Waterford Insider November 2018

Absentee Voting -
Clerk's Office Open Saturday, Nov. 3

The Clerk’s office will be open on Saturday, November 3, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., for absentee voting only. 

Please use the rear entrance of Town Hall 5200 Civic Center Dr. in Waterford.
For all election information, please visit https://www.waterfordmi.gov/159/Election-Information


Monthly Recycling- November 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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Verify Your Polling Location - November Election

Polling locations were consolidated in February 2018 and new voter identification cards were mailed to every voter.  Please verify your polling location before the November 6, 2018, General Election. 
For precinct location, sample ballots, and answers to the most frequently asked questions, visit the Waterford Township Clerk's website or the Secretary of State's web-site
For more information please call 248-674-6266.

Free Community Naloxone Training

Please join the Alliance of Coalitions, the Waterford Coalition for Youth and the Waterford Fire and Police Departments for a community-wide Naloxone training. Everyone who attends will be trained on the proper administration of the Nasal Naloxone style overdose reversal kits. This training will be led by the Waterford Township Fire Department.

Everyone over the age of 12 is welcome. Seating is limited to the first 50 responders. Please RSVP to: hhalls@waterfordmi.gov or by calling: (248)618-7424

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
6:30 p.m.
Waterford Fire Department
2495 Crescent Lake Rd.
Waterford, MI 48329

Outrun Hunger 2018
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Waterford Public Library
Advisory Board Seeking Member

Interested in serving on the Library Advisory Board?
Waterford's Library Advisory Board will have an opening as of January 1, 2019.
Library Advisory Board members are appointed by the Township Board of Trustees. To be considered for appointment submit a letter of intent to serve and a copy of your resume to Gary Wall, Township Supervisor. Deadline: Monday, December 3, 2018.
View details here: https://www.waterfordmi.gov/540/Library-Advisory-Board

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Veterans Day

Veterans' Day Office Closures

Waterford Township administrative offices and the Library will be closed Monday, November 12, 2018 in observance of Veterans' Day.
The Board of Trustees meeting will be held Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Auditorium at 5200 Civic Center Dr.
Emergency services remain available during this administrative closure.

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Waterford Township Public Library - November Events

Tuesday Teens
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Waterford Township Friends of the Library
Used Book Donation Drop-off
Saturday, November 10, 10:00a-1:00p. Library Community Room

The library accepts donations of used books in saleable condition on the second (2nd) Saturday of each month, 10am-1pm in our Community Room. Drop off Items in the library's Community Room at this time each month. Donations considered first for use in the Library's collection and second as merchandise included at the Friends Used Book Sales. While we appreciate your generosity, we do not accept some items. These include Encyclopedias, Magazines (including National Geographic), Musty or moldy items, Reader's Digest condensed books, Textbooks, VHS tapes, Vinyl records. You can obtain a receipt for number of books you donate for tax purposes. For a receipt, please count the number of hardcover and soft cover books you donate prior to arriving at the monthly Donation Drop-off event.

Library Closed Monday, November 12 in honor of Veterans Day

Children’s Programs (through age 12)
Saturday Storytime: Pajama Time. Saturday, November 3, 10:30-11:15a, (ages 3-8)
Students in grades preschool through second grade are invited to join us for stories and crafts on the first Saturday of the month.  Today's theme: Pajama Party!  Let’s have bedtime during the daytime.  Wear your comfy jammies and bring your best bedtime buddy for stories and crafts.  No registration required. . 
Japanese Paper Art. Saturday, November 10, 10:30a-11:15a (ages 6-12)
Try your hand at the Japanese art of paper folding.  Origami animals, paper lanterns, and more.  No registration required
International Games Day. Saturday, November 17, 10:00a-4:00p (All ages)
All over the world, people are playing games today, and our library is participating with a wide selection of board games.  Bring your whole family to join in the fun in the library’s community room.  No registration required.
.Lego Club. Saturday, November 24, 2 sessions: 10:15a & 11:30a (ages 3 and up)
Students meet one Saturday a month to create their own Lego structure.  On display in the library until the next meeting.  Then the students can make new structures.  No registration required. 
Teens Programs (grades 6-12)
NOTE: for students in grades 6-12 only.  Please be respectful of the teens as they enjoy library programs planned just for them. Thank you.
Tuesday Teens. November 13 & 27, 3:30-5:00p
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.
Teen Throwback Thursday Movie: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Thursday, November 15, 2:30p-4:45p
Join us after school for snacks and this modern classic from 1986 about a high school slacker who, with his 2 friends, skips school while his sister and his school’s Dean of Students try to thwart his plans. No registration required. Parents: Check out commonsensemedia.org to determine if the movies are suitable for your teen.

Adults Programs
Thursday Matinee Move Series. 2:00-4:00p.
November 1: I, Tonya (2017) with Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, and Allison Janney. Rated R
November 8: Audience’s Choice (Screening the movie that received the most votes from those who attended matinees screenings over the past 6 weeks.)
Puzzle Race. Saturday, November 3, 10:30a-1:30p
Teams will compete to be the fastest at assembling a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle! Think you can lead your team to puzzle-making victory? Snacks will be provided to keep you fueled up. Prize awarded for the quickest team and the runner-up team. Teams have three hours to complete their puzzle. Register as a team of 2-4 people.

Adults – Enrichment Groups, drop-ins welcome.
Knitting Group
very Wednesday 10:00a – 12:00p in the Community Room
Share patterns, exchange project ideas, and socialize while you knit! Bring your own supplies. Refreshments
Poetry Writers Workshop
Meets 3rd Thursday each month, 6:30p – 8:00p in the Conference Room
Local poet and teacher Glen Armstrong leads this monthly poetry-writing workshop. Bring paper and a pen/pencil, leave with a poem.
Waterford Writers Workshop
Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30p-8:30p in the Conference Room
The goal is to write, share, and develop works that make us feel; to celebrate the art of words; to provoke, evoke, and inspire; to write confidently. Each writer will have the opportunity to read their work to the group. Participants should bring at least five copies of their work (limit of 5 typewritten, double-spaced pages of fiction/non-fiction, poetry/prose, screen plays, etc.) for peer review and discussion. All copies will be returned to the writer with edits, constructive critiques, and suggestions by fellow group members. Participants must be 16 or older. Registration is not required.
Library Garden Club
Wednesday, November 14, 4:30p-8:00p in the Community Room
4:30p-6:00p - Join us for a work bee in the Children's Sensory Garden as we get hands-on experience with crew leader Janet Macunovich, with garden maintenance and plant inspection.   
6:30p-8:00p Topic: Rain Gardens - Moving rainwater away from buildings, walks and beds that can't handle flooding, and leading the water to a place where it will do the most good as it seeps away. Presented by Janet Macunovich.

Home Repairs

Waterford Township
Urgent Needs Home Repair Program

Our mission is to assist low-income Waterford Township homeowners improve their quality of housing. The upgrading of these homes and neighborhoods is important in keeping Waterford a desirable place to live and work.  Through funding from the Federal Government (HUD) we are able to provide zero percent (0%) interest, deferred payment loans (D.P.L.) to eligible homeowners for repairs to their homes. 

A D.P.L. is a zero percent (0%), no monthly payment loan that is recorded as a mortgage on your home for the amount of the improvements.

The loan is repaid ONLY when you sell your home, transfer title or rent out your home.  As long as you live in your home, payment is NOT required.  YOUR HEIRS MUST REPAY THIS MORTGAGE JUST AS THEY MUST REPAY ALL YOUR DEBTS.

You are eligible if you are a low-income Waterford Township homeowner, as defined by HUD.  Your home must be single-family owner-occupied for at least one-year, taxes must be current.


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This program addresses urgent home repair issues, with an emphasis on health and safety items.  The follow is a list of the eligible repairs your home may need: Furnace, Water Heater, Roof, Insulation, Barrier Free Access, Water/Sewer connections, Well, Minor Electrical/Plumbing Repairs.

This program does NOT provide funding for additions, siding, windows, painting, purchase or repair of furnishings, new construction, carports or garages, reimbursement on improvements in process or already completed.

Complete and return the application, required documentation (COPIES ONLY) and lead based paint notification to Charter Township of Waterford, Development Services Department, 5200 Civic Center Drive, Waterford, MI 48329.  If eligible, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment for an inspection and initial work write-up for repairs on your house.  Your home will be released for bids to several contractors.  You can expect contractors to contact you so that they can view the house and specified work for bidding purposes.  Once the winning contractor has been selected, you will be contacted to schedule a loan closing date.  All work should be completed within one-hundred twenty (120) days after contract signing and will be inspected by the Waterford Township Development Services Department before the contractor is paid.  There will be no exchange of cash between Waterford Township and you.

Women Rock Nov. 15
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Susan Packard

Women Rock Event November 15 -  Tickets Selling Fast!

Tickets are selling fast for the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Women Rock Event! Today's Inspirational Women featuring a morning of fashion, shopping, keynote speaker and lunch held at Bay Pointe Golf Club. This year's keynote will be 
Susan Packard, Co-founder of HGTV.

Attention Ladies: It's time to get out of the office, ditch the appointments, take a break and have some fun! The chamber is hosting its Annual "Women Rock" event.

The holidays are around the corner, check some items off your shopping list from an array of our local featured vendors. Discover this year's "surprise" models as they walk the runway with fashions from our signature boutiques.

Enjoy a wonderful lunch, networking and valuable time with other women in business, girlfriends, sisters and moms! This is a great day out for all those business owners, administrative assistants, sales force and other employees who deserve a small token of thanks for their hard work.


Attention All Snowbirds

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.


51st District Court Continues
To Work Toward Solving
The Opioid Epidemic

In a 2015 report, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration stated that "overdose deaths, particularly from prescription drugs and heroin, have reached epidemic levels.  Nearly half of all opioid overdose deaths in 2016 involved prescription opioids.”  Locally, Waterford Police and Fire Departments respond to an average of 8 overdose calls a month, the majority of which are opiate related. 
For the 3rd year in a row, a portion ($18,000) of the 51st District Court’s $123,000 Michigan Drug Court grant award has been earmarked for the continued piloting of the use of Medication Assisted Treatments for participants battling opioid addiction. 
Medication-assisted treatments utilize anti-craving medications coupled with intensive therapy and support to help address underlying issues related to opioid dependence.  The goal is to provide a whole-patient treatment approach to the treatment of the substance use disorder, and the necessary relapse prevention skills to gain and sustain sobriety.
The treatment has proven to be a promising practice and the 51st District Court is one of a handful of Courts in the state of Michigan working with the State Court Administrative Office to pilot the program.

Home repairs

Seeking Contractors

The Development Services Department is seeking contractors to apply to be added to the Urgent Needs Home Repair Program contractors list.  
The Urgent Needs Home Repair Program assists low-income homeowners through the issuance of zero percent (0%) interest, deferred payment loans (D.P.L.), to fund repairs to furnaces, water heaters, roofs, water and sewer connections, wells, minor repairs to electrical/plumbing systems, new insulation, and barrier free access improvements.

Solicitations to bid on these projects are sent out to applicable contractors on the contractors list.  If interested, please contact the Development Services Department at (248) 674-6240 for details.  Women and/or minority owned contractors are especially encouraged to apply

Waterford EMS academy

Help Save a Life - Sign Up For a Class Today!

We all know that being able to confidently help our neighbors or those we love is very important. So why not become one who can help!  It’s as simple as getting onto a computer and login into this Website: WWW.WaterfordEMS.com and sign up for one of our great classes.
Location: Waterford Regional Fire Department Headquarters
2495 Crescent Lake Road, Waterford MI, 48329.
CPR Course (Cost $45.00)                         The Second Saturday of each month at 9am
This American Heart Association CPR course covers adult, child, infant CPR and foreign body airway obstruction.  A course completion card, valid for a two-year period, is issued.
First Aid Course (Cost $45.00)                  The Second Saturday of each month at 12 noon
This American Heart Association First-Aid Course covers basic emergency first-aid.  A course completion card, valid for a two-year period, is issued.
Bloodborne Pathogens (Cost $20.00)    The Second Saturday of each month at 2pm
This American Heart Association Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogens Course is designed to prepare people to be safe around bloodborne pathogen hazards.  A course completion card, valid for a one-year period, is issued
EMT Courses  (Cost $1,200.00)         Mondays & Thursdays from     6pm – 10pm
                                                                 Every other Saturday from       9am – 5pm 
The Basic EMT course educates the student in basic life support management.  The curriculum includes 218 hours of training (162 Classroom, 56 Hospital Clinical/Field Internship) in basic airway, support, dual-lumen airways, oxygen therapy, CPR, AED, splinting, treatment of shock, spinal immobilization, patient handling , bleeding and soft tissue injury management.
Have a great day, Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Covey

Don't Miss These Wonderful
& Unique Holiday Events

Small Business Saturday

Tree Lighting 2018

Holiday Baskets Sign Up

In Need of a Little Extra Help This Holiday Season?
If you, or someone you know, lives in Waterford or whose children attend Waterford schools, are in need of a Christmas basket this year come to the Waterford Recreation Center on Saturday, December 1st from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. This will be the only day to sign up.

Bring your license with a current address. If your children attend Waterford Schools, please bring their current report card or a letter from their school stating they attend.

The address to the Waterford Recreation Center is 5640 Williams Lake Rd. Waterford, MI 48329.
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Annual Holiday Sale- December 1st
Waterford Historical Society

The Waterford Historical Society will be holding LAST MINUTE shopping during its “Christmas Sale” at Fish Hatchery Park, 4490 Hatchery Road in Waterford. 

Leave the crowds and hassle behind in our Log Cabin and Jacober’s General Store.  Unique gift items for all ages await you:  Fish Hatchery & Drayton Plains T-Shirts and New sweatshirts, Alice’s Cottage gift items, Stocking Stuffers, Aprons, Handmade greeting cards, Waterford attire, made in U.S.A. Historic Folk Toys, made in the U.S.A. Sweet Romance Jewelry, gift baskets, collectibles, gently used children’s books, and much more. 

Something for everyone with most items priced $10.00 and under!  Get your list ready and come shop on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 10:00am-4:00pm.  All proceeds go toward construction of Historic Waterford Village.  Support the preservation of your history of Waterford.  Please call 248-683-2697 for more information.

Holiday Extravaganza
Holiday Extravaganza
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