Trempealeau County Board approves borrowing $5.7 million for road, bridge repair

WHITEHALL - The Trempealeau County Board of Supervisors voted 14-2 at its monthly meeting Monday evening for a plan to borrow $5.7 million for capital projects.

Most of the money, nearly five million of it, will go towards road and bridge repairs throughout the county.

State law allows for borrowing for such projects without an increase in property taxes to cover the costs of financing the debt. With other county debt being paid off next year, fiscal room exists for the county to conduct bond sales. As it stands now, property taxes are reported to go up in the county's 2020 budget to $680 for a $100,000 home, up from $610 in 2019.

The county plans on voting on the budget during its November meeting with the bond sale also up for a formal vote.

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