Monday, April 7, 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.   Executive Session regarding status of contract negotiations {postponed from

            March 17, 2008 meeting}


6.   Presentation by Sierra Club on U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement {to

            reduce global warming pollution}  PresentationSierra.pdf


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


8.   Consent Agenda

A - Approval of Minutes - Regular Meeting held Monday, March 17, 2008 min3-17-08.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 - Adoption of Ordinance No. C-723, Traffic Control on Village at Simsbury,

            Simsbury I, II and III OrdC-723Traffic.pdf  

E -  Approval of Resolution for a Banner over Orchard Lake Road to advertise the

            Walk of Ages Event, scheduled for Sunday May 18, 2008 ~ Applicant:

            Jewish Home & Aging Services BannerWalkofAges.PDF

F -  Approval of Resolution for two (2) Banners over Orchard Lake Road to advertise

            the Orchard Lake Fine Art Show, scheduled for July 25 through

            July 27, 2008 BannerFineArt.PDF

            G - Approval of Resolution to Conduct a Walk for Israel on Sunday, May 4, 2008; and Approval

                        of Outdoor Gathering Permit for the Walk for Israel, scheduled for Sunday, May 4, 2008

                        from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Israel’s 60th Anniversary Celebration, located at the

                        Jewish Community Center, 6600 W. Maple Road,  {contingent upon Fire Department

                        approval} ~  Applicant:  Mark Segel on behalf of JCC ResOutGathWalkIsrael.PDF

H   - Approval of Vendor Agreement for “Why West Bloomfield” Campaign WhyWB.pdf

 I    - Introduction of: 

·         Ordinance No. C-53-A-E, Amendment to Anti-Blight Ordinance regarding

Collection of Attorney Fees

·         Ordinance No. C-705-A, Amendment to Dead, Diseased or Dangerous


·         Ordinance No. C-345-C, Amendment to Massage ordinance regarding

Recognized Certification for Massage Therapists



Unfinished Business



New Business

9.      (a) Consideration of changing or cancelling the April 21 Township Board meeting

            due to the Passover Holiday

      (b) Consideration of changing the Monday, June 2 meeting to Tuesday,

            May 27, 2008 meetingChange.pdf

10.  (a) Consideration of disputed water bill by resident Michelle Mobarak of 6181

              Wincliff Drive WaterDispute.pdf  

(b)     Consideration of Amendment to Ordinance No. C-621-C, Chapter 24, Section

142 (c) Customer Dispute (2) d.

 (Discontinuance of Service for Failure to Pay Charges) OrdAmendWater.pdf

 11.  Introduction of proposed Ordinance No. C- 724, Chapter 10, Community Develop-

            ment, new Article V, Watercraft Docking and Launching OrdC-724Docking.pdf

12.  Approval of Independent Insurance Consultant to Work with Employee/Retiree

           Review Committee InsurConsultant.pdf

13.  Approval of Citizen Survey Contract with ETC Institute ContractSurvey.pdf

 14.  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