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Township Update Regarding COVID-19

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OPEN BURNING NOTE FROM THE WHITE LAKE FIRE DEPARTMENT

As of April 28, 2020 the open burning restrictions have been lifted throughout the state.
Visit http://www.WLTFD.com to obtain burn permits on-line.

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Update Regarding COVID-19 and FOIA Requests:

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Protecting Workers Who Handle FOIA Requests

LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-38, which relaxes requirements for responding to FOIA requests made by mail or fax during the COVID-19 emergency. This action will protect workers who handle FOIA requests by allowing public bodies to defer portions of requests that would require workers to report to work in-person. The Executive Order takes effect immediately and ends at 11:59 p.m. on June 4, 2020.

“During a time of crisis, it’s crucial that Michiganders have access to the information they need to stay safe. My administration is committed to ensuring that while also protecting public health and encouraging social distancing,” Governor Whitmer said. “This Executive Order encourages public bodies to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests in a timely manner and in the safest way possible.”

Under the Executive Order, a public body must respond to a request received at its physical office via U.S. mail or fax within 10 business days after an employee receives and views the request. If a request requires a search of physical records it will be deferred until after the state of emergency and disaster declared in Executive Order 2020-33 is lifted.

The Executive Order also requires public bodies to communicate in writing with the person filing the request if they are unable to fulfill the request without a search of physical public records. The person filing the request then has the option to amend their request to include electronic records only. If a public body is unable to fulfill a request in the timeframe they specified because of remote work and social distancing, then a written notice will be sent to the person filing the request to explain why there is a delay.

Information around this outbreak is changing rapidly. The latest information is available at Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and //CDC.gov/Coronavirus.

To view executive order 2020-38, click the link below:

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Instructions for obtaining Township Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Restricted Public Access to the Township Hall.
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Solicitor Permits are Temporarily Suspended.   Please contact the Clerk’s Office if you have any questions.

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Coulter Declares State Of Emergency As County Moves To Assist Residents, Communities And Businesses Affected By COVID-19

Mar 13, 2020, 11:48 AM

Pontiac, Michigan – Oakland County Executive David Coulter today declared a state of emergency in the county, allowing him to shift resources quickly to assist residents, businesses and communities affected by the spread of the coronavirus.  Coulter said the declaration was necessary to open a path for federal funds, should they become available.

The county has established the Oakland County Help Hotline – 248-858-1000 – to address non-health needs of the general public such as food or housing assistance.

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For Health Information on COVID-19 click the links below:

Oakland County Health Division

Nurse On Call

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Food Options for Residents in Need and Seniors who are Homebound or Sheltering in Place
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Fire Hydrant Flushing
FIRE HYDRANT FLUSHING
White Lake Mobile Home Community

Please check this website www.whitelaketwp.com or the Township Facebook Page: whitelaketwp for daily updates.

We understand that more residents are home due to the COVID-19 outbreak and that this will likely increase the number of rusty water complaints during this flushing process. However, we need to move forward with flushing in order to have it completed before the warm summer months to maintain our best water quality. We appreciate your patience during this critical water quality procedure!

Public Advisory Regarding Lead and Copper

White Lake Department of Public Services (DPS) has recently issued a Public Education flyer regarding the lead action level exceedance notification that we received from State of Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) on October 2nd.  This is the second publication required under the administrative rules promulgated under the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act, 1976 PA 399 as amended (Act 399).

White Lake is continuing to work with EGLE and Oakland County Health Division to ensure that we are doing everything that we can to comply with the requirements of the rule. Oakland County health Division has completed their sampling in the three homes that tested over the action level for lead in drinking water. The monitoring period for DPS sampling for Lead and Copper for Corrosion Control starts in January 2020.
White Lake DPS would like to assure our customers that we are committed to providing the highest quality, clean, safe drinking water to our residents.

WLT Lead and Copper Public Education


DPS has recently concluded our most recent round of lead and copper monitoring required by PA399 under the new Lead and Copper Rule. Out of twenty samples collected at locations built in 1988 or prior, we had three samples returned that had results for lead over the Action Level in our southernmost district. As a response to this White Lake DPS has issued a Public Advisory about lead to our residents detailing what we have found and what our customers can do.

DPS will increase monitoring in our southern Distribution System #2. A copy of the Public Advisory has been sent out in our water bills yesterday to all of our customers including those in Distribution System #1 even though that area is not affected. A map of the Distribution Systems is included in the Public Advisory at the link below. Please use the online form below if you would like to participate in our next round of sampling.

DPS will be holding a Townhall Meeting at Lakeland High School on Thursday evening October 10th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Experts from White Lake Department of Public Services (DPS), Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) as well as Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) will be available for a discussion of the facts and the precautionary measures that we are taking in an effort to protect our residents from any possible health risk. Oakland County experts will be there to answer any health related questions from customers that are concerned about lead and will have filters available to distribute to residences with children or pregnant women that would like one and are not able to afford the cost of a filter.

For more information regarding lead and copper or any other water concern please contact White Lake DPS at 248-698-3300 Ext. 8.

WLT Lead and Copper Public Advisory

                                                
Township Meeting Notices

Special Board of Trustee
Online Meeting
May 27, 2020 @ 5 PM

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Planning Commission
Online Meeting
June 4, 2020 @ 7 PM

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Township Events
Make Your Recycling Count!

Did you know that when recycling isn't done properly the excess goes back to the garbage dump?  This creates an added expense for the garbage company which in turn may end up being passed on to residents.      

Recycling - Curbside Guidelines
Recycling - Do’s and Don’ts

2020 Census


2020 US CENSUS

Ensuring an accurate count of Michigander’s is important because roughly $30 billion in federal funding for public safety, schools, housing, healthcare, and more, as well as one congressional seat, are at stake for Michigan.

In preparation for the 2020 Census, the State of Michigan has launched a new website to provide information and resources to Michiganders. The website is available throughout the census-taking season so residents can have their questions answered, keep up-to-date on the latest census news, and gain a better understanding of the importance of the census. To find out more information about the census or to get involved, please go to https://www.michigan.gov/census2020.

The website is one piece of a larger effort to ensure that every Michigander is counted. In particular, the “Count Me In” campaign seeks to let Michigan residents know that responding to the census this year is convenient, confidential, and CRITICAL to the future of our state.

Residents can fill out the census in multiple languages online, by phone, or on a paper form. All answers are completley confidential. By law, the data can be collected for statistical purposes only and cannot be used against a person. The Census Bureau cannot share or publish any household-specific census data, even to other government agencies.

Census takers are needed to have a sussessful 2020 Census. There are also other important jobs avaialable. Census takers in the Oakland County area make $22.00-$24.50 an hour. The jobs are part-time and flexible. Students, seniors, and anyone looking for flexible employment is welcome to apply.

To apply for a census job, please visit, https://2020census.gov/en/jobs/job-details.html.


2020 Census Jobs
Apply Online!

2020census.gov/jobs

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FYI

10420 Elizabeth Lake Road, White Lake Road Break and Lane Closure To replace existing gas service lead Starts April 6, 2020 and will last approximately 6 weeks


County Executive Coulter Continues
Public Health Preparedness and Activates
Emergency Operations Center for Coronavirus Effort

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Property Maintenance Code Notice

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SKYWARN 2020
Free Severe Weather Training

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Maintenance of Animals
(Including Chickens)
See Clear Zoning Ordinances Section 4.2

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Garbage/Recycling Pick Up Reminder

 GFL is closed on the following holidays: 

New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day,
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

If your pickup day falls on or after a holiday during the business week, services will be pushed back one day.

NOTE:  Your garbage and/or recycling must be curbside by 7 AM on your service day.


YARD WASTE 2019
Pick up starts the week of April 1st
Last pick up day for the season is Nov. 30th

YARD WASTE 2020
Pick up starts the week of Mar. 30th
Last pick up day for the season is Dec. 4th


Spurt in Wixom takes yard waste year round
$25 minimum charge - $7/yard

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Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act
Marihuana facilities, as defined by the Michigan
Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, Public
Act 281 of 2016, are prohibited in White Lake Township.


Tips for Choosing a Contractor

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