Monday, March 7, 2011, 6:45 P.M.


4550 Walnut Lake Road

West Bloomfield, MI 48323

Telephone:  (248) 451-4855




This meeting will begin @ 6:45 p.m. for a Closed Session








Catherine Shaughnessy

Township Clerk








1.         call to order                                                                                                      

2.         Roll call                                         Print Version

3.         pledge of allegiance

4.         approval of agenda

5.         CLOSED SESSION: Regarding client privileged communications pertaining to pending                

litigation –  Feller v Township et al; Federal Ct. Case No. 2:10-12590;        

Township v Feller; Oakland Circuit Case No. 11-116875-CZ


6.         public comment non-related agenda items – 2 minutes per speaker

7.         consent agenda

A –   Approval of Minutes – Regular Meeting held Monday, February 7, 2011

B –   Prepaid expenditures and/or investments from the Common Account [Summary]

C –  Prepaid expenditures paid by credit card

D –  Approval of Trustee Attendance Report, February 2011

          E –   Approval of Outdoor Gathering Permit for Orchard Lake Fine Art Show

             by Hot Works, LLC scheduled for July 28 – July 31, 2011, pending receipt of viable           

         Certificate of Insurance

          F – Introduction of Ordinance No. C-747, Acceptance of Water Supply and Sewer

        Disposal Systems of Maple Creek Office Center, Project No. 05-018, Sec. 34            

G – Introduction of Ordinance No. C-748, Acceptance of Water Supply System of Friendship        Circle Multi-Purpose Room Addition, Project No. 10-001, Sec. 29

H – Introduction of Ordinance No. C-749, Acceptance of Water Supply System of Drake and Maple Office and Financial Center, Project No. 08-004, Sec. 32




I – Consideration of Resolution to Transfer Ownership of Escrowed 2010 Class C Licensed Business, Located at 29 E. Front, Lake Orion, MI 48362, Oakland County, From Front Street Barbecue, Inc. to Ninja Sushi, Inc.; Transfer Location & Government Unit (MCL 436.1531(1)) to 33214 W. Fourteen Mile, West Bloomfield, MI 48322, West Bloomfield Township, Oakland County

J – Approval to Award Contract for High Efficiency Boiler and Furnace Removal & Replacement with EECBG funds

K – Approval to Award Contract for Radiant Heat with EECBG funds

L – Approval to Award Contract to the low, responsible bidder - Nagle Paving Company: Potomac Towne Roadway Improvements (SAD-141)

M – Approval of updated fee schedule for noxious weed cutting

N – Approval of Budget amendment for split in Retiree Health Care


8.       Contracts Renewals


·             Consideration of 2011 contract renewal with Johnson and Anderson as Water and Sewer Department engineer of record

·             Consideration of 2011 contract renewal with Johnson and Anderson as Development Services engineering consultant

·             Consideration of 2011 contract renewal with Niswander Environmental for environmental consulting services

·             Consideration of 2011 contract renewal with Sherman and Sherman, P.C. as prosecution attorneys

·             Consideration of 2011 contract renewal with Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Hampton, Truex and Morley as municipal attorneys




9.         Consideration of Ordinance No. C-746, Amendment to Chapter 8, Building and Building Regulations, Rental Dwelling Unit Maintenance and Inspection (six month update/review)

10.      Consideration of the Treasurer’s Quarterly Report

11.      Consideration to Rescind the Amended Policy, 5.C.3, for recommending department head termination




12.      Consideration to use Tri-Party funds for Nash Acres road paving

13.      Consideration of PUD & Site Plan Extension for All Seasons of West Bloomfield PUD        (SP-640/ZR-475)

14.      Consideration of Recommendations from the Personnel Committee

a.    Consideration to fill one vacant entry-level Firefighter/Paramedic position

b.    Consideration that West Bloomfield Township joins the Conference of Western Wayne Firefighters Testing Program for a fee of $750.00

c.    Consideration of splitting the previous position of Budget Director to a Full-Time Finance Director position and a Part-Time Budget Director position

15.      Consideration of Cost Recovery Ordinance for prisoner medical transport

16.      Consideration of job description and salary for Deputy Clerk position


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 SAD’s).

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.


Cell phones and pagers must be turned off at all meetings



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]