Monday, March 26, 2012, 6:45 P.M.



4550 Walnut Lake Road

*Please Note

West Bloomfield, MI  48323

Due to Closed Session this

Telephone:  (248) 451-4855

Meeting will begin at 6:45 P.M.


Catherine Shaughnessy


Township Clerk



      1.            CALL TO ORDER                             CLICK HERE FOR PRINT VERSION                    

      2.            ROLL CALL

      3.            PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

      4.            APPROVAL OF AGENDA

      5.            CLOSED SESSION:

A.                  Regarding attorney-client privileged opinion regarding Dispatch contract analysis and issues

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

      7.            PRESENTATION: “Law Enforcement Week, May 13-19, 2012” proclamation

      8.            CONSENT AGENDA

A.                  Approval of Minutes – Special Meeting, March 5th, 2012

B.                 Approval of Minutes – Regular Meeting, March 5th, 2012

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

D.                 Approval Prepaid expenditures paid by credit card

E.                 Approval of Trustee Attendance

F.                  Approval of Variance Reports – January/February

G.                 Approval of Award of bid to low bidder National Maintenance Services for drop ceiling for Fire Station #3 in the amount of $12,500

H.                 Approval of 2012 Marine Patrol Services Contract with County

I.                     Approval of 2012 Marine Patrol Services Contract  for Pine Lake

J.                   Approval of 2012 Marine Patrol Services Contract for Walnut Lake

K.                 Approval of Resolution for Running Fit, Inc to conduct a Red Carpet Run (5K run/walk) on Wednesday, August 8, 2012

L.                  Approval of Public Purpose Service Contract for West Bloomfield Youth Assistance

M.                 Approval of Public Purpose Service Contract for Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition for Youth

N.                 Approval of agreement for Orchard Lake Fine Arts Show 2012

O.                Approval of Adoption of Zoning Map Amendment for the properties that make up the existing and proposed West Bloomfield Trail from Right of Way to REC Recreation District (ZR-11-01)

P.                 Approval of award of bid to the low, responsible bidder, Lazoen, for lawn/grounds maintenance services at Townhall, Hosner Cemetery and the Water and Sewer Building in the amount of $7,980

Q.                Approval of Adoption of Zoning Map Amendment for 2000 Haggerty Road (18-30-101-002 & -003) from I-OP Industrial Office Park to B-3 General Business District (ZR-11-02)

R.                 Approval of Resolution recognizing West Bloomfield Panthers as a nonprofit organization operating in the community for the purpose of obtaining a Charitable Gaming License

S.                 Approval of recommendations of the Personnel Committee:

1)                   To fill Appraiser-Trainee vacancy in the Assessing Department

2)                   To hire a part-time seasonal Water and Sewer Maintenance Worker



      9.            Consideration of gateway signage sponsorship program (postponed from 3/5/12)

  10.            Consideration of Appeal of the Woodland Review Board's denial of the after-the-fact request to remove trees and understory vegetation from a regulated woodland and appealing the woodland restoration order approved by the Woodland Review Board on November 3, 2010 – Sidwell #18-20-303-009; 2649 Cove Road – Applicant: Dr. and Rita Mohyi (15 minute time limit) (postponed from 3/5/12)

  11.            Consideration of Approval of Treasurer’s 4th quarter/annual report for 2011 (postponed from 3/5/2012)

  12.            Consideration of Approval of Variance Report – 2011 Approved Budget, 2011 Amended Budget and December 31, 2011 Actual Budget (postponed from 3/5/12)

  13.            Consideration of Outdoor Gathering Permit for the Relay for Life Event to be held on June 2-3, 2012 at West Bloomfield High School Football Track to conduct at 24-hour fundraising walk to benefit cancer research and programs – Applicant: American Cancer Society (postponed from 3/5/12)

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

  15.            Consideration of Pension Board to issue an RFI (Request for Information) for the purpose of choosing a vendor to issue an RFP for Multi-vestor/457 plans for Township Employees



  16.            Consideration of resident’s concern of possible violation of Charter Township of West Bloomfield Resolution No. 14-2011 (Content Policy for Township Official Website & Various Media Sites)

  17.            Consideration of amending the Township Purchasing Policy to add Section XII. Professional Engineering Services: Special Engineering Projects

  18.            Consideration of resolution that Road Commission Proceed with its SAD No. 24170 for Fox Run Green and Fox Run Green West Subdivisions

  19.            Consideration of the 2012 Gravel and Limestone Program by RCOC

  20.            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]