Monday, January 28, 2013, 6:45 PM




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 Attorney Client Privileged Communications - Michigan Tax Tribunal / Oakland Circuit Court West Bloomfield Medical Office Building

    6.        PRESENTATION: Presentation and Consideration of a Resolution to enroll in the SEMCOG Sustainable Community Recognition program (10 minutes)

    7.        PRESENTATION: Presentation of SEMCOG Transportation Plan (10 minutes)

    8.        PRESENTATION: Presentation by the Tuskegee Airmen for consideration of a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (10 minutes)

    9.        PRESENTATION: Presentation of Police Department Awards (10 minutes)

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

  11.        CONSENT AGENDA

A.            Approval of the Minutes Regular Meeting of January 7, 2012

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

C.           Approval of Prepaid expenditures paid by credit card

D.           Approval of Trustee Attendance

E.            Approval of Adoption 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

F.            Approval of Resolution recognizing Chaldean Cultural Center as a Nonprofit organization operating in the community for the purpose of obtaining a Charitable Gaming License

G.           Approval of Introduction of Ordinance No. C-771 to amend Chapter 25 of the Code of Ordinances entitled Waterways by adding Section 25-47 in Division 2 Regulations For Specific Lake (Green Lake), Article II, Boating Regulations

H.           Approval of bid submitted by JP Enterprises, Inc (Sole Source) for the Special Response Team in the amount of $11,997.36

I.              Approval of Personnel Committee recommendation to update job description for Water/Sewer Analyst

J.            Approval of Personnel Committee recommendation to convert part-time dispatcher to full-time due to recent retirement



A.            Assessing

B.            Community Development Department

C.           Fire (Annual)

D.           Police

E.            GIS

F.            Development Services Department & Engineering Consultants

G.           Water and Sewer Department; and Johnson & Anderson Engineering Update (Annual)

H.           Personnel

I.              Information Technologies

J.            Treasurer's Office

K.            Cable Board

L.            Civic Center TV 15



  13.        Consideration of alternative date of May 13, 2013 for Township Board meeting scheduled for May 6, 2013



  14.        Consideration of Site Plan and Special Land Use Approval for Michigan Jewish Institute, SP-12-18 (previously SP-448)

  15.        Consideration to approve vacating the road right-of-way adjacent to parcel 18-04- 402-022

  16.        Consideration of budgeted hardware and software upgrade

  17.        Consideration of proposal from LBL Consulting for IT Director search


  18.        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]