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
The Oakland County Homeland Security Division will conduct a test of the Outdoor Warming System sirens Wednesday, April 15th at 1pm during Weather Awareness Month.
According to the National Weather Service, "Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on earth. Each year, Americans cope with an average of 10,000 thunderstorms, 2,500 floods, 1,000 tornadoes, and an average of 6 deadly hurricanes. Potentially deadly weather impacts every American. Some 90% of all presidentially declared disasters are weather related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $14 billion in damage."
As a cooperative venture between the National Weather Service and Oakland County Homeland Security Division, the Oakland County Early Weather Warning Program is designed to provide timely notification of severe weather conditions to persons and agencies. The goal of the program is to reduce personal injuries and property damage as a result of severe weather.
By using appropriate equipment and personnel, persons and agencies are immediately alerted of severe weather conditions by two major notifications systems:
Tone Alert Receiver System
This is an indoor warning device that provides a voice broadcast of current weather related conditions. It will advise those with a tone alert receiver of severe weather watches, warnings, and updates.
Outdoor Warning Siren System
This is an outdoor warning device that provides a county wide three minute steady tone alert. The sirens are activated for Tornado Warnings (tornado sighted or strongly indicated on radar) or Severe Thunderstorm Warnings with 70 mph winds or greater.
Mark your calendars to remind you of this test of the outdoor warning system. For more information, please visit www.oakgov.com
The Waterford Township Board of Trustees is seeking public input regarding non-motorized safety paths here in Waterford Township. On behalf of the Board, I'm asking for just a few moments of your time today to give us some feedback on this important issue. Click here for a short survey with 6 questions related to non-motorized safety paths.
If you wish to provide additional feedback beyond the questions asked here, please feel free to call 248-674-6201 or email
We are also inviting the public to a Town Hall meeting regarding non-motorized safety paths on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 6pm in the auditorium at Town Hall 5200 Civic Center Dr. Please join us for a presentation and opportunity for pubic comment.
Waterford Township Supervisor