On August 6, 2019 Bloomfield Township residents will be asked to vote on a Special Assessment District to fund Police and Fire services. The Township is facing a major budget shortfall over funding of the Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB), specifically health care costs for retirees, and the Defined Benefit Pension Plan. This page is designed to keep everyone up-to-date on all discussion, documents and developments.
In December 2017, Gov. Rick Snyder signed Michigan Public Act 202 – Protecting Local Government Retirement and Benefits Act – into law. The state took this action because of the growing cost of retiree health care systems paired with high levels of underfunding among governmental units across the state. View the legislation and the Township's funding situation summary by clicking the links below.
Michigan Public Act 202
OPEB and Defined Benefit Pension Plan Funding Situation Summary
2018 Summary Annual Report - Defined Benefit Pension Plan
2018 Summary Annual Report - Retired Employees Health Care Plan
Resident Survey and Special Study Session
The Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees held a Special Study Session on March 20, 2019 to discuss funding the structural deficit and the results of a resident survey. The information presented at that meeting and the detailed survey results are available to view by clicking the links below.
Study Session: Structural Deficit Presentation
Click here to watch the March 20 Special Study Session.
Click here to view the Plante Moran Study Session presentation of December 11, 2018.
Resolution Approving Ballot Language and Hearing Dates for
Possible Police/Fire Departments Special Assesment
To read the resolution click the link below.
Ballot Question Resolution
For information on the population history of Bloomfield Township, click the links below.
Historical Population 1900-2000
What A Police and Fire SAD Would Mean For You
How would your tax bill be affected by a net millage increase of 1.05? Use the calculator below to see the amount your yearly taxes would increase. NOTE: If your taxable value was changed by the Board of Review, please call the Assessor's Office at 248-433-7710 for an updated amount.