Streets and Infrastructure Sales Tax - City of Galena

Streets and Infrastructure Sales Tax

On February 8, 2008, Galena voters approved a referendum to increase the local sales tax one-half percent (0.5%) for streets and related infrastructure improvements. The sales tax became effective July 1, 2008 and generates approximately $375,000 per year.  

The projects completed in whole or part with the sales tax funds are described in the following list.  Project components include street resurfacing, and in some cases, water main, sewer main, and/or storm sewer replacement. 

  • Bouthillier Street from Park Avenue to US 20
  • Dewey Avenue from Meeker Street to Harney’s Creek
  • Jackson Street from Park Avenue to Fourth Street
  • Franklin Street from High to Division (Pre/Emergency Repair Program)
  • Mars Avenue, Ridge Street, and Hill Street from Dodge to Franklin (Pre/ERP)
  • Park Avenue from Bouthillier Street to Adams Street (Pre/ERP)
  • Dodge Street from High Street to Franklin Street (Pre/ERP)
  • Dodge Street from Franklin Street to Ridge Street (Pre/ERP)
  • Main Street from Franklin Street to Meeker Street
  • Storm water flood pump improvements on Water Street
  • Park Avenue from US 20 to Bouthillier Street
  • Kelly Lane from Ridge Street to school parking lot
  • Hill Street from Dodge Street to Ridge Street
  • Elk Street from North West Street to Ridge Street
  • North West Street from Elk Street to Hill Street
  • North Division Street from Elk Street to Young Street
  • South Bench Street from Gear Street to South Street
  • Field/Claude Street from Hughlett's Creek Bridge to Public Works Building
  • Poplar Avenue
  • Alley South of Green Street between Prospect Street and High Street
  • North Division Street from Clinton Street to End
  • Clay Street
  • McBreams Lane
  • Duer Street
  • North West Street from Clinton Street to End
  • North High Street from North West Street to North Dodge Street
  • Adams Street from Park Avenue to End
  • Jefferson Street from Park Avenue to Third Street
  • Third Street from North End to Madison Street
  • Alley between Jefferson Street and Madison Street
  • Shadow Bluff Drive
  • White Street
  • Dodge Street from US 20 and Mars Avenue

A cost summary of the completed sales tax funded projects and those projects planned for the next five years may be viewed through the following links.

Completed Sales Tax Funded Projects

Planned Sales Tax Funded Projects

The Galena City Council reviews potential projects for sales tax funding each year during the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) process beginning in November.  Potential projects are again reviewed during the annual budget process beginning in March.  The public is encouraged to participate in the CIP and budgeting processes.  Projects approved for funding are included in the operating budget for the City approved not later than April 30 of each year. 

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