Monday, May 14, 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: To Consult with Attorney regarding litigation strategy; Crane v Upper Long Lake Improvement Board, et al. Court of Appeals Docket No. 301878, Tax Tribunal No. 00-342138

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

      7.            CONSENT AGENDA

A.                  Approval of Minutes – Regular Meeting, April 23rd, 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 First Amendment to the Tri City Fire Station Operation and Lease Agreement

F.                  Approval of a Parade Permit for 5K walk for Temple Israel

G.                 Approval of Public Purpose Service Contract for Optimist Club to complete Township contribution of $2000 (budgeted)

H.                 Approval of the FY2012 Capital Purchase of a Water Distribution System Leak Detection Correlation System from Michigan Meter, Inc., in the amount of $29,785.00 with an Annual Service and Support Contract in the amount of $300.00, after the second year of implementation of start-up of service

I.                     Approval to postpone Miller FOIA Appeal from 5-14-12 to 5-23-12 per Joe Miller’s request

J.                   Approval of Introduction of Ordinance No. C-760 to amend Chapter 19, Section 22 of the West Bloomfield Code of Ordinances (Garage Sales)

K.                 Approval of Introduction of Ordinance No. C-761 to amend the Fireworks regulations in the Code of Ordinance to conform with and exercise authority under the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act., Public Act No. 256 of 2011, as amended

L.                  FIREWORKS:

1)      Approval of Fireworks Display, Temple Shir Shalom, for a display scheduled for August 20, 2012 (at dusk) [rain date: August 21, 2012] (pending FD review and recommendations)

2)      Approval of Fireworks Display, Pine Lake Country Club, for a display scheduled for July 3, 2012 (at dusk) [rain date: July 4, 2012] (pending FD review and recommendations)

3)      Approval of Fireworks Display, Union Lake Fireworks, for a display scheduled for July 3, 2012 (at dusk) [rain date: July 14, 2012] (pending FD review and recommendations)

4)      Approval of Fireworks Display, Shady Beach Improvement Association, for a display scheduled for July 7, 2012 (at dusk) [rain date: July 8, 2012] (pending FD review and recommendations)

5)      Approval of Fireworks Display, Green Lake Association, for a display scheduled for July 7, 2012 (at dusk) [rain date: July 8, 2012] (pending FD review and recommendations)

6)      Approval of Fireworks Display, Benson Ford, Jr. – Walnut Lake, for a display scheduled for July 4, 2012 (at dusk) [rain date: July 5, 2012] (pending FD review and recommendations)



      8.            Consideration and update of Economou Ureste & Kaplan v Charter Township of West Bloomfield, et al.

      9.            Consideration of Adoption of “Super Drunk Driving” Ordinance No. C-759 to amend Chapter 22, Article II, Section 22-15 of the West Bloomfield Code of Ordinances

  10.            Consideration of Treasurer’s Department First Quarterly report ( postponed from 4-23-12)

  11.            Consideration of Civic Center TV 15 First Quarterly Report (postponed from 4-23-12)

  12.            Consideration of Request for Proposal to evaluate Employee Pension Plan performance (postponed from 4-23-12)

  13.            Consideration of code enforcement complaints and the development of a code enforcement manual


  14.            Consideration of Resolution opposing oil & natural gas drilling in West Bloomfield Township

  15.            Consideration of directing Township Attorney to draft Ordinance prohibiting drilling/extraction operations in West Bloomfield Township

  16.            Consideration of resolution authorizing the moving of Precincts 22 and 24 to B’Nai Moshe Synagogue, moving Precinct 6 from B’Nai Moshe Synagogue to Drake Sports Park, and moving Precinct 21 from Drake Sports Park to West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Main Offices in accordance with Michigan Election Law

  17.            Consider Directing Preparation of Amendments to Massage Ordinance

  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.            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]