Waterford Police Department to Host Citizens Academy - Invite Letter - 2013-1 Police
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Waterford Volunteers Confront Blight Concerns
Waterford Township, MI -- Waterford Township has taken new measures to combat blight with the creation of its Neighborhood Preservation Corps (NPC). Comprised of eight volunteer Waterford residents, the NPC is charged with identifying and reporting nuisances in violation of Township Zoning Ordinances and the International Property Maintenance Code.
The primary goal for assembling the group was to institute a proactive team of eyes and ears in the field to support the Township’s Code Enforcement staff, said Sue Camilleri, Waterford Township Clerk.
“The Neighborhood Preservation Corps gives the residents of Waterford an opportunity to assist the township in locating and tracking conditions of blight in our neighborhoods,” Camilleri said. “The extra eyes that our volunteers bring to the streets will go a long way toward significantly reducing blight in our community.”
Each NPC volunteer commits a minimum of 2 hours per week to canvas and identify basic nuisance code violations in their assigned region of the Township. Violations are then recorded and reported to the Township Code Enforcement staff for investigation and resolution.
Nuisance violations are defined as not meeting acceptable standards determined by the Township’s Zoning Ordinances, Camilleri said. The most common nuisances interfere with enjoyment of property and include overgrown weeds and grass, debris or trash in yards, abandoned or inoperable vehicles, misused tarps, vacant building deterioration, and improper signage.
Since the program’s inception in early April, volunteers have provided more than 100 violation notices to the Township – many of which led to the Township taking immediate action by issuing warning letters and in some cases, civil infraction citations.
“It’s likely that the majority of these violations would not have come to the attention of the Township simply because we don’t have the staff available to tour the Township looking for code violations,” said Doug Bradley, Waterford Township Development Services Director. “Utilizing volunteers to identify and start the process of correcting basic nuisances will free up our Officers for more complicated problems that require attention from trained staff.”
Waterford Township’s Development Services Department oversees Code Enforcement efforts in addition to Building,
Engineering, Planning and Development services. Bradley, says the enforcement of Township ordinances is a key asset to a thriving community as a whole.
“In general, the largest single investment that aterford residents have is their homes,” Bradley said. “The Township ecognizes that one of the best ways to preserve these investments is to ensure ll of the properties in the community are well maintained and not allowed to all into a state of disrepair. For this reason, the NPC provides a benefit to esidents by working to preserve their investments and keep Waterford a eautiful community to live and raise a family in.”
Waterford Coalition for Youth in collaboration with the Waterford Township Police Department is encouraging the community to drop off their expired, excess, or unused prescription medication to help promote a safe and healthy way of life for the youth in our community!
This event allows residents to drive up and drop off at the curbside: no papers to sign, no questions asked.
Thursday May 30th 9am to Noon at the Waterford Township Police Station 5150 Civic Center Drive.
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The Charter Township of Waterford, Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce, and Waterford Area Cultural Council cordially invite you to the 19th Annual Business Recognition Breakfast.
Friday, May 3, 2013 at 7:15am in the Student Center at OCC's Highland Lakes Campus.
This annual event recognizes and celebrates the achivements of Waterford businesses in the following categories: Beautification; milestone Anniversaries; Business of the Year; Business Person of the Year; and Community Service.
This year's keynote speaker is Deputy Oakland County Executive Matt Gibb.
A breakfast buffet will be served.
Tickets may be purchased in advance only for $20 each the following ways:
Click here to view this year's invitation
- Check made payable to: Waterford Township Business Breakfast to Attn: Supervisor's Office 5200 Civic Center Dr. Waterford, MI 48329
- Online at: http://2013businessrecognition.eventbrite.com (a $2.09 fee per ticket will be charged)
Congressman Kerry Bentivolio is launching an innovative resource for each citizen of the 11th District. "My number one priority is constituent services," said Rep. Bentivolio. "Our new Mobile Office will be available throughout the Michigan’s 11th Congressional District stretching from Canton to Troy and from Livonia to Highland Township."
Why a Mobile Office? The reason for introducing the mobile office is to ensure the greatest flexibility and maximum access to constituents in each community of the district. Constituents will not have to drive to the Commerce District Office to have a face-to-face discussion to get things done.
What Services Can We Expect? - The main purpose of the mobile office is to assist local constituents that are having delays or problems working with the federal agency. Our office can help with a congressional injury and possible assistance with expediting the process. Or if you have a problem with the direction of the country, you can contact us.
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Compilation of research regarding the Jordan Development Oil & Gas Lease.
US-24 (Dixie Hwy) Resurfacing December 2012-November 2013
What Is Being Done?
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is investing approximately $19.2 million to resurface 9 miles of US-24 (Dixie Hwy) from just south of Telegraph Road to just north of I-75 in Oakland County. The project includes replacing the bridge over the Clinton River north of Hatchery Road; repairing the bridge over the Clinton River north of Andersonville Road; storm sewer, drainage, curb, gutter, sidewalk and driveway repairs; new traffic signs; and traffic signal upgrades.
How Will Traffic Be Affected?
December 2012-April 2013
Northbound and southbound Dixie Hwy will have single-lane closures during overnight hours.
April 2013 - November 2013
The center three lanes of Dixie Hwy will be closed for a limited number of weekends
Northbound and southbound Dixie Hwy will have intermittent right-lane closures during daytime hours.
Up to three lanes of Dixie Hwy will be closed intermittently during overnight hours - one lane will be open in each
One lane of Dixie Hwy will be open in each direction near Andersonville Rd.
One lane of Dixie Hwy will be open in each direction between Hatchery Rd. and Sashabaw Rd.
The road construction will be done in 3 segments.
The intended time frame is as follows as long as there are not any unexpected delays:
April 1 - June 15: Frembes to M-15
June - October/November: Telegraph to Frembes
June - October/November: M-15 to I-75
MDOT US-24 Resurfacing
Waterford Township is sponsoring a contest for the youth in the community to design a new township logo. The
Township Board and Supervisor Gary Wall recognize the important role youth play in our community. As the leaders of the Township, we appreciate the creativity and energy youth bring to the table. It is for this reason that we hope many will take the time to get involved in the design of a new logo for the township to use for years to come. It will make us proud to say that our new logo is the work of Waterford youth.
The new logo will be introduced at the May 13, 2013 Board of Trustees meeting. The new logo will be proudly
displayed at the Civic Center, community events, on township letterhead, in advertising and promotions, and on the township website.
The contest is sponsored by the Waterford Township Board, the Waterford School District, and the Waterford Area
Chamber of Commerce. It is open to all Waterford youth ages 15-18.
Logo Contest Info, Rules & Application
Grand Opening of Waterford location - Just Baked cupcake shop and bakery!
4998 Highland Rd. at the corner of Crescent Lake Rd in Rebecca's Plaza.
Comcast is upgrading its network to an all-digital platform in December 2012. More