Monday, November 17, 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.   Public Hearing:  for 2008 Revised and 2009 Proposed Budgets for Water

                        and Sewer, Retiree Health Care, Drains at Large, Public Safety, Drug

Enforcement Funds, Public Improvement and Building, Safety Path Construction General Fund, Budget Staffing Plan;

Discussion:  Approval of 3% increase for:  full and part-time, appointed and elected personnel Budgets-All.pdf


7.  Public Hearing regarding Approval of Resolution for 2009 CDBG Application

           for Planning Year 2009 and Authorization for Township Supervisor to sign the

             Sub-recipient Agreement CDBG2009.pdf         


 8.  Approval of 48th District Court Budget for 2009 CourtBudget.pdf


 9.  Presentation and contract approval regarding new solid waste hauling contract options:

            1.  Solid Waste Evaluation SolidWaste-Evaluation.pdf

            2   Richfield Equities, LLC richfield_bid.pdf

            3.  Allied Waste Services allied_waste_bid.pdf

            4.  Waste Management waste_mgt_bid.pdf

            5.  Republic Waste Services republic_waste_bid.pdf


10. Consent Agenda

A - Approval of Minutes - Regular Meeting held Monday, October 6, 2008


                                 - Special/Budget Meeting held Wednesday, October 22, 2008                                           min10-22-08Budget.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 - Approval of Observer Eccentric as designated newspaper for Township

            Notices, etc. Newspaper-Notices.pdf

E - Renewal of subscription costs for 2009 agenda/minutes/synopses for the  

            Township Board and Planning Commission Subscription-Costs.pdf




F -  Consideration to Approve Award to Low Bidder Seven Brothers Painting {in the

            amount of $45,302.00} for Interior Painting to the Water and Sewer

            Maintenance Garage Bid -Garage-Paint-W-S.pdf

G - Approval of Resolution Accepting Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant for

             Marshbank Park Improvements MNRTF-Resol.pdf

            H - Approval to schedule Special Meeting on November 24, 2008 {for incoming

            Township Board}

I -   Approval of Resolution to Waive Recapture of Funds for 2006 Community

            Development Block Grant CDBG2006Waiver.pdf

J - Approval of recommendation for the contract award for Township snow removal

            Services to Great Oaks Maintenance Bid-Snow-GreatOaks.pdf


Unfinished Business

11.  Review of Water Shut-Off Deferral Decision for 5965 Middlebelt BeattyWater.pdf


New Business

 12.  Stormwater Management Plan Variance:  5656 Maple Site Plan


13.  Introduction of Ordinance No. C-728, (Exterior Lighting) to amend the Zoning

           Ordinance codified in Chapter 26 of the Charter Township of West Bloomfield

           Code of Ordinances, to require a photometric plan as part of site plan review and

           provide standards for photometric plans and exterior lighting under Sec. 26-35,

           Outdoor Lighting OrdNoC-728.pdf

 14.  Introduction of Ordinance No. C-729, (Site Plan Review to amend Sections 26-30             (off-street parking), 26-40 (site plan review) and 26-41 (lot accessibility) and add            new Sections 26-52 (safety paths) and 26-53 (underground utilities) to                            distinguish and provide application, procedural and approval requirements for                new and amended site plans, and to move substantive ordinance requirement               from the site plan review section of the ordinance (26-40) to appropriate existing            or new ordinance sections OrdNoC-729.pdf

15.  Approval of Resolution No. 1 and No. 2 for Special Assessment District No. 140

             regarding  Interlaken Drainage and Road Improvement Project, setting the

             Public Hearing and Approval of Resolution No. 3 for December 8, 2008 at

             7:00 p.m. SAD-Interlaken.pdf

16.  Approval of request to Drain Commission for Oakland County to study the

            extension of  the Ten Hill and Walbrook Project – Franklin Subwatershed


17.  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 10:30 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

Township Clerk