January 19, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – Neighbors in Washington County may want to buckle in for this next story. It looks like cities, towns, and villages across Washington County are set to receive over $8 million in local road funding.
Photo courtesy Washington County Highway Department
The true total for Washington County for transportation-related projects for 2019-2020 is $8,236,273.
The money is coming from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. It falls under the category General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids.
Below is a tidbit from the General Transportation Aids website:
The General Transportation Aids (GTA) program enables local governments to receive state aid payments to offset the cost of county and municipal road construction, maintenance, and traffic operations. The funding sources of these aid payments are the fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees collected by the state. GTA is WisDOT’s second largest program.
Distribution of GTA funds is based on a six-year costs average or a statutorily set rate-per-mile. Transportation-related expenditures and revenues incurred by local governments are necessary factors in the calculation process. This financial information is taken directly from the Municipal Financial Report Form that each local government files annually with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. The Cost Reporting Manual provides guidance in identifying the eligible expenditures and deductible revenues that are applicable to GTA.
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Below is a list of how communities across Washington County will be impacted. According to Tim Olusegun with GTA the first quarterly installment was already received this month by local governments. The amount received is 10 percent more than what the state budgeted in 2019.
According to Hartford City Administrator Steve Volkert, the funding will help offset the increase the City has already seen in the price of road salt.
Community MILES JURISDICTION STATE AIDS MAINTAINED
WASHINGTON COUNTY $2,414,744 N/A
CITY OF HARTFORD $603,098 71.13 mi.
CITY OF WEST BEND $1,327,163 134.43 mi.
VILLAGE GERMANTOWN $1,077,507 130.70 mi.
VILLAGE JACKSON $340,857 27.00 mi.
VILLAGE KEWASKUM $204,788 18.24 mi.
VILLAGE NEWBURG $55,900 5.57 mi.
VILLAGE RICHFIELD $386,500 147.07 mi.
VILLAGE SLINGER $231,635 29.41
TOWN OF ADDISON $169,637 64.55
TOWN OF BARTON $121,598 46.27
TOWN OF ERIN $149,008 56.70
TOWN OF FARMINGTON $171,135 65.12
TOWN OF GERMANTOWN $11,721 4.46
TOWN OF HARTFORD $127,379 48.47
TOWN OF JACKSON $155,893 59.32
TOWN OF KEWASKUM $99,995 38.05
TOWN OF POLK $152,871 58.17
TOWN OF TRENTON $174,525 66.41
TOWN OF WAYNE $142,611 58.55
TOWN OF WEST BEND $117,708 44.79