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CPO 15 - Fern Hill
Generally meets the third Wednesday every other month at 7 pm at the Forest Hills Golf Course located at
36260 SW Tongue Lane, Cornelius.
There are no CPO 15 general meetings scheduled in June, July or August.
Watch for more info to come about the August 5th National Night Out/Neighborhood Potluck. The next meeting is scheduled for September 17th.
Washington County Application / Flood Plain Alteration for Wetland and Stream Restoration
Metro is requesting a Flood Plain Alteration at 4039 SW Fern Hill Road, on the west side of SW Fern Hill Road approximately 100 feet south of its intersection with SW Blooming Fern Hill Road. Comment period is open until July 14th.
APPLICATION CASEFILE #L1400193
The Washington County Board of Commissioners
is seeking your input on the proposed countywide
vehicle registration fee!
The Washington County Board of Commissioners will hold its final public hearing on whether to establish an annual vehicle registration fee to go toward road maintenance. The Board will hear public comments starting at 10 am on Tuesday, June 17th, at the Charles D. Cameron Public Services Building, 155 N First Ave., Hillsboro. CPO 10 Co-Chairs Lars Wahlstrom and Gary Virgin plan to attend the hearing. All CPO 10 members are encouraged to attend and provide their input.
How much would the fee cost, and what will it cover?
The fee, as discussed, would be $22, $30 or $43 per year. The proposed fee is meant to address a $10.5 million shortfall in road maintenance. Depending on the amount of the fee, it would fix most county roads, it may cover the shortfall in road maintenance and guard against budget gaps in the next 15 to 20 years. The revenues would be shared 60 percent to 40 percent by the county and the cities, based on their population.
How big is the shortfall?
This year, $33 million is needed for road maintenance, but the county only has $23 million. The gap in needed maintenance and available funds is projected to grow to $22 million by 2021. Last fiscal year, the road fund revenues were up 2 percent from the previous year, but expenses rose by more than 5 percent.
What happens if the fee does not get passed?
Much needed maintenance would not get done. Roads and bridges would fall into disrepair, requiring costly reconstruction in the future.
For more information visit the County's Transportation Funding page.
CPO 15 Steering Committee
Dan and Marilyn Eischen
Members at Large
Ellie Morrison, Kay Nakao, Kim Vencill
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