Monday, July 18, 2011, 7:00 P.M.



4550 Walnut Lake Road


West Bloomfield, MI  48323


Telephone:  (248) 451-4855



Catherine Shaughnessy


Township Clerk




      1.            CALL TO ORDER

      2.            ROLL CALL

      3.            PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

      4.            APPROVAL OF AGENDA

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

      6.            CONSENT AGENDA

A.                  Approval of Minutes – Special Meeting held June 21, 2011

B.                 Approval of Minutes – Regular Meeting held June 27, 2011 (Exhibit 4) (Exhibits 5-11)

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

D.                 Prepaid expenditures paid by credit card

E.                 Approval of Trustee Attendance for June 2011

F.                  Adoption of Ordinance No. C-751, Acceptance of Water Supply and Sewer Disposal Systems of Berman Theater at JCC, Project No. 09-004, Sec. 29

G.                 Adoption of Ordinance No. C-752, Acceptance of Water Supply System of Key Bank at Old Orchard Shopping Center, Project No. 10-006, Sec. 35

H.                 Approval of Resolution to combine for the November 8, 2011 Election the following precincts: Precincts 2 & 23, Precincts 5 & 25, Precincts 6 & 16, and Precincts 12 & 20

I.                     Approval of Resolution in support of “Patriot Week”

J.                   Approval of six-month extension of temporary part-time status for Anita Freudigman for Pension training

K.                 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 & Anderson Engineering Update

                                                            8.            Personnel

                                                            9.            Information Technologies

                                                        10.            Treasurer’s Office (no report received)

L.                  Other Reports

                                                            1.            Cable Board

                                                            2.            Civic Center TV 15 (no report received)


      7.            Consideration of ballot language for a 10-year public safety millage renewal and an 11-year public safety millage increase

      8.            Consideration of Approval of Site Plan & Special Land Use, and stormwater management plan for Maple Orchard Commercial Development (SP-10-01)

      9.            Consideration of Introduction of Ordinance No. CZ-11-01 – Zoning Text Amendment: Restaurant Types

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

  11.            Consideration of Jamian Drain Project Update


  12.            Consideration of Approval of Greater West Bloomfield Cable Communications Commission Concept Proposal for Use and Operation of West Bloomfield School District Media Center

  13.            Consideration of Approval of an Agreement Confirming Conditions of Approval for Maplecroft Condominium Subdivision

  14.            Consideration of personnel policy to conduct exit interviews with employees who leave employment

  15.            Consideration of budget amendment transferring $87,500 from Public Safety fund balance account to the Police Department Capital Improvement Budget for HVAC/Boiler repairs

  16.            CLOSED SESSION:

A.                  Regarding attorney-client privileged communications which are exempt from disclosure pursuant to Section 8 of the Michigan Open Meetings Act

1.         Consideration of review of Information Technologies Department

  17.            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]