West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Millage Renewal Ballot Proposal
I support the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Millage Renewal on the August 4th, 2020 Ballot, voting YES. It is a renewal and not an increase in taxes. The monies will be used to help maintain and support the Senior Center, which opened in January 2020; fund renovations of ballparks; and support the construction of Splash Park, due to open in the Spring of 2021. Along with these efforts is the continuing property maintenance and services provided by West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation.
I am gratified that the millage renewal proposal, which I supported, was overwhelmingly passed by West Bloomfield Township voters in the Primary held on August 4, 2020
The ballot proposal language follows:
“Shall the millage previously authorized by the electors in 2008 authorizing the Charter Township of West Bloomfield to levy up to .2286 mills as reduced by required millage rollbacks to a levy of .2187 mills in 2019, be renewed at and increased up to the original voted .2286 mills ($.2286 per $1000 of taxable value) and levied for 10 years, 2021 through 2030 inclusive, after the millage expiration in 2020? The renewal millage shall be used only for acquisition, development, maintenance, and operation of Township parks and places of recreation by the West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission. Approval of this proposal would permit a tax levy of up to $.2286 per $1,000.00 of taxable value on all taxable property in the Charter Township of West Bloomfield as reduced by required millage rollbacks. It is estimated that this proposal would result in the authorization to collect $885,669 in the first year the millage is levied.”