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4/17/2014 - Cooley Lake Resurfacing to Begin May 1

The Road Commission for Oakland County expects to begin resurfacing of Cooley Lake Rd. between Union Lake Rd. and Williams Lake Rd. May 1, 2014. The road will remain open for through traffic during construction, but motorists should expect delays.
For more information, please click here:

Cooley Lake Resurface 2014


4/14/2014 - Waterford Event Honors Business Achievements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Waterford Businesses Recognized At Annual Awards Ceremony
Waterford, MI -- Waterford Township’s business community will be recognized for outstanding achievements at the 20th Annual Business Recognition Breakfast on Friday May 2, 2014. The Charter Township of Waterford together with the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce and the Waterford Area Cultural Council host the annual event to acknowledge longevity, commitment, community service, and beautification efforts of Waterford business owners – including one business celebrating 90 years.
The awards breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m. 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 http://2014businessrecognition.eventbrite.com.
Bret Rasegan, Planning Supervisor with Oakland County’s Economic Development Department, will deliver the keynote address on the topic of Placemaking. Placemaking is an approach to planning that capitalizes on a community’s unique assets, character and potential. Successful Placemaking creates spaces that promote health, happiness, well-being and economic prosperity. 
Thirty recipients will be honored in categories including Beautification, Anniversary, Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, and Community Service.  New this year, proclamations will be given to 18 new businesses who have opened their doors in Waterford Township in the last year.
Beautification awards are bestowed based on the extra effort put forth by business owners to create and maintain appealing commercial space and landscape that demonstrates pride in serving the community. 
“This annual spring event provides an opportunity for the Township officials to say ‘thank you’ to and recognize businesses that have grown up in the Township over the years and to business owners that go above and beyond to improve their properties both architecturally and aesthetically” said Larry Lockwood, Waterford Township’s Planning Division Head. “The Business Recognition Breakfast is a great event for the business community.”
Anniversary awards are given to businesses that have operated within the Township for more than 25 years at varying intervals.
“It's important to express our appreciation to those who have decided and continue to do business in Waterford Township understanding that they are the stakeholders that drive our local economy and provide jobs” said Marie Hauswirth, Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce Director. “The Annual Business Recognition Breakfast is our opportunity to say ‘thank you’.”
 Selected from Chamber of Commerce member nominations, Business of the Year candidates are singled out based on their contributions to the well-being and development of the Waterford business community, supporting projects and activities which further the community as a whole. The Business Person of the Year recipient contributes their time and expertise to promote and support both the business and community philosophy with an emphasis on making Waterford a better place to live, work and play.
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
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3/26/2014 - Road Commisson for Oakland County to Start Pontiac Lake Rd. Resurfacing Project

The Road Commission for Oakland County expects to begin work in April on the major resurfacing of Pontiac Lake Road between M-59 and Cass Lake Rd. in Waterford Township. The project duration is April 15 - August 1st. For more details, please click here.


1/17/2014 - Employee Recognition Commitee Seeking Nominations

Waterford employees are performing outstanding accomplishments everyday and the Employee Recognition Committee wants to hear about it!  The committee’s primary goal is to hear about all of the amazing things being done by employees around the Township so we can begin recognizing an exceptional employee accomplishment quarterly, and an Outstanding Employee of the Year.  

Starting January 17, 2014, outstanding employees can be nominated by sending in letters, using the link on the Township web site, completing the forms available on public counters, or sending an email to employeerecognitioncommittee@twp.waterford.mi.us.

Quarterly nominations will be considered and announced as listed below: 

Nominations Due:                                                              Recipient Announced:

                                                 March 31th                                                                                 April 15th

                                                   June 30th                                                                                  July 15th

                                              September 30th                                                                        October 15th

                                              December 31st                                                                           January 15th

 

All submissions received during the year will be considered for the Outstanding Employee of the Year which will be announced on February 15th, 2015. 

The committee is comprised of nine employees representing various Township departments, and it is the primary goal of committee members to encourage and recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Waterford Township employees. 

Our exceptional employees accomplishments will be recognized at a Township Board meeting, and celebrated with a cake and coffee reception.  The award recipient will also receive a preferred parking space, and a complementary lunch at one of Waterford Township’s restaurants.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to nominate your choice of the outstanding employee.


1/7/2014 - Road Commission Update: 1/7/14

From the Road Commission for Oakland County:
This is an update on where we are relative to subdivisions in the wake of the unique storm that blanketed Oakland County with more than a foot of snow and has been followed with record low temperatures.
RCOC knows that clearing subdivisions is a major concern for township residents. We are devoting all available resources to this effort, given that we must maintain some trucks on some main roads which still need attention.
In addition to our usual RCOC plow staff, we have also brought in contractors to help out in the subs as well as some of our electrical division employees.
Having said that, plowing the subdivision street is proving to be a very slow process. For example, our contractors are reporting that they are having to help move cars that are stuck on subdivision roads just so they can get through and plow. Obviously that greatly reduced productivity. One contractor did considerable damage to his equipment because it was not suited to the amount of snow on many subdivision roads.
The bottom line is we are doing everything we can to clear the subs as quickly as possible. However, realistically, it is likely to be the end of the week before all subs are plowed.
We recognize that this is frustrating for residents, and we continue to pursue ways to get the work done more quickly, but we also want to be realistic.


10/8/2013 - Waterford Receives Bronze Level Designation as Active Community

(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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10/8/2013 - Outrun Hunger 5k in Commerce Saturday Nov. 2nd

Register now!
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.
http://outrunhunger.org/


9/3/2013 - Fire Prevention Week Open House

Fire Department Contact:     Fire Marshal Matthew J. Covey
                                       Email: mcovey@twp.waterford.mi.us
 
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.)
 
Special Events:
·         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 
(248)618-6607


8/13/2013 - Waterford Real Estate Update

“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.


7/29/2013 - Water System Improvements for Waterford Township

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 .

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 Contact:               Bill Fritz, DPW Director Waterford Township   248-674-2278 or wfritz@twp.waterford.mi.us


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