Monday, August 15, 2011, 6:45 P.M.

Regular Meeting Followed by Special Budget Meeting



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

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

      7.            Consideration of review of Information Technologies Department

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

      9.            CONSENT AGENDA

A.                  Approval of Minutes – Special Meeting held on July 11, 2011

B.                 Approval of Minutes – Regular Meeting held on July 18, 2011

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

D.                 Prepaid expenditures paid by credit card

E.                 Approval of Trustee Attendance (Brown)

F.                  Approval of Resolution for the West Bloomfield High School Homecoming Parade on Green Road, scheduled for Friday, October 14, 2011 {pending receipt of viable Certificate of Insurance}

G.                 Approval of Award of Contract for grinder pump installation to C&E Construction Company, Inc. in the amount of $18,571.00 per installation  

H.                 Approval of a half-page ad in the Prosper Magazine in the amount of $750.00

I.                     Adoption of Ordinance No. CZ-11-01 – Zoning Text Amendment: Restaurant Types

J.                   Approval of Resolution recognizing Alana’s Foundation as a nonprofit organization operating in the community for the purpose of obtaining a Charitable Gaming License

K.                 Approval of Resolution to conduct a Friendship Circle Walk on Sunday, September 4, 2011 ; Approval of Outdoor Gathering Permit for the Friendship Circle Event scheduled for September 4, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Approval of Waiver of Fees (Police, Fire, and permit) for Friendship Circle Event

L.                  Approval of Outdoor Gathering Permit for Temple Israel on Monday, September 5th, 2011

M.                 Approval of Resolution recognizing Shtetl, Inc. as a nonprofit organization operation in the community for the purpose of obtaining a Charitable Gaming License

N.                 Approval of White Palace Restaurant, Inc. request to transfer ownership of a Class C and SDM licensed business and Entertainment Permit, located at 6123-6135 Haggerty Road from Oumara, Inc.

O.                Approval of health care agreement with non-union employees

P.                 Approval of Budget amendment for pool cars 

Q.                Approval of Introduction and Adoption of Emergency Ordinance No. C-753, Acceptance of Water Supply System of Planterra Conservatory, Project No. 7-003, Sec. 33

R.                 Approval of Personnel Committee recommendation to Replace Retiring Fire Lieutenant Position with Request to Carry Out Related Promotions

S.                 Approval of Resolution for Accepting the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Development Project Agreement for trail development


  10.            Consideration of scheduling Special Budget Meetings of Township Board on September 1, 8, and 15, 2011 at 12:30 P.M. and Special Meeting of the Township Board for November 10, 2011 at 12:15 P.M.

  11.            Consideration of six-month extension of temporary part-time status for Anita Freudigman for Pension training (postponed from 7/18/2011)

  12.            Departmental Quarterly Reports - Treasurer’s Office (postponed from 7/18/2011)


  13.            Consideration of a seven-month budget variance report

  14.            Consideration of Introduction of Amendment to Noise Ordinance (15-141)

  15.            Consideration of accepting the resignation of Planning Commissioner Albert Abbo

  16.            Consideration of appointment to the Planning Commission to complete the remaining term of retiring Member, Albert Abbo, term expiring October 1, 2011

  17.            Consideration of setting a public hearing on Resolution Requesting Amendment of Green Lake Watercraft Control Ordinance

  18.            Consideration of Introduction and Adoption of Emergency Medical Marijuana Moratorium Ordinance C-754

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


  20.            Discussion of Budget for Public Safety Path Fund

  21.            Discussion of Budget for Drains-at Large Fund

  22.            ADJOURNMENT




                         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]