Monday, December 8, 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 Hearing:

            A.  Presentation from Police/Fire on budget cuts and amendments


            B.  Consideration of temporary credit card limit adjustment for Fire ‘08

                        Purchase Fire-Purchase.pdf

            C.  Discussion of 3% increase for employees, department heads,

                        and appointed personnel

            D.  Approval of 2008 revised and 2009 Budgets 2008 Budget Information


6.  Public Hearing for Special Assessment District No. 140, regarding Interlaken

            Drainage and Road Improvement Project; and Approval of Resolution No. 3

             and Resolution No. 4 SAD140-Interlaken.pdf


7.  Public Hearing for reprogramming of 2005 Community Block Grant Community

             Development Block Grant Program Funds ($40,131) from Barrier Free

             Improvements to Minor Home Repair, and authorization for Supervisor to sign

             contract for Minor Home Repair Services CDBG-Reprogram.pdf


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


9.   Approval of 2009 Cable Advisory Board Budget Cable-Budget.pdf


 10.  Approval of request from GWBCAB to approve a 2009 Capital Expenditure for

      Cable equipment in the amount of $29,525 (West Bloomfield’s share –  $26,277) Cable-CapitalExpenditure.pdf


11.  Consent Agenda

A - Approval of Minutes - Regular Meeting held Monday, November 17, 2008


      Approval of Minutes - Special Meeting held Monday, November 24, 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 - Trustee attendance Trustee.FinalPay.PDF

E -  Adoption 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 Ord.NoC-728.pdf

F -  Adoption 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 Ord.No.C-729.pdf


Unfinished Business

12. Approval of Observer Eccentric as designated newspaper for Township Notices, etc.

                       (deferred from 11/17/08 Board meeting) Newsp-Designa.pdf 


13.  New Contract Nowak.pdf

       Approval of a professional services agreement with Nowak & Fraus Engineers


14. Contract Renewals

[a]   Consideration of 2009 contract renewal with Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Clark and Hampton as  municipal attorneys Secrest-Contract.pdf

[b]  Consideration of  2009 contract renewal with Sherman & Sherman, Inc. as prosecuting attorneys Sherman-Sherman-Contract.pdf

[c]   Consideration of 2009 contract renewal with Keller, Thoma, Schwarze & Schwarze, DuBay & Katz, P.C. for labor relations and employment services KellerThoma-Contract.pdf

[d]  Consideration of 2009 contract renewal with Hafeli Staran Hallahan Christ & Dudek for professional legal services Hafeli-Contract.pdf

[e]  Consideration of 2009 contract renewal with Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc. for engineering consulting services for Engineering Department HRC-Contract.pdf

[f]   Consideration of 2009 contract renewal with Munfakh & Associates, LLC for engineering consulting services Munfakh-Contract.pdf

[g]  Consideration of 2009 contract renewal with Stantec for engineering consulting services for Engineering Department Stantec-Contract.pdf

[h]  Consideration of 2009 contract renewal with Johnson & Anderson, Inc. as Water & Sewer Department Engineering Consultants JohnsonJohnson-Contract.pdf

[i]   Consideration of 2009 contract renewal with Spalding DeDecker Associates (SDA) Consulting Engineers and Surveyors Spalding-Contract.pdf

[j]   Consideration of 2009 contract renewal with Niswander Environmental for environmental consulting services Niswander-Contract.pdf

[k]  Consideration of 2009 contract renewal with Metropolitan Forestry Consultants, Inc. for forestry consultant services MetroForestry-Contract.pdf

[l]   Consideration of 2009 contract renewal with Plante & Moran, LLP for certified public accounting Services PlanteMoran-Contract.pdf 


New Business

15.  Approval of Resolution of request of Oumara, Inc. to transfer ownership of 2008

           Class C Liquor License from escrow at 3720 Rochester, Troy, MI (La Shish, Inc.)

           to Al Oumara at 6123 Haggerty Road, West Bloomfield Resol-Oumara.pdf

16.   Discussion regarding an initiative to establish a Collective Agreement for Waste

            Hauling and Recycling Technology Recycling-Initiative.pdf

17.   Introduction 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) Ord.No.C-730.pdf

18.  Consideration to schedule additional Township Board meeting in January 26, 2009

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

           Cable Board, ZBA, Board of Review, Personnel Committee, and opening on

           Planning Commission {recently submitted applications included} Appt-Reappt.pdf          

20.   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