Monday, December 17, 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


    4.        APPROVAL OF AGENDA  

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

    6.        PUBLIC HEARING: 2013 Township Budget and Approval of General Appropriations Resolution

    7.        PUBLIC HEARING: Approval of Resolution No. 2 for Special Assessment District No. 146 - Lone Pine Villas Roadway Improvement Project

ADD:   7.A.  Consideration to Rescind Board motion from November 19, 2012 Township Board Meeting


ADD:   7.B.  Consideration of Upgrading and Modifications for Electronic Packets

    8.        CONSENT AGENDA

A.            Approval of the Minutes – Regular Meeting of November 19, 2012

B.            Approval of the Minutes – Special Budget Meeting of November 26, 2012

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

D.           Approval of Prepaid expenditures paid by credit card

E.            Approval of Trustee Attendance – November 2012

F.            Approval of Resolution adopting “Heart Act” amendments

G.           Approval of Introduction of Ordinance No. C-768, Acceptance of Water Supply System and Sanitary Sewer System of Maplecroft Condominiums           

H.           Approval of Introduction of Ordinance No. C-769, Acceptance of Sanitary Sewer System at 5320 and 5330 Middlebelt Road

I.              Approval of the 5-Year DWSD Water Contract Re-Opener

J.            Approval of recommendations from Personnel Committee:  Community Development (postponed from 11/19/2012 meeting)

K.            Approval of Class A and Class B Operator Agreements for Oscar W. Larson

L.            Approval of a Resolution opposing House Bill 5804 - Establishing a statewide indigent criminal defense standards

M.           Approval to purchase Acronis Backup Software from Hi-Tech System Services Inc. in the amount of $15,385.00




·         Consideration of 2013 contract renewal with Plante & Moran, LLP for certified public accounting services

·         Consideration of 2013 contract renewal with Metropolitan Forestry Consultants, Inc. for forestry consulting services

·         Consideration of 2013 contract renewal with Munfakh & Associates, LLC for engineering consulting services

·         Consideration of 2013 contract renewal with Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority for insurance consulting services

·         Consideration of 2013 contract renewal with Nowak & Fraus Engineers for engineering consulting services



    9.        Appointment/Reappointment to Boards or Commissions for expiring terms of:

            Member                                              Board                                           Expiration Date

            Don Jackson (Postponed 10/15)            Planning Commission                         10/31/2011

            Steven Budaj (Postponed 10/15)            Planning Commission                         11/30/2012

            Nancy Reed (Postponed 10/15)            Planning Commission                         11/30/2012

            Karmen Santourian (Postponed 10/15)  Planning Commission                         11/30/2012



  10.        Consideration of Township Board liaison appointments to Boards and Commissions:

A)        Planning Commission

B)        Zoning Board of Appeals

C)        Wetlands Review Board

D)        Woodlands Review Board

E)        Parks and Recreation


  11.        Consideration of re-affirming all Township Committees:

A)        Personnel

B)        Road

C)        Labor

D)        Communications

E)        Election Commission

F)         Investment Strategy Committee

G)        Water and Sewer Committee

H)        IT Steering Committee


  12.        Consideration to draft Zoning Ordinance Amendment (CZ 12-02) to permit Health Clubs on the first Floor in the Township Center District

  13.        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.        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]