Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ACHD to Consider 2015 Budget Aug. 26

Posted By on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 11:26 AM

The Ada County Highway District is set to consider its 2015 budget Aug. 26.

All-told, the budget consists of projects and expenses totaling $97 million. These include resurfacing a section of Bogus Basin Road ($2.8 million), the Downtown Boise Implementation Plan ($2.7 million), rebuilding the intersection of Eagle and McMillan roads in Eagle ($2.9 million) and adding a lane, sidewalks, bike lanes, curbs, gutters as part of the Hill Road Extension ($4.4 million).

The public is invited to attend and testify at the hearing, which will take place at 6 p.m. at the ACHD Auditorium, located at 3775 Adams Street in Garden City.

Commissioners will also deliberate on a spending plan that does not raise the property tax rate for the sixth year in a row, though it will vote on a draft budget that would tax the value of newly improved properties, which would raise an additional $970,000.

ACHD is permitted by law to consider up to a 3-percent increase in the property tax rate.

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