Public Safety Special Assessment District Information

Information contained on this page is related to a Public Safety 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 Public Safety 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. Video replay of the meeting can be seen on Municipal Channel 20 per the following schedule:

Sunday 4:30pm
Tuesday 10:30am
Thursday 8pm
Saturday 3pm

Channel 20 (Comcast), Channel 99 (AT&T)

The meeting may also 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.
Town Hall Meeting - July 26, 2018 Public Safety SAD (PDF)

Video replay of the July 26, 2016 Town Hall meeting can be seen on Municipal Channel 20 (20 on Comcast, 99 on U-Verse) per the following schedule:

Monday 10:00am
Tuesday 10:00pm
Wednesday 2:30pm
Thursday 4:00pm
Friday 12:00pm
Saturday 6:00am

The meeting may also 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.



Next Steps

August 27, 2018
On August 27, 2018 during the regular public meeting that begins at 6:00 PM, the Township Board will hold a hearing 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.

After the August 27, 2018 hearing, the Township Board will decided whether to create a special assessment district, the boundaries of any district created, and the amount of any special assessment to be levied on the December 2018 tax bills.

September 24, 2018
An additional hearing will be held by the Township Board on Monday, September 24, 2018, during the regular meeting that begins at 6:00PM to hear objections to the Township’s proposed distribution of the levy for Police and Fire Department expenses in 2019.


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