The Township's Board of Trustees unanimously approved placing the millage renewal proposal on the March 10, 2020 election ballot, to continue our current level of services. The proposed millage renewal will not increase the local tax rate above current levels.
In the past twelve months Bloomfield Township has cut approximately 10 percent ($4 million) out of the budget. We are now looking at a millage renewal. This is not a tax increase. This millage renewal proposal will allow Bloomfield Township to maintain its current level of services for police and fire operations. One hundred percent of this millage has been and will continue to go to police and fire services. Maintaining a high level of services is essential to maintaining our quality of life and property values.
For more information on the history of this millage, where these dollars go, and what will happen if this millage renewal does not pass, click here.
Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go?
Only 27 cents of each dollar of property taxes you pay stay in Bloomfield Township. The remainder of your tax dollar goes to the school districts, the Oakland County Intermediate School District, the state education tax, the library, the Huron-Clinton Metro Authority, the Detroit Institute of Art, and the zoo authority. To see more information and the pie chart illustrating where your tax dollar goes click here
Shall the millage previously authorized by electors in 2010 authorizing the Charter Township of Bloomfield to levy up to 1.30 mills as reduced by required millage rollbacks to a levy of 1.2401 mills in 2019, be renewed at the reduced rate of 1.2401 mills for a period of ten (10) years, 2020-2029, after the millage expiration in 2019?
The renewal millage shall continue to be used to support and fund the operations of the Charter Township of Bloomfield, including, but not limited to, Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Department of Public Works and all other general operations of the Charter Township of Bloomfield. Approval of this proposal would permit a tax levy of up to $1.2401 per $1,000.00 of taxable value on all taxable property in the Charter Township of Bloomfield as reduced by required millage rollbacks. It is estimated that this proposal would result in the authorization to collect $5,100,000.00 in the first year if approved and levied.
Watch Fire Chief Mike Morin and Police Chief Phil Langmeyer discuss the effects of the millage renewal proposal on public safety in Bloomfield Township. Click here.
The election will be held on March 10, 2020. Polls will be open 7 AM - 8 PM. For more information on precinct locations click here
Absentee ballots will be mailed about five weeks before the election.
Application for Absent Voter Ballot