Waterford Police Department to Host Citizens Academy - Invite Letter - 2013-1 Police
(Waterford Township, Mich.)— Waterford Township has earned a Bronze Level through the 2013 Promoting Active Communities (PAC) program for their efforts to improve quality of life by designing places and spaces that support active living for people of all ages and abilities.
To celebrate this accomplishment, please join community leaders and residents at the Waterford Township Meeting of the Board of Trustees on Monday, October 28th at 6:00 pm. State Senator David B. Robertson will be attending to congratulate Waterford on this signal accomplishment and encourage Waterford to work towards the Silver Level by continuing to make Waterford a community that encourages residents to adopt an active lifestyle.
Sue Camilleri, Waterford Township Clerk, was the motivator behind this assessment. “Communities that offer their residents choices in ways to promote a sense of community and a healthy lifestyle will be the communities that succeed in the future. In order to encourage people and businesses to choose Waterford as their home we must offer amenities such as bike paths and parks.” Waterford currently has 1,478 acres of park space for residents, 25 miles of shared use paths, tennis courts, soccer fields and golf courses, not to mention all the facilities offered by our school system.
Waterford Township is part of a growing network of 144 Michigan communities in 57 counties that since 2000 have demonstrated their dedication to creating better places to live, learn, work and play by completing the PAC assessment. Waterford will use the assessment as a starting point to better understand what can be done to encourage active living.
The PAC is facilitated by Michigan Fitness Foundation to help communities better understand their assets and barriers to active living so they can create places that support physical activity. To learn more about the PAC program and how to become an advocate for active living in your hometown, please visit: www.mihealthtools.org/communities.
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Outrun Hunger - at Commerce Township Hall
Saturday November 2, 2013 | 10am
Sponsored by Grace Church http://www.gracechurchinfo.net/
In the fall of 2011 Grace Church started Outrun Hunger (a 5K fun run/ race for charity) with the goal of raising enough money to feed 100 families during the holidays. At that inaugural event 100% of the race registrations went towards our goal. In addition, a number of local area businesses donated time and services for the event. The results shattered all of our expectations:
- 300 people from Grace Church (www.gracechurchinfo.net) and the community participated
- 80 volunteers, 45 donors, and 20 sponsors supported the race
- $9,206.40 was raised for Hospitality House in Walled Lake and Open Door Outreach Center in Waterford
- 460 families in the Lakes Region will now be able to enjoy a hot meal at Thanksgiving or Christmas
Exciting results, but the job isn’t done. According to partner organizations, approximately 1,345 families walk through their doors in need of food during November and December. The “demand” often overwhelms the “supply.”
In 2013 they hope to serve even more families than they did in 2012. The goal remains the same — to be a catalyst for “outrunning hunger” in the Lakes Region of Southeast Michigan.Help them feed 600 families and raise $12,000 this year.
Southeast Michigan residents have a unique opportunity to provide input for where additional green infrastructure, or natural areas, are located in Southeast Michigan. SEMCOG and its partner organization, the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition (MAC) are sponsoring a regional survey. Green infrastructure can provide additional recreation opportunities, improve air and water quality, increase tourism, and enhance our quality of life.
Results from the survey will help support the Green Infrastructure Vision for Southeast Michigan and provide a basis for future natural resource funding.
Fire Department Contact: Fire Marshal Matthew J. Covey
WATERFORD TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE 2495 CRESCENT LAKE RD. WATERFORD, MI.
“Welcome all” Waterford Regional Fire Department is holding its annual Fire Prevention week Open House.
Date: Saturday, October 5th, 2013 between 10a.m. and 2 p.m.
Location: Fire Department Headquarters, 2495 Crescent Lake Road in Waterford (Cross Streets Crescent Lake Rd. and Hatchery Rd.)
· Superior Ambulance Helicopter
· Children’s Hospital Panda1 Ambulance
· Fire Safety House
· Fire Prevention Education
· Face Painters
· Vehicle Extrication Demonstration
· Fire Truck Tours
· Station Tours and Lunch
“Our goal is not only to get people out to the station to meet the firefighters, but the reality is, we want to teach them to be fire safe”
Assistant Chief Matthew J. Covey
Fire Marshal Waterford Regional Fire Department
“The Waterford Real Estate Market is on Fire!” says Jim Iodice, real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel in the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce newsletter. Iodice said the Waterford area within the 48329 zip code has experienced a 41% growth in sales over last year at this time. The median sales prices jumped over $32,000. Zip code 48327 boasts a 19.23 increase in homes sold over last year while 48328 shows a median home value increase of over $7,000.
New home permits issued by the Township year-to-date 2013 are up an average of more than double over 2012.
Water System Improvements for Waterford Township
For Immediate Release
Waterford Township, Mich -- The Waterford Township Department of Public Works recently received a low-interest loan to complete three water system projects that will increase the reliability, integrity and efficiency of the public water system. The projects are necessary due to the condition of a section of the water distribution system and to maintain a superior level of service to water customers. The 2.0% interest loan, in the amount of $11.4M, will be discounted $4.4M because of Waterford’s having received a Green Project Reserve Funding grant. The loan, with a twenty-year term, will be financed through Waterford’s water usage rates, resulting in an increase of less than $5 per quarter to each customer.
The first two projects will replace cast iron water mains in the southeast corner of Waterford utilizing trenchless methods. These methods allow construction to take place with minimal excavation. The first of these projects will line approximately 11,000 feet of eight and twelve-inch diameter water mains with cured-in-place structural liners. The second will directionally drill approximately 7,000 feet of eight-inch diameter water mains to replace existing six-inch diameter mains. The third project will replace approximately 19,000 residential water meters and add automated meter reading equipment.
All three projects have either just begun, or are about to begin. The two water main projects are expected to last approximately five months. The meter replacement project will last approximately eighteen months. Questions and comments can be directed to the Waterford DPW at 248-674-2278 or www.twp.waterford.mi.us .
Contact: Bill Fritz, DPW Director Waterford Township 248-674-2278 or email@example.com
The Waterford Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved an Emergency Ordinance Amendment effective immediately Monday June 24th. Consumer fireworks may only be used the day before, the day of, or the day after 10 major holidays prohibiting use midnight to 8am on those three days.
Full fireworks ordinance here
June 14, 2013
Waterford Township, Mich -- Streetlights in Waterford Township receive an environmentally friendly upgrade this week as a project to replace 224 lights with LED technology got underway. The replacement project looks to have positive ecological and economic impact for the municipality.
Waterford DPW Director Bill Fritz says light upgrades are expected to see a total return on investment in just over two years and reduce future out-of-pocket costs.
Upgrading just the 224 units along Highland Road between Pontiac Lake Road and North Hospital Road is estimated to save Waterford Township about $35,000 annually. Operating the old mercury vapor lighting fixtures costs the Township $71,148 annually, compared to the anticipated annual cost of $35,159 to operate the LED lights.
For full press release, click here
Mackinac Island, MI - Governor Rick Snyder today announced "Let's Do Something, Michigan!" - a new initiative that calls on Michiganders to take action in their communities and be ambassadors for our state.
Using DoSomethingMichigan.com, Michiganders can get connected to volunteer opportunities, share their stories of volunteerism or successes in the state, and pledge to get others involved.
"From mentoring a young student or coworker to working on a community project or cleaning up a neighborhood, there are so many different ways you can help," Snyder said. "Using DoSomethingMichigan.com, you can sign up to get connected to these opportunities."
Users who sign up at DoSomethingMichigan.com will be directed to various volunteer opportunities, compiled with the help of D:hive Detroit, more than 100 organizations across the state, and Volunteer Michigan, through the Michigan Community Service Commission.
Jeanette Pierce, Director of Community Relations at D:hive Detroit, says that volunteers can play an important part of improving the state.
"As Michiganders we should be proactive and take the time to do something to improve our communities," Pierce said. "Whether it is sharing your favorite good news fact or getting connected with the volunteer opportunities in your neighborhood, I encourage everyone to become a Michigan Ambassador so we can all play a part in making Michigan a better place."
In addition to visiting the website, users can also text "ACTION" to 25827 or call 1-855-440-6424 to get involved. Governor Snyder's staff members will follow-up with volunteers to help them get matched up with opportunities.
Governor Snyder sys that DoSomethingMichigan.com is a great first step for those who want to get involved in helping make Michigan the comeback state in the nation.
Letter from Governor Snyder
(from left: Lindsay Postal, Chris Milner, Danielle Dorris)
Waterford Township, MI - Waterford Township has a new logo design and slogan thanks to the creativity, hard work, and collaboration of three Waterford Kettering art students.
The Township, together with the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce and the Waterford School District, hosted a contest for all Waterford youth ages 15-18, to design the new logo. In total, 24 submissions were received and reviewed by the panel of judges.
Senior Danielle Dorris designed a water droplet shaped logo which incorporates the name "Waterford" along the left side of the droplet's curve and features water with waves inside the single droplet. Junior Lindsay Postal created typography with the Waterford Township name incorporating Dorris' logo as the "o" in "Waterford" for use on Township letterhead. Junior Christopher Milner submitted a winning slogan that captured the judge's attention -- "With Us There Are No Boundaries."
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