Road Commission planning countywide survey

Hoping to get a sense of how strongly the public is willing to support a higher millage, the St. Joseph County Road Commission is preparing to stage a countywide survey.
Managing director Chris Minger said the opinion poll is being prepared by a company that specializes in public-opinion surveys. He expects all means of media and social networks to be used as part of the process.
The polling will begin in December, Minger said.
The agency currently collects from the public 1 mill that generates $1.9 million annually. The road commission keeps about $1.2 million of that amount and the balance is distributed to the county’s six villages and two cities.
In a recently issued media release, the agency stated it is “keenly aware that our infrastructure challenges require additional taxpayer resources – and we’re working hard to convince the public of that need because it is their hard-earned money that will help us accomplish our goals in the long run.”

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