Presentation on theme: "ALLEGAN COUNTY PRIMARY ROAD MILLAGE AREA 2 JANUARY 21, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
ALLEGAN COUNTY PRIMARY ROAD MILLAGE AREA 2 JANUARY 21, 2014
PRESENTATION TOPICS ALLEGAN COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION INFORMATION MILLAGE HISTORY & GUIDELINES FEDERAL AID PROJECTS 2013 PROJECTS & FINANCIAL INFORMATION 2014 PROPOSED PROJECTS DISCUSSION
ALLEGAN COUNTY ROADS & BRIDGES The Allegan County Road Commission is responsible for 1,797 miles of roadway and 148 bridges –512 Primary Miles 478 miles paved (3 new miles in 2014) 34 miles gravel –1285 Local Miles 634 miles paved (4.25 new miles in 2013) 651 miles gravel (67 miles seasonal, not snow plowed) –148 Bridges 49 Primary System 99 Local System To be classified as a bridge the structure must have a minimum span of 20’ and can be a combination of culverts.
ROAD COMMISSION / LOCAL REVENUES The Road Commission receives revenue through the Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF) from fuel tax and vehicle registrations. This revenue is used to pay for operating and maintenance costs of the roads in Allegan County including payroll, utility costs, equipment and materials, etc.. MTF rates average $2,257.84 per mile of local road and $9,520.72 per mile of primary road. In 2012 the Road Commission’s MTF revenue was $8,233,772. Federal and State funding acquired for roads and bridges totaled $2,639,616. The Primary Millage raised $3,104,628 and township contributions added an additional $6,164,277 for primary roads (paved shoulders) and for preventative maintenance and improvements to the local road system. In 2012, locally raised revenues in Allegan County totaled $9,268,905 and were higher than any other road commission in the state.
ALLEGAN COUNTY MILLAGE HISTORY A one mill tax was first collected for bridge and culvert replacement on primary roads in 1968. From 1968-1982 there were 111 bridges and culverts replaced with the millage. In 1982 the millage language changed from bridge and culvert replacement to primary road resurfacing. In 2008 the language was revised again to include “preservation and preparation” along with resurfacing. 2014 is the 2 nd year in the current six year millage. The millage renewal was approved in 2012 with a change from a five year period to a six year period to allow for renewal dates to coincide with regular elections.
FINANCIAL GUIDELINES The millage revenue is split equally between six areas, each area containing four townships. About 30% of the tax collected is distributed to the cities and villages in Allegan County. The expenses and revenues for each area are carried through from year to year. This allows for larger projects resulting in lower costs through efficiency of scale. If the township agrees to pave existing gravel shoulders on the project, they are responsible for the cost of 2” of the asphalt times the width of the shoulder at the contracted unit price. The Road Commission develops a proposed plan for projects and meets with each area annually to discuss the proposal and review the previous year’s projects.
BRIDGES & CULVERTS REPLACED WITH MILLAGE 1968-1982
RESURFACING MILLAGE PROJECT TOTALS 1983-2013 From 1983-2013 the millage has raised $54,241,725 which has funded: - 575.57 miles of paving (12.75 in 2013). *Some roads have been resurfaced multiple times. - 54.84 miles of chip seal & fog coat (6.45 in 2013) - 9.73 miles of crack sealing (2013) - 11 large culvert replacements (0 in 2013) In 2013, four projects used millage funds to provide the local match for State and Federal funding.