June 2019 Waterford Insider
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Monthly Recycling- May 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.

dog licenses

2019 Oakland County Dog Licenses

Price Increases June 2nd

2019 Oakland County Dog License are available at Oakland County Animal Control located at the
1200 N.Telegraph County Complex, Building 42E.   (2019 tags are no longer
available at Waterford Treasurer’s Office)
Licenses had to be purchased June 1 or prior to avoid a late fee.   Cost for licenses after June 1 is $33.00
Exception to the June 2 fee increase:

  • New resident (within 30 days)
  • New dog (within 30 days)
  • Dog just turned 4 months of age (within 30 days)

If you have any questions please contact Oakland County Animal Control at (248) 858-1090.
2020 dog licenses will be available at Waterford Treasurer’s Office January 2020 – June 2020.

County Dog License Canvass

Starting June 3rd, 2019 Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center (OCAS/PAC) Census team workers will begin going door-to-door in Waterford Township to verify compliance with the Michigan State Dog Law of 1919 that requires all dogs to have a valid dog license. This law was enacted to ensure all dogs have current rabies vaccinations.  

The census workers will be driving marked county vehicles and will be wearing county shirts with proper identification.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact OCAS/PAC at 248-975-4463.
Summer Camps

Peacefest 2019 - June 8th & 9th at L.A. Cafe on Dixie!

Check out the 11th annual Peacefest featuring more than 100 local artists and live music throughout the weekend.

Saturday, June 8th from 11am to 7pm, and Sunday, June 9th from 11am to 4pm stop by to experience the local art and music scene. 5815 Dixie Hwy. in Waterford. Admission is free, food is available for purchase.  https://www.facebook.com/peacefestfestival

Concerts in the Park 2019

Hess-Hathaway Concerts in the Park - Thursdays in June

Don't miss Concerts in the Park at Hess Hathaway Park! The concerts are hosted every Thursday evening from 6 - 9 p.m. at Hess Hathaway Park.  Our first concert features two local community favorites- Dean & Stewart followed by The New Horizons Band.  And make sure you come hungry!  Monkey Business Food Truck will be joining us for the evening as well! 
June 13 will feature local opening act - Second Generation and Waterford's very favorite - known world-wide multi-generational phenomenon - Dave Bennett. The food venue for this evenings performance will be our Bar-B-Q & Brew. Billy's Tip'n Inn BBQ as well as beer & wine. The subsequent concerts on June 20 & 27th will also have BBQ, Beer and Wine in the designated area. 
June 20 will feature opening act - The Broadcasters Band followed by 2XL - Waterford's
home boys who have been continually rocking the metro Detroit area for years.
June 27 will rock out the season with Band of Misfits followed by Itchycoo Park creating a festival-like experience featuring the music of the late 60's and 70's. 

Join us for a month of great entertainment! 

SMART Transportation

Transportation Survey - Resident Input Needed!

We need to hear from members of the Waterford community! Your voice is important and these surveys could have a huge impact on transportation for seniors and disabled adults in our community.

Local area communities are exploring the opportunity to combine transportation services for senior and disabled residents. Waterford wants to hear from you. You may click the link below to take the survey online or pick up a paper copy of the survey at the Waterford Township Clerk's office, Waterford Recreation Center, or the Waterford Senior Center.

Don't Miss Relay for Life - June 8th

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Pierce Middle School track. Event begins at 10am Saturday, June 8th and concludes at 10am Sunday, June 9th.

This annual 24 hour event brings together more than thirty 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 the website

relay for life
DPNC hours
Historical Society

Log Cabin Day Festival

The Waterford Historical Society presents its annual Log Cabin Day Festival on Sunday, June 30, 2019.  Event hours are 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. and will take place at 4490 Hatchery Road in Fish Hatchery Park, located between Frembes Road and Dixie Highway in Waterford. 

Join them and return to yesteryear as we celebrate the State of Michigan Log Cabin Day.  Tour the 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 local sponsor, the Waterford Historical Society is 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 Day 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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Flash's Friendship Club
No Haz

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Continues

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 collection dates and locations are as follows. All dates and locations hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

Oakland University* - Rochester

Oakland County Service Center Campus*
1200 N. Telegraph Road, Pontiac

Oakland Community College, Highland Lakes Campus
7350 Cooley Lake Road, Waterford
(Enter from Hospital Road)

Oakland County Service Center Campus*
1200 N. Telegraph Road, Pontiac

*Check back, closer to event, for exact campus location

Used Book Sale
face painting
synthesizers in the library

Waterford Township Public Library June Events

Waterford Township Friends of the Library
General membership meeting, Wednesday, June 19, 5:00p-6:00p  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 Book It 5K Family Fun Run 2020 and bi-monthly Used Book Sales.
Used Book Sale - Great reads at sweet prices
Saturday, June 1, 10:00a - 4:30p and Sunday, June 2, 1:00p-4:00p.
Bag Sale - $5/bag, Sunday from 2:00p-4:00p
Note: This sale will include back issue of magazines withdrawn from the Library’s collection, sold by the bundle.
Library Community Room

Summer Reading Clubs begin this month (all ages)
Monday, June 17 through Saturday, August 3
You can register online for one of our 7-week Summer Reading groups (children’s, teen or adults) with Wandoo Reader and track your reading progress electronically. Or you can stop in the library and our staff can sign you up to get you started on your 6-week reading odyssey.

Children’s Programs (through age 12)
A Universe of Stories – Summer Reading Book Club
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing by the Apollo 11 crew, our summer reading program this year will include family events, drop-in crafts, and, of course, books with a space theme. Summer Reading for all ages will begin on Monday, June 17.
Kick-Off Party, Monday, June 17, 10:00a – 12:00p
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, if you have not picked one up yet, get your face painted, try on an airbrush tattoo, help create our mosaic summer banner, and enjoy a “cool” treat in our craft room.  We will have three face painters and two airbrush tattoo artists.  Note: The artists will close their lines a little early in order to finish by 12:00pm. No registration required.

This summer’s program theme is “A Universe of Stories!”  Each week we will offer a different space theme that features a variety of activities including astronomy.  No registration required.  Just drop in during the open hours Monday through Thursday and make, create, and take.  The weekly themes begin with
Space Opera – June 18 – 20, 10:00a-Noon and 2:00p-4:00p
Science Fiction goes to the movies. Lightsaber craft and more@
Nine Planets & a Sun – June 24 – 27, 10:00a-Noon and 2:00p-4:00p
Make a solar system mobile, a sundial, and a sun bracelet.
            For older kids who like more challenging tasks.  These programs are in the library community room.  Registration required.
Space Shirts –  Tuesday, June 25 - 9:30a & 10:30a - Create a tie-dye space shirt.  Bring a clean, prewashed white, or light colored t-shirt.  Be sure to wear old clothes.  Register for only one session.

 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.

Teen Summer Reading
Register for our Summer Reading Program starting June 17th. We’ve made it simpler this year.  You just have to log the number of minutes you read over a 7-week period. Ideally, your goal should be to read at least 20 minutes a day.  We know summer is busy with all kinds of activities, but it’s important to keep reading over the summer in order to stay sharp for when school starts up again.  You can read books, graphic novels, magazines, newspapers, and comic books.  e-Content and audiobooks are acceptable as well.  
Prizes will be awarded when you complete the following:
200 minutes – Pick something from the teen prize box
350 minutes – Pick something from the teen prize box
700 minutes or more – Pick out a new book

Deadline to log your minutes is August 3rd at midnight. 
The last day to pick up your prizes is Saturday, August 10th.

A final raffle drawing will be held for participants who logged at least 100 minutes. Participants will have one chance to win for every 100 minutes they’ve logged.  
1st Prize – $100 gift card for Amazon
2nd Prize - $30 gift card for MJR Digital Cinema 16
3rd Prize - $15.00 gift card for Dairy Queen

Go to our Teen Programs page starting on June 17th to find the Wandoo Reader link, https://www.waterfordmi.gov/594/Teen-Programs, where you can create your account and track your minutes, 

Teen Book Bingo – Thursday, June 20, 2:00p – 3:15p
Kick off the Teen Summer Reading Program with Book Bingo!  You might win a new book to get you started on your summer reading.  Registration is required.  

Alex Thomas & Friends: Claymation Workshop – Monday, June 24, 1:30p-2:30p
Explore the stop-motion animation process of Claymation.  Participants will learn about the tools necessary to make their own Claymation films.  Registration is required.

Adults Programs
A Universe of Stories – Adult Summer Reading 2019
Monday, June 17 – Saturday, August 3

Read books for chances to win prizes (but mostly for your own enjoyment, of course)!  Go here https://www.waterfordmi.gov/899/9561/Adult-Summer-Reading for details.
Ask the Tech Guy Computer Help, Saturday, June 1, 30-minute appointments available beginning from 1:30p-3:30p
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.
Career Transitions Workshop. Monday, June 3, 5:45p-8:15p
Are you stuck in a rut? Want to do something different with your career? This workshop will explore different career directions using your skills, talents and passions. We start by answering the question “What do you want to do with your life?” and try to use the skills and experience you already have to move into that next career. Presented by Michigan Works .Registration required.
Synthesizers in the Library – Saturday, June 22, 2:00p – 3:30p
You've heard electronic music, and now you can see how it's made and how you can make your own! Presented by Henry Birdseye, who's been making music with synthesizers for over 40 years. Registration required.
Adult Matinee Movie: Mystery screening. Thursday, June 27, 2:00p-4:00p
Viewers won't know the title until the movie starts. We'll give clues each week for the three weeks leading up to the movie. Check back in on our Calendar of events in early June for your first clue. Popcorn provided. You may bring your own snacks and beverages, if your beverages have lids. No registration required. 
Book Tasting - Saturday, June 29, 2:0op – 3:30p
Find some good books to read or listen to by sampling a smorgasbord of titles we have laid out for you. Registration required.

Movies Under the Moonlight

Movies Under the Moonlight - June 21st @ Pierce

On Friday, June 21, please join the Waterford Coalition for Youth and the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce under the stars on the Pierce Middle School Football Field for the 11th Annual Movies under the Moonlight.  Gates open at 6:30 and the movie begins at dusk. Admission is $5.00 per person and includes all activities once in the gate (bounce houses, rock climbing wall, face painting, etc…). Kids age 2 and under are free and the concession stand will be open to purchase food and drink.  Pets, alcohol, smoking, vaping and drug use of any kind is not permitted.  Thank you for your cooperation.  For questions, please call 248-618-7424, 248-666-8600 or visit wcfy.org or waterfordchamber.org

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Summer Fire Safety Tips from WRFD

According to the NFPA, July is when most grilling accidents occur. Each year, about 9,600 grilling injuries are reported. Take some precautions while using your grill.

  • Make sure that the grill is placed away from your home or dwelling. Keep it away from the deck railing, and move it out from under eaves or overhangs.
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill.
  • If in use, make sure it does not go unattended.
  • Clean your grill regularly to prevent grease and fat buildup.
Fireworks are a fun part of summer. But lighting your own fireworks can be dangerous. It’s always safer to go to your town’s fireworks show, rather than setting them off yourself. But, if you do decide to do fireworks yourself, follow these tips or firework safety:
  • Make sure that children and pets are away from the fireworks
  • Keep some water ready in case something goes wrong
  • Follow the local laws on fireworks
  • Light fireworks away from the house and other flammable objects.
  • Never ignite fireworks in a glass bottle.

A chilly summer night and a warm campfire often go hand-in-hand. If you build a campfire or bonfire, be careful. Accidents can happen easily around an open flame. Always use caution while around a fire.
  • Don’t run near a fire.
  • Keep lighter fluid, gasoline, and other flammable liquids away from the fire.
  • Always watch children and pets around a fire.
  • Don’t leave a campfire unattended. Stay nearby.
  • Opt for smaller campfires. Though a big burning flame can be impressive, they are often unsafe and can be dangerous to those around.
  • When putting out a campfire, make sure there are no embers leftover. Use water to drench the ashes.

Fire can be dangerous and can cause a lot of damage if not minded properly. First and foremost, use common sense when around a fire. Don’t run. Stay a safe distance away. Remove flammable objects from the fire’s proximity. And always have water or a fire extinguisher on hand in case something does happen. If a fire gets too big, make sure to get to safety and call 911.
Be safe
Deputy Fire Chief Matt Covey

Waterford Senior Center Flea Market
Dave Bennett Concert
Mentors Plus
Schlool's Out!

Summer = Extra Pedestrian Traffic

As the school year comes to a close, The Waterford Police Department reminds drivers to be alert for additional pedestrians!

During the summer months, more children are near roadways walking, riding bicycles and playing.

Please exercise extra caution while driving. Slow down, obey posted speed limits and be alert – especially on residential streets and at intersections.Thank you for your consideration and cooperation. Together we can keep Waterford’s youth and other pedestrians safe this summer.

Legends Softball Game
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