Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Happy New Year....Celebrate Safely...

Hi All,

There are so many interesting articles to read in a variety of print and digital forms.  This information comes from Crain's Detroit Business .
FAMILY fun on December 31, 2014.  Go downtown... be at Campus Martius and watch a ball drop @ 6:30 PM...... just for the ones that can't stay up until midnight... :)  The "party" starts at 4 p.m. and includes food trucks, ice skating, carriage rides and more, all happening to celebrate a bright and prosperous 2015. All the details you need to plan your night at The Drop can be found here.

Detroit Design Center
The DBurst, Detroit's own New Year's Eve ball, designed and built by Erik and Israel Nordin.

The ball will drop again @ midnight for those that continue to celebrate in the "D". 
Can't make it to downtown to watch the ball drop? WTVS PBS Detroit will be broadcasting it live.


Saturday, December 20, 2014

What's "Happening" on the Township Website?

Hi All,
Be safe, be happy, be informed. I believe in open and transparent government.   I know most of you do NOT regularly read the township website.  That is one reason I do my blog.  Today I just want to share some links, news and financial information copied from the website.  As always, feel free to share my blog site with others.

Found on the Bloomfield Township website:

Holiday Trash Collection - Starting next week, December 22nd, residents with Thursday and Friday trash days will have their trash pickups delayed by one day for two weeks in a row for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Thursday pickups will be on Friday and Friday pickups will be on Saturday. Monday through Wednesday pickups will remain unchanged. All schedules will go back to normal starting the week of January 5th.

Utility Companies - The Township does not have authority over DTE or other utility companies. If you would like to file a complaint about DTE or other utilities, please contact the Michigan Public Service Commission. You may file a complaint by calling the MPSC at 517.241.6180 or go online to file a complaint at http://www.michigan.gov/mpsc 

Meetings for January 2015

Planning Commission Meeting - CANCELLED
Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 7:00pm @ Township Hall
Design Review Board Meeting
Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 2:00pm @ Township Hall
Township Board Meeting
Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 7:00pm @ Township Hall
Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 7:00pm @ Township Hall

2015/2016 Budget....  this is a PROPOSED BUDGET... to be voted on in March 2015.    (edited 12/23/14...I corrected the year voted to 2015)

All budget information below is for the Fiscal Year ending 3/31/16.
This document is available to view in PDF format. 2015-16 Preliminary Budget

2014/2015 Budget..... that the township is now operating under..

All budget information below is for the Fiscal Year ending 3/31/15.
This document is available to view in PDF format. 2015 Adopted Budget This document is available to view in PDF format. 2014-2015 Preliminary Budget

Township’s Audited Financial Statements...77 pages......3/31/14

Quick Links
Citizens’ Guide and Dashboard Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP)


Emergency Readiness



Merry Christmas!    Season's Greetings!    Happy Holidays!    Happy New Year!      Marcia


Monday, December 8, 2014

DEC. 8 @ 7 pm SIX Public Hearings & More on the Agenda

Hi All,
There is a Board of Trustees meeting on MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014  @ 7 PM.
It is jam packed.  See the full agenda below.    Use this link to get to the BOARD PACKET FOR DETAILS: http://bloomfieldtwpmi.minutesondemand.com

 Please pass this email on to others in the township.  Thank you.

AGENDAS 3-8:  Public Hearings...   Golling site plan,   block grant,   Bloomfield Adams Manor sewer special assessment,   Kentmoor(s)  subdivision road repaving,  Planet Fitness site plan and 24 hour use,   Granger Development site plan (senior living)
AGENDAS  9, 10:     This is the time of year that the Board appoints or reappoints the different commissions/ Planning/ZBA/etc.  Again, there was no request or notice posted to the citizens of this township to inquire whether or not anyone was interested in these positions. While they are appointed positions... at least the township could "discover" other talents in this community that may be of value to these committees in the future.

AGENDA 12:  A yearly problem...as I see it...  but the township leadership OPTS OUT of a state law... Public Act 152...  
Act 152 of 2011

AN ACT to limit a public employer's expenditures for employee medical benefit plans; to provide the power and duties of certain state agencies and officials; to provide for exceptions; and to provide for sanctions.
AGENDA 15:  THIS AGENDA ITEM HAS TO DO WITH PRUDENTIAL PENSION PLAN.....  right now... I'm not sure any resolution should be passed... since Prudential couldn't even show up or send answers to township questions at the Study Session of Dec. 2.   IF the township has not signed it... and it needs to go back to 2013.... why not wait a few more months... and get more info. from Prudential to OUR questions and concerns?    The below was in the BOARD PACKET....for this agenda item 15: