Monday, April 23, 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: Regarding attorney-client privileged communications regarding Northwestern Connector

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

      7.            PRESENTATION: Proclamation honoring retirement of West Bloomfield Schools Superintendent Dr. JoAnn Andrees

      8.            PRESENTATION: Proclamation recognizing Wesley Berry as West Bloomfield Optimist Club Member of the Year

      9.            PUBLIC HEARING: Nash Acres Road Improvement Project Special Assessment District No. 144

  10.            CONSENT AGENDA

A.                  Approval of Minutes – Regular Meeting, March 26th, 2012

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

C.                 Approval Prepaid expenditures paid by credit card

D.                 Approval of Trustee Attendance

E.                 Approval of Variance Reports (No report provided)

F.                  Approval of “house cleaning” review of zoning ordinance and fee schedule

G.                 Approval to begin drafting of ordinance amendment regarding residential use of fireworks

H.                 Approval of Resolution to conduct a Walk for Israel on Sunday, May 6, 2012; Approval of Outdoor Gathering Permit for the Walk for Israel scheduled for May 6, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., located at Temple Shir Shalom; and Approval of Waiver of Fees

I.                     Approval of the FY2012 Capital Purchase of a State-bid priced John Deere 4x4 HPX Gator From Weingartz Supply Company of Farmington Hills in the amount of $8,934.54, necessary for serving the Water & Sewer Department’s MDEQ Sanitary Sewer Main Cleaning and Compliance Program

J.                   Approval of award of contract to the responsible bidder, Great Oaks Landscape Associates, Inc., for lawn/grounds maintenance services at Townhall, Hosner Cemetery and the Water and Sewer Building

K.                 Approval of Resolution Recognizing May as Mental Health Awareness Month

L.                  Approval of 2012 West Nile – Mosquito Control Resolution

M.                 Approval of budget amendment to re-allocate Michigan Municipal League Dues for the period 4/1/12 – 3/31/12 to General Fund, Public Safety (i.e. Police and Fire) and Water/Sewer in the amount of $8,507

N.                 Approval of budget amendment to cover SAD lien releases at the Oakland County Register of Deeds & Paying the PFM financial advisory services for 2011 annual disclosure services in the amount of $300

O.                Approval of an Extension of the Vacant Lot Weed Cutting and Safety Path Trimming Contract to McCelland Landscape for the 2012 Season


A.                  Departmental Quarterly Reports

1)                  Assessing

2)                  Community Development Department

3)                  Fire

4)                  Police

5)                  GIS

6)                  Development Services Department / Engineering Consultants

7)                  Water and Sewer Department; and Johnson and Anderson Engineering Update

8)                  Personnel

9)                  Information Technologies

10)              Treasurer’s Office (No report provided)

B.                 Other Reports

1)                  Cable Board

2)                  Civic Center TV 15 (No report provided)


  12.            Consider MDNR Denial of Requested Green Lake Watercraft Control Ordinance Amendment

  13.            Consideration of Request for Proposal to evaluate Employee Pension Plan performance (Postponed from 3/26/2012 meeting)


  14.            Consideration of 2012 assessment data

  15.            Consideration of Appeal of FOIA Request - Joe Miller (15 minute time limit)

  16.            Consideration of Introduction of Ordinance No. C-759 to amend Chapter 22, Article II, Section 22-15 of the West Bloomfield Code of Ordinances

  17.            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]