The Street Department is responsible for the system of roads, bridges, sidewalks, curbs and stormwater drainage within the city. In addition to routine maintenance, approximately $300,000 per year is dedicated to new overlay of existing streets.
The city receives a portion of gas tax for the maintenance of connections to two major highways which run through the city, US 69 and US160.
Revenue Sources: Property Tax, Sales Tax, Gas Tax
2023 Street Budget: $626,015
2021 Highway Budget: $92,405
In October 2022, the City was notified that we are the recipient of a 2023-2024 Transportation Alternatives Grant. The project includes replacing and widening the sidewalk on McKay from US69 to Santa Fe, on Crawford from McKay to Lanyon, and on Cayuga from McKay to Lanyon. The new sidewalks will be ADA compliant and will feature a lighted crosswalk at McKay & Crawford. In addition, new curb & gutter and storm drains will be installed.
The total project cost is estimated at $1,821,823 with the grant award covering $1,457,458. The City will be replacing McKay Street during the project to meet the new curb lines.