Terry Burnes

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December 20, 2012
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Figuring out the road bill


I'm heartened to see Tom Starrett and the county manager continuing the discussion in The R-C of how to fund road maintenance in Douglas County. I suspect most Douglas County residents agree with us that something needs to be done. As usual the issue boils down to money and where to get it.

The county manager has put the problem into perspective. We have a $17 million backlog of needed repairs and need $3.5-$4 million dollars per year over the long term just to maintain our roads as they are.

I've suggested that we could enact the full 9-cent …

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