Public safety tax okayed for Bloomfield Village
By Lisa Brody
Bloomfield Township trustees, at their meeting on Monday, November 13, unanimously approved supporting millage rates of 1.195 mills for police and .360 mills for volunteer fire services, for Bloomfield Village, for the fiscal year of April I, 2023 to March 31, 2024.
An association of approximately 1,000 homes, Bloomfield Village is completely contained within Bloomfield Township. It covers an area of approximately one square mile from Quarton Road on the north to Maple Road on the south and from Lahser Road on the west to the city of Birmingham on the east. Judson Bradway established Bloomfield Village in 1924 as a nonpolitical entity within Bloomfield Township, and follows all of the ordinances of Bloomfield Township and pays taxes to the township, in addition to maintaining its own police force and volunteer fire department.
“The village has services in addition to what we offer,” explained Bloomfield Township Supervisor Dani Walsh. “The village manager and board determine the police and volunteer fire services, as well as their millages. The township board is putting a stamp of approval on what they've determined.”
“It's a pass-through millage through us,” explained trustee Neal Barnett.
With a millage rate of 1.195 mills for police, it is expected to raise revenue of $540,000 this fiscal year. For fire services, the .360 millage rate is anticipated to raise $163,000 in revenue. The taxable value of Bloomfield Village is estimated at $451,980,450 for fiscal year 2024.