18 Mill Non-Homestead Millage Renewal Facts
On Tuesday, August 2, 2016, Alpena Public Schools is asking voters to approve a renewal of the current 18 mill non-homestead operating millage.
This proposal will not impact the taxes on residential or agricultural property; only second homes, commercial and industrial properties are affected.
This is NOT an increase, but a renewal of the current tax levy.
The non-homestead millage makes up approximately $7.5 million of the Alpena Public Schools $37 million annual budget. Renewal of the non-homestead millage is essential to maintaining the current programs offered by the district. If this funding is lost, the district cannot replace it with any other funding source.
While primary households are not affected by this millage, state law requires a district-wide election to approve the millage.
Here are some facts about the non-homestead millage renewal:
- This is a RENEWAL of the current non-homestead millage, approved by voters in 2009.
- The renewal is for a period of 8 years.
- This is a tax assessed against businesses and second homes, NOT homeowners or agricultural property.
- All residents of the Alpena Public School District vote on the renewal.
- This money is used for district operations.
- This money cannot be replaced by other funding sources.
If you have specific questions or would like more information regarding the non-homestead millage renewal, contact the Business Office at 989-358-5000. You may also download this informational document with additional facts and answers to frequently asked questions.