Waterford Insider October 2017
Fire Dept. Open House

Monthly Recycling- October 7th

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.

hazardous waste

Household Hazardous Waste Collection- Vouchers Still Available

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 $15.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, October 28th
8 AM – 2 PM
Wildwood Amphitheater
2700 Joslyn Ct. Orion Township
(Enter from Joslyn Rd. from Civic Center Park)

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Shredded paper

Document Shredding - Oct. 13th

Waterford Township Treasurer Margaret Birch will personally sponsor a free document shredding event on October 13, 2017 from 10am to Noon in the parking lot of Town Hall 5200 Civic Center Dr. Shredding for Waterford residents only, please.


Update Your Winter Mailing Address

Attention all “Snowbirds”!  Please contact the Waterford Assessing Department with your forwarding address if you are leaving town for the winter.  Even though you may have your mail forwarded by the U.S. Post Office, property tax bills and assessments notices are not forwarded and are returned to the Township.  Please call 248-674-6270 to let us know your Winter address.

Parks & Rec Kicks Off Fall With October Events Galore

Princess Party flyer
Funtober at Hess
apple pie sale
Trunk or Treat
Waterford Regional Fire Department

Home Fire Safety

Did you know that if a fire starts in your home you may have as little as two minutes to escape? During a fire, early warning from a working smoke alarm plus a fire escape plan that has been practiced regularly can save lives. Learn what else to do to keep your loved ones safe!
Top Tips for Fire Safety

  1. Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
  2. Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.
  3. Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
  4. If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.
  5. Go to the NFPA web page to find helpful information to prevent fires

Be Safe and always be prepared,
Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Covey

Waterford Twp. Public Library Presents October Events

libraries for life

Tuesday, October 10 through Monday, October 16

The Waterford Township Public Library is participating in Libraries for Life, an information drive intended to educate people about organ donation in the state of Michigan as well as  and offer an opportunity for those interested in registering as donors a chance to do so.  Once again, we will have a table in the Library’s Circulation Lobby with information about the organ donor program and registration forms for anyone interested in signing up. Your help is needed to staff this table. To volunteer for one or more timeslots, or for more information about this project, please contact, Kim Wilcox, at 248-618-7685 or kwilcox@waterfordmi.gov.
Children’s Programs (through age 12)
Weekly Storytimes for ages 6 months – 3 years. Our drop-in storytimes continue through the week of November 14. NOTE: No sessions held the week of October 17. Storytimes are a fun half hour aimed at developing reading readiness through a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays and other activities.
Sessions: Babytime (6 -16 months), Toddlertime (16 – 23 months), Two-Year-Old Storytime and Three-Year-Old Storytime. Contact the Children’s department at 248-618-7692 for details.
Saturday Storytime for ages 4-7 years. Saturday, October 7, 10:30a-11:15a.m.
It’s Time for Halloween: Preschoolers through second graders are invited to join us for spooky stories and creepy crafts.  Costumes welcome.
Star Wars Read Day for ages 5 & up. Saturday, October 14, 10:30a-12:30p
The Force is with us once again!  Celebrate reading and all things Star Wars in one place.  Enjoy crafts, giveaways, and light refreshments as you view every Star Wars book the Children’s Department owns.  Costumes are more than welcome.
Scavenger Hunt for ages 8 – 12 years. Saturday, October 21, 10:30a
Come out and participate in our library scavenger hunt. There will be three different hunts, all library themed, and each person who completes each hunt the fastest will receive a prize. Come test your knowledge and learn about your library! Registration opens October 14.
Lego Club – recommended for ages 5 and up. Saturday, October 28, 10:15 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m.
Students meet once a month to create their own Lego structure. These are on display in the Library until the next meeting when students make new structures. Offered at either 10:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.

Teens Programs (grades 6-12)
TAG (Teen Advisory Group) Meetings – First Tuesday of the Month
Tuesday, October 3, 3:00p-4:00p

The library is starting a Teen Advisory Group (TAG) this fall.  The purpose of the group is to give input to the Teen librarian on the Teen collection, programs, volunteer projects, etc.  Each meeting we’ll start by talking about some of our most recent favorite books, movies, and music and then we’ll get down to business.  High school kids interested in joining can show up at any meeting.  
Pizza & Pages
Saturday, October 7, 1:00p-2:00p

We’re kicking off Teen Read Week with a book discussion of Gary Schmidt’s book, Orbiting Jupiter.  We’ll be having a lunch of pizza and pop while discussing the book.  Copies of the book will be available at the Adults’ Reference Desk.
Tuesday Teens
October 10 & 24, 3:30p-5:00p

Middle and high school students are welcome to join us every other Tuesday 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. 
Sci-Fi Saturdays
Saturday, October 21, 2:00p-3:45p.
Screening: Men in Black starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith.  Rated PG-13. Feel free to bring a blanket and pillow if you want to stretch out on the floor.  We'll provide the refreshments.  Parents: Check out commonsensemedia.org to determine if the movies are suitable for your teen.
Haunted Gingerbread Houses
Monday, October 30, 3:45p-4:45p

Get ready for Halloween! We’ll be building and decorating haunted gingerbread houses using graham crackers, frosting, and candy.  Registration Required.


Offices Closed for Columbus Day

Waterford Township Administrative Offices and the Library will be closed in observance of Columbus Day on Monday, October 9th. Standard hours will resume Tuesday, October 10th.
The regularly scheduled Township Board Meeting will take place Tuesday, October 10th at 6pm in the Town Hall Auditorium 5200 Civic Center Dr. in Waterford.
Emergency Services remain available during this closure.

Infused 365 2017

Infused 365 - Oakland County Business Conference

Reserve your seat at Oakland County's Premier Business Conference!  Buy early, this event will sell out!

Friday, October 27, 2017 
7:30 a.m. - noon
Oakland Schools
2111 Pontiac Lake Rd. Waterford, MI
(Student Pricing Available - must show proof of ID)

Generation to generation business is still business, but along the way our processes, tools and mindsets must evolve. Join the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with our Young Professionals Network, for Infused365 - a business conference integrating business excellence.
The speakers for the Infused365 Business Conference represent a spectrum of perspectives, all of which overlap one main point: bridging the gap of generations for your business growth and sustainability.
Infused365 is one of Oakland County’s few business to business conferences.
Meet other local businesses and leverage your connections...
Exhibitor space is available!

Christmas in October

ANGST - Documentary

The Waterford Coalition for Youth and Waterford Youth Assistance with Presenting Sponsor McLaren Oakland Hospital share an important documentary by IndieFlix
6:00 - 8:00 PM
1151 Scott Lake Road, Waterford
Guest Speaker: Gillian A. Dixon, LMSW
ANGST is a documentary and virtual reality experience that helps us look at anxiety, its causes, effects, and what we can do about it. The film features interviews with kids and young adults who suffer or have suffered from anxiety and what they’ve learned. Experts who help people manage their anxiety and focus on researching  its  causes  and  sociological  effects  will  offer  tools  and  resources  that  provide  hope.  Local resources will also be on site to offer their assistance. More info at wcfy.org and waterfordyouthassistance.com. Visit the trailer on Facebook.
This project explores a conversation about anxiety that is intimate, honest and accessible. Let’s break the stigma around  anxiety!
The event is free and open to the public.  
Call 248-618-7424 to reserve your space today.


Help for Moms of Middle Schoolers

Join Waterford Youth Assistance and The Well for the Dine & Discover Series!

Stress Management for Moms of Middle
Schoolers: Strategies for Our Children and Us!
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Raising Confident Daughters with Discipline for Moms and Middle School Daughters
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Anger Management for Moms and Middle School Sons
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Meetings begin with a soup and/or salad bar dinner for all attendees including children, joint activity for moms and her middle school child(ren) plus a local specialist to speak on the topic.
Free childcare available for children 10 and younger. Incentives for attending moms. All meetings hosted at The Well, 2844 Elizabeth Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328. Kindly R.S.V.P. to 248.618.7383 or waterfordya@msn.com.


Zombie run

Zombie Run and Mini-Monster Mile October 21st

The community is invited to join the Waterford Coalition for Youth and Presenting Sponsor Genisys Credit Union at the 4th Annual 5k Zombie Run and Mini-Monster-Mile, taking place on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  Join in this family-fun event for all ages as dusk nears, in what promises to be a spooktacular evening running through the scenic and "zombified" trails of Hess Hathaway Park in Waterford.  All participants, along with the top male and female 5k runner will receive medals.  Times are recorded on an unofficial time clock.  Zombies on the course do not interfere with the runners but will “encourage” them to keep moving.  Best Dressed Zombie Awards will be presented for each race. Enjoy hayrides prior to the run.  T-shirts are guaranteed for all those pre-registered no later than October 13.  The Mini-Monster Mile starts at 5 pm and the 5k Zombie Run begins at 6 pm.  Visit www.imathlete.com/events/wcfyzombie17  for pricing informaiton and age categories for more information and mail-in registration forms. Call 248-618-7424 with any questions.

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