Waterford Insider June 2017
Concerts in the Park

What Are Your Kids Doing This Summer?
Check Out Waterford Parks & Recreation Summer Camps

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9th Annual Moves Under the Moonlight - June 23rd

Pack up the kids, lawn chairs and blankets and join the Waterford Coalition for Youth and the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce as they present the 9th Annual Movies under the Moonlight on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Pierce Middle School, located at 5145 Hatchery Road in WaterfordGates open at 6:30 pm and the movie begins at dusk.  There will be  a multitude of pre-movie activities including face painting, activity stations, music, a rock climbing wall, inflatables and much, much more!  Don’t miss this exciting family-fun event for all ages that will kick off your summer months on a happy, healthy, fun note!

Movies Under the Moonlight
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Monthly Recycling - June 3rd

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.

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Don't Miss Relay for Life - June 10th

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Pierce Middle School track.This annual 24 hour event brings together more than 30 Waterford teams to relay and raise money for cancer research. Admission is free.
Stop by for a day of remembrance, celebration, and activities for the whole family. Concessions available for purchase, silent auction and live music.
For more information, visit https://goo.gl/gnEIxK

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Waterford School District Summer Food Program Returns

With summer right around the corner, it's time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. The Waterford School District's Food and Nutrition Services Department provides free meals to children during the summer. There are no income requirements or registration necessary. Any child, 18 and younger, may eat free. This summer, meals are served Monday through Friday, beginning June 19 through August 18, at the following campuses:
Crary Campus | 501 N. Cass Lake Road, Waterford Breakfast
Served 8:00-9:00am
Lunch Served 11:00am-1:00pm

Mason Middle School | 3835 W. Walton, Waterford
Lunch Served 11:00am-12:30pm

Stepanski Early Childhood Center | 6010 Hatchery, Waterford
Breakfast Served 8:30-9:00am
Lunch Served 11:00am-12:30pm

Riverside Elementary | 5280 Farm Road, Waterford
Breakfast Served 8:30-9:00am
Lunch Served 11:00am-12:30pm

Closed July 3 & 4


News from the Treasurer's Office

2017 tax statements will be mailed July 1. 
Summer taxes are payable July 1, 2017 through September 14, 2017.  
Please refer to the front and back of statement for detail tax information.
Tax bills are mailed to either the home owner or the home owner’s mortgage company.  Copies of tax bills are available online approximately one week before they are mailed through Waterford’s website at www.waterfordmi.gov/taxes, click on Tax Information Search.
2017 summer taxes may be deferred on your primary residence until February 17, 2018.  If your 2016 total household income was less than $40,000 and you meet one of the following requirements:

  • Senior Citizen, age 62 by December 1, 2017
  • Hemiplegic, Paraplegic, or Quadriplegic
  • Eligible Serviceperson, Veteran, Widow or Widower
  • Blind
  • Total and Permanently Disabled

A copy of your 1040A Federal Tax Form or MI-1040CR Form needs to accompany your application.  Applications for deferment are available at the Treasurer’s Office.  The deadline for filing is September 15, 2017.

Report change of ownership promptly to Waterford Township Assessing at (248) 674-6270.  Make sure your principal residence exemption and property transfer papers are file with the assessor.
Failure to receive tax statement does not exempt taxes from penalties.  If you do not receive your tax bill after the first week of July, please contact the Treasurer’s Office at (248) 674-6220.

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Log Cabin Days - June 25th

The Waterford Historical Society presents the annual Log Cabin Days Festival on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Event hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will take place at 4490 Hatchery Road in Fish Hatchery Park, located between Frembes Road and Dixie Highway in Waterford. 
Join the Waterford Historical Society and return to yesteryear as they celebrate the State of Michigan Log Cabin Day.  Tour tje Waterford Historic Village.  Enjoy activities for all ages:  strawberry shortcake, Bob Lowe, White Elephant Sale, Living History encampments with traditional craft demonstrations, kid’s Hands on History, Local Authors, lace making, spinning, quilting, and much more. 
Thanks to our local sponsor’s we 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!  Parking at 2303 Crescent Lake Road (where Monteith Elementary was and south of Fire Station).  Free shuttle to grounds.  All handicap parking 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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Children & Fire Safety 

Young firesetters cause hundreds of deaths and injuries each year. Preschoolers and kindergartners are most likely to start these fires, typically by playing with matches and lighters, and are most likely to die in them.

  • Children experience fire interest. They may ask questions such as how hot is fire or show an interest in fire through playing with fire trucks or cooking on a play stove. This is healthy, and it is time to begin educating about fire.
  • Firestarting happens when children begin to experiment with fire using matches and lighters. Many fires happen when young children are left alone, even for a short period of time, and have access to matches and lighters. Parents must have clear rules and consequences about fire misuse.
  • Grown-ups can help keep fire out of the hands of children.
  • Store matches and lighters out of children’s reach and sight, up high, preferably in a locked cabinet or container.
  • Never leave matches or lighters in a bedroom or any place where children may go without supervision.
  • Teach young children and school-age children to tell a grown-up if they see matches or lighters. Children need to understand that fire is difficult to control; it is fast and can hurt as soon as it touches you.
  • A child with an interest in fire can lead to fire starting and result in repeated firesetting behavior.
  • It is important for grown-ups to discourage unsupervised fire starts.
  • Never use lighters or matches as a source of amusement for children; they may imitate you.
  • Never assign a young child any tasks that involve the use of a lighter or matches (lighting candles, bringing a lighter to an adult to light a cigarette or the fireplace, etc.
  • If your child expresses curiosity about fire or has been playing with fire, calmly but firmly explain that matches and lighters are tools for adults only.
  • Use only lighters designed with child-resistant features.

Be safe and have a great summer
Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Covey, Waterford Regional Fire Department

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Summer reading 2017

Summer Reading Clubs for Kids, Teens and Adults

Summer Reading Clubs from June 19 – August 6

Kick-Off Party (ages 5-11) Monday, June 19, 10:00a-Noon

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 an airbrush tattoo, help color in our summer “Build a Better World” banner, and enjoy a “cool” treat in our craft room.  This year we will have 3 face painters, 2 balloon artists, and 1 airbrush tattoo artist.  No registration required. (NOTE: The artist may close their lines a little early to finish by 12PM.)

Teen Summer Reading Challenge (grades 6 through 12)
Take the Teen Summer Reading Challenge and earn weekly prizes by reading and completing other activities. There will be 7 weekly challenges.  The first one will be available on June 19.  We will also have a number of fun programs for teens throughout the summer.  More details about the Reading Challenge and all of the Teen programs are available online and at the library.

Summer Reading for Adults
The challenge this year is to Build a Better Book List! Here’s how to participate

  • Read or listen to adult library books of your own choosing.
  • Fill out a book review form for each book you read or listen to.
  • There will be two weekly prize winners.
  • To enter a weekly prize drawing, turn in a book form, or forms, for that week. Winners are drawn from the previous week’s entries.
  • Two Grand Prizes will be drawn from entries submitted by 5pm August 6th. You must submit at least 5 forms to be eligible to win.

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Waterford Public Library - June Featured Programs

Concert: North Oakland Dixie Land Band
Saturday, June 3, 1:30p - 3:00p
Enjoy a performance of early American jazz by The North Oakland Dixieland Band. Location: Library Community Room.

“How Sweet to Be a Friend” - Open House
Sunday, June 11, 3:00p - 4:30p
Open House hosted by the Waterford Township Friends of the Library to introduce you to the group and encourage you to become a member. Stop in to chat and enjoy sweet treats made by the Friends from recipes in the Library's cookbook collection.

Library Garden Club
Wednesday, June 14, 4:30p-8:00p
First half of meeting will be hands-on experience caring for the Children's Sensory Garden. Bring your gardening gear. Crew leader: Janet Macunovich.
The second half will be an educational presentation “Butterflies in the Garden” by Brenda Dzdiezic

Poetry Writers Workshop (meets monthly)
Thursday, June 15, 7:00p-8:30p
Bring paper & Pencil/Pen and leave with a poem.

Teen Movie: JAWS (students grades 6 – 12)               
Tuesday, June 20, 2:00p-4:00p
We’re celebrating the 42nd anniversary of the first summer blockbuster – Jaws!  Feel free to bring a blanket and pillow if you want to stretch out on the floor.  We'll provide the refreshments.  No registration required. 

Build a Better Magic Show (ages 5-11)
Monday, June 26, 1:00p – 1:45p
Magician Gordon Russ returns to astound and amaze our audience.
Registration opens, Monday, June 19.

Tank Tag (students grades 6-12)
Wednesday, June 28, 2:00p – 4:00p
Miniature Motorways returns to the library with Tank Tag.  Teens will battle against each other on a tabletop terrain using remote-controlled, "laser"-equipped tanks.  Last tank standing wins!  Attendees can stay for the whole 2 hours or drop in anytime between 2:00p and 4:00p. 


Beach Sampling Begins June 5th

The Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) wm begin the bathing beach sampling season on June 5, 2017.  Seventy-five beaches on 61 different lakes, throughout the county, will be sampled.  Sampling is expected to continue for ten weeks.
OCHD will post beach closure and re-opening information on their website at: http://land.oakgov.com/ehealthBeach/ControllerServlet?cmd=beachhist.  Also, sample results will be listed on the MDEQ Beach Monitoring website: http://www.deq .state.mi.uslbeach/

If findings require Waterford beach closures, the Township will make every effort to post to the Township homepage www.waterfordmi.gov and on Facebook www.facebook.com/waterfordtownshipmi

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Photo Contest: Vote June 1 - 7

Check out the Waterford Township Facebook page beginning June 1st to see all entries for our Spring Season of the Waterford Four Seasons Photo Contest and cast a vote for your favorite!

We've received some beautiful photos showcasing some of Waterford's best. 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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