Monday, May 2, 2011, 6:45 P.M.



4550 Walnut Lake Road


West Bloomfield, MI  48323


Telephone:  (248) 451-4855



Catherine Shaughnessy


Township Clerk


                                                                                                                                    REVISED 5/2/2011



    1.        CALL TO ORDER                                         CLICK HERE FOR PRINT VERSION

    2.        ROLL CALL


    4.        APPROVAL OF AGENDA

    5.        CLOSED SESSION: Regarding attorney-client privileged communications pertaining to litigation – Feller v West Bloomfield

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

    7.        PRESENTATIONS: Proclamation recognizing of Alan LaDuke as West Bloomfield Optimist Club Member of the Year

    8.        CONSENT AGENDA

A.            Approval of Minutes – Closed Session held Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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

C.           Prepaid expenditures paid by credit card

D.           Approve 10 business day extension for responding to Alonzi/Hansche FOIA Appeal and schedule hearings on May 16, 2011. ADD



    9.        Consideration of Logo and Branding Design standards

  10.        Consideration of extension of moratorium on medical marijuana sales

  11.        Departmental Quarterly Reports

A.            Information Technologies

B.            Treasurer’s Office


  12.        Consideration to draft a zoning ordinance regarding Housing and Keeping of Animals (Keeping of Chickens)

  13.        Consideration to fill one, full-time Appraiser-2 position in the Assessing Department - DELETE

  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]