EDITORIAL/Prioritize road needs

EDITORIAL/Prioritize road needs


A 2022 road plan that includes 80 projects throughout the county designated for improvements was adopted by the Board of Supervisors last week.

The road plan will be funded by a

 $6 million short-term capital improvements loan with Community Bank at a 1.05% interest rate over a term not to exceed five years that the county accepted in September.

After adopting the road plan for the fiscal year 2022, supervisors agreed to distribute the $6 million with each of the five supervisor districts receiving $1.2 million to fund road work in the districts.

“I want to make a motion that we split the $6 million up in basically five ways that will come out $1.2 million,” said District 5 Supervisor Paul Griffin in making the motion that was unanimously approved.

Perhaps supervisors need to be reminded that Madison County functions under the county unit system form of government and that a road plan should prioritize needs, not cater to politics.

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