Public safety tax gets support from Allen Park voters

Voters approve millage to raise money for police, fire services

ALLEN PARK, Mich. - Voters in the financially struggling Detroit suburb of Allen Park have given overwhelming support to a tax proposal for maintaining public safety services.

The millage on Tuesday's ballot seeks to raise money for police and fire services. Complete unofficial results show 5,114 votes in favor of the millage, or 70 percent. There were 2,164 no votes.

Joyce Parker is the city's state-appointed emergency manager, and she warned of job cuts should voters reject the 3.25-mill tax increase.

A mill is $1 per $1,000 of a property's assessed value, and Michigan assesses property at half its estimated market value. The owners of a house with a $200,000 market value would pay about $32.50 more per year.

Allen Park residents have voted down several recent millage proposals.

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