Monday, March 21, 2011, 7:00 P.M.


4550 Walnut Lake Road

West Bloomfield Township

Telephone:  (248) 451-4855













Catherine Shaughnessy

Township Clerk







1.                CALL TO ORDER                           CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE VERSION

2.                ROLL CALL

3.                PLEDGE OF ALLEGIENCE

4.                APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

6.                CONSENT AGENDA

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

B.            Approval of Closed Session Minutes – Closed Session held Monday, March 7, 2011

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

D.           Prepaid expenditures paid by credit card

E.            Approval of Request for Extension of the Vacant Lot Weed Cutting and Safety Path Trimming Contract to McCelland Landscape for the 2011 Season

F.            Recommendation to Award Contract for Digital Call Recording System for West Bloomfield Police Department to the low bidder, Advanced Wireless Telcom

G.           Recommendation for Extension of the 2010 HHW Contract to SQS, Inc., dba Environmental Recycling Group

H.           Recommendation for Award of garage doors at Fire Station No. 3 to Doors of Pontiac - EECBG project

I.              Recommendation for Award of Electrical Contractor Services and Products for the EECBG Lighting Project at Town Hall, Police Department, and Fire Stations 1,2,3,4 to Energy Services

J.            Approval of Outdoor Gathering Permit for Lighthouse of Oakland County for a walk scheduled for May 7, 2011 pending ZBA approval and viable Certificate of Insurance

K.            Approval of 2011 Budget for SAD No. 140 and SAD No. 141



L.            Approval of Budget Amendment to  allocate and fund monthly fees for Basic Flexible Spending accounts

M.           Approval of Budget Amendment to allocate contributions to MERS Health Care Savings Program for 2011

N.           Adoption of Ordinance No. C-747, Acceptance of Water Supply and Sewer Disposal Systems of Maple Creek Office Center, Project No. 05-018, Sec. 34

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

P.            Adoption of Ordinance No. C-749, Acceptance of Water Supply System of Drake and Maple Office And Financial Center, Project No. 08-004, Sec. 32


7.                Consideration of the Treasurer’s Quarterly Report


8.                Consideration of Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment for Restaurant Types

9.                Consideration to schedule interviews for Floodplain and Wetlands Review Board vacancy

10.                Consideration to appoint a new member to the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission to finish the remaining term of retiring Commissioner Maxine Brickner


11.                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.


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]