- Published on Sunday, 18 March 2012 23:55
- Written by MELISSA HARVARD
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The surtax is on the 2012 November election ballot.
Because Alachua County currently has a backlog in roadway maintenance needs, the county is suggesting that Alachua County municipalities agree to impose a transportation surtax, which is a sales tax, to provide additional funding for road projects.
The county has requested that cities that want to be a part of the surtax submit a prioritized project list of road projects that need to be done in the city.
The City of Newberry has not voted on whether or not to accept the inter-local agreement presented by the county.
If the tax were to pass, money would be distributed to the cities based on a formula taking into account population size and road mileage.