The PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING ADDITION (currently under construction) is being paid for with the use of "Impact Fees" bank account holdings.
Existing property owners are not being taxed!
WHAT ARE "IMPACT FEES"? A developer, builder, or property owner is required to pay impact fees ONLY when they construct a new home in Bloomfield to help offset the additional strain on the existing services budget that is created as new structures are built and population increases. These new construction "impact fees" monies are collected and put in a separate bank account (fund) for qualified capital purchases, improvements, etc., specifically for the fire, police and parks. They cannot just be applied to our regular budget. They must be used per State law on qualified expenses.
Do the Impact Fees Expire? Yes, State law puts a limit on how long a municipality can hold impact fees without spending them. Otherwise, we need to refund them and the community gets nothing.
Questions? If you have any questions about impact fees or the building construction project, please contact the Bloomfield Clerk-Treasurer Cindy Howard at 262-279-6039 or Village President Ken Monroe at 262-279-5980 and we will be happy to assist you.