Monday, January 7, 2013, 6:45 P.M.




4550 Walnut Lake Road


West Bloomfield, MI 48323


Telephone: (248) 451-4855



Catherine Shaughnessy


Township Clerk



    2.        ROLL CALL


    4.        APPROVAL OF AGENDA

    5.        CLOSED SESSION: Regarding privileged communications pertaining to extension of medical benefits

    6.        PUBLIC COMMENT (non-related agenda items 2 minutes per speaker)

    7.        CONSENT AGENDA

A.            Approval of the Minutes Regular Meeting of December 17, 2012

B.            Approval of the Minutes Special Budget Meeting of December 6, 2012

C.           Approval of Prepaid expenditures and/or investments from the Common Account [Summary]

D.           Approval of Prepaid expenditures paid by credit card

E.            Approval of Adoption of Ordinance No. C-768, Acceptance of Water Supply System and Sanitary Sewer System of Maplecroft Condominiums

F.            Approval of Adoption of Ordinance No. C-769, Acceptance of Sanitary Sewer System at 5320 and 5330 Middlebelt Road

G.           Approval of Resolution for the United We Walk Parade Permit scheduled for Sunday, January 20, 2013 beginning at 3:00 p.m. and ending by 7:00 p.m. and Approval of waiver of fees for Fire/EMS personnel not to exceed $500.00 (Applicant: David Flaisher on behalf of United We Walk Committee)

H.           Approval of Introduction of Ordinance No. C-770 to amend Chapter 22 Traffic and Motor Vehicles of the Charter Township of West Bloomfield Code of Ordinances, to provide regulations for the use of electric vehicle charging stations and parking spaces located in public parking areas and private parking areas open to the public

I.              Approval of Resolution to accept Fireworks Delegation of Authority from the State of Michigan

J.            Approval of adoption of resolution to join the Oakland County Tactical Training Consortium and have the Township Supervisor and Clerk execute agreement

K.            Approval of 2013 Community Annual Support for the Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan in the amount of $3,000.000

L.            Approval of Award of Bid to Vance's Law Enforcement for patrol rifles and firearms trade-in in the amount of $20,045.80




    8.        Consideration of appointment of Arthur Goyeau to fill the vacancy on the Board of Review created by the retirement of Stephen Bloom


    9.        Consideration of 2013 contract renewal with Plante & Moran, LLP for certified public accounting services (From December 17, 2012 meeting)




  10.        Consideration of Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment for Henry Ford Hospital property


  11.        Consideration of Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to permit indoor storage facilities

  12.        Consideration of Personnel Committee recommendations to:

A) Assessing Department:

1) Backfill the Appraiser Trainee position

2) Approve proposed job descriptions for Appraiser II and III

B) Approve changes to the Police Officer Hiring Policy

C) Backfill Permits Coordinator position due to upcoming retirement, and approve job description changes in Community Development

D) Hire a level 4.5 billing Analyst and eliminate the level 4.0 Billing Clerk position by 11/01/2013 in Water/Sewer

E) Development Services:

1) Fill Engineering Assistant position, which will be vacant effective 01/07/13, with an Engineering Specialist (new position) and approve proposed job description

2) Convert temporary part-time status to permanent part-time status for a Senior Development Clerk and add an additional part-time Senior Development Services Clerk

3) Approve changes to job description of Office Manager


  13.        Consideration to accept the resignation of the Information Technologies Director effective 1/18/2013

  14.        Consideration of Personnel Committee for filling the IT Director Position

  15.        PUBLIC COMMENT (non-related agenda items 2 minutes per speaker



                 1.        Adhere to the most recently published Roberts Rules of Order. Be recognized by the Chair before speaking. Rudeness shall not be tolerated. Speak to agenda issues only except during Public Comment. Motions should be made before discussion of the topic. {This does NOT apply to appeals.}

                 2.        Public Comment on non-related agenda items will be heard at the beginning or the end of the meeting with a 2 minute time limit per person. A person may speak during one of the Public Comment periods only.

                 3.        Individuals speaking at any publicly held meeting, including township board meetings, and board and commission meetings, shall be required to state their name and indicate whether they are a resident or non-resident. Speakers are not required to provide their address. (Adopted by Township Board on 10/1/2012)

                 4.        Do not interrupt the public or another Board member when they are speaking. When a Public Hearing is in process, it is only for the public. Board members shall not speak until after the hearing is closed. Once the hearing is closed, comments from the public shall no longer be accepted.

                 5.        Hold all comments to 3 minutes (including Board members). Audience members may speak once per issue. Board members may speak no more than twice per issue.

                 6.        Large groups shall appoint two or three representatives to present their pro or con position to the Board during their agenda item. (This does not apply to SADs).

                 7.        Chairperson or his/her designee shall use a timer to keep meeting flowing.

                 8.        Lengthy presentations should be held to a total of 30 minutes and scheduled through the Clerk.

                 9.        Appeals from Commissions and Boards to the Township Board shall be limited to 15 minute explanations.

               10.        Cellular phones and pagers must be turned off during meetings.

               11.        Closed Sessions from visiting attorneys shall be held before the Regular meeting.

               12.        After a final vote on a motion no further comments will be taken from anyone.

               13.        No new agenda item will commence after 10:00 p.m.

               14.        Any changes will be at the discretion of the Chair.



The Township of West Bloomfield will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services upon proper notification to the Township Clerk or the Development Services Director at 4550 Walnut Lake Road, Box 250130, West Bloomfield, MI 48325-0130, (248) 451-4800 or TDD (248) 451-4899. Such services provided include:

         Hearing impaired sound system & receivers [notify one (1) day prior to meeting of interest]

         Signers for the hearing impaired [provide two (2) weeks advance notice]