Monday, January 12, 2009, 7:00 P.M.


4550 Walnut Lake Road, P. O. Box 250130

West Bloomfield, MI 48325-0130

Telephone (248) 451-4848



1.   Call to Order


2.   Roll Call


3.    Pledge of Allegiance


4.   Approval of Agenda


5.   Presentations:

      a)   Certificate of Appreciation to West Bloomfield Township from Clinton River

            Watershed Council

b)    Presentation and Consideration of Rental Inspection Program


c)    Presentation from Lt. Lawson regarding recovery of restitution costs of prosecution


6.   Public Comment on non-related agenda items - 2 minutes per speaker


7.   Closed Session:

      1.  Confidential Attorney-Client Privileged Opinion regarding Interlaken SAD No. 140

      2.  Discussion regarding sending MMRMA Water and Sewer Claim to litigation


8.   Public Hearing:  Special Assessment District No. 140, regarding

             Interlaken Drainage and Road Improvement Project; and Approval of Resolution

             No. 3 and Resolution No. 4 [tabled from 12/08/08 Board meeting]




9.   Public Hearing:  Planned Unit Development (PUD) qualification for Senior

            Independent Living Use at 5600 and 5700 Drake Road by the Betak Companies,

            Sidwell #18-29-226-040-043 BEZTAK- PUD.pdf





10. Consent Agenda

A - Approval of Minutes - Regular Meeting held Monday, December 8, 2008


      Approval of Minutes - Special/Work Session held Monday, December 15, 2008


      Approval of Minutes - Special Meeting held on Monday, December 29, 2008


B - Approval of prepaid expenditures and/or investments and expenditures to be

 paid from the Common Account [Summary] Expenditures.pdf

C - Approval of prepaid expenditures to be paid by credit card creditcardrpt.pdf

D - Report of General Fund, Public Safety and Water and Sewer Funds for the month

            of November 2008

            E -  Trustee Attendance Trustee - Attendance.pdf

            F -  Approval of 2009 Membership Renewal to Clinton River Watershed


            G - Adoption of Ordinance No. C-730, Zoning Ordinance Map Amendment,

                        Rezoning Request from B-2, Community Business District to B-3, General

                        Business District ~ Parcel #18-19-101-029 (Westwind Outlot)


            H - Approval to donate to the United We Walk Event UWW Donation.pdf

            I -  Approval to designate Township Clerk as representative for MMRMA {Michigan

                       Municipal Risk Management Association} and designate Supervisor Michele

                       Economou Ureste as alternate MMRMARepresentative.pdf

           J -  Approval to designate Township Clerk as West Bloomfield Township Representative

                       to the Upper Long Lake Board  

           K -  Approval of Job Description (language) Change for Police Records Clerk



11.   Discussion and interactive exercise regarding Township Mission Statement


12.   Presentation on status of Township Survey Survey-Township.pdf  


New Business

 13.  Discussion regarding Clinton River Watershed Council Agreement for Services

           regarding Stormwater Education Plan ClintonStormEducation.pdf

14.  Approval of Personnel Committee recommendation regarding Office Manager/

           Executive Assistant – Clerk’s Office Office Mgr.pdf

15   Discussion regarding meeting times and meeting hours for Board meetings


16.  Discussion regarding Summer Tax Collection Agreements with Local School

           Districts SummerTax.pdf

17.  Consideration of Approval to Amend Current Township Water System Ordinance

           No. 24-142 regarding Introduction of a Proposed Mechanism to Address

           Delinquency of Water Bills under Hardship Cases Hardship-Water-Bills.pdf

18.  Discussion regarding creation of Environmental Board (Wetlands, Woodlands,


19.  Public Participation




 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


 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 SAD’s).

 6.            Chairperson or his 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


 8.            Appeals from Commissions and Boards to the Township Board shall be limited to 15 minute


 9.            Cellular phones and pagers must be turned off during meetings.

10.          Executive 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.


Cell phones and pagers must be turned off at all meetings


The Township of West Bloomfield will provide necessary, reasonable auxiliary aids and services

such as:


  • Hearing impaired sound system & receivers (notify Clerk/Planning Depts. one day prior to        

Meeting of interest)

  • Signers for the hearing impaired (two [2] weeks advance notice)
  • Audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting (to individuals with disabilities)

Two (2) weeks notice in writing or by calling the Township Clerk or the Planning Director at

4550 Walnut Lake Road, Box 250130, West Bloomfield, MI 48325-0130, (248) 451-4800 or

TDD (248) 451-4899


Catherine Shaughnessy

Township Clerk