Police & Fire Special Assessment District Information

Information contained on this page is related to a Police & Fire Special Assessment District ballot proposal that appeared on the August 7, 2018 primary election ballot in Waterford Township

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Fact Sheet
Facts regarding the Police & Fire Special Assessment ballot proposal

Resolution Adopted - March 26, 2018
At a regularly scheduled public meeting of the Waterford Township Board of Trustees on March 26, 2018, a resolution was adopted approving the ballot language. The resolution may be viewed online.

Resolution Revision - May 14, 2018
At a regularly scheduled public meeting of the Waterford Township Board of Trustees on May 14, 2018, a revised resolution was presented to the Board for adoption. Revisions were based on updated taxable value figures received after the original resolution was adopted. The revised resolution may be viewed online.

Town Hall Meeting - May 2, 2018
A special informational Town Hall meeting held May 2, 2018 was broadcast live on Municipal Channel 20.
The meeting may be viewed on-demand through the Waterford Township PEG Channel website here:
May 2, 2018 Public Safety SAD Town Hall Meeting

Informational Presentation
At the May 2, 2018 Town Hall meeting, an informational PowerPoint was presented by Supervisor Gary Wall, Police Chief Scott Underwood, and Fire Chief John Lyman. The PowerPoint presentation may be reviewed here: May 2, 2018 Public Safety SAD Presentation

Town Hall Meeting - July 26, 2018
An opportunity for the community to learn about a ballot proposal on the August 7, 2018 State Primary Election ballot seeking approval of a Public Safety Special Assessment District.
Fire Chief John H. Lyman and Police Chief Scott Underwood made a presentation and address citizen questions.
Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Town Hall Auditorium 5200 Civic Center Dr.
The meeting was broadcast live on Municipal Channel 20.

The meeting may be viewed on-demand through the Waterford Township PEG Channel website here:
https://waterford.viebit.com/player.php?hash=PHHtP6w4fae0


Election Results
The ballot proposal for Waterford to raise money by Special Assessment levies of up to 2.95 mills on all real property in the Township that is not exempt from property taxes for a period of 12 years to equip, maintain, and operate the Township Police and Fire Departments was successful by a majority vote on August 7, 2018.


August 27, 2018
On August 27, 2018 during the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees, a hearing was held on:

  • An estimate of and any objections to the costs and expenses to operate, maintain, and equip the Township Police and Fire Departments for the 2019 calendar/budget year, with that estimate to be on file with the Township Clerk’s office and available for public inspection on or before August 22, 2018.
  • On the question of and to hear objections to the creation of a Police and Fire Special Assessment District consisting of all real property in the Township that is not exempt from property taxes.
  • The amount of a special assessment to be levied on the December 2018 tax bills against real property in any Special Assessment District created, in an amount up to 2.95 mills, to defray the costs and expense of equipping, maintaining, and operating the Police & Fire Departments in the 2019 calendar/budget year.
  • View Presentation
  • Resolution to Establish Police & Fire Special Assessment District
  • Resolution to Levy & Direct Collection of Police & Fire Special Assessment District

September 24, 2018
An additional hearing was held by the Township Board on Monday, September 24, 2018, during the regular meeting to hear objections to the Township’s proposed distribution of the levy for Police and Fire Department expenses in 2019.
View presentation
Resolution to Distribute Police & Fire SAD Levy


Questions?
If you have any questions regarding this ballot proposal, please contact:
Any member of the Board of Trustees
Waterford Regional Fire Department Chief John Lyman 248-673-0405
Waterford Police Chief Scott Underwood 248-618-7506