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Township library seeking millage renewal

On the February 27 presidential primary ballot, Bloomfield Township Pubic Library is asking township voters to renew the 2023 expiring millage at the current rate of .5047 mill for 10 years in order to maintain the existing level of funding for the library.

According to the library's board of trustees, Bloomfield Township Public Library is currently supported by three separate millage rates, two of which are levied in perpetuity and one of which expires at the end of 2023. The proposal being presented to voters on the February 27 presidential primary ballot asks township voters to consider renewing the millage which expired in 2023 at the current rate of .5047 mills for another 10 years. The renewal request would not increase current tax payments, and would continue to cost the average township taxpayer approximately $151 per year on a home with a taxable value of $300,000, according to library director Tera Moon.

According to Moon, this funding accounts for approximately 27 percent of the library's current total revenues.

“The library is a vibrant pillar of the community, serving the 44,235 residents of Bloomfield Township with resources, technology, and support for all ages,” said Moon. “If the millage renewal is approved, the library will work to achieve the goals of the 2023-2025 strategic plan and continue its award-winning operations of the last several years. If the millage renewal is not approved, serious cuts to hours, services, staffing, and programming will have to be made to account for the loss of 27 percent of the library’s total revenues.”

For those with questions or concerns regarding the library millage renewal, the library will host four public informational sessions, on Wednesday, January 17, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Thursday, February 15, at 2 and 7 p.m. No registration is required to attend.


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