Aug. 6. Election – West Bloomfield Township Has Two Proposals on Ballot

Aug. 6. Election – West Bloomfield Township Has Two Proposals on Ballot

West Bloomfield Twp, MI- Voters in West Bloomfield have two proposals on the Aug 6. 2019 ballot.  Here is the ballot language of each:

West Bloomfield Township Public Safety Millage Replacement

Shall the Charter Township of West Bloomfield replace two (2) authorized public safety tax levies of 3.1378 mills and 2.85 mills (a combined total  of  5.9878  mills  reduced  by  required  millage  roll  backs)  due  to  expire  in  2021  with  one  new  combined  reduced  rate  of  5.7306  mills,  authorizing a levy of $5.73 per $1000 of taxable value for a period of eleven years, 2019-2030.  The new combined rate will reflect a reduction in mills levied.

The replacement millage will continue to be used exclusively for the costs and expenses of township public safety for police, fire, EMS, and dispatch  departments,  and  will  be  subject  to  required  roll  backs  at  the  time  of  levy.    It  is  estimated  that  this  proposal  would  result  in  the  authorization to collect $21,418,110 for public safety expenses in the first year if approved and levied.

Safety Path Millage Renewal

Shall the Charter Township of West Bloomfield be authorized to continue to levy the safety path millage approved in 2004 that authorized up to 0.20 of one (1) mill, (reduced to .1895 of one (1) mill by required millage rollbacks) by renewing the millage at the rolled back rate of .1895 of one (1) mill for a period of fifteen years, 2020-2034, after the millage expires in 2019.Approval  of  this  proposal  would  permit  a  tax  levy  of  up  to  $.1895  per  $1,000  of  taxable  value  on  all  taxable  property  in  the  Township.    If  approved, the renewal millage will take effect in 2020 and will continue to be subject to required millage rollbacks.  The renewal millage shall continue to be used to finance maintenance, repair, construction, and replacement of the non-motorized pedestrian pathways in the Township, including acquisition of rights-of-way and easements, and payment of principal and interest on safety path bonds that may be issued by the Township.  It is estimated that this proposal would result in the authorization to collect an estimated $708,256.00 in the first year if approved and levied


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