Monroe Transportation Benefit District
The Monroe City Council created the Monroe Transportation Benefit District to help fund transportation within the City of Monroe on April 24, 2012 with the adoption of Ordinance 009/2012.
This map shows the condition of the roadways within the City of Monroe:
Currently Monroe roads needs approximately $12 million in maintenance work:
- Preventative Maintenance: $ 360,000
- Major Maintenance:$ 415,000
The Monroe Transportation Benefit District Board has placed a proposal for a 0.2% sales tax increase on the August 5, 2014 ballot. The sales tax would be paid by everyone who shops in Monroe and uses Monroe streets, not just Monroe residents. If approved the measure would generate about $826,000 per year in revenue. The sales tax increase would automatically expire in 10 years.
The funds generated by the sales tax increase will be used on preventing Monroe Roads from failing and to rehabilitate and reconstruct failed roadway segments. Currently, the funds collected are planned to be spent as shown in the the following table:
|Year||Reconstruction||Rehabilitation||Major Maintenance||Preventative Maintenance|
This plan may be modified based on other projects for utility work currently being developed as part of the 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update process, the amount of sales tax actually collected, and the availability of grant funds.