Oakland County: Bloomfield Hills, Southfield taxes win
Voters in the Bloomfield Hills and Southfield school districts approved tax issues Tuesday in the only two Oakland County races.
The Bloomfield Hills issue, a six-year, 0.7165-mill replacement for a sinking fund, won with 72.1 percent of the vote, according to final, unofficial results.
The tax will pay for building repairs, school security improvements and technology upgrades. It will run through 2023 and raise $2.58 million a year for the district, while costing the owner of a $100,000 home $35.82 a year.
In a summary posted online, the district said officials would consider installing additional security cameras at schools, erecting security barriers outside buildings, adding emergency alert systems, and equipping school buses with security cameras and GPS trackers.
In the Southfield Public Schools, voters passed a 10-year sinking fund tax for facility repairs and upgrades and technology purchases.
With all 20 precincts reporting, the 0.7-mill issue won with 57.8 percent voting yes.
The Southfield schools tax, to run through 2027, will raise an estimated $1.68 million a year.
The owner of a $100,000 home will pay $35 a year toward the Southfield sinking fund.