Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 6:30 PM




4550 Walnut Lake Road


West Bloomfield, MI 48323


Telephone: (248) 451-4855



Catherine Shaughnessy


Township Clerk


MEETING - 6:30 PM (Boardroom)

      1.            CALL TO ORDER

      2.            ROLL CALL

      3.            PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

      4.            APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

      6.            Consideration to close Township Hall on Friday, July 5, 2013 and allow employees to use a personal/sick/vacation day

      7.            Reconsideration of motion from Regular meeting June 17, 2013 - Approval of resolution to adopt the FY-2013/2014 Township Water Rates Increase from $38.64/Mcf to $38.16/Mcf (-1.24%), Sanitary Sewer Rate Increase from $28.83/Mcf to $30.30/Mcf (5.10%), and Sewer-Only Rate Increase from $112.45/Quarter to $118.18/Quarter (5.10%), effective with all July 1, 2013 customer billings and to schedule a Public Hearing on July 22, 2013

      8.            Consideration of resolution to adopt the FY-2013/2014 Township Water Rates Increase from $38.64/Mcf to $38.16/Mcf (-1.24%), Sanitary Sewer Rate Increase from $28.83/Mcf to $30.30/Mcf (5.10%), and Sewer-Only Rate Increase from $112.45/Quarter to $118.18/Quarter (5.10%), effective with all July 1, 2013 customer billings

      9.            Consideration of departmental organizational charts for administrative backfilling of existing positions that have no job description changes. The Department Head and HR Director shall review ALL replacement job descriptions for any necessary changes including pay differences. If any changes are necessary, then the replacement shall go to the Personnel Committee for review

  10.            CLOSED SESSION: Regarding Attorney client privileged communications - Contract negotiations pursuant to Section 8(c) of the Open Meetings Act



                         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.            Individuals speaking at any publicly held meeting, including township board meetings, and board and commission meetings, shall be required to state their name and indicate whether they are a resident or non-resident. Speakers are not required to provide their address. (Adopted by Township Board on 10/1/2012)

                         4.            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.

                         5.            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.

                         6.            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).

                         7.            Chairperson or his/her designee shall use a timer to keep meeting flowing.

                         8.            Lengthy presentations should be held to a total of 30 minutes and scheduled through the Clerk.

                         9.            Appeals from Commissions and Boards to the Township Board shall be limited to 15 minute explanations.

                      10.            Cellular phones and pagers must be turned off during meetings.

                      11.            Closed Sessions from visiting attorneys shall be held before the Regular meeting.

                      12.            After a final vote on a motion no further comments will be taken from anyone.

                      13.            No new agenda item will commence after 10:00 p.m.

                      14.            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]