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7/16/2014 - Free Boat Wash - Thursday, July 17th 2-6pm


7/15/2014 - Ron Arnold Named Outstanding Employee

The Employee Recognition Committee is pleased to announce Ron Arnold from Department of Public Works Facilities and Operations has been selected as the Outstanding Employee of the Quarter for 2nd Quarter 2014!
 
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. 
 
Waterford Township employees will have an informal coffee and donut reception celebrating Ron’s contributions and efforts where Ron will receive gift certificates, generously donated, by Imperial Auto Wash and El Patio restaurant, and his choice of a preferred parking space for the quarter.
 
Ron’s accomplishment will be formally recognized on Monday, July 28th at the Township Board where he will receive his Certificate of Recognition.   
 
Thanks to all employees and citizens who have taken the time to recognize the efforts of Waterford Township’s outstanding employees!  We are thrilled to receive nominations from Departments across the Township recognizing the daily contributions and accomplishments of Waterford Township employees.  We know there are more stories to be told, so please keep those nominations coming!
 
Nominations are now being accepted for third quarter, and all nominations will be considered for Employee of the Year as well.  Nomination forms are available on the Township website under the link
 
 
 


6/20/2014 - Creating a More Vibrant Waterford With Promoting Active Communities Program

Waterford Township Clerk Sue Camilleri's interview with the Michigan Fitness Foundation

Shared from this website: http://www.michiganfitness.org/pac-spotlight-waterford
 

Coffee & Community: Creating a more vibrant Waterford
with the Promoting Active Communities program

How easy is it to bike and walk in your community? Are there existing bike lanes in your neighborhood? Are policies in place to ensure the development of sidewalks? There is an easy way to find answers to all the questions above: the Promoting Active Communities assessment.

“Even if you’ve lived somewhere your whole life, you still may not know all there is to know,” said Sue Camilleri, Township Clerk of Waterford Township.

The Promoting Active Communities (PAC) assessment tool helps communities gain an in-depth understanding of the policies, programs and built environments that accommodate physical activity in their community and then earn a PAC award for their efforts. To date, 147 Michigan communities from 58 counties have completed the PAC assessment at least once.

Communities designed for walkability, bikeability and physical activity often have higher real estate values, experience a boost in their local economy and report a greater sense of community togetherness. According to past participants, the PAC becomes a key resource for promoting the community once it is completed.

Grab your coffee and settle in to read our recent interview with Sue Camilleri on how the PAC gave Waterford “a sense of pride.” While you’re reading, think about what a PAC assessment could do in your area!

MFF: Why did you choose to fill out the Promoting Active Communities (PAC) program assessment?

Camilleri: First, to catalogue the assets available to the residents in Waterford Township and second, to identify what our shortcomings were so we could figure out how to fix them. Also, to make our residents aware of all the opportunities we, as a community have to offer. Even if you’ve lived somewhere your whole life, you still may not know all there is to know.

MFF: What approach did you take for gathering your team members to complete the PAC?

Camilleri: I initially made contact with our school district. They had completed it a few years prior and I knew their knowledge base would help with answering the questions. Also, the Planning, Parks and Recreation, and Engineering departments helped to pull information. It really was a team effort.

MFF: Which resources were the most helpful in the application process?

Camilleri: The staff in the township departments were a big help in gathering information because they were familiar with details and were willing to do this added job.

MFF: How has completing the PAC assessment changed opportunities for activity in your community?

Camilleri: Back in 2000 Waterford began construction on a river walk beside the Clinton River that bisects the township. Our goal was to make it more usable for residents. We secured all the easements we needed for the central portion of it and began construction. The portion that crossed M-59 was designed to go under the roadway, however construction stopped before the walkway came back up to grade after going below M-59. The PAC played an instrumental role in starting the conversation to determine the next step our community needed to take to complete the connection and bring it back to grade.

MFF: What benefits have you seen from the completion of the PAC assessment?

Camilleri: We announced receipt of the Bronze Level Award at a meeting of the Board of Trustees. These residents recognized the need to establish a non-motorized pathway master plan, made trustees aware of the community’s desire to have a more walkable community and encouraged them to take action.

MFF: What advice do you have for communities filling out the PAC assessment in the future?

Camilleri: At first the survey may seem daunting, so break it down into small pieces and get help from as many experts as possible. Little by little it will get done and turn into a great resource for your community in the future.

MFF: Do you have any other comments you would like to share?

Camilleri: This award has given us a sense of pride and sometimes that’s all it takes to get people to move forward.

The opportunities for activity the Promoting Active Communities (PAC) assessment helps to create is something each and every Michigan community can benefit from. The Michigan Fitness Foundation strives to “improve lives and strengthen communities by promoting healthy eating and active living,” and that is exactly what the PAC does. A healthier Michigan starts with you, let’s move together!


6/5/2014 - 2014 Concerts in The Park Starts TONIGHT!


5/27/2014 - Dog Licenses Delinquent Beginning June 1st

The Oakland County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center reminds Waterford residents that all dog must be licenses in Oakland County. Licenses obtained after May 31st will be subject to a delinquency fee. Please see attached letter for details.

As a service to our residents, the Waterford Township Treasurer's office sells dog licenses for Oakland County. Licenses may be purchased during regular business hours Monday-Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm (current summer hours). Current rabies vaccination is required.

Delinquency letter


5/12/2014 - National Police Week & National Peace Officers' Memorial Day

Please join me in recognizing our Officers for the difficult job they do on a regular basis.  For those who don’t know May 15, 2014 has been designated as National Peace Officers' Memorial Day.  Please "Thank" them for their efforts and doing a "Good Job".

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a Presidential Proclamation that set aside May 15th as National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and the week the 15th as "National Police Week".   Events this year will be held in Washington D.C. and around the Country during May 11 - 17, 2014.  
 
Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed in the line of duty and their families, friends and co-workers are left to cope with their tragic loss.  There are resources like C.O.P.S. who provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives.  
 
Every day peace officers face the threat of violence and danger.  Every day they put their lives on the line to defend others, and the price of that bravery may result in injury, disability, or death as we have seen in the past. The steadfast dedication of our country’s law enforcement officers warrants more than praise. 
 
Thanks to our law enforcement officers, our communities are more secure.  They work with vigilance and dedication to identify and arrest those who seek to do us harm.  With the strong support of their families, friends and citizens, they maintain stability in our communities so others can go about their daily lives.  This week, we recognize their invaluable Dedication and Service in keeping our communities safe.
 
Again, Thanks Officers
 
Please keep up the Good Job You do !!!
 
 
Daniel T. McCaw
Chief of Police
 


4/28/2014 - Tom Cox Named Employee of the Quarter

The Employee Recognition Committee is pleased to announce that Firefighter Tom Cox has been selected as the Outstanding Employee of the Quarter!

Tom was nominated by a fellow employee for going above and beyond to help a citizen in need. As part of his duties as a paramedic, Tom went on a call in which an elderly woman was injured after falling on her porch steps. He discovered her steps were badly in need of repair, but that she was not able to afford to fix them. Mr. Cox took it upon himself to collect lumber and rebuild her steps on his own time.

Tom’s exceptional accomplishments will be recognized at the April 28, 2014Township Board meeting, and celebrated with a cake and coffee reception. He will also receive a preferred parking space, and gift certificates generously donated by Imperial Auto Wash, The Green Apple, and The Village Place restaurant on Dixie Hwy.

Thank you to all that have taken the time to nominate someone for being an outstanding employee for Waterford Township. We were thrilled to receive a dozen nominations for employees from Departments across the Township who are performing outstanding accomplishments every day.

Nominations are now being accepted for second quarter. Hard copies of the nomination form can be found on all public counters or by utilizing the nomination form link on the Township web site. http://twp.waterford.mi.us/News/2014-(1)/Employee-Recognition-Committee-Seeking-Nominations.aspx


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. Oakland County Credit Union is the event's major sponsor this year.
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.


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