By ANDREA POTEET
Sunday Times Newspapers
ALLEN PARK – Voters will be asked to renew a 10 mill levy for Allen Park Public Schools Nov. 6.
The levy, which brings in $1.79 million in operating funds for the district, if passed, will extend the current millage which expires in July and will be applied to non-homestead property – local businesses and houses that are not used as the owner’s primary residence.
According to a letter Supt. John Sturock sent to parents this month, the millage has been in place in some form since 1995 and accounts for 6 percent of the district’s annual operating budget.
“Realistically, we cannot afford to lose $1.79 million of our operational budget,” Sturock said. “Non-homestead levies are taxes on businesses and rental properties, not owner-occupied residences.”