Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 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.      Public Comment on non-related agenda items – 2 minutes per speaker


6.      Consent Agenda

A -  Approval of Minutes – Regular/Budget Meeting held Monday, September 22, 2008


B - Trustee Attendance TrusteesPaySept08.PDF

C - Departmental Reports - Quarterly

a.  Assessing departmental-assessing.pdf     

b.  Building departmental-building.pdf

            c.  Fire departmental-fire.pdf     

            d.  Police departmental-police.pdf

e.  Code Enforcement departmental-code.pdf              

f.   Engineering Consultants departmental-Engrg.pdf

g.  GIS departmental-GIS.pdf  

h.  Environmental departmental-environ.pdf  

i.   Water and Sewer Department; and Johnson & Anderson, Inc. Quarterly

     Engineering Update departmental--watersewer.pdf

j.   Personnel departmental-personnel.pdf  

      k.  Information Technologies departmental-IT.pdf

            l.   Planning Department departmental-planning.pdf 

D - Other Reports

            Cable Board departmental-cablebrd.pdf

Civic Center TV-15 departmental-TV-15.pdf

            E -  Approval of Recommendation for Lot Weed Cutting and Bike Path Trimming

                        2009 Season Contract Extension to McClelland Landscape BidWeedCut.pdf

            F  - Approval of Recommendation for the Contract Award for a BDA System for the

                        Police Department to go to Advanced Wireless Telecom BidPoliceWireless.pdf

            G -  Approval of 2009 Resolution for Agent Authorization to Represent Taxpayers

            at Board of Review Resol-AgentAuthorization.pdf

H   - Approval of Resolution for Transfer Penalty in accordance with MCL 211.27b






I  -  Approval of 2009 Poverty Exemption Resolution & Guidelines


            J  - Certification of Delinquent/Special Charges for December 2008 Tax Bills for:

                        SUMMARY: Cert-Summary.pdf

                        a.  Street Lighting Assessment cert-StreetLighting.pdf

                        b.  Delinquent County Road, Drains & Lake Levels


                        c.  Delinquent Water/Sewer Accounts cert-water-08.pdf

                        d.  Delinquent Weed Control and Other Code Violations cert-weeds.pdf

                        e.  Special Assessments and Delinquent Connection Charges


                        f.  Delinquent False Alarm Charges cert-FalseAlarm.pdf

                        g.  Blight Violations cert-blight-violations.pdf

            K -  Approval of Charitable Gaming License Resolution for a Raffle [Sisters HOPE]

                        to be held Wednesday, November 19th at the Edgewood Country Club


            L -  Approval of Resolution and Amendment To Extend Term of Michigan Bell

                        Telephone’s Metro Act Permit Through 12/31/2010 MichBellResol.pdf

            M - Approval of Professional Development Request for Out-of-State Seminar

                        for Development Services Director (travel expenses to be covered by

                        employee) Out-of-StateTraining.pdf

            N -  Approval of Contract Extension for Janitorial Services for 2009 to American

                        Quality Cleaning BidCleaningServices.pdf

            O - Approval of lowest bid to Spartan Seal Coating for self driveway concrete repairs

                        at Fire Station No. 1 Bid-Concrete-Spartan.pdf

            P -  Approval to waive up to $1,200 for Police services at a 175th WB Birthday

                        Celebration Event, to be held Saturday, December 6 and Sunday,

                        December 7, 2008 at JCC, consisting of an Art Show and Ethnic

                        Festival Waiver-JCC-fee.pdf

            Q - Approval of job descriptions for Senior Clerk Typist and Senior Clerk/Recording

                        Secretary – Clerk’s Office JobDescrip-Clerks.pdf

            R - Approval of job description for Office Coordinator Water & Sewer Department



Unfinished Business



New Business

 7.  Approval of Amending Resolution for not to exceed $5.5 million 2008 Recreational

            Facility Capital Improvement Bonds to finance park improvement projects


8.    Consideration to Approve Identify Theft Prevention Program


9.     Consideration of Proposal for New Drug Administrator




    Review of:

          (1) Water and Sewer Budget-water-sewer.pdf

(2) Drains at Large Budget-drains-at-large.pdf

(3) Drug Enforcement Funds Budget-drug-enforcement.pdf

(4) Safety Path Budget-SafetyPath.pdf

(5) Retiree Health Care Budget-retiree-health-care.pdf

(6) Public Improvement and Building {info to be provided @ meeting}

(7) Public Safety Budget-public-safety.pdf

(8) General Fund Budget-general-fund.pdf




 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 10:30 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


Sharon A. Law

Township Clerk