At the May 16, 2017 election, there will be a measure for establishing a $0.03 motor vehicle fuel tax within the city of Stayton.
In Stayton, 9 miles of streets need reconstruction and 12 miles of streets need pavement overlays. The total cost of improving and maintaining the City's streets is estimated at $23.5 million. A tax on motor vehicle fuels in the City of Stayton would generate funds dedicated to the repair and upgrade City-maintained streets. Presently, Stayton's Street Fund is comprised of revenues from transportation maintenance fees shared state gas revenues and the Surface Transportation Program. The $0.03 per gallon motor vehicle fuel tax is estimated to raise approximately $165,000 per year and will contribute to the revenue necessary to properly maintain and improve City-maintained streets.
Below you will find a video of the presentation given to City Council at their February 6, 2017 meeting. In addition a downloadable version of the PowerPoint presentation is included below and a copy of the City's Street Ratings spreadsheet.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact City Hall at (503) 769-3425.