|A VILLAGE BUILDER is defined to include the
resident property owner, the general contractor and all subcontractors.
The property owner is responsible for all activities on their property
and the conduct of all contractors and subcontractors.
1. The VILLAGE BUILDER as a guest in the community.
Village Builders are guests in Bloomfield Village and as such,
are expected to conduct themselves as guests. Existing neighbors
have a right to the quiet enjoyment and use of their property. Village
Builders are expected to operate within the confines of Bloomfield
Township ordinances and should make every reasonable effort to operate
in the least disruptive fashion possible as to equipment operation,
noise of operation, employee behavior, cleanliness of site and safety
of site. Bloomfield Township Ordinance allows construction Monday
through Saturday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM only.
2. Village Builders need to communicate with their neighbors.
Village Builders should communicate with their neighbors explaining
their proposed project, expected duration of construction time span,
and names and telephone numbers of contacts. Additionally, builders
should attempt to determine if any problems could be avoided by
determining if the adjoining property has any particular concerns
or problems with the proposed project that could be remedied before
the project starts.
3. Village Builders must manage their sites and keep them safe.
Village Builders need to manage the site so as to minimize safety
risks to their neighbors and other Villagers. Site management including
controlling the material and equipment deliveries so as not to overload
the site or the right-of-way is expected. Excavation for footings
and foundations are expected to be timed so that construction follows
as quickly as possible to minimize the safety risks of open unprotected
excavations. Making sure the sidewalks are kept open and usable
is expected. Construction vehicles are to be parked on the building
site driveway, not on the front lawn, or on the Street immediately
in front of the project. Do not park in front of neighbors, on the
greenbelt, or park so as to impede Emergency vehicles. Location
of portable restroom facilities and solid waste disposal dumpsters
should be placed on the building site so as to minimize impact on
neighboring property. Portable restrooms are to be in the rear of
the property, in the garage if possible. Permanent site dumpsters
should only be located in the rear of the lot. Materials should
be stored in the rear of the lot and in as small an area as possible
to isolate the negative aesthetic impact on neighbors.
4. Village Builders need to familiarize themselves with Township
Village Builders are expected to familiarize themselves with the
Bloomfield Township codes and follow them. The Bloomfield Village
Manager will work together with Bloomfield Township to identify
violations and pursue enforcement. Bloomfield Village Building and
Use Restrictions prohibit the placement of signs on the property
advertising the builder, architect, lender or subcontractor.
5. Village Builders are to exert care
Village Builders are to exert extreme care in designing their project
and construction improvements so as to avoid cutting utility service
lines such as cable, telephone, power lines, gas lines and water
lines. Grade of property, either temporary or permanent, must be
to avoid drainage problems for a neighbor. Care is to be exercised
in grading and excavating so as to prevent damage to trees and shrubs
on neighboring property and public right-of-way. Security systems
should be adjusted to prevent false alarms.
6. Village Builders are to preserve and consider their surroundings.
Village Builders are encouraged to preserve natural features on
their property including trees and shrubbery. It is recommended
to install temporary fencing to minimize damage to landscaping and
to help control site cleanliness. The Bloomfield Village Board of
Trustees will strictly adhere to the Bloomfield Village Architectural
and Site Guidelines in evaluating projects for approval.
7. Village Builders are responsible for damages.
Village Builders are required to pay the costs of repairing any
and all common area improvements including curbs/gutters, sidewalks,
streets, trees/shrubs and public utilities. Builders shall promptly
clean any debris that is spilled on public property during the course
8. Village Builders have rights too!
Village Builders have the right to improve their property consistent
with the Bloomfield Village Building and Use Restrictions, the Village
Architectural and Site Guidelines and Bloomfield Township Building
Ordinances. Bloomfield Village recognizes the right of builders
to improve their property but demands that the construction activity
occur in a manner which is the least disruptive to the neighborhood.
Remember that inconsiderate action on the part of just one builder
may have a resultant impact on all builders. Bloomfield Village
Building and Use Restrictions require that all projects be completed
within twelve months from approval.
On behalf of all Bloomfield Village residents, the Bloomfield Village
Board of Trustees, and Bloomfield Township we thank you for your
understanding and cooperation.