Monday, August 20, 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 Mallard Court legal fees  

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

      7.            CONSENT AGENDA

A.                  Approval of Minutes – Regular Meeting, July 16, 2012

B.                 Approval of Minutes – Special Meeting, July 26, 2012

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

D.                 Approval Prepaid expenditures paid by credit card

E.                 Approval of Trustee Attendance – July, 2012

F.                  Approval of award of contract to Allied Building Service Company of Detroit, Inc., for Fire Station No. 1 Ceiling Grid System/Ceiling Tile Removal and Installation in the amount of $5,980.00

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

H.                 Approval of Adoption of Ordinance No. C-766 to extend Medical Marijuana Moratorium for one year

I.                     Approval of Introduction of Ordinance No. C-767, Traffic Control Order for Knollwood Plaza, L.L.C. (7300-7490 Haggerty Road)

J.                   Approval of a Public Purpose service agreement with Crime Stoppers

K.                 Approval of Outdoor Gathering Permit for Temple Israel Labor Day Picnic to be held on Monday, September 3rd, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Approval of Waiver of Fees (Police, Fire and permit) for Temple Israel Labor Day Picnic event


      8.            Consideration of Appeal of the Woodland Review Board’s decision for Case #PWD12-0274 granting approval to remove trees (3) within a regulated woodland for the relocation of DTE electrical Service (overhead power lines) on three properties within West Bloomfield Estates Subdivision. Appellant: John Parrot (15 minute time limit)

      9.            Consideration of regulating oil and natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing through environmental ordinance

  10.            Departmental Quarterly Reports (from 7/16/2012)

A.                  Cable Board

B.                 Civic Center TV 15

  11.            Consideration of Pension Board recommendation to the Township Board on the DC/457 RFI evaluation


  12.            Consideration of Sketch Plan and Special Land Use Amendment Approval: Metro Church  (SP-12-09)

  13.            Consideration of Update to 2012 assessment data

  14.            Consideration of resolution that the Road Commission of Oakland County proceed with its SAD No. 24200 for Doherty Estates Subdivision No. 1 and No. 2.

  15.            Consideration of acceptance of Donation of Real Property (Tax ID X-18-03-126-054)

  16.            Consideration of request of Maple Farm, L.L.C. d/b/a Al Oumara Restaurant to: approve a Class C license that is currently available for West Bloomfield Township along with a Sunday Sales Permit to their newly renovated restaurant at 6096 West Maple

  17.            Consideration of request of Grand Azteca 7, L.L.C. to transfer an escrowed 2011 Class C license from Tucan Tango, Inc to 6041 Haggerty Road in West Bloomfield.  Grand Azteca 7, LCC will be canceling the two additional bars and Dance - Entertainment Permit included in the transfer (pending approval of certificate of occupancy and final approval from police department)

  18.            Consideration of request of Happy's Pizza #24, Inc to transfer a Class C License, Sunday Sales and Entertainment Permit from 21630 John R in Hazel Park to 7166-7170 Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield

  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]