By Dan Reed 

Public meetings tackle road projects

 

April 28, 2023

Courtesy of Carlton County

Eight years have passed since the Carlton County Board of Commissioners approved the half-cent sales tax and the yearly $20 fee per vehicle licensed in Carlton County. In 2022 the net receipts of this funding mechanism has risen to more than $2.55 million, much higher than first anticipated.

Originally, the funding was promoted as a way to rehabilitate and repair county roads numbered above 100, whether they were tarred roads or would remain gravel thoroughfares. State aid, coupled with federal aid, focuses on the county state aid highways (CSAH) numbered below 100. The half-cent sales tax...



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