Monday, June 6, 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 ALLEGIENCE

      4.            APPROVAL OF AGENDA

      5.            CLOSED SESSION:

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

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

      7.            PUBLIC HEARINGS

A.                  Reprogramming of 2008, 2009 and 2010 CDBG Funds

      8.            CONSENT AGENDA

A.                  Approval of Minutes Regular Meeting held May 16, 2011

B.                 Approval of Minutes Closed Session held Monday, May 16, 2011

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

D.                 Prepaid expenditures paid by credit card

E.                 Approval of bid for the Accumed Group for EMS/Fire service billing

F.                  Approval of Resolution for Running Fit, Inc. to conduct a Red Carpet Run (5K run/walk) on Thursday, August 11, 2011

G.                 Approval of a budget amendment to spread Michigan Townships Association annual dues among the Public Safety Fund and the Water Sewer Fund

H.                 Approval of a budget amendment for legal fees to the environmental budget from the general fund

I.                     Approval of annual contribution to Morris Lake Weed Harvest Program

J.                   Approval of Resolution to change polling place for Precinct 3 to the Pine Hill Congregational Church

K.                 Approval of 2011 Marine Patrol Services Contract for Walnut Lake

L.                  FIREWORKS:

1)                  Approval of Fireworks Display, Temple Shir Shalom, for a display scheduled for August 15, 2011 (at dusk) [rain date: August 16, 2011] (pending FD review and recommendations)

2)                  Approval of Fireworks Display, Pine Lake Country Club, for a display scheduled for July 3, 2011 (at dusk) [rain date: July 4, 2011] (pending FD review and recommendations)

3)                  Approval of Fireworks Display, Union Lake Fireworks, for a display scheduled for July 3, 2011 (at dusk) [rain date: July 9, 2011] (pending FD review and recommendations)

4)                  Approval of Fireworks Display, Shady Beach Improvement Association, for a display scheduled for July 4, 2011 (at dusk) [rain date: July 9, 2011] (pending FD review and recommendations)

5)                  Approval of Fireworks Display, Green Lake Association, for a display scheduled for July 9, 2011 at 10:00 p.m.[rain date: July 10, 2011] (pending FD review and recommendations)

6)                  Approval of Fireworks Display, Benson Ford, Jr. Property, for a display scheduled for July 2, 2011 (15 minutes after dusk) [rain date: July 9, 2011] (pending FD review and recommendations)



      9.            Consideration of Change Order #2 for Electrical Contractor Services and Products EECBG Grant Project from $107,527.38 to $165,000.00 and consider amount of performance bond



  10.            Consideration of a Public Safety Millage for the November 8, 2011 ballot

  11.            Consideration of Resolution No. 14-2011 to adopt Content Policy for Official Township Website and Various Media sites

  12.            Consideration of the AT&T cell tower lease amendment for Drake and Commerce sites

  13.            Consideration of ordinance allowing a permit application process to allow work in the community by the film industry

  14.            Consideration to convey forfeited property (Parcel No. 18-29-136-100, Lot 113) to previous owner

  15.            Consideration of Introduction of Planning Commission Ordinance C-750

  16.            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]