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    March 21, 2019 Front Page

    Giant $100/year Sewer Bill Hike: "Cliff Notes" Edition

    by David Gordon 3/18/19 Northfield Neighbors recently alerted sewer customers to the Board of Trustee’s $5M plan for a holding tank at the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). This plant expansion could raise sewer rates $100/yr. and could also impact residents…
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    March 20, 2019 Front Page

    3-20-2019 Two Public Hearings at Planning Commission

    Meeting Docs: 2019-03-20 Northfield Township Planning Commission meeting Agenda.pdf Public Hearing - 8425 Main St - Packet documents, 3-20-2019 Public Hearing - 8425 Main St - Adder, LittleFish, OHM Review Letter, 3-18-2019 Public Notice - Medical…
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    March 17, 2019 Front Page

    March 12, 2019: The Board’s 4-Hour Bull Session – No Laughing Matter.

    By David Gordon, March 13, 2019 It was 10 minutes to 11pm when the Board of Trustees (BoT) finally adjourned.They started at 7pm and this is what they got done. Hired a policeman. Approved the Community Center holding a “Medication Take Back” event. Directed…
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    March 13, 2019 Front Page

    Factsheet: 3-12-2019 Township Board meeting

    Reports on Michigan Roads to consider while you're waiting: Free Press: Slingshot effect? What happens when a car hits a pothole, Eric D. Lawrence, 3-13-2019 TRIP: Modernizing Michigan’s Transportation System: Progress and Challenges, March, 2019 Free Press:…
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    March 10, 2019 Front Page

    Planning Commission to Board of Trustees: “Why Are You Selling the Historic Barker Road Fire Station?”

    Planning Commission to Board of Trustees: “Why R U Selling the Historic Barker Road Fire Station?” “What Are We Planners, Chopped Liver?” Report on the March 6, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting by David Gordon March 8, 2019 The Planning Commission last night…
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    February 20, 2019 Front Page

    2-20-2019 Pot, Master Planning, and Cottage Retail Discussed

    Documents in this meeting's packet, broken out 2019-02-20-Northfield-Township-Planning-Commission-meeting-Agenda.pdf Northfield-Township-Master-Plan-McKenna-Proposed-2019-02-15-draft.pdf Future-Land-Use-Master-Plan-Changes-McKenna-2019-02-15-draft.pdf…
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    February 20, 2019 Front Page

    Ann Arbor City Council Approves Lepkowski Farm Preservation Grant

    In a 10:1 vote, the Ann Arbor City Council has approved contributing over half of the $478,867 cost of preserving the 75 acre Lepkowski farm at 7084 Spencer Road. MLive: Ann Arbor officials have change of heart about preserving family farm - Ryan Stanton,…
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    February 15, 2019 Front Page

    BoT approves $2,000 for imperiled preservation deal.

    by David Gordon Feb. 15, 2019 The Northfield Township Board of Trustees (BoT) last night approved a $2,000 contribution to a local land preservation deal in an effort to get A2 City Council approval of the Greenbelt-recommended property. In January, the…
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    February 14, 2019 Front Page

    Given Chance, Board Makes-up at Valentines Day Do-Over

    Long story short, in a 4:2 vote, the Northfield Township Board of Trustees approved contributing $2,000.00 to the Lepkowski farm preservation effort. Trustee Dockett objected and voted NO for a new reason, calling the $2,000.00 "payola." The meaning of his…

Northfield Township is at the top of the heap - in Township Tax Rates

Only Ypsi township and the Willow Run school district component of Superior Township pay more.

MLive, Julie Mack: "The average property-tax rate in Michigan is at its highest point since the passage of Proposal A in 1994, according to data collected by the Michigan Department of Treasury.  But property tax revenue has fallen in recent years as a result of the lingering impact of the Great Recession, which has brought down property values and tax bills since 2008, that data shows."

Click here to view or download a pdf of the Tax Rate Data below

MLive: What's happened to home values in your county? Julie Mack, October 12, 2015

MLive: 8 facts about property assessments and tax rates in Michigan, Julie Mack, October 12, 2015

An explanation of Assessed, Headlee/Prop-A Capped, S.E.V., and Taxable values


Washtenaw County Property Tax Rates

Township/City School District 2014 millage for Owner-occupied Home Non-Homestead millage
YPSILANTI CITY YPSILANTI 66 84
YPSILANTI TWP YPSILANTI (WILLOW RUN) 50.5 68.5
VILLAGE OF DEXTER DEXTER 47.1 65.1
VILLAGE OF MANCHESTER MANCHESTER 47 65
ANN ARBOR CITY ANN ARBOR 46.4 59.9
MILAN CITY MILAN 45.5 63.4
VILLAGE OF DEXTER DEXTER 45.3 63.3
SALINE CITY SALINE 45 63
YPSILANTI TWP LINCOLN 44.9 62.9
CHELSEA CITY CHELSEA 44.7 62.7
VILLAGE OF BARTON HILLS ANN ARBOR 44.6 58.1
YPSILANTI TWP YPSILANTI 44.5 62.5
YPSILANTI TWP VAN BUREN 41.1 59.1
SUPERIOR TWP YPSILANTI (WILLOW RUN) 40.9 58.9
NORTHFIELD TWP DEXTER 39 57
NORTHFIELD TWP WHITMORE LAKE 37.5 55.5
SYLVAN TWP CHELSEA 36.9 54.9
NORTHFIELD TWP ANN ARBOR 36.8 50.3
NORTHFIELD TWP SOUTH LYON 36.1 54.1
PITTSFIELD TWP ANN ARBOR 35.8 49.3
PITTSFIELD TWP MILAN 35.5 53.5
SUPERIOR TWP ANN ARBOR 35.5 49
PITTSFIELD TWP SALINE 35.3 53.3
SUPERIOR TWP TR-KNANNA YPSI/ANN ARBOR 34.9 34.9
SUPERIOR TWP YPSILANTI 34.9 52.9
DEXTER TWP DEXTER 34.8 53.8
DEXTER TWP CHELSEA 34.7 52.7
ANN ARBOR TWP ANN ARBOR 34.6 48.1
SHARON TWP GRASS LAKE 34 52
DEXTER TWP PINCKNEY 33.3 51.3
WEBSTER TWP DEXTER 33.1 51.1
WEBSTER TWP ANN ARBOR 32.5 46
LIMA TWP DEXTER 32.4 50.4
LIMA TWP CHELSEA 32.3 50.3
LYNDON TWP CHELSEA 32.2 50.2
AUGUSTA TWP MILAN 31.8 49.7
SHARON TWP NAPOLEON 31.5 49.5
SUPERIOR TWP PLYMOUTH-CANTON 31.5 49.5
WEBSTER TWP WHITMORE LAKE 31.5 49.5
SCIO TWP DEXTER 31.3 49.3
MANCHESTER TWP MANCHESTER 31.3 49.3
YORK TWP MILAN 31.3 49.3
YORK TWP SALINE 31.1 49.1
FREEDOM TWP DEXTER 31.1 49.1
LYNDON TWP STOCKBRIDGE 31 49
SALINE TWP MILAN 30.9 48.8
LODI TWP DEXTER 30.8 48.8
MANCHESTER TWP COLUMBIA 30.7 48.7
SCIO TWP ANN ARBOR 30.7 44.2
SALEM TWP SOUTH LYON W/W 30.7 48.7
SALINE TWP SALINE 30.7 48.7
SHARON TWP MANCHESTER 30.5 48.5
FREEDOM TWP MANCHESTER 30.5 48.5
LODI TWP ANN ARBOR 30.2 43.7
BRIDGEWATER TWP MANCHESTER 30.1 48.1
AUGUSTA TWP LINCOLN 30 48
FREEDOM TWP SALINE 30 48
LODI TWP SALINE 29.7 47.7
MANCHESTER TWP CLINTON 29.7 47.7
BRIDGEWATER TWP SALINE 29.6 47.6
YORK TWP LINCOLN 29.5 47.5
FREEDOM TWP CHELSEA 29.3 47.3
SHARON TWP CHELSEA 29.3 47.3
SALEM TWP ANN ARBOR 29.2 42.7
DEXTER TWP TR-NEFF/DEXTER 29 29
SALEM TWP SOUTH LYON 28.9 46.9
WEBSTER TWP PINCKNEY 28.9 46.9
SALINE TWP CLINTON 28.5 46.5
BRIDGEWATER TWP CLINTON 28.4 46.4
FREEDOM TWP TR-DAVIS/CHELSEA 28 28
SUPERIOR TWP TR-HENRY YPI/ANN ARBOR 27.9 27.9
SUPERIOR TWP TR-MACBRIDE YPI/ANN ARBOR 27.9 27.9
SUPERIOR TWP TR-SMITH YPI/ANN ARBOR 27.9 27.9
SUPERIOR TWP PLYMOUTH SCC 27.4 27.4
SALEM TWP PLYMOUTH-CANTON 25.2 43.2
SALEM TWP NORTHVILLE 24.3 42.3
SALEM TWP PLYMOUTH-CANTON 23.6 41.6
SHARON TWP TR-LON/HAR-CH OP 22 22

 

Do we fare any better compared to our Livingston County neighboring Townships?  No.

HAMBURG TWP DEXTER 29 47
HAMBURG TWP PINCKNEY 24.8 42.8
HAMBURG TWP BRIGHTON 24.5 42.5
HAMBURG TWP TR-PI.BR. 1992 24.5 42.5
       
GREEN OAK TWP SOUTH LYON 32.2 50.2
GREEN OAK TWP WHITMORE LAKE 30 48
GREEN OAK TWP BRIGHTON 27 45
       
BRIGHTON TWP HURON VALLEY 25.9 43.9
BRIGHTON TWP HARTLAND 24.3 42.3
BRIGHTON TWP HOWELL 22.6 40.6
BRIGHTON TWP BRIGHTON 22.5 40.5
BRIGHTON TWP TR-HOWELL/BRIGHTON 18.4 36.4