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Resolution 2016-06, Funding for State Secondary Roads


It is the intent of the Montana Association of Counties to seek legislation to amend MCA 60-3-206 to allow secondary funds to be used for surface preservation.

WHEREAS, all counties should have the same opportunities to request funding for state secondary roads whether their roads are paved or gravel for surface preservation; and

WHEREAS, currently MCA 60-3-206(1) reads, “The remainder of the funds must be used by the department for secondary highway system pavement preservation,” and should read, “The remainder of the funds must be used by the department for secondary highway system pavement surface preservation;” and

WHEREAS, currently MCA 60-3-206(3)( c) reads, “‘Pavement preservation’ means a project undertaken to extend the useful life of a paved road,” and should read, “‘Pavement Surface preservation’ means a project undertaken to extend the useful life of a paved road.”

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Montana Association of Counties seek legislation to amend MCA 60-3-206 to allow secondary funds to be used for surface preservation.

2016 ACTION

SPONSOR:  Garfield County
REFERRED TO: MACo Transportation Committee
ADOPTED:  Annual Conference, Billings, MT, September 21, 2016