Monday, October 10, 2011, 7:00 P.M.



4550 Walnut Lake Road


West Bloomfield, MI  48323


Telephone:  (248) 451-4855



Catherine Shaughnessy


Township Clerk


AMENDED 10/7/2011


      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.            CONSENT AGENDA

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

B.                 Prepaid expenditures paid by credit card

C.                 Approval of Trustee Attendance

D.                 Approval of Resolution for 2012 Poverty Exemption and Guidelines

E.                 Approval of Resolution for Transfer Penalty in accordance with MCL 211.27b

F.                  Approval of Resolution for Agent Authorization to Represent Taxpayers

G.                 Approval of Adoption of Ordinance No. C-756 to prohibit and penalize refusing to allow or resisting the taking of fingerprints

H.                 Approval to Award the Snow Removal Services for 2011/2012 Season to Great Oaks Maintenance & Horticultural Services, LLC. in the amount of $34,500.00

I.                     Approval to Award the HVAC/DDC Controls Upgrade at the Police Station to Denny’s Heating, Cooling & Refrigeration in the amount of $285,000.00.  Payment and performance bonds are required equal to the amount of the contract

J.                   Approval to Award a one-year contract for Printing and Mailing of Water/Sewer Bills, Tax Statements and Assessment Notices to Oakland Schools in the amount of $95,582.00

K.                 Approval of Introduction of Ordinance No. C-757 allowing a permit application process to allow work in the community by the film industry

L.                  Approval to designate 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. as hours of Trick or Treating on  Halloween, Monday, October 31, 2011



      7.            Consideration to rescind motion to approve Safety Path Fund Budget made August 15, 2011 ADDED

      8.            Consideration to rescind motion to approve Drains-at-Large Fund Budget made August 15, 2011 ADDED


      9.            Consideration to raise stop-loss for Blue Cross ADDED

  10.            Consideration of Township Email System failure ADDED

  11.            Consideration of Certification of Delinquent/Special Charges for December 2011:

1.  Street Lighting Assessment

2.  Delinquent County Road

3.  Drains & Lake Levels

4.  Delinquent Water/Sewer Accounts

5.  Delinquent Weed Control

6.  Special Assessments

7.  Delinquent Connection Charges

8.  Delinquent False Alarm Charges

9.  Court Orders

10. Township Ordinance Violations

11. Delinquent Check Charges

12. Drains at Large

13. Transfer Penalties


  12.            Consideration of Appointment/Reappointment for Planning Commission for term expiring 10/31/14 (Member – Don Jackson)

  13.            Consideration of Appointment/Reappointment for Zoning Board of Appeals for term expiring 11/30/14 (Member – Don Jackson)

  14.            Consideration of recommendation from the Planning Commission for Site Plan, Special Land Use & Stormwater Management Plan approval of SP-10-02, Eager Minds, to permit a 1,872 sq. ft. Montessori School for up to 35 students

  15.            Consideration of recommendation from the Planning Commission for Site Plan and Special Land Use Amendment for SP-11-08, The Courts at West Bloomfield, with all conditions

  16.            Consideration of Award of Professional Services Agreement to Nowak & Fraus Engineers, the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $69,915 for engineering services related to the Civic Center Paving

  17.            Consideration of  request of Planterra Corporation to: Transfer ownership of escrowed 2011   B-Hotel licensed business, located at 38123 W. Ten Mile, Farmington Hills, MI 48335, Oakland County, from Farmhill Inc. to Plantera Corporation; Transfer location & governmental unit (MCL 436.1531(1)) to 7315 Drake, West Bloomfield, MI 48322, West Bloomfield Charter Township, Oakland County; Transfer Classification to Class C License and Request to add new Dance–Entertainment Permit

  18.            Consideration of 2012 West Bloomfield Township Board Meeting Schedule

  19.            Consideration of the Charter Township of West Bloomfield 2012 Holiday Schedule

  20.            Consideration of Approval of amendment to allow the Greater West Bloomfield Cable Communications Commission to enter cooperative agreement with West Bloomfield Schools for media center use and operation

  21.            CLOSED SESSION:  Regarding attorney-client privileged communications pertaining to the Northwestern Connector Project




                         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]