Monday, May 16, 2011, 6:45 P.M.*



4550 Walnut Lake Road

*Please Note

West Bloomfield, MI  48323

Due to Closed Session this

Telephone:  (248) 451-4855

Meeting will begin at 6:45 P.M.


Catherine Shaughnessy


Township Clerk




      1.            CALL TO ORDER

      2.            ROLL CALL

      3.            PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

      4.            APPROVAL OF AGENDA

      5.            CLOSED SESSION:

A.                  Regarding attorney-client privileged communications pertaining to the Northwestern Connector Project

B.                 Regarding attorney-client privileged communications pertaining to litigation – Feller v West Bloomfield

C.                 Regarding attorney-client privileged communications pertaining to litigation – Perez-DeLeon v West Bloomfield Township Police Department

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

      7.            CONSENT AGENDA

A.                  Approval of Minutes – Regular Meeting held Tuesday, April 26, 2011

B.                 Approval of Minutes – Regular Meeting held Monday, May 2, 2011

C.                 Approval of Minutes – Closed Session held Tuesday, May 2 , 2011

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

E.                 Prepaid expenditures paid by credit card

F.                  Approval of Trustee Attendance

G.                 Approval of Award to low, responsible bidder, Engineered Comfort Systems, for the Townhall HVAC Upgrade Project in the amount of $269,000.00. Payment and performance bonds are required equal to the amount of the contract

H.                 Approval of Award of EECBG project to low, responsible bidder, Denny's Heating, Cooling and Refrigeration Services, for the Townhall DDC Controls Project in the amount of $82,973.00. Payment and performance bonds are required equal to the amount of the contract

I.                     Approval for Renewal of Professional Services Contract with HydroDesigns for Water & Sewer Department's MDEQ Commercial Cross Connection Control Compliance Program in the annual amount of $19,500

J.                   Approval of Resolution Approving Oakland County Sheriff’s Office 2011 Marine Patrol Services Agreement

K.                 Approval of 2011 Pine Lake Patrol Services Contract

L.                  Approval of Budget Amendment to spread Audit fees per Plante Moran guidelines



      8.            Consideration of Logo and Branding Design standards

      9.            Consideration to not fill opening on the Floodplain and Wetlands Review Board and reconsider number of members from 7 down to 6 with an eventual reduction to 5 upon resignation of a board member


  10.            Consideration of Appeal of FOIA Request – 2/8/11, Denied 2/16/11, Attorney Jeffrey Hansche for Robert Alonzi (15 minute time limit)

  11.            Consideration of Appeal of FOIA Requests #1 - #5 – Edgardo Perez-DeLeon (15 minute time limit)

  12.            Consideration of Personnel Committee recommendation regarding Appraiser II

  13.            Consideration of Approval of Contract for Oakland County Equalization Division Assistance Services with the Charter Township of West Bloomfield (personal property services) (Memo from Township Assessor)

  14.            Consideration to renew SEMCOG membership


  15.            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]