Monday, September 12, 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         CLICK HERE FOR PRINT VERSION        

      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:  

A.                  Regarding attorney-client privileged communications pertaining to litigation – Maria Kelly v West Bloomfield

B.                 Regarding attorney-client privileged communications pertaining to sewer back-up claim

      7.            PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration of Resolution of Green Lake Watercraft Control Ordinance Section 25-43(3)

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

      9.            CONSENT AGENDA

A.                  Approval of Minutes – Special Meeting held on August 29, 2011

B.                 Approval of Minutes – Regular Meeting held on August 15, 2011

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

D.                 Prepaid expenditures paid by credit card

E.                 Approval of Trustee Attendance

F.                  Approval of Resolution: Tax Millage Levy 2011 and Certification of Millage Rates on L-4029

G.                 Approval of Outdoor Gathering Permit for Orchard Lake Fine Art Show by Hot Works, LLC scheduled for July 26 – July 30, 2012, pending receipt of viable Certificate of Insurance

H.                 Approval of Cooperative Bid with Office Max and to change office supply vendor to Office Max

I.                     Approval of Introduction of Ordinance C-756 to prohibit and penalize refusing to allow or resisting the taking of fingerprints

J.                   Approval of Healthcare Agreement for Non-Union Employees

K.                 Approval of 2011 Water and Sewer Capital Purchase for Emergency Replacement of Sanitary Sewer System Closed Circuit Televising Camera and Equipment from Authorized Sole Source Provider Jack Doheny Supplies Inc. in the amount of $112,448.75

L.                  Approval of recommendation of the Personnel Committee to Fill Assessing Vacancy with Two Appraiser Trainee Positions and to Fill Vacant Part-Time Admin Assistant Position


  10.            Consideration of Adoption of Amendment C-755 to Noise Ordinance No. 15-141

  11.            Consideration of task force report for shared services agreement with Sylvan Lake, Keego Harbor and Orchard Lake

  12.            Consideration of appointment to the Planning Commission to complete the remaining term of retiring Member, Albert Abbo, term expiring October 1, 2011 (Postponed from 8-15-2011 meeting)

  13.            Departmental Quarterly Reports - Treasurer’s Office (postponed from 8/15/2011)

  14.            Consideration of Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment: Keeping of Chickens (CZ-11-02)


  15.            Consideration of Investigation regarding Police disciplinary action

  16.            Consideration of policy concerning foreclosed parcels for land sale

  17.            Consideration of eight month Budget variance report

  18.            Consideration Of Tentative Agreement Between The Township And The POAM representing Police Dispatchers Union

  19.            Consideration Of Tentative Agreement Between The Township And The West Bloomfield Water and Sewer Employees Association

  20.            Consideration Of Tentative Agreement Between The Township And The TPOAM 1 Union representing general employees

  21.            Consideration Of Tentative Agreement Between The Township And The TPOAM 2 Union representing supervisors

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

  23.            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]