Redford Township has over 50 community organizations, over 30 churches, and a District Library serving the residents of the township.
The township has an 18 hole public golf course (Glenhurst Golf Course), 2 community parks, 8 neighborhood parks, 3 tot lots, 4 lighted and 2 unlighted ball diamonds, 12 little league diamonds, 3 sand volleyball courts, 6 soccer fields, 2 picnic shelters, 8 lighted and 2 unlighted tennis courts, 2 county parks, 3 fitness/jogging/rollerblading trails, and 5 enclosed roller-hockey/rollerblading areas. New additions include a skate park and a splash pad.
There are 3 school districts in Redford Township. Clarenceville School District encompasses several blocks in the northwest corner of Redford Township as well as the northeast corner of Livonia and southern part of Farmington Hills. Redford Union School District which covers most of northern Redford has a total enrollment of 3,193 students. South Redford School District covering the southern portion of Redford has a total enrollment of 3,390 students. There are also 7 private schools within the township.Local Government:
Redford is a charter township in Wayne County and a suburb of Detroit. Our community is governed by a board of directors consisting of a Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer and four Trustees elected at large. Township Board meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at Redford Town Hall, 15145 Beech Daly, Redford, MI 48239. Redford has 25 voting precincts with 34,974 registered voters. For more information on the Township or the Township Government, please visit: http://www.redfordtwp.com/Facts & Figures:
- Population: 48,362 (per 2010 Census)
- Area: 11.3 square miles
- Beech Daly and Seven Mile Road – 637′
- Beech Daly and Five Mile Road – 628′
- Beech Daly and Plymouth Road – 629′
- Beech Daly and Joy Road – 624′
- 2010 SEV (State Equalization Valuation):
- Community Organizations: 31
- Churches: 28
- Department of Building & Safety Engineering:
- 4.5 building/ordinance inspectors, 1 plumbing/mechanical inspector, 1 electrical inspector, and 3 clerical staff. This department issues building permits, performs inspections, and investigates violations of Township ordinances and blight complaints. In addition, this department oversees the sidewalk replacement and rental programs.
- Department of Public Services:
- 1 Director and 1 Administrative Assistant. This department is responsible for the coordination and general supervision of the Township’s Water & Sewer, Building & Safety Engineering and Central Maintenance Departments. The department enforces compliance with statutes, ordinances, codes and resolutions adopted by the Township Board of Trustees. In addition, this Department coordinates special projects as designated by the Township Board and provides auxiliary services to the Site Committee, Planning Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals.
- Department of Water & Sewer:
- 1 Foreman, 14 Utility Workers and 5 Account Clerks. This department is responsible for maintenance and repair of 1,024,000 feet of water mains and 850,000 feet of sewers, 1 combined sewer overflow (CSO) basin, 9 combined sewer overflows, the reading and servicing of 21,500 residential & business water meters 6 times per year, the Township’s Cross Connection program and coordination of the events with Friends of the Rouge. In addition, the office staff handles customer phone calls, prepares water/sewer billings and processes customer payments for all township departments.
- Department of Central Maintenance (previously Public Works & Sanitation Depts):
- 1 Mechanic and 3 Maintenance Workers. This department is responsible for maintenance and repairs of all township vehicles, all municipal buildings & grounds, setup & clean up of special events/festivals/parades, street sweeping, special cleanup projects, delivery & setup of voting equipment and the hazardous waste collection program. Street light outages are also reported to this department. Garbage, large items (such as furniture, carpet, and mattresses), recycling and compost pickup services are contracted to Republic Waste Services. In addition, this department maintains the Township’s 13 parks. Bell Creek and Lola Valley Parks are County parks and are maintained by Wayne County.
- Streets & Right of Way Trees:
- The township’s roads are under the maintenance of Wayne County Public Services Department – Roads Division. Trees in the area between the sidewalk and street are maintained by Wayne County Forestry.
- Police Department:
- 54 sworn officers, 6 dispatchers, 4 civilian support staff, 19 reserve officers, 1 animal control officer. Operations Bureau; Road Patrol, Traffic Division, Crash Investigation, Criminal Investigation Bureau, Youth Section, Identification Section, Special Investigation Bureau; Narcotic Liquor & Vice Investigations, School Resource Officers.
- Fire Department:
- A Chief with 36 Firefighters provide rescue and emergency medical services led by an EMS Coordinator, and life safety protection from fire by staffing 2 advanced life support rescue/ambulances and 3 engines. One Fire Prevention Officer provides safety inspections, fire investigation, fire safety education and juvenile fire-starter intervention services. One administrative assistant supports all Fire Department operations.
- 17th District Court:
- 2 District Court Judges, 2 probation officers, 5 criminal clerks, 2 civil clerks, 1 judicial secretaries, 1 court officer, 3 part-time court clerks/cashiers, Deputy Court Administrator, and Court Administrator.
- Community Development Department:
- Redford Connector – 4 Buses operate within Redford, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., reservations no less than 2 days in advance; Housing Rehabilitation Program, Home Information Center, After School Youth Program, and Recreation Program for Americans with Disabilities.
You most likely know that Redford Township is a suburb of Detroit. However, we encourage you to learn more about the rare balance of personal and professional opportunities available in Redford.
Our Chamber Membership Directory will provide you with a great overview on the education, healthcare, transportation, government, leisure, shopping, dining, and businesses that make Redford such a great place to call home.
The Chamber has a vested interest in the addition of active citizens and families in our community, we are happy to provide any assistance you might require for your relocation or business needs. Please call the chamber or email us for more information.