Monday, November 14, 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:  Closed Session to consider Confidential Attorney-Client Privileged Correspondence Regarding Pending Litigation and Settlement Proposal in Yaldoo v West Bloomfield

      7.            PUBLIC HEARING:   Approval of Resolution for 2012 CDBG Application and Authorization for Township Supervisor to sign the Sub-recipient Agreement  

      8.            PRESENTATION of 48th District Court 2012 Budget

      9.            PRESENTATION of Parks and Recreation 2012 Budget

  10.            PRESENTATION of Cable Communications Commission 2012 Budget

  11.            PRESENTATION of Cable Communications Commission Professional Services Budget for Green Media Center project

  12.            CONSENT AGENDA

A.                  Approval of Minutes – Regular Meeting, October 10, 2011

B.                 Approval of Minutes – Special Budget Meeting, October 17, 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 Agreement with CVTV for upgrades to Township website

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

H.                 Approval of Blue Cross/Blue Shield Contract for 2012

I.                     Approval of Introduction of Ordinance No. C-758 to amend the Solicitors Ordinance #275

J.                   Approval of acceptance of unclaimed or unsold property due to delinquent taxes

K.                 Approval of a Sanitary Sewer Service Agreement with Bloomfield Township for 1993 Long Pointe Drive

L.                  Approval of Resolution recognizing the Month of November, 2011 as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

M.                 Approval of Special Land Use and Site Plan Amendment:  Notting Hill (SP-11-16) to construct 11 land banked parking spaces, an additional 16 parking spaces and one additional dumpster at the skilled nursing facility at the southeast corner of Maple and Drake Roads

N.                 Approval of retroactive one year contract extension (July 1, 2011) to Constellation Energy for the purchase of natural gas (Additional backup)

O.                Approval of Budget variance report as of September 30, 2011

P.                 Departmental Quarterly Reports (Third Quarter)

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

Other Reports

1)                        Cable Board

2)                        Civic Center TV 15



  13.            Consideration of Report from Supervisor (as requested at October 10, 2011 meeting) of a written evaluation from an outside professional source, including source recommendations, a fully functioning technology plan and a written emergency failure plan

  14.            Consideration of review of Retiree Health Care funding amount

  15.            Consideration of appointment/reappointment of Planning Commission for expiring term of Don Jackson


  16.            Consideration of circulation rates for designated newspapers for Township Notices, etc.

  17.            Consideration of request for budget amendment for 48th District Court Costs Account Budget Adjustment for 2011 – 101-136-929 for $160,000

  18.            Consideration of request for budget amendment for Legal Fees – 101-209-801, from $83,100 to $100,000

  19.            Appointment/Reappointment to Boards or Commissions for expiring terms of:

                        Member                                              Board                                           Expiration Date

                        Arthur Goyeau                                     Zoning Board of Appeals                     12/31/11

                        Robert Sher                                        Zoning Board of Appeals        12/31/11

                        Edward Nagel                                     Zoning Board of Appeals                     12/31/11

                        George Asker                                      Zoning Board of Appeals                     12/31/11

                        Anthony Spokojny                               Wetlands Review Board                     12/31/11

                        Bernadine Edwards                            Woodlands Review Board                  12/31/11

                        Michael Stacey                                    Woodlands Review Board                  12/31/11

                        Ronald Goldstone (Alternate)             Board of Review                                 12/31/11

                        Harvey Gersin                                     Cable Communications Comm.         12/31/11

                        Deborah Macon                                  Cable Communications Comm.         12/31/11

                        Gerald Walters                                    Cable Communications Comm.         12/31/11

                        David Robertson                                 Construction Board of Appeals           12/31/11

                  Michael Kennedy                                 Construction Board of Appeals           12/31/11

  20.            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]