Waterford Regional Fire Department is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. This is a nearly $220,000 project to purchase new extrication equipment “jaws of life” for all of our in service apparatus. This purchase will replace our 25+ year old equipment. The cost to the Fire Department is 10% of the total project which is just under $20,000.
This grant is coming just in time as one of our power units had to be removed from service this week. It is dead. We also have another power unit that has been on loan to us for over a year, as a different power unit died.
Chief John Lyman
Waterford Regional Fire Department
Waterford Township Board Adopts Official Mission Statement
AUGUST 10, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Waterford Township, MI – The Charter Township of Waterford now has an official Mission Statement on the books.
Adopted by the Board of Trustees at its August 10, 2015 meeting, the mission statement reads:
Our mission is to prepare our Township for the future while preserving our past and culture. We strive to provide service with integrity and promote a sense of community.
“Mission statements help create a benchmark against which planning, decision making and strategy can be measured” said Clerk Sue Camilleri. “It provides the basis for evaluation of ideas, determines direction, and helps focus efforts toward clearly stated common goals.”
The statement was crafted as a collaborative effort amongst the members of the Township Board. Each of the seven elected officials was invited to submit suggestions and ideas, which were then turned over to retired English teacher and Library Advisory Board member Kathy Maisner to combine the ideas into a concise declaration.
“Waterford’s mission statement recognizes the role of our history and culture as the community moves forward into the future,” Camilleri said.
Sue Camilleri, Waterford Township Clerk 248-674-6211 firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Act No. 563 of 2014 officially takes effect July 1, 2015. This statute significantly amended the State Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). For Waterford Township's FOIA Procedures and Guidelines and Written Public Summary of Procedures and Guidelines, please visit http://twp.waterford.mi.us/Departments/Supervisor/Freedom-of-Information-Act.aspx
Paper copies of this same information is available free of charge during regular business hours at the Waterford Township Clerk's office on the second floor of Township Hall located at 5200 Civic Center Dr. Waterford, MI 48329.
Waterford Township Wins American Public Works Association Award
The Waterford Township Department of Public Works received the American Public Works Association – Michigan Chapter’s 2014 Project of the Year Award in recognition of its Water Main Lining Project. The award is under the category of Environmental Projects Less Than $5 Million.
Waterford Township was the first community in the United States permitted to rehabilitate water main utilizing a cured-in-place pipe liner. The most recent rehabilitation project, costing $3.5 Million lined approximately 11,000 feet of old, cast iron water main. The project was designed and inspected by Johnson & Anderson and constructed by Liquiforce Services.
The Waterford community once again showed tremendous support of the annual American Cancer Society Waterford Relay for Life fundraising event. With 35 teams participating in the 24 hour event and the support of the Waterford community, the event surpassed its goal and raised more than $176,000 to fund cancer research!
Fundraising continues through August 2015. For more information, please visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY15LS?pg=entry&fr_id=68061
The Waterford Regional Fire Department saw eight personnel promoted at the end of April due to recent retirements including that of Chief Ronald Spears.
Promotions include eight fire personnel with long standing ties to the Waterford community and at least 16 years of service with the Department.
John Lyman was promoted to Fire Chief – 27 years of service, Waterford Mott HS graduate.
Matt Covey was promoted to Deputy Fire Chief – 20 years of service, Waterford Kettering HS graduate.
Carl Wallace was promoted to Fire Marshal/Asst. Chief – 17 years of service, Milford HS graduate.
Jim Runyan was promoted to Battalion Chief – 29 years of service, Waterford Township HS graduate.
Blake Nelson was promoted to Battalion Chief – 17 years of service, Waterford Kettering HS graduate.
Dave Hensel was promoted to Fire Captain – 26 years of service, Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes HS graduate.
Toby Thorell was promoted to Fire Captain – 16 years of service, Waterford Mott HS graduate.
Wayne Peruski was promoted to Lieutenant Inspector – 19 years of service, Waterford Mott HS graduate.
A swearing-in promotional ceremony will take place on May 8th. Congratulations!
The Waterford Township Department of Public Works will host its first ever Open House on Saturday May 16th from 9:00 AM to Noon at their administration building, 5240 Civic Center Drive. In celebration of National Drinking Water Week and National Public Works Week, DPW staff will host educational programs, have equipment on display, and much more.
Senator Dave Robertson will hold office hours on Waterford Township Monday, April 27th from 9-10am at the Waterford Public Library 5168 Civic Center Dr. This is an opportunity to have your questions, comments, and concerns addressed in person with the Senator. No appointment is necessary.
Join us for the 21st Annual Waterford Business Recognition Breakfast where Waterford Township's business community will be recognized for outstanding achivements! This year's theme is "Celebrate"!
The Charter Township of Waterford together with the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce hosts this annual event to acknowledge longevity, commitment, community service, and beautification efforts of Waterford business owners – including one business celebrating 90 years serving Waterford's residents.
The awards breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m.Friday, May 1, 2015 at Oakland Community College’s Highland Lakes Campus - Student Center. Tickets are $20 each and available for purchase by contacting the Waterford Township Supervisor’s office at 248-674-6201 or online at 2015businessrecognition.eventbrite.com
This year's theme says it all "Celebrate"! We look forward to celebrating all Waterford businesses and honoring more than 30 award recipients in categories including Beautification, Anniversary, Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, and Community Service.
For further information, please call the Waterford Township Supervisor’s office at 248-674-6201, or online at www.twp.waterford.mi.us or www.waterfordchamber.org