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. Project components include street resurfacing, and in some cases, sidewalk, curb and gutter, water main, sewer main, and/or storm sewer replacement. The sales tax became effective July 1, 2008 and generates approximately $600,000 per year. The sales tax revenues are segregated and managed in a separate budgetary fund (Fund 41).

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. 

A listing and cost summary of the completed sales tax funded projects and those projects planned for the next five years may be viewed in Appendix A of the Capital Improvement Plan


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