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5/12/2015 - Waterford Sponsors Prescription Drug Drop Off Event

5/8/2015 - Waterford Regional Fire Department Promotes Eight

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!


5/8/2015 - DPW Hosts Open House May 16th 9am - Noon

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.


4/15/2015 - Senator Robertson Office Hours

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.


4/15/2015 - 21st Annual Business Recognition Breakfast

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

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 or

3/16/2015 - Outdoor Warning Sirens Testing April 15th

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


4/9/2015 - Survey - Public Input Sought

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.

Thank you!
Gary Wall
Waterford Township Supervisor

3/24/2015 - Legislative Analysis Transportation Funding Package

Attached, please find the House Fiscal analysis that discusses the Transportation Funding Package. There are a number of bills contained in the package. The first portion of the analysis discusses the House Joint Resolution UU which would amend the constitution to add 1 cent to the state sales tax. From there, the analysis discusses other bills that have already been enacted but will not take effect unless voted on favorably in the May ballot proposal.

Legislative Analysis Transportation Funding Package

3/16/2015 - Waterford Announces Employee of the Year!

Please join us in congratulating Waterford Township’s Employee of the Year for 2014 Mr. Ron Arnold! 

Ron was nominated by his fellow employees for going above and beyond the everyday requirements of his job description as a team member in our Department of Public Works. Congratulations and thank you to Ron for all that he does to keep things running around the Township campus. 

Ron’s incredible work ethic and reputation as “first to lend a hand” are both respected and appreciated by Township Employees.  Additionally, Ron’s nominations praised his friendly and helpful demeanor, speedy response time, problem solving skills, follow through and overall abilities.

Ron was presented an award at a Township Board meeting, receives a preferred parking spot for the year, and will enjoy tickets to an upcoming Detroit Tigers game and a package of car washes donated by Imperial Auto Wash in Waterford.

3/10/2015 - Board Adopts Resolution Calling for Retirement of Police Chief

Waterford, MI - On Monday, March 9, 2015, the Waterford Township Board of Trustees adopted a Resolution calling for the Pension Board of the Township Police and Fire Retirement System to immediately retire Police Chief Daniel T. McCaw.

The Resolution was based on a provision of Michigan’s Fire Fighters and Police Officers Retirement Act (Public Act 345 of 1937) under which the Police and Fire Retirement System and its Pension Board were created and operate.  That provision provides for the Pension Board to retire a member of the retirement system that is at least 60 years old upon the written application of the legislative body, which in Waterford is the Township Board of Trustees.

Chief McCaw, who has been on paid administrative leave for many months, recently reached age 60.  In the Resolution, the Township Board thanked and expressed its appreciation to the Chief for his many years of service to the Township and its residents, and wished him well in retirement.

The Township looks forward to providing the best law enforcement services possible to its residents under a new Chief working with the dedicated and hardworking officers of the our Police Department. 


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