Waterford Insider - March 2019

2019 March Board of Review Dates

2019 Assessment Change Notices have been mailed out.  If you would like to make an appointment to appeal the Assessed Value of your property, please call the Waterford Assessing Department at 248-674-6270 to make an appointment.  The dates of the March Board of Review are:
Tuesday, March 5, 2019         9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon (organizational meeting)
Monday, March 11, 2019        9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019       9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon, 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019  1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

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Attention Waterford Businesses

Are you a Waterford business owner celebrating a milestone business anniversary 25+ years in 2019? Has your favorite Waterford business been serving the Waterford community for decades?

Let us know! We are now taking nominations for anniversary awards at the upcoming 2019 Business Recognition Breakfast. Call or email the Supervisor's office 248-674-6201.

Waterford Videos

Waterford Video Tour: Available on Township Website

In partnership with Waterford Township, CGI Communications recently produced six videos designed to take visitors on a virtual video tour of all the things Waterford Township has to offer.
The video series covers a variety of topics including:

  • Welcome
  • Public Services
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Education
  • Homes & Real Estate
  • Quality of Life

We invite you to checkout all six short videos on the Waterford Township website homepage at www.waterfordmi.gov
Special thanks to all of the advertisers you'll see featured on the video landing pages for supporting this project!

Save the Date Business Recognition Breakfast
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Waterford Township Job Opportunities - Now Hiring

Account Clerk I – Part-time Treasurer
Day Porter-Laborer
W&S – Grade IV Distribution Service Worker

visit www.waterfordmi.gov/jobs for more information.
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Waterford Township Public Library March Events

Waterford Township Friends of the Library
General membership meeting, Sunday, February 17, 1:30p-3:00p in the Community Room. All members and prospective members welcome. A great opportunity to get to know other members and find out how you can participate in activities the Friends are planning. Topics include Night of Warmth: Soup Supper and Board Games, Book It 5K Family Fun Run, Used Book Sales.

Used Book Sale - Great reads at sweet prices
Saturday, April 6, 10:00a - 4:30p and Sunday, April 7, 1:00p-4:00p.
Bag Sale - $5/bag, Sunday from 2:00p-4:00p
Library Community Room

Children’s Programs (through age 12)
Storytimes for Young Children: Ages 6 Months – 3 Years
Our drop-in storytimes resume starting the week of January 15-16.  Because of the public school break schedule, we have three sessions:
Session II (5 weeks): February 26-27 through March 26-27
Session III (4 weeks): April 9-10 through April 30-May 1
Weekday Schedule
Babytime, 0-15 months, Tuesdays 10:00-10:30 am
Toddlertime, 16-23 months, Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 am
Two-year-old Storytime, 2-year-olds, Tuesdays 11:00 - 11:30 am
Three-year-old Storytime, 3-year-olds, Wednesdays 11:00-11:30 am
Storytimes are 30 minutes long and include a variety of stories, songs, fingerplays, and other activities.  Storytimes are held in our children’s storytime and craft room.  A parent or caregiver must accompany children.  We ask that parents and caregivers arrive at least 5 minutes before storytime begins in order to get settled in. 

Saturday Storytime: Ahoy, Mateys.  Saturday, March 2, 10:30 - 11:15a, (ages 4-7)
Arrr!  There be pirates in this here storytime with sea stories and a treasure of a craft.  Bring yer listenin' ears and hope ye don't walk the plank.  No registration required

Greeting Card Gala.  Saturday, March 16, 10:30a - 11:15a (ages 6-12)
Design and create your own greeting card collection using rubber stamps, colored card stock, and art supplies.  Customize for holidays, birthdays, and any special occasion.  No registration required.    

Lego Club. Saturday, March 30, 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. February 12 & February 26, 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.

Teen Bingo. Thursday, March 14, 2:00p-3:00p
Join us for Teen Bingo!  Prizes will include books, snacks, gift cards and other fun stuff. Registration is required.

Teen Move Matinee – The Mighty (PG-13). Thursday, March 21, 2:30p - 4:45p
Two young boys, both social outcasts in their small town, form an unlikely friendship. Parents: Check out commonsensemedia.org to determine if the movies are suitable for your teen.
Adults Programs
How to Create a Resume. Monday, March 4, 6:00p-8:00p
Create a resume that will get read! Also, learn how to write cover letters, follow up letters and more. Presented by Michigan Works. Registration required.
The Glittering Palaces of Detroit. Thursday, March 7, 6:30p-7:30p
At one time, Detroit was filled with glittering palaces, where bands performed and thousands of faithful fans danced their troubles away, places like the Michigan Theater, the Flame Show Bar, the Bluebird Inn, and the Grande Ballroom, to name only a few. Be transported back to the ballrooms of the ‘20s and ‘30s, as singer/songwriter Pam Jaslove and her friends perform jazzy pre-Motown hits from the Great American Songbook. Registration required.
Ask the Tech Guy Computer Help, Saturday, March 9, 30-minute appointments available beginning at 1:30p
One-on-one assistance with your own device or computer (bring it in with you). Our library computer technician will do his best to troubleshoot your problem, answer your questions, or advise you on what to do. Held in the Conference Room. Please make an appointment by registering yourself online here, or by calling or coming in to the adult desk. Registration required.
Classical Music on the Marimba Performed by Paul Demick. Saturday, March 16, 2:00p-3:00p
Come hear lovely music played on this unique instrument. Registration required.
Michigan Back Roads: Oddities and Rarities. Wednesday, March 20, 7:00p-8:00p
You may remember Ron Rademacher’s Michigan Rediscovered presentation here in May 2017. Join us for Ron’s return visit as he shares stories of mysteries and legends in small Michigan towns. Books will be available for sale and signing after the presentation. Registration required.
Open Mic Night at L.A. Café. Thursday, March 21, 7:00p-8:30p
Read your original poem or one of your favorite poems at L.A. Cafe in Waterford. Poetry Leaves- Waterford is partnering with L.A. Cafe to bring a poetry event to the Waterford/Clarkston area as part of the 2019 Poetry Leaves Project. The event is free but help support L.A. Cafe with the purchase of your beverage/meal. L.A. Cafe is located at 5815 Dixie Hwy. in Waterford.

Schroeder office hours

Rep. Schroeder Office Hours

Waterford residents are invited to join State Representative Andrea Schroeder for local offices to discuss concerns and ideas Monday, March 18 from 3-4pm at The Coffee Bucket (3549 Airport Road #104, Waterford Township). No appointment is necessary. If you’re not able to meet during scheduled office hours, please contact her Capitol office by phone at (517) 373-0615 or email at AndreaSchroeder@House.mi.gov.


Spring Riverwalk Cleanup - Volunteers Needed

Riverwalk Cleanup on Saturday, April 20th from 9:00-12:00, meeting behind Planet Fitness. Bring gloves, rakes, pruners. wheel barrows, tarps. Insect repellent, water and trash bags will be provided.
Family friendly activity, all are welcome!

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Citizen's Guide Documents Available

Waterford’s Citizen’s Guide, Performance Dashboard, Debt Service Report and Projected Budget are available for viewing on the Township’s website at https://www.waterfordmi.gov/288/Citizens-Guide-and-Performance-Dashboard .
These documents are also available for viewing during normal business hours at the Clerk’s Office which is located at 5200 Civic Center Drive.

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Annual Earth Day Township Cleanup

Save the date for Waterford Township's 4th Annual Earth Day Township Cleanup Saturday, April 13, 2019.

We'd love to have you and your family join the volunteer effort this April in conjunction with Earth Day to help remove litter from Waterford's parks and roadsides! Over the past three years, volunteers have come together to clean up nearly 150 cubic yards of trash helping to keep Waterford beautiful and our waterways free from litter.

This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for groups and individuals looking to make a difference in the Waterford community!
  • Individuals
  • Scout groups
  • Athletic teams
  • Youth and Church groups
  • Social clubs
  • Civic organizations
  • Businesses, Corporate teams

We will also sign for community service requirement hours as well, so let your students know about this great outdoor activity that truly makes an impact on the community.

To be added to the email list for updates and upcoming Earth Day cleanup event notifications, please visit our Notify Me page, enter your email address, and click Earth Day Cleanup.

Waterford Expo 2019

Cure Your Spring Fever: WACC Business & Home Expo!

TWITTER! FACEBOOK! www.waterfordchamber.org These are just a few of the places you can learn about the upcoming WACC Live Work Play- Business & Home Expo! It’s definitely an event worth visiting. The Expo is Waterford’s One Stop Shop Under One Roof.  It serves the needs of the entire community! 

Whether you’re a business owner, home owner, parent, senior citizen, hobbyist, new resident, or just a visitor there’s sure to be something for you and your family.  It’s a chance for area residents to talk face to face with local businesses as well as township departments and organizations. There is no better place than EXPO 2019 to find credible businesses and organizations to support, hire or seek services.

Have you been “scammed” by drifters or the businesses you hired. The EXPO is designed to help the community get familiar with “local people and businesses” helping to prevent these situations.  In addition, there is no doubt, that doing business locally helps preserve jobs and services.

The EXPO is also a  terrific platform for area businesses to make sure they gain some exposure. The township is vast and with 34 lakes and three separate corridors it can be difficult to find businesses. The Expo is Waterford’s “Downtown” alternative, bringing businesses together in one place making them easy to access. It is a great community-wide event that heightens the awareness of the wonderful things available in Waterford Township.   

Open Door Annual Tea & Luncheon
Fashion Show 2019

Annual Charity Fashion Show - Tickets Now On Sale!

The Waterford Historical Society presents its 18th annual Fashion Show on Saturday, March, 30, 2019. The show is styled just for us by The Clothing Cove of Milford with current fashions 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 travelling boutique.

So, 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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