Monday, June 16, 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.  Presentation of the 2007 Audit Report by Plante & Moran Audit.pdf


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


7.  Correspondence from Richard Wells regarding request for decision

           on claim ClaimCorrespondence.pdf


8.   Consent Agenda

A - Approval of prepaid expenditures and/or investments and expenditures to be

 paid from the Common Account [Summary] Expenditures.pdf

B - Approval of prepaid expenditures to be paid by credit card CreditCardRpt.pdf

            C - Report of General, Public Safety, and Water & Sewer Fund Budgets for the month

            of April 2008 GenPubSafeW&SRprtApril.pdf

            D - Trustee attendance TrusteesPay.PDF

            E -  Approval of West Bloomfield Estates Water Improvement Special Assessment District

                        No. 117 Refund Resolution RefundResolSAD117.pdf

            F -  Fireworks: 

      (a) Approval of Fireworks, Pine Lake Country Club, for a display scheduled for July 3, 2008

            (at dusk) [rain date: July 4, 2008, consistent with Fire Department

             recommendations FWPineLk.pdf  

      (b) Approval of Fireworks, Green Lake Association, for a display scheduled for July 12, 2008

[rain date: July 13, 2008], consistent with Fire Department

recommendations FWGreenLk.pdf

      (c)  Approval of Fireworks, Tam-O-Shanter, for a display scheduled for July 5, 2008

consistent with Fire Department recommendations FWTamO.pdf

                  (d) Approval of Fireworks, Shady Beach Improvement Association, for a display

scheduled for July 5, 2008 [rain date: July 6, 2008], consistent with Fire

Department recommendations  FWShadyBch.pdf

(e)     Approval of Fireworks, Union Lake, for a display scheduled for July 3, 2008, consistent

       with Fire Department recommendations FWUnionLk.pdf

(f)       Approval of Fireworks, Temple Shir Shalom, for a display scheduled for August 18, 2008, consistent with Fire Department recommendations FWTempleShir.pdf

           G - Introduction and Adoption of Ordinance No. C-709-A, Zoning Ordinance Text

                        Amendment:  Chapter 26, Article II, General District Regulations, Section 26-51 –

                        Outdoor Customer Dining Areas OrdC-709-A.pdf

           H - Consideration of approval for attendance at the 74th Annual IAAO Conference

                        in Reno, Nevada IAAOAssessConference.pdf




             I - Consideration of approval for attendance at the ICC 2008 Conference

                        In Minneapolis, Minnesota ICCConference.pdf

            J - Request to Waive Permit Fees for 175th Birthday Celebration Fireworks Display

                        at Marshbank Park to be held on September 12, 2008 WaiveFees175Birthday.pdf

            K - Request to Waive Permit Fees for the 3rd Annual Police/Fire Marshbank Charity Event

                        to be held on September 6, 2008 WaiveFeePoliceFiireCharity.pdf

            L - Consideration to Approve a Resolution to Request that the Michigan General Assembly

                        and the Michigan Congressional Delegation Continue to Support the Families of

                        Michigan, and to Support Strong Trade Policy ResolutionGeneralAssembly.pdf                    

            M - Extension of Blanket Installation Contract for Low Pressure Sewers and Grinder

                        Pumps with Kaltz Excavating Company, Inc. ExtensionKaltz.pdf


Unfinished Business

 9.  Approval of Resolution to follow Planning Commission recommendations and NOT

           introduce or adopt the proposed Ordinance No. C-265A Zoning Ordinance Text

           Amendment regarding Boat Docking and Launching in One-Family Districts and

           or the proposed Ordinance No. C-724, Watercraft Docking and Launching

           Ordinance BoatingWatercraftResolution.pdf

10. Introduction of Ordinance No. C-728, Text Amendment to Zoning Ordinance

            (Township Center District) to modify the Township Center District regulations

            to allow more flexibility in the redevelopment of properties for some alterations

            of existing buildings and structures within the modifiable standards section of

            the division OrdC-728TwpCtrDist.pdf


New Business

11.  Consideration to reappoint Michael Ringuette to another (2 year) term as at-large

            resident member on the West Bloomfield Township Pension Board

             {new term:  7-1-2008 through 6-30-2010} ReapptRinguette.pdf

12.  Approval of CLEMIS Live Scan Agreement CLEMISLiveScanAgreement.pdf

13.  Consideration of appeal regarding water and sewer charges at 5965 Middlebelt

            Road WaterSewerAppeal.pdf

14.  Consideration of request from Potomac Village III regarding assessments for road

            Improvements PotomacVillageAssess.pdf

15.  Consideration of approval for proposed 2008-2009 water and sewer rates;

            increase in Water of 6.28% from $30.41/Mcf to $32.32/Mcf, and increase

            of 1.32% in Sanitary Sewer from $22.75/Mcf to $23.05/Mcf, including a

            Sanitary Sewer-Only customer rate increase of 1.32% from 

            $88.72/Quarter to $89.89/Quarter; all rate increases to be effective with all

            July 1st billings 20082009wsrateproposal.pdf

16.  Approval of Contract Amendment to Extend Solid Waste Recycling Contract with

           Allied Waste [by three (3) months] to 12-31-08 AlliedWasteAmend.pdf

17.  Consideration to Approve Jacobs Drain Nature Trail/Park Maintenance License

           and Use Agreement JacobsDrain.pdf

18.  Consideration of Alternative Work Weeks AlternativeWorkSchedule.pdf

19.  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