Designation of the Unorganized Township Road System
RE: DESIGNATION OF THE UNORGANIZED TOWNSHIP ROAD SYSTEM
WHEREAS, Itasca County has not formally adopted a network of unorganized township roads; and
WHEREAS, it has been the practice of Itasca County to certify to the State of Minnesota ½ of the miles of County Roads in unorganized townships as unorganized township roads; and
WHEREAS, funds to maintain an unorganized township road system are available through tax levy in unorganized townships and Town Road Aid distributed by the Minnesota Department of Transportation from gas tax, motor vehicle tax and motor vehicle sales tax revenues; and
WHEREAS, the re-designation of certain county roads in the unorganized townships of Itasca County as unorganized township roads may allow for the collection of additional Town Road Aid that can be used to construct and maintain these roads at no additional cost to the citizens of Itasca County.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the roads listed in the attached spreadsheet be re-designated as unorganized township roads.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that, upon recommendation of the County Engineer and approval by the Itasca County Board of Commissioners, other roads in unorganized townships may be added to the system as conditional and needs change.