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Board of Review

Judy Klager
(734) 429-4088

Calvin Messing
(734) 428-0598
cmessing1@yahoo.com

Steve Wahl
(517) 456-7671
scwahl@hotmail.com

Laurie Fromhart, Secretary
(734) 223-2766
bridgewatertwpsupervisor@yahoo.com    

Authorities and Responsibilities 
The Board of Review is governed and authorized by the General Property Tax Act, Public Act 206 of 1893, MCL 211.28 to 211.33.  The Board of Review examines and reviews the assessment roll for the current year as prepared by the supervisor/assessor. Adds property omitted from the assessment roll. Corrects errors in names, descriptions of property, and the assessment and valuation of property. Hears taxpayer appeals and indorses the completed assessment roll.

Membership
The Board of Review is made up of three, six or nine members appointed by the township board. At least 2/3 of the members shall be property taxpayers of the township. A member of the township board may not serve on the board of review or fill any vacancy. A spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, son or daughter, including an adopted child, of the assessor is not eligible to serve on the board or fill any vacancy.  Members may be compensated.

Board of Review Meeting Dates

The Bridgewater Township Board of Review for 2020 will be held at the Bridgewater Township Hall, 10990 Clinton Road, Manchester, Ml 48158 on the following dates:

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm - Organizational Meeting
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.- Appeal Hearing 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Appeal Hearing

The Board of Review will meet as many more days as deemed necessary to hear questions, protests, and to equalize the 2020 assessments. By Board resolution, residents are able to protest by letter, provided protest letter is received prior to March 12, 2020.  

The tentative ratios and estimated multipliers for each class of real property and personal property for 2020 are as follows:

  Ratio Factor
Agricultural 48.48% 1.0314
Commercial 45.07% 1.1094
Industrial 49.51% 1.0099
Residential 47.35% 1.0560
Timber-Cutover 00.00% 0.0000
Development 50.00% 1.0000
Personal Property 50.00% 1.0000

Bridgewater Township will provide necessary reasonable services to individuals with disabilities at the meetings upon five days’ notice. Individuals with disabilities who require auxiliary aids or services should contact the Bridgewater Township Clerk, Tom Wharam, at 10990 Clinton Rd, Manchester, MI 48158; or by phone at 517-315-7545.

This notice complies with the Open Meetings Act, Public Act 265 of 1976 as amended.

Laurie Fromhart
Bridgewater Township Supervisor

Click here for a Petition Form 

Click here to view the Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2020 Assessments

Click here for a  2020 Hardship Reduction Application

Mission Statement

The Bridgewater Township Board of Trustees adopted a mission statement at its December 20, 2006 meeting: "To provide our constituents a people-focused approach to public service built upon the simplicity and efficiency of rural government where all public bodies work closely together to be more responsive to the public's needs."

January 28, 2007 1:18 pm

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