Monday, April 22, 2013: Regular Meeting 6:15 P.M.




4550 Walnut Lake Road


West Bloomfield, MI 48323


Telephone: (248) 451-4855



Catherine Shaughnessy


Township Clerk


MEETING - 6:15 P.M. (Boardroom)


1.       CALL TO ORDER


2.       ROLL CALL






5.       CLOSED SESSION regarding: Orchard Lake Road - Northwestern Connector Project

(6:15 PM - 7:00 PM)


6.       Consideration of recommendation for Orchard Lake Road - Northwestern Connector Project

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


A.            Approval of Minutes Regular Meeting, March 18, 2013

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 award of bid to remount EMS vehicles

F.            Approval of 2013-2015 Marine Patrol Services Resolution and Contract with Oakland County

G.           Approval of 2013-2015 Marine Patrol Services Agreement with Pine Lake

H.           Approval of 2013-2015 Marine Patrol Services Agreement with Walnut Lake

I.              Approval of adoption of Ordinance No. C-772, Acceptance of Water Supply System and Sanitary Sewer System of Notting Hill of West Bloomfield, Project No. 08-005, Section 33

J.            Approval of resolution to conduct a Kids Kicking Cancer 5K Run/Walk Event scheduled for Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 4 PM to 5 PM located at The Sports Club of West Bloomfield on 6343 Farmington Road

K.            Approval of introduction of Ordinance No. C-774 to Repeal Ordinance No. C-175 related to Acceptance of Water Supply and Sewage Disposal System of Beaumont Properties, Inc.

L.            Approval of resolution to conduct the Red Carpet 5K Run Event - Running Fit  scheduled for Wednesday, August 7, 2013 starting at 7PM and ending by 8:30PM located at the Running Fit location at Maple/Orchard Lake Road (The Shops at Olde Orchard)

M.           Approval of Budget Amendment to increase account number 910.000 Liability and Property Insurance in the Supervisor Department 101-171 by $1,340; in the Personnel Department 101-270 by $200; and in the Police Department 205-301 by $43,000 and to decrease account number 910.000 Liability and Property Insurance in the Development Services Department 101-743 by $1,540; and in the Fire Department 205-336 by $43,000 to properly allocate the quarterly payment to the MMRMA

N.           Approval of 2013 West Nile Mosquito Control resolution

O.           Approval of Budget Amendment: Increase by $7,500 Capital Outlay West Bloomfield Cable 260-771-970-490 for infrastructure improvements related to cablecasting of meetings at Town Hall from Restricted Fund Balance West Bloomfield 260-000-392-296

P.            Approval to enter into Tri-Party Agreement with RCOC in the amount of $150,000, for the widening of Haggerty Road between Pontiac Trail and Richardson Rd.

Q.           Approval of Personnel Committee recommendations:

1. Approve to establish an entry level Firefighter/Paramedic hiring list

2. Approve to hire a full-time Budget and Pension Manager

3. Approve to reorganize Code Enforcement

4. Approve to test and hire part-time Cadets (to replace Cadets that resign)

5. Approve to test and establish a promotion eligibility list for Sergeant

6. Approve to test and establish a promotion eligibility list for Lieutenant

R.           Approval of Letter of Engagement with Dickinson Wright PLLC for Benefit Bond services




A.    Assessing

B.            Community Development Department

C.           Fire

D.           Police

E.            GIS

F.            Development Services Department & Engineering Consultants

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

H.           Personnel

I.              Information Technologies

J.            Treasurer's Office

K.            Cable Board

L.            Civic Center TV 15




10.    Consideration of Town Center Task Force Report


11.    Consideration of SAD Policy - presentation given at 4/16/2013 Township Board meeting

12.    Consideration of cancellation of Township Board Regular meeting of July 1, 2013

13.    Consideration to authorize the Development Services Department to move forward with updating the Official Woodland Map and Official Wetland Map and direct that the Planning Commission and Wetland Review Board hold the required public hearings on the respective maps

14.    Consideration of Notice of Intent resolution for Civic Center paving project


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.        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]