Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 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 PRINTABLE VERSION

    2.        ROLL CALL


    4.        APPROVAL OF AGENDA

    5.        CLOSED SESSION:

A.            Regarding attorney-client privileged communications pertaining to pending litigation – Brown v West Bloomfield Township

B.            Regarding labor negotiations pursuant to Section 8 of the Michigan Open Meetings Act

C.           Regarding attorney-client privileged communications pertaining to pending litigation – T-Mobile Central, LLC v West Bloomfield  

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

    7.        PRESENTATIONS

A.            Recognition of Firefighters Service Awards

B.            Recognition of DWRF Water System and Improvement Project Award

C.           Recognition of Police Memorial Day / Proclamation

    8.        CONSENT AGENDA

A.            Approval of Minutes – Regular Meeting held Monday, March 21, 2011

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

C.           Prepaid expenditures paid by credit card

D.           Approval of Trustee Attendance

E.            Approval of Revised Rental Dwelling Unit Maintenance fees

F.            Approval of Resolution to conduct a Walk for Israel on Sunday, May 15, 2011; Approval of Outdoor Gathering Permit for the Walk for Israel scheduled for May 15, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., located at Temple Shir Shalom; and Approval of Waiver of Fees

G.           Approval for contract renewal for Liqui-Force Services (USA), Inc. for sanitary sewer maintenance agreement services

H.           Approval of Outdoor Gathering Permit for the Relay for Life Event to be held on June 4-5, 2011 at West Bloomfield High School Football Track to conduct at 24-hour fundraising walk to benefit cancer research and programs – Applicant: American Cancer Society

I.              Approval of Resolution to Authorize a Request for Reimbursement of West Nile Virus Fund Mosquito Smarts Program

J.            Approval of Fiddler International, LLC request to transfer ownership of a 2010 Class C licensed business, located at 6676 Orchard Lake Road from Faina Enterprises, LLC & request a new Dance Permit

K.            Approval for Gary Dovre of Secrest Wardle to remain the initial point of contact on all Township legal matters with the exception of Michigan Tax Tribunal matters which will be directed to Derk Beckerleg

L.            Approval of Budget Amendments to spread Michigan Municipal League dues amongst the General Fund, Water and Sewer and Public Safety

M.           Approval of Public Service Contract for Optimist Club

N.           Approval of Public Service Contract for West Bloomfield Community Youth Coalition

O.           Approval of Budget Amendment to reclassify General Operating tax revenue in the Public Safety Fund

P.            Approval of Budget Amendment to reclassify Water / Sewer Administrative Charges as a contra-expenditure

Q.           Approval of bid for a one year contract with options to renew for four (4) one (1) year additional periods with the Accumed Group for EMS/Fire service billing

R.           Departmental Quarterly Reports

1)            Assessing

2)            Community Development Department

3)            Fire

4)            Police

5)            GIS

6)            Development Services Department / Engineering Consultants

7)            Water and Sewer Department; and Johnson and Anderson Engineering Update

8)            Personnel

9)            Information Technologies

10)         Treasurer’s Office

S.            Other Reports

1)            Cable Board

2)            Civic Center TV 15


    9.        Consideration of Appeal of the Wetland Review Board’s denial for reconsideration of an after-the-fact permit request to remove vegetation from and place fill material within wetland and the 25-foot environment features setback to Walnut Lake. Sidwell #18-24-351-040 & 18-24-351: 5425 Middlebelt Road – Applicant: Isam Yaldo (15 minute time limit)

  10.        Consideration of appointment to the Floodplain and Wetlands Review Board to complete the remaining term of retiring Member, Steven Schwartzenfeld, term expiring December 31, 2011



  11.        Consideration of the 2011 Assessed and Taxable Values

  12.        Consideration to reallocate Cable Fund Balance for Fiscal Years 2001-2009 pursuant to proposal developed by Plante Moran

  13.        Consideration of Refund Resolution for SAD 121 Peninsular Park Subdivision Sewer and Water Improvements in the amount of $22,800.00

  14.        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]