Road Funding Task Force hosts workshops
November 6, 2013
Topaz Ranch Estates Volunteer fire station, 1476 Albite Drive, Topaz, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 18;
CVIC Hall, Minden, 1602 Esmeralda Ave., Minden, 6-8 p.m., Nov. 20
Douglas County is hosting two workshops this month to hear the public's input about road repairs and how to pay for them.
The sessions are scheduled 6-8 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Topaz Ranch Estates Volunteer Fire Station, and 6-8 p.m. Nov. 20 at the CVIC Hall in Minden.
The Road Funding Task Force, sponsors of the workshops, was formed to help provide solutions to the county's road funding challenges.
"The goal of the task force is to identify the most viable and appropriate sources of funding, and to gain public support for any proposed solutions," said County Manager Steve Mokrohisky.
He said the county maintains approximately 171 miles of paved roads that have deteriorated significantly due to lack of funding. The county needs to identify approximately $4 million per year in additional funding to maintain county roads at their current level. The county is also faced with approximately $50 million in road maintenance backlogs.
"We're committed to solving this challenge," Mokrohisky said. "Public engagement and support is critical to identifying and implementing the right solution."
The county has established a page on its web site with more information on the Road Funding Task force. Visit http://www.douglascountynv.gov, and click on "Road Funding Task Force" on the left to see the menu.
For more information, contact the county manager's office at 782-9821.