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Capital Improvement Project Millage
On November 6, 2018, voters will be asked to consider a ballot proposal for a charter amendment requesting 2 mills for city infrastructure improvements. If approved, it would raise $1.14 million each year for the next 10 years. The funds would be dedicated to capital improvements for city infrastructure that includes road, water mains and emergency sewer repairs.

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

Each year, during the budget planning process, funding requests are submitted by each department to cover operating costs, including maintenance and capital improvement projects. Requests are approved based on availability of funds.  

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 

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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



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