Monday, January 9, 2012, 7:00 P.M.



4550 Walnut Lake Road


West Bloomfield, MI 48323


Telephone: (248) 451-4855



Catherine Shaughnessy


Township Clerk



      2.            ROLL CALL

      3.            PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

      4.            APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

      6.            PRESENTATION of Greater West Bloomfield Cable Communications Commission Budget for Civic Center TV/Green Media Center Project     (Phase 2 Building Renovation)

      7.            PRESENTATION of proposed K-9 Memorial (Located in front of West Bloomfield Police Station) Eagle Project of Joshua Geary Troop 185

      8.            CONSENT AGENDA

A.                  Approval of Minutes Special Budget Meeting, December 7, 2011

B.                 Approval of Minutes Regular Meeting, December 12, 2011

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 Trustee Attendance

F.                  Approval of 2012 Government Membership with the Traffic Improvement Association in the amount of $2,800.00

G.                 Approval of Resolution for the United We Walk Parade Permit scheduled for Sunday, January 15, 2012, beginning at 3:00 p.m. and ending by 4:00 p.m. and Approval of waiver of fees for Fire/EMS personnel not to exceed $500.00

H.                 Approval of Resolution regarding assistance from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in the Removal of Nuisance Geese

I.                     Approval of award of cooperative bid for gasoline and diesel fuel with the City of Sterling Heights to Petroleum Traders, RKA Petroleum and Atlas Oil for the period of February 1, 2012 through January 31, 2014

J.                   Approval of payment of invoice to Jax Car Wash in the amount of $10,800.00 for 2012

K.                 Approval of award of cooperative bid for Automotive Parts and Services to CARQUEST Auto Parts

L.                  Approval of Resolution authorizing moving the polling location for the new Precinct 4 to the West Bloomfield Community Service Center, which was the location for the old Precinct 27, for all future elections in accordance with Michigan Election Law

M.                 Approval of MERS Health Care Savings Program Participation Agreements for: Full time non-union employees hired on or after March 22, 2010, Full time Fire Employees hired on or after January 1, 2011, Full time Command employees hired on or after January 1, 2011, and Full time Police employees hired on or after January 1, 2011



      9.            Consideration of RFP for multivestor, 457 plans for township employees

  10.            Consideration of appointment/reappointment to Planning Commission for expiring term of Don Jackson



  11.            Consideration of 14 Mile Road Improvement Project using Tri-Party funds in the amount of $111,400.00

  12.            Consideration of Receipt and Discussion of the actuarial supplemental report for public safety regarding contract concessions

  13.            Consideration to schedule work session on either Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 12:15 P.M. or Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 12:15 P.M. for Civic Center Paving Project

  14.            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.            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.

                         4.            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.

                         5.            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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                      13.            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]

          Audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting (to individuals with disabilities) [provide two (2) weeks notice in writing or by calling]