CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT MILLAGE
SUMMARY OF NEED:
Addressing Berkley current road repair needs is a multi-year endeavor. Because there is no sustainable funding available, a minimal numbers of roads have been rehabilitated in the last 5 years. In general, maintenance and repairs occur when the required funding is available. During the budget process, limited funds are designated for road repairs and preventive maintenance. Revenue for road maintenance, generated from local taxes and Act 51 (the state road funding formula), has decreased over time. As a result, more than 70% of Berkley’s roads need some type of maintenance or repair.
The proposed millage will provide sustainable funding, for 10 years, for road rehabilitation and reconstruction projects.
November 6, 2018 ballot proposal language:
Capital Improvement Project Millage
Shall Section 9.4 of the Charter of the City of Berkley, Oakland County, Michigan, be amended to permit the levy by the City of an additional ad valorem property tax in an amount not to exceed two (2) mills for ten (10) years, from 2019 through 2028, to acquire and construct capital improvements for the City, including roads, streets, water, sewer and other capital improvement projects? It is estimated that 2 mills would raise approximately $1,142,783 when first levied in 2019.
[ ] YES [ ] NO
Click here to view the presentation made at the city infrastructure Town Hall Meeting held in March 2018.
MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE
PROPOSED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT MILLAGE
Click here for an FAQ that provides additional information about the proposed Capital Improvement Project Millage and how funds will be used to improve road in Berkley.
PASER Ratings for Berkley Streets
HARVARD RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
Potential Model for Future Road Projects
Harvard Road - from Cass to Woodward (~ ½ mile)
- Full reconstruction – new roadway, curb, gutter, drive approach, sidewalk, trees
- Replaced water main and city side of all water services (~100)
- Public sewer previously lined – no change
- Total project cost $2.2 million