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2018-305 Transportation Resolution
WHEREAS, local government in Wisconsin is responsible for about 90% of the road miles in the state; and,
WHEREAS, Wisconsin’s diverse economy is dependent upon county and town roads, as well as city and village streets and transit systems across the state; and,
WHEREAS, the Town of Dodgeville and other local governments across Wisconsin have been highlighting our unmet transportation needs in many different avenues including events such as the historic Turnout for Transportation event in September of 2016 where local governments in every region of this state held simultaneous meetings calling on the state legislature to prioritize transportation and pass a sustainable funding package; and,
WHEREAS, while the increase in transportation funding for locals in the last budget was certainly appreciated, many still aren’t back to 2011 levels when you adjust for inflation; and,
WHEREAS, local governments continue to struggle to meet even the most basic maintenance needs for our transportation system; and,
WHEREAS, states surrounding Wisconsin and across the country have stepped up with sustainable funding plans for their state and local roads; and,
WHEREAS, Wisconsin will be at a competitive disadvantage if it does not implement a revenue and spending plan that addresses both our Interstates that were built in the 1950’s and 60’s and our local and state roads; and,
WHEREAS, levy limits do not allow local government to make up for the deterioration of state funding; and,
WHEREAS, local governments would not be forced to turn to local wheel taxes or increased borrowing or exceeding their levy limits if the state would finally pass a sustainable funding plan for transportation; and,
WHEREAS, the Town of Dodgeville recognizes that our state highway and interstate system is the backbone of our surface transportation system and plays a vital role in the economy of Wisconsin, and that both local and state roads need to be properly maintained in order for our economy to grow; and,
WHEREAS, from a competitive standpoint, Wisconsin motorists pay significantly less than any of our neighbors when you combine the annual cost of the state gas tax and vehicle registration fees.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Town of Dodgeville to urge the Governor and Legislature to Just Fix It and agree upon a long term, sustainable solution that includes a responsible level of bonding and adjusts our user fees to adequately fund Wisconsin’s transportation system. Furthermore, the Town Board directs the Clerk to send a copy of this resolution to our State Legislators and to Governor Scott Walker.
Adopted this 12th day of September, 2018:
APPROVED:


CURT PETERSON, Chairman

PETER VANDERLOO, Supervisor

DAVID GOLLON, Supervisor

KYLE LEVETZOW, Supervisor

I, Sara Olson, Clerk/Treasurer of the Town of Dodgeville, do hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution was adopted on the 12th day of September, by the Town of Dodgeville Board at the Regular Town Board Meeting, duly called and held on the date set forth.

Dated: September 12, 2018
Sara J. Olson, Clerk-Treasurer


Archive:

September 12, 2018 Resolution 2018-305 Transportation
June 5, 2018 Resolution 2018-304 2017 Year End Budget Amendments
June 5, 2018 Resolution 2018-303 Approving 2018 E-CMAR
January 2, 2018 Resolution 2018-302 Reduction of Speed Limit on Military Ridge Rd
September 7, 2010 Amended Resolution 2009-264 Fee Schedule
June 1, 2010 Resolution 2010-268 Approving 2009 CMAR Report
April 13, 2010 Resolution 2010-267 Authorizing Financing for Mower Tractor
February 9, 2010 Resolution 2010-266 Resolution to Oppose DOR County Assessment
August 4, 2009 Resolution No. 2009-265 Mutual Aid Box Alarm System Agreement
July 7, 2009 Resolution 2009-264 Town of Dodgeville Fee Schedule


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