AP to try again on millage

Sunday Times Newspapers

ALLEN PARK — Voters will again be asked to decide on a millage issue when they go to the polls Nov. 6.

The 4 mill charter amendment will place a $4 tax on every $1,000 of property value per $1,000 for up to two years and is expected to bring in $2.9 million in the first year if adopted.

Simmilar millages were defeated in November 2011 and May that were to bring in $2.2 million to subsidize the failed studio property.

The current millage issue was listed as part of a plan presented to the State Treasury Sept. 19 to combat the city’s $6 million budget deficit as part of an appeal of its decision to appoint an emergency financial manager to the city. The plan was rejected by the treasury as a “series of disjointed efforts, none of which had been or were likely to be successful.”