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					Charter Township of Redford
Vol. 8 Issue No.3 Fall, 2008

The Gateway to the Suburbs

4th Annual Oktoberfest
October 3rd 1:00pm-11:00pm; October 4 th 1:00pm-11:00pm. German food, pizza, hot dogs, roasted nuts, German and domestic beverages, and much more will be available. There will be games and activities for both children and adults. Entertainment provided by the Toledo Schuhplattler Dancers, Spass, Rhinelanders, Vagabonds and Herbert Langegger. The Redford Rotary will be sponsoring a pancake breakfast from 9amNoon on Saturday. So, put on your dancing shoes … and come hungry. Watch for more details in the newspapers, our website – – and on cable TV. You may also call 313-387-2766 for additional information. Danke Schoen!

October 3rd and 4th

Upcoming Events
September, 2008
9-1 Labor Day Township offices and Court closed. No trash collection – remaining weekdays delayed 1 day 9-1 Splash pad closes for the season 9-2 First of Ramadan 9-2 Youth Department begins school hours 3:30pm – 7:30pm 9-4 Planning Commission 7pm Town Hall 9-5 Senior trip sales for Krzysiak’s on September 18th Community Center 9am 9-10 Historical Commission 2pm Little Red Schoolhouse 9-10 Beautification Commission 6:30pm Community Center 9-11 Patriot Day 9-15 Youth Commission 6pm at the Community Center 9-20 Perennial Exchange 9am-11am Capitol Park 9-20 Hazardous Waste Day 9am–3pm 9-22 Autumn Begins 9-29 Rosh Hashanah 9-29 Pumpkin Patch Registration begins 387-2650

Eagle Casino on October 16th Community Center 9am 10-3 Oktoberfest 6pm – 11pm 10-4 Oktoberfest 1pm – 11pm 10-6 Last day to register to vote in the November 4th General Election 10-6 Youth Commission Meeting 6pm Community Center 10-8 Yom Kippur 10-8 Historical Commission 2pm Little Red Schoolhouse 10-8 Beautification Commission 6:30pm Community Center 10-13 Columbus Day Observed 10-18 Pumpkin Patch 11am – 2:30pm Community Center 10-20 Youth Commission Meeting 6pm Community Center 10-31 Halloween

Check out the web page and Channel 8 for updates, cancellations and changes!

14th Annual Hazardous Waste Day
Mark your calendar for September 20, 2008 for the 14th annual Hazardous Waste Day in Redford Township. One day each year the Township offers its residents the opportunity to dispose of items that cannot be placed in their normal trash containers. Residents can bring their old paint cans, oil, computers, chemical containers and tires to 12200 Beech Daly Road (behind the buildings) for disposal. This is a very popular event and you should look for more specific information regarding this proactive environmental program in your water bill.

8th Annual Pumpkin Patch
Calling all children of Redford! On October 18th at 11am the Community Center will be transformed into Pumpkin Patch. Costumes are optional but preregistration is required. Food, crafts and a hayride will be the main events so an adult must accompany any child. For more information, call 387-2650.

October, 2008
10-2 Planning Commission 7pm Town Hall 10-3 Senior trip sales for Soaring

Township Elected

R. Miles Handy, II

Garth J. Christie

All meetings are held at Town Hall on Tuesdays at 7pm September 9 & 23 October 14 & 28 All meetings are held at the Community Center on Mondays at 7pm September 8 & 22 October 13 & 27

Upcoming Township Board Meetings

Park Commission Meetings

Robert F. Brang, Jr.

Department reminds residents that the storm drains & ditches must be kept clean, especially when the trees begin to lose their leaves in the Fall. Any water that flows into the storm drains & ditches goes thru the storm water system underneath the Township and then directly, untreated, into the local Rouge River. In addition, keeping the storm drains & ditches clean will also prevent flooding of neighborhood streets during rain and snow melt periods. If you witness an illicit discharge into the storm water system, contact the Wayne County Dept. of Environment’s 24 hour Hotline at (888) 223-2363 or the Redford Water & Sewer Dept. at (313) 387-2670.

Kelly Fleming Tracey Schultz Kobylarz Pat McRae Kim Sivyer

Diana M. Brang-Schroeder Sarah Comerford Kevin A. Dodd Laura Evich John J. Keenan Stephen J. Offman Maureen Okasinski

For general township information call the Clerk’s office 387-2751

For information on senior activities (including free classes), please call Dorothy Morris at (313) 387-2788.

For Youth events/information call 387-2787

2008 Elections
The Redford Water & Sewer Department, along with the Fire Department, wants to remind water customers that flushing of the fire nd hydrants will begin September 2 and st run thru October 31 (weekdays only). Info on specific areas where flushing will occur will be posted in the “Redford Observer” newspaper, on Cable Channel 8 & the Township website at Water customers may experience discolored water when your area is being flushed. The discoloration does not affect the water quality. However, it may take several hours for stirred up sediments to clear. Do not run your hot water as this will draw the discolored water into your hot water tank & may stain your clothes if you are doing laundry. Instead, periodically run a cold water faucet for 3-5 minutes at the lowest point in your house. If the water is still discolored, wait 1-2 hours and then try running the cold water again to see if it is clear. Prolonged problems should be reported to the Water Department by calling (313) 387-2670.

Dial – A – Ride 387-2770

October 6 is the last day to register to vote in the General Election in Redford Township. November 4, 2008 is the General Election Day. Through this newsletter, our cable Channel 8 and our website;, the avenues of access to your local government are available to all residents. Would you like this newsletter emailed to you in the future? Email and put “newsletter” in the subject box.

Fall Perennial Exchange
The Beautification Commission is sponsoring the Annual Fall Perennial Exchange at Capitol Park on Saturday, September 20th from 9am to 11am. Please put your plant cuttings in small containers or plastic bags and label each. Come join your neighbors to exchange your plants and gardening successes (and failures).

Garth J. Christie, CMC Township Clerk
Charter Township of Redford 15145 Beech Daly Road Redford, Michigan 48239 (313) 387-2750