Wednesday, May 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:  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.            CLOSED SESSION:  Regarding confidential attorney-client privileged opinion regarding delinquent charges settlement proposal

      7.            CLOSED SESSION:  Regarding attorney-client privileged communications – Yaldoo v West Bloomfield

      8.            PRESENTATIONS:   Proclamation recognizing June 2nd – June 3rd, 2012 as “Relay for Life Days” in West Bloomfield and encourage participation in American Cancer Society Relay for Life

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

  10.            CONSENT AGENDA

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

B.                 Approval Prepaid expenditures paid by credit card

C.                 Approval of Variance report for April, 2012

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

E.                 Approval of Interlocal agreement with Oakway Mutual Aid Association

F.                  Approval of EMS Billing Contract extension with Accumed Billing, Inc.

G.                 Approval of Adoption 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

H.                 Approval of Personnel Committee recommendation to fill recent vacancy in the Water & Sewer Department - Sr. Water & Sewer Maintenance position

I.                     Approval of Personnel Committee recommendation regarding classification level of two (2) Sr. Water & Sewer Maintenance employees

J.                   Approval of Introduction of Ordinance No. C-762 to amend the process for stop work orders to authorize issuance by all township personnel with appearance ticket authority and to provide for pre-order notices

K.                 Approval of Resolution recognizing Two Muses Theatre, Inc. as a nonprofit organization operation in the community for the purpose of obtaining a Charitable Gaming License



  11.            Consideration of Appeal of FOIA Request – Joe Miller (15 minute time limit) (postponed from 5-14-12)

  12.            Consideration of code enforcement complaints and the development of a code enforcement manual (postponed from 5-23-2012)

  13.            Consideration of Annual Update/Review of Water & Sewer Benevolence Fund Ordinance


  14.            Consideration of Approval of Resolution approving proposed ballot language for a Parks and Recreation millage renewal on the August 7th, 2012 State Primary Election

  15.            Consideration of Approval of Resolution approving proposed ballot language for a Parks and Recreation millage increase on the August 7th, 2012 State Primary Election

  16.            Consideration of a Brownfield development for parcel numbers #18-27-476-086 & #18-27-476-013 (Doraid Markus)

  17.            Consideration of site plan amendments for parcel numbers #18-27-476-086 & #18-27-476-013 (Doraid Markus)

  18.            Consideration of Recommendation to Re-Award the Printing and Mailing of Water/Sewer Bills, Tax Statements and Assessment Notices

  19.            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]