To the Editor:
On July 29, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law Public Act 99-0171. This bill amends the Illinois Highway Code so funds road districts may spend on nondedicated subdivision roads can be derived from other road district sources, not only motor fuel tax dollars as identified in the original legislation.
These dollars may not exceed the amount that would have been allocated under the motor fuel tax fund formula, but it does remove the difficult IDOT auditing requirement from the process. This small but important clarification will simplify the process of providing maintenance services for hundreds of our McHenry County residents who live along these nondedicated roads.
Our sincere thanks go to state Rep. David McSweeney and state Sen. Pamela Althoff for shepherding this important legislation through a challenging process.
Thank you both for your efforts on behalf of Algonquin Township, McHenry Township and Nunda Township residents. We appreciate your hard work, lobbying and leadership. We are indeed fortunate to have such an effective representative team working for McHenry County in Springfield.
Robert J. Miler
Algonquin Township highway commissioner