Dodge County Board Adopts Five Year Capital Improvements Plan

(Juneau) The Dodge County Board approved their five-year expenditure plan Tuesday night. The Capital Improvements Plan, or CIP, totals $14.6-million-dollars in 2023, $20.5-million in 2024, $38.6-million in 2025, $20.2-million in 2026, and just over $15-million-dollars in 2027.

A number of Highway Department projects are on the docket for next year. Just over $7.7-million-dollars is going towards annual highway rehabilitation and repaving of 22 miles of county roads. The project is being funded in part by sales tax and American Rescue Plan Act dollars.

The county is also spending around $1.9-million for equipment replacement. Upgrades to the salt storage facility in Neosho will cost $400-thousand-dollars. Approximately $500-thousand in sales tax dollars will go towards replacing 10 squad cars in the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office. The county also allocated $839-thousand-dollars in ARPA funds to replace Emergency Management’s mobile command unit.

The CIP was originally slated to be approved in November, but that was pushed back a month due to supervisors discussing the 2023 county budget for over eight hours.