Board of Review

Judy Klager
(734) 429-4088

Calvin Messing
(734) 428-0598

Steve Wahl
(517) 456-7671

Laurie Fromhart, Secretary
(734) 223-2766    

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.

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 March 2021 will be held by electronic remote access, unless by the dates of the March Board of Review meetings it becomes lawful under state agency rules for an indoor in-person public meeting to be held. Electronic remote access, in accordance with Michigan law, will be implemented in response to COVID-19 social distancing requirements and limitations on the number of individuals in an indoor public gathering.

If in-person public meetings become a lawful option, then the meeting will be held both in person at the Bridgewater Township Hall, 10990 Clinton Road, Manchester, MI 48158 and via electronic remote access.

The public may participate in the meeting through electronic remote access via Zoom access by computer, smart phone/device using the following link:

Meeting ID: 852 9223 1339
Password: 745543

The public may also participate by landline phone or cell phone by calling into this toll-free number:  1-312-626-6799

The township will post the information confirming whether the March BOR will meet in person on its notice board and the township’s website at

The Bridgewater Township March Board of Review for 2021 will be held at the on the following dates:

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm - Organizational Meeting
Monday, March 8, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Appeal Hearing
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm & 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 2021 assessments. By Board resolution, residents are able to protest by letter, provided protest letter is received prior to March 9, 2021. 

The tentative ratios and estimated multipliers for each class of real property and personal property for 2021 are as follows:

  Ratio Factor
Agricultural 49.19% 1.0165
Commercial 49.99% 1.0002
Industrial 50.05% 0.9990
Residential 49.97% 1.0006
Timber-Cutover 50.00% 1.0000
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, Michelle McQueer, by phone at 517-315-7545 or by email at

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

Judy Klager, Chair
Cal Messing, Member
Steve Wahl, Member
Laurie Fromhart, Secretary of Board of Review

February 17, 2021
February 24, 2021
March 3, 2021

Click here for a Petition Form 

Click here to view the Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2021 Assessments

Click here for a  Hardship Reduction Application

Click here for a Affirmation of Ownership and Occupancy to Remain Exempt by Reason of Poverty

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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