County Commissioners to approve bridges and roads levy

by Mimi Larsen, Staff Writer

The Roberts County Commissioners have been discussing the continuing deterioration of the bridge and road infrastructure throughout the county and how to reverse the problem despite a budget shortfall. They have decided they have no other option than to take advantage of the state’s County Road and Bridge levy, which will add up to a 90-cent (.9) mill levy to property owners’ taxes.

One mill is equal to one dollar per $1,000 of assessed property tax value. 

“No one wants a tax increase, but our roads are deteriorating, and we can’t maintain them with our current budget,” said Roberts County Commission Chairman Tom Vergeldt. “If we don’t do something, they’ll just continue to deteriorate. Some roads are patched more than not, and there are roads that have been under water for 20 years that need to be brought up.” For more on this story and many more please purchase a copy of the Sisseton Courier on news stands now or purchase a copy of the E-edtion on this website.