Monday, June 18, 2012, 7:00 P.M.



4550 Walnut Lake Road


West Bloomfield, MI  48323


Telephone:  (248) 451-4855



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

      6.            PRESENTATION of 2011 Fiscal Year Audit by Plante & Moran (Financial Report) (Federal Awards) (Report to The Township Board)

      7.            PUBLIC HEARING and Consideration of Approval for  FY-2012/2013 Township Water Rate Increase from $38.54/Mcf to $38.64/Mcf (0.26%), Sanitary Sewer Rate Increase from $26.82/Mcf to $28.83/Mcf, and Sewer-Only Rate Increase from $104.59/Quarter to $112.45/Quarter (7.49%), effective with all July 1, 2012 customer billings

      8.            CONSENT AGENDA

A.                  Approval of Minutes – Regular Meeting, June 4, 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 – May, 2012

E.                 Approval of Variance Reports – May, 2012

F.                  Approval of Contract with Constellation New Energy for the purchase of Natural Gas through the State of Michigan’s MiDeal Contract

G.                 Budget Amendments:

1)      Approval of increasing Treasurer’s Department Capital Outlay – Equipment account 101-253-970.000  from General Fund Balance account 101-000-390.000 with approval of a Budget Memorandum in the amount of $462.96

2)      Approval of increasing General Services Capital Outlay – Equipment account 101-200-970  from General Fund Balance account 101-000-390.000 with approval of a Budget Memorandum in the amount of $6,000

3)      Approval to reallocate 2011 Liquor License Fees in the amount of $18, 430.76 from account 205-330-452.000 to the 2012 Budget of Trans. In- Other account 205-330-864.000 with approval of Budget Memorandum



      9.            Consideration of introduction of Ordinance No. C-764 to amend Chapter 14 of the West Bloomfield Charter Township Code, amending the massage therapist permit requirements to conform with statutory massage therapist licensing requirements, and upon availability, to provide for and require State licensing of massage therapists engaged in the practice of massage in the Township

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

  11.            Consideration of site plan amendment to approved plans: Maple Orchard Commercial Development (SP 1001) (Doraid Markus) (Postponed from 5/23/2012)


  12.            Consideration of Resolution supporting the Commerce Township Project Plan for Energy Cost Reduction and Sewer Overflow Risk Reduction in the Commerce Township Waste Water Treatment System

  13.            Consideration of Resolution adopting a post issuance tax compliance policy

  14.            Consideration of resident request for Mute Swan roundup resolution

  15.            Consideration to set a public hearing date on a Green Lake Water Control Resolution that would ask the MDNR to consider an Ordinance establishing a 15 MPH speed limit

  16.            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]