Monday, July 16, 2012, 6:45 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.            CLOSED SESSION:

A.                  Regarding attorney-client privileged communications regarding Khother v. West Bloomfield

B.                 Regarding attorney-client privileged communications regarding workers comp/ disability issue

C.                 Regarding attorney-client privileged communications – Yaldo v West Bloomfield        

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

      7.            PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of Resolution of Green Lake Watercraft Control Ordinance Section 25-43(3)

      8.            CONSENT AGENDA

A.                  Approval of Minutes – Regular Meeting, June 18, 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 – June, 2012

E.                 Approval of Variance Reports – June, 2012  

F.                  Approval of Award of Contract To Audia Concrete Construction, Inc. the low responsible bidder for the 2012 Shared Use Path Program –Willow, Turnberry Drake Road Construction and Repair in the amount of $108,591.00

G.                 Approval of Award of Contract to Audia Concrete Construction, Inc. the low responsible bidder for the 2012 Shared Use Path Program – Boardwalk Construction and Repair in the amount of $173,244.00

H.                 Approval of Award of Contract to Nagle Paving Company the low responsible bidder for the Nash Acres Roadway Improvement Project -- SAD 144 in the amount of $362,945.75

I.                     Approval of Introduction of Ordinance No. C-765, Traffic Control Order in Cloisters on the Lakes Condominiums

J.                   Approval of Adoption 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

K.                 Approval of Personnel Committee recommendation to fill Part-Time Code Enforcement Officer position

L.                  Approval of six month extension of supplemental pay for two employees on workers compensation leave

M.                 Approval of Resolution to conduct a Friendship Circle Walk 4 Friendship on Sunday, September 2, 2012; Approval of Outdoor Gathering Permit for the 2012 Friendship Circle Walk 4 Friendship and Gathering Event scheduled for September 2, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Approval of Waiver of Fees amounting to $500.00 (Police, Permit and EMS) for Friendship Circle Walk 4 Friendship Event

N.                 Approval of Budget Amendment to increase General Township, Public Safety and Water/Sewer Worker Compensation Allocations due to Premium increase for the period April 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.  Total request is $145,810

O.                Approval of Contract with Oakland Schools for Water and Sewer Billing

P.                 Approve of Personnel Committee recommendation to fill Full-Time Plumbing Inspector Position


      9.                                    DEPARTMENTAL QUARTERLY REPORT

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

B.                 Other Reports

1)                  Cable Board

2)                  Civic Center TV 15 (No report received)



  10.            Consideration of possible Introduction of Ordinance to extend Medical Marijuana Moratorium

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

  12.            Consideration of report from IT Steering Committee

  13.            Reconsideration of Mute Swan Removal Resolution (approved June 18, 2012)


  14.            Consideration of Churchill's Cigar Shop of West Bloomfield, INC. request to approve transfer stock in 2011 Class C and SDM licensed business with outdoor service (1 area), located at 6635 Orchard Lake, West Bloomfield, MI 48322, wherein Nashwan Zaitouna transfers 510 shares of stock to new stockholder, John Samona

  15.            Consideration to approve Personnel Committee recommendation to allow Department Heads to present “replacement” position requests directly to the Township Board provided specific criteria is met

  16.            Consideration of a policy regarding the use of the Township Clerk's name on township documents and mailings

  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]