Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Special Meeting, Rescheduled Meeting and A Special Boy

Hi All,

The Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees will be meeting Oct. 5, WEDNESDAY morning  @ 7 AM  at the Township Hall  as a Special Meeting.
On the agenda:  Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals appointments.  The Board of Trustees will review the applications received and discuss each candidate and his/her  qualifications for the openings.  Look for the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals appointments to be voted/announced at the rescheduled Board of Trustee meeting on WEDNESDAY, Oct 12 @ 7 PM .

Mr. Savoie has confirmed that the Monday, Oct. 10 regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees has been rescheduled for WED., Oct. 12 @ 7 pm because of a lack of a quorum that evening. Please mark your calendars.  No agenda has been posted for that meeting.

The Design Review Board is Wednesday, October 5, 2011 @ 2 PM.
A. Signs:
1. 42994 Woodward Ave. – Sunoco Gas Station – Ground Sign
2. 6523 Telegraph Rd. – Roland Optics – Wall Signs

B. Special Events:
1. 3003 W. Maple Rd. – Detroit Country Day School – Open House & Summer Camp 2. 3600 Bradway Blvd. – Detroit Country Day Junior School – Open House

C. Site Improvements:
1. 3951 W. Maple Rd. – Oakland Hills Country Club – Outdoor Café Area
2. 4050 W. Maple Rd. – Maple Office Building – Dumpster Enclosure / Lighting

The Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for TUESDAY, Oct. 11 @ 7pm  still does NOT have the AGENDA  posted on the Township website.  The law required a 15 day notice which the Township complied with by publishing that agenda in the Birmingham Bloomfield Eccentric.  I spoke with the new Supervisor, Leo Savoie, this morning.  He listened to my request again for posting the ZBA and other agendas earlier on the Township website...especially if there are PUBLIC HEARINGS on the agenda and 15 day notification requirements.  To his credit, Mr. Savoie has made many other improvements at Township Hall since he began Aug. 1.  Perhaps this request for posting agendas will be the next step for more open and transparent government.

I see my role as a "watchdog" of local government.  Therefore, the "feel good" stories are sometimes missing. Today, I would like to share an email from a Bloomfield Township Trustee who has dedicated many years of service to the Bloomfield Township citizens. Perhaps, Oct. 8, we can say thank you .....please read about this very special boy...his son, Jack.


Hi Friends!

Jack will be walking on October 8th at The Palace of Auburn Hills for
Step Up 4 Down Syndrome.  
He's hoping you can walk with him or make a small donation.  
Check out his web page by clicking on the link.


If the link doesn't work go directly to Stepup4downsyndrome.org
Click on the Walk with us tab at top.
Click on team list.  Select JACK'S VIPs
Then Click team page and hear what Jack has to say. 
It's free to walk:)  Hopefully you can come:)

Jack turned 10 on September 3rd and made his First Communion in May! 
Regards, David Buckley 

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