Humboldt: Costly street repairs needed

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January 15, 2019 - 10:08 AM

HUMBOLDT — Thoroughfares across town are in need of attention, Humboldt council members learned at their meeting Monday night.

But Cole Herder, city administrator, is at a loss for how to fund their repairs. The city lacks sufficient reserves to make much of a dent with the only sources of possible revenue from an increase in the Humboldt’s sales tax, already 9.5 percent and highest in Allen County, or general obligation bonds which would be paid through property taxes.

Another avenue could be a Community Development Block Grant, but the competition is stiff, Herder said, and would most likely require a 50-percent match.

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