Monday, October 1, 2012, 7:00 P.M.  (Rescheduled from September 10, 2012)



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.            CONSENT AGENDA

A.                  Approval of the Minutes – Regular Meeting of August 20, 2012

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

C.                 Approval of Prepaid expenditures paid by credit card

D.                 Approval of Trustee Attendance – August, 2012

E.                 Approval of Variance Reports – July & August 2012

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

G.                 Approval of Outdoor Gathering Permit and three year renewal agreement for Orchard Lake Fine Art Show by Hot Works, LLC scheduled for July 25 – July 28, 2013 {pending receipt of viable Certificate of Insurance}

H.                 Approval of Resolution for the West Bloomfield High School Homecoming Parade on Green Road, scheduled for Friday, October 12, 2012 {pending receipt of viable Certificate of Insurance}

I.                     Approval of SEMCOG membership renewal for September 15, 2012 to September 15, 2013

J.                   Approval of a half-page ad in the Prosper Magazine in the amount of $750.00

K.                 Approval to designate 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. as hours of Trick or Treating on  Halloween, Wednesday, October 31, 2012

L.                  Approval of Award of Contract to low bidder S & J Asphalt Paving Company in the amount of $9,390.00 for Parking Lot Crack Fill, Seal Coating and Pavement Restriping at Fire Stations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 9

M.                 Approval of Budget Amendment to transfer $22,000 from Restricted Fund Balance account 346-000-392.000 to Legal Fees account 346-000-801.000 for Additional Lake Board Legal Fee Invoices



      7.            Consideration of IT Steering Committee Charter and additional requests


      8.            Consideration of Personnel Committee recommendation for promotion of Police Officer Patrick O’Rourke to the rank of Sergeant effective September 8, 2012

      9.            Consideration of Letter of Agreement regarding pension and benefits for Police Officer Patrick O’Rourke

  10.            Consideration of Personnel Committee recommendations for police personnel changes  

  11.            Consideration of Personnel Committee recommendation for Fire Department promotion

  12.            Consideration of a policy concerning identification at publicly held board and commission meetings

  13.            Consideration of the Charter Township of West Bloomfield 2013 Board Meeting Schedule

  14.            Consideration of the Charter Township of West Bloomfield 2013 Holiday Schedule

  15.            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]