Waterford Insider July 2019
Fireworks Safety

FAQ: When Can I Use Consumer Fireworks?

Fireworks Ignition, Discharge and Use Rules
Section 11-178(b)

(b) Prohibited ignition, discharge, and use.  Except for the following, fireworks shall not be ignited, discharged, or used in the township:
(1)    In compliance with a permit granted by the township board as provided in the Act.  
(2)     Consumer fireworks may be ignited, discharge, or used after 11:00 a.m. on December 31 until 1:00 a.m. on January 1, and between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. on:
i.    The Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Memorial Day
ii.    June 29 to July 4 on each of those days.
iii.    July 5 if that date is a Friday or Saturday.
iv.    The Saturday and Sunday immediately preceding Labor Day
(3)     Low-impact fireworks by a person that is not under the influence of alcoholic liquor and/or a controlled substance.

Legends Softball Game
Reduce Reuse Recycle

Monthly Paper Recycling- July 13th

Waterford Township offers free monthly recycling collection of magazines and cardboard (shipping boxes, cereal boxes, toothpaste boxes, etc, free of food debris and dry.)

Please note: this service is usually provided the first Saturday of every month from 9am to 1pm in the parking lot at Township Hall, however due to the holiday, recycling will be provided on Saturday, July 13th instead.

American flag

Holiday Office Hours/Library

Waterford Township offices and the Waterford Township Public Library will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2019 in observance of Independence Day.

Regular administrative office will resume Friday, July 5th; the Library resumes regular operating hours Saturday, July 6th.

On behalf of the employees of Waterford Township we wish you a safe and happy holiday!

Garbage Truck

Single Residential Waste Hauler

The Waterford Township Board of Trustees has authorized the Clerk to post a Request for Proposal for consideration of a Single Residential Waste Hauler to provide services to Waterford Township. 

Single Residential Waste Hauler Information can be found on the Waterford Township website at the following link. Updates and new information will be regularly added to this page. https://www.waterfordmi.gov/222/Waste-Hauling-Recycling-Compost

Notice of Vacancy - Board of Education

Notice of Vacancy - Board of Education

The Waterford School District is seeking applications for the current vacant position on the Board of Education. An individual will be appointed to fill the vacant position until the November 3, 2020 elections have been held and certified, and a newly elected individual has been sworn-in to fill the remainder of this position’s term.
Interested persons must submit a letter expressing interest in the board position and their qualifications for the position no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2019. Letters can be sent to the Board of Education, c/o Megan Roberts, Administrative Assistant, Kurzman Administration Services – Crary Campus, 501 N. Cass Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328.

Following a review of the submitted materials, the board will schedule interviews with selected candidates. Not all candidates for the board vacancy will be interviewed. If you have any questions concerning the role of the Board of Education and the responsibilities of a board member, please contact Megan Roberts, Administrative Assistant, 248.706-4862, after July 1, 2019.
Meet Up and Eat Up Summer 2019

Jedi Academy
Moon Landing

Waterford Township Public Library July News & Events

Waterford Township Friends of the Library
General membership picnic, Wednesday, July 24, 6:00p on Crescent Road in Waterford. 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. 

Used Book Sale - Great reads at sweet prices
Saturday, August 17, 10:00a - 4:30p and Sunday, August 18, 1:00p-4:00p.
Bag Sale - $5/bag, all day Sunday
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 continue this month (all ages)
Through Saturday, August 3
You can register online for one of our 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 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 includes family events, drop-in crafts, and, of course, books with a space theme. Summer Reading for all ages ends Saturday, August 3.
These programs are held in the library's Community Room. Registration is required for each. IT IS NECESSARY TO REGISTER EVERYONE ATTENDING, INCLUDING PARENTS. Children under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Because of the large number of people in attendance, we cannot accommodate strollers.
 Out of courtesy to the performers and other participants, please arrive on time.
Space Bubbles, Monday - July 1, 10:30a – 11:15a
Ron the Bubbleman demonstrates the Saturn Bubble, Moon Rising Bubble, and many more. 
A Universe of Music, Monday - July 8, 10:30a – 11:30a
We welcome Bob and Audrey Allison, The Storytellers!  Join us for a wonderful program that combines interactive stories, beautiful music, full audience participation, and hands-on fun with musical instruments from many parts of the world.  Not to be missed!
Starlab - Saturday, July 16.  Please sign up for only 1 session
11:00a             OR                  12:00p             OR                   1:00p.

Oakland Country Parks & Recreation is bringing the mobile Starlab Planetarium.  Learn about the summer night sky and hear Native American stories that explain how the constellations came to be.  Each session is limited to 30 people.
Participants must be able to crouch down the enter the planetarium and also be able to sit on the floor, in a darkened environment, for 45 minutes. Due to these restrictions, participants must be at least 4 years old.
Animals of Planet Earth -  Monday, July 22, Please sign up for only 1 session
9:30a – 10:15a           OR       10:30a – 11:15a.

Exotic Zoo with Javon Stacks brings his menagerie of live furry, scaly, and feathery critters to educate young people about the animals that share our world.
Flying Saucers - Thursday, July 25, 10:30a – 11:30a
Flying saucers do exist!  Come and see them with your own eyes as you enjoy watching the Flying Aces Pro Frisbee Team Exhibition do amazing tricks and stunts.  Recommended for ages 5 and up. 
Blast Off with Books: Magic and Illusion Show - Monday, July 29, 10:30a – 11:15a
Baffling Bill the Magician and Gus the Bunny return to amaze and astound you with Kym who will float in thin air, be sawed in half, and finally … vanish! Recommended for ages 5 and up. 

Each week we 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.  Weekly themes:
Light the Night, July 1 – July 3, 10:00a-Noon and 2:00p-4:00p
Exploring the night sky.  Drop in to make a constellation template for your flashlight and a celestial lantern.
Constellations and Comets, July 8 – July 11, 10:00a-Noon and 2:00p-4:00p
Continue to explore the night sky.  Drop in to paint starscapes with sparkle and glow paint and learn how to turn your room into a mini-planetarium.
Shoot for the Moon, July 15 – July 18, 10:00a-Noon and 2:00p-4:00p
Look at our nearest celestial neighbor. Drop in to paint and decorate "moon rocks" and "space rocks."
Visiting Planet Earth, July 22 – July 25, 10:00a-Noon and 2:00p-4:00p
For our final week we're tourists on our own home planet.  Drop in to learn how Earthlings live and make Earth souvenirs.

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
Run through Saturday, August 3. We’ve made it simpler this year.  You just have to log the number of minutes you read. 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.
Follow this link for details on prizes and deadlines https://www.waterfordmi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/6827/2019-SRP-Flyer. Go to our Teen Programs page starting to find the Wandoo Reader link, https://www.waterfordmi.gov/594/Teen-Programs, where you can create your account and track your minutes.
Ring of Steel: Jedi Academy – Tuesday, July 9, 2:00p – 4:00p
Learn about the ways of the Jedi Knights when costumed instructors bring the martial arts of the Star Wars movies to life.  There will be opportunities for the audience to practice what they’ve learned.  A traveling museum of arms and armor is part of this program.  Registration is required.  
Silent Library – Tuesday, July 23, 2:00p – 3:00p
Shhhhhhhhhh…..you’re in the library! See how quiet you can be as you and your teammates are subjected to a variety of challenges that are meant to make you laugh and make noise. Teams will be given points based on how quiet they are.  The team that earns the most points wins!  Registration is required.
Adults Programs
A Universe of Stories – Adult Summer Reading 2019
Through 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.
Michigan History Program: Native American Tribes of Michigan - Thursday, July 11, 7:00p-8:00p
Joe Oldenburg, retired librarian and former Michigan history professor at OCC, will talk about the first Native American tribes to live in Michigan-their clothing, food, shelter, religious beliefs, warfare, transportation, land ownership, and reservations. He will also include the removal of some tribes to the West and the coming of casinos to Native American lands. Registration required.
Ask the Tech Guy Computer Help - Saturday, July 13,
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.
The 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing: How Mankind Got to the Moon – Thursday, July 18, 7:00p - 8:00p
July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module landing. Join us for a presentation on the moon landing by Gerry Chevrier, NASA Solar System Ambassador. Registration required.
Adult Matinee Movie: In the Heat of the Night - Thursday, July 25, 2:00p-4:00p
Sidney Poitier stars as Virgil Tubbs, a police detective from Philadelphia who is tasked with assisting a police chief in a murder investigation in a racially hostile southern town. Starring Sidney Poitier & Rod Steiger. Director: Norman Jewison.  Runtime: 1h 50 min. Not rated.
Popcorn provided. You may bring your own snacks and beverages, if your beverages have lids. No registration required. 
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, 6:00p – 7:00p 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, July 10, 2019, 4:30p - 8:00p. Work Bee in the Gardens: 4:30p-6:00p.
Seminar: 6:30p-8:00p – Topic TBD

Work bee will include planting the new Rain Garden. In exchange for your helping hands we can promise you an educational experience working with this group of passionate gardeners.

Park it July 16, 2019
Tax Bill

News From the Treasurer's Office

The summer tax bill has been mailed to either the mortgage company, if taxes are escrowed, or the homeowner.  If your tax bill was sent directly to your mortgage company, you can easily obtain a copy of your tax bill on the township website at www.waterfordmi.gov/taxes , click on Tax Information Search. 
If the tax bill is supposed to be mailed directly to the homeowner and you have not received your bill by the second week of July, please contact our office at (248) 674-6220.
Summer taxes are payable July 1, 2019 through September 16, 2019.  
Please refer to the front and back of statement for detail tax information.
For those considering making their payment in cash, for safety, efficiency and Township savings, payment by check or cashier’s check is preferred.
Partial tax payments are accepted.
Summer taxes may be deferred until February 14, 2020, if your 2018 total household income was less than $40,000 and you meet state qualifications.  A copy of your 1040A Federal Tax Form or MI-1040CR needs to accompany your application.    Applications must be received by September 15, 2019.    See back of tax bill for requirements or township website at http://waterfordmi.gov/Departments/Treasurer/Tax-Information/Deferred-Taxes.aspx.
Why are tax bills mailed to a Post Office Box in Detroit?  Waterford Township’s bank, JP Morgan Chase, located at 4750 Dixie Hwy, provides us with lockbox service.   The bank retrieves the payments from the PO Box, processes the payments and deposit funds directly into our bank account.  The lockbox service center is located in Detroit.   Tax bills can be mailed to the P.O. Box in Detroit or directly to the Treasurer’s Office at 5200 Civic Center Dr, Waterford MI 48329.
If you initiate your payment through your financial institution, a paper check will be issued and mailed to the Township. Please Read the Following:

  • Schedule your payment to be delivered at least 10 business days prior to September 14 to avoid a late payment and interest and/or penalties.
  • Payment may fail to be delivered to Treasurer’s Office if a P.O. Box address is used for an online payment; please use the township address.   See below for township address.
  • Payments not received by the due date will incur interest and/or penalties.

Payment Address
     Waterford Township Treasurer
     5200 Civic Center Drive
     Waterford MI 48329-3773

Historical Village

Summer Sundays in the Village

Summer Sundays in the Waterford Historical Village

The Waterford Historical Society presents Summer Sundays in the Village.  No hoopla, just history!  Spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon with us walking our Historic Village at your own pace.  Stuff a mattress or “wash” some clothes.  Pack a lunch and enjoy Fish Hatchery Park.  Free admission. 

Sundays:  July 21, August 18 and September 15 from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  We are located in Fish Hatchery Park at 4490 Hatchery Road in Waterford.  For more information please call 248-683-2697.

Hot Summer Night with Dave Bennett

Brewing 4 Business 2019

Brewing 4 Business 2019 - Waterford Area Chamber

Join the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network as they co-host their 4th annual Brewing 4 Business Beer Tasting with the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce right here in Waterford Township!

Enjoy 10 - 2oz tastings plus 1 - 12oz pour! Networking ony/DD tickets available!

Breweries: Rustic Leaf Brewing Company; CJ's Brewing Company; and Parker's Hilltop Brewery and Spirits

Appetizers supplied by: The Shark Club & Overtyme Grill and Taproom 

Entertainment by: Waterford's own singer-songwriter Johnny Stevenson

Registration: http://bit.ly/1VnOrkj
This event sells out every year, be sure to snag your tickets now! a great, laid back networking opportunity you don't want to miss.

Waterford Youth Assistance Bucket of Love Volunteers Needed

OHMI Princess Party
Household Hazardous Waste

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 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

Summer Camps - Still Time to Sign-Up!

2019 Summer Camp Catalog
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