Revised: 01/23/09



















1.         CALL TO ORDER


2.         ROLL CALL






5.         PRESENTATION regarding a financial forecast for the Township and the Federal Economic Plan



6.         PUBLIC COMMENT on non-related agenda items – 2 minutes per speaker



            A – Approval of Minutes – Special Meeting held Wednesday, January 7, 2009 min01-07-09Special.pdf

                  Approval of Minutes – Regular Meeting held Monday, January 12, 2009 min01-12-09Regular.pdf

            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 – Departmental Reports – Yearly/Quarterly

a.  Assessing departmental-Assessing.pdf    

b.  Building departmental-Bldg.pdf    

c.  Fire departmental-Fire.pdf  

d.  Police departmental-Police.pdf    

e.  Code Enforcement departmental-Code.pdf         

f.   Engineering Consultants departmental-engineerconsultants.pdf

g.  GIS departmental-GIS.pdf  

h.  Environmental departmental-Environmental.pdf 

i.   Water and Sewer Department departmental-WaterSewer.pdf 

     (Johnson & Anderson, Inc. Quarterly Engineering Update) departmental-JohnsonAnderson.pdf

j.   Personnel departmental-Personnel.pdf  

      k.  Information Technologies departmental-IT.pdf

            l.   Planning Department departmental-Planning.pdf 

E - Other Reports

a.  Cable Board departmental-Cable.pdf

b.  Civic Center TV 15 departmental TV15.pdf

            F -  Consideration of Sponsorship Commitment to the American Lung Association, to

                        raise funds and awareness in the fight to cure lung disease Donation-AmerLungAssoc.pdf

            G - Approval of Acquisition of Land Acquisition of Land.pdf

            H - Consideration of requested annual donation in the amount of $5,000 to support the Historical

                        Society of West Bloomfield {subject to approval of Public Purpose Service Contract}


             I - Approval of $5,000 annual contribution to Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition for

                        Youth; {subject to approval of Public Purpose Service Contract} Donation-Coalition.pdf



  8. D Clarification and Consideration of new motion regarding 1% budget adjustment (for employees,

             department heads and appointed personnel) {tabled from 1-07-09 Special Meeting}

  9.   Discussion and Expense Approval for Town Hall Fire Alarm System FireAlarmTownHall.pdf

10.  Consideration to amend 2009 Budget

11.  Reconsideration to establish a general hiring freeze for new hires

12.  Introduction of Ordinance No. C-621-D regarding Water Shut-Off Hardship Ordinance

             Amendment Ordinance No. C-621-D.pdf

13.  Update regarding the Certificate of Occupancy Rental Inspection Program and Proposal to

            Establish Task Force  



14.  Appointment/Reappointment to Zoning Board of Appeals for expiring terms of:  Arthur Goyeau,

            David W. Turnquist, Edward P. Nagel (alternate) and George Asker (alternate)

            ZBA Appointments.pdf

15.  Authorization for Planning Commission to address changes for Zoning Ordinance

            Text Amendment ZoningOrdinanceChanges.pdf  

16.  D Consideration of reallocating staff for grant development (in response to the Federal Economic

             Recovery Plan)

17.  Consideration to establish a Citizen Action Council Citizen Action Council.pdf



            1) Pending litigation regarding Koza v West Bloomfield Township

            2) Pending litigation regarding Mahrle v West Bloomfield Township

            3) Confidential information regarding Union negotiations




                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