Monday, July 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.   Public Comment on non-related agenda items - 2 minutes per speaker


6.   Consent Agenda

A - Approval of Minutes - Special Meeting, Monday, June 9, 2008 min06-09-08spec.pdf

      Approval of Minutes - Regular Meeting, Monday, June 16, 2008 min06-16-08reg.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 CreditCardReport.pdf

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

            of May 2008 BudgetRptMay.pdf

            E -  Consideration of New Street Light Installation on Deckerland Street at Pontiac

            Trail [Straits Lake Hills Association] StreetLightDeckerland.pdf

F -  Approval of Annual Membership Renewal to Huron River Watershed Council

            of $1,842.09 HuronWatershed.pdf

                        G -       Adoption of Ordinance No. C-708-A, 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-708-A.pdf

            H -  Recommendation to Award Contract for the Project West Bloomfield

                        D.P.W. Garage Doors and Installation to:  Overhead Door West

                        Commercial, Inc. BidOverheadDoor.pdf

            I  - Approval of Additional Cost for Township Hall Fire Alarm System FireAlarm.pdf

            J - Consideration of approval for attendance at the 10th Annual ULI Conference in

                       Denver, Colorado TravelRequest.pdf


Unfinished Business

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

           and Use Agreement (tabled at 6-16-08 meeting) JacobsAgreement.pdf

 8.  Consideration of Approval for Repeal of Water and Sewer Charges at

            5965 Middlebelt Road (postponed at 6-16-08 meeting) WaterReliefBeatty.pdf


New Business

9.    Consideration to Introduce Ordinance No. C-512-A,  to amend Section 24-148 of

           Chapter 24, Water Supply and Sewage Disposal Systems, of the Code of

           Ordinances of the Charter Township of West Bloomfield, Oakland County,

           Michigan, to revise the classification of funds regarding the allocation and


           collection of revenues for the system, and to repeal conflicting ordinances,

           whereby collected revenues of the system shall be set aside and deposited into the Operation and Maintenance Fund (OMF) and the Capital Improvement, Replacement and Financing Fund (CIRFF) and such other funds that may be established by the Township Board OrdC-512-A.pdf

10.  Approval of Commencing Amendment Process for Condemnation Non-conformities

           Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment CondemnNonconform.pdf

11.  Presentation of FY 2009 Safety Path Program and Updated

            Budget 2009SafetyPathOverview.pdf

 12.  Recommendation for Award:  2008 Non-Motorized Pedestrian Safety Path

            Program, to Audia Concrete Construction, Inc. BikePathAward.pdf

 13. Approval of Resolution Determining Necessity and Directing Circuit

            Court Proceedings for the Acquisition of Easement for Public

            Safety Path ResolSafetyPathLongLake.pdf

14.     Public Participation

15.     Executive Session  to discuss litigation/settlement strategy on Mastis cases

         with Township Attorney [provided in paper format only]




 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:


Meeting of interest)

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