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Delinquent township balances go to county

By Lisa Brody

Bloomfield Township trustees voted 6-0, with treasurer Brian Kepes not in attendance at their meeting on Monday, August 9, to send any delinquent accounts more than 30 days overdue to the December tax rolls, and if not paid by March, to then be sent to Oakland County for collection.

Katie Fotherby, township public works manager, explained this is done every year at this time, as directed by Bloomfield Township ordinances. A roll of delinquent accounts, for water and sewer charges, solid waste charges, and multiple special assessments, as presented by clerk Martin Brook, which are unpaid, next go on the winter (December) tax statements, and if they remain unpaid, “will be sent to Oakland County as delinquent, allowing Bloomfield Township to be made whole and transferring the collection responsibility to Oakland County,” explained Fotherby.

She said in the past, just the delinquent water and sewer charges have totaled more than $225,000.


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