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Woodbury County engineer proposes tax hike to balance budget for road work

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A slide showing a road with several repairs. A slide showing a road with several repairs.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Woodbury County engineers says they just can't keep up with road and bridge maintenance on the current budget.

"We've got property owners who are having to detour in some cases, 5-6 miles, with either farm equipment or loaded grain semis, it's increasing their transportation costs because certain parts of our system will not carry the traffic they are generating," Mark Nahra said.

Mark Nahra, Woodbury County Engineers say with this year's shortfall in funds, many projects have had to be put off.

Now he's looking to get more funding from an increase in property taxes to bring the budget into the black.

He'll be submitting a county maintenance budget for next year at the end of this month.

He suggests the public attend the next few Supervisor's meeting to bring attention to any road or bridge issues the county needs to make a priority.

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