As of Wednesday, December 10, 2014
GRANDVIEW – A $232,000 budget was last night adopted by Grandview’s Transportation Benefit District Board, which consists of the members of the city council.
The board met prior to the regular city council meeting to discuss the proposed 2015 budget.
Funds generated from a $20 car tab fee are set aside for road projects. Those funds are managed by the Transportation Benefit District Board.
In 2015, the city of Grandview has four projects for which Transportation Benefit District funds are earmarked, according to City Administrator and Public Works Director Cus Arteaga.
The projects include improvements to East Third Street, Birch Street, Forsell Road and East Fourth Street.
The total expenditures for those projects is anticipated to be $232,000.
The city anticipates it will collect approximately $150,000 from license fees assessed Grandview residents.
Approximately $62,000 will remain in the Transportation Benefit District’s reserves.
Arteaga alerted the board that he may ask for some of those funds early next year because the city is hoping to apply for funds to improve East Wine Country Road.
“The (Washington) Transportation Improvement Board will be looking for ready-to-go projects in February,” said Arteaga, stating the state’s Transportation Improvement Board has some funds available for road projects.
Arteaga said he will approach Grandview’s Transportation Benefit District Board when he is prepared to move forward with an application for funding.
The Transportation Benefit District Board approved the 2015 budget as presented by a 7-0 vote.