalk cleanup

Cable Commission Offers Scholarships

The Waterford Cable Commission is happy to announce the 2017 Waterford Cable Commission Scholarship. Four scholarships are available, each one in the sum of $1,000. Any 2017 graduating senior pursuing further studies in the media arts, and is a Waterford resident, may apply.
The application process opens on Wednesday, February 1st , 2017 and closes on Friday, May 12th, 2017. Applications are available on the Township website only, as well as further information and guidelines regarding the scholarship and application process. www.waterfordmi.gov/cable


Treasurer Sells Dog Licenses

2017 dog licenses are available at the Treasurer’s Office.  To obtain a license proof of current rabies vaccination certificate is needed. 
Resident who pays on or before June 1
$15.00 (if not spayed or neutered)

Senior citizen (65 years or older) who pays on before June 1
$13.50 (if not spayed or neutered)

Any resident who pays June 2 or later
Please note:   the Township sells only the 1-year license.   3-year license are available at Oakland County Animal Control.  Please call Animal Control at (248) 391-4102 for more information.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week

The Oakland County Homeland Security Division will conduct a test of the Outdoor Warming System sirens Wednesday, April 19th at 1pm during Severe Weather Awareness Week. 

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson have declared the week of April 16-22, 2017 as Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Oakland County Homeland Security Division will be engaged in various public education efforts during Severe Weather Awareness Week. These efforts include instruction on suggested preparations for minimizing the loss of life and destruction of property that can result from severe weather.

In an effort to promote severe weather safety preparedness, Oakland County will conduct a special test of the Outdoor Warning System on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM. The purpose of this test is to raise the awareness level of our citizens and offer schools and businesses the opportunity to test their internal disaster plans during normal business hours.
For information, please visit Oakland County's Homeland Security website at www.oakgov.com/homelandsecurity

March 2017 Calendar of Events
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