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Find the Facts:

FUNDING

Michigan Transportation Fund
Approximately 83% of the St. Clair County Road Commission’s annual budget comes from the Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF).  

County Appropriation
The St. Clair County Road Commission receives approximately $900,000 from the County Board of Commissioners annually.  

Township Contributions
The county road system is divided into primary and local roads. The St. Clair County Road Commission is limited by law on the funds that can be used on the local road system.

EXPENSES

Bridges
The St. Clair County Road Commission is responsible for over 224 bridges throughout the county, placing it second in the state for bridges on the county road system (only Wayne County has more).  

Winter Maintenance
The St. Clair County Road Commission, on a ten-year average, uses approximately 21,000 tons of salt per year for winter maintenance.  

Fuel
Every 10 per gallon increase in the cost of fuel results in an additional $19,000 increase for the Road Commission’s annual fuel expense.  

Equipment
In 2005, a tandem truck cost $150,000; in 2015, the cost for the same piece of equipment was $225,000.

COST CONTAINMENT EFFORTS

Staffing
St. Clair County Road Commission employee raises are tied to the Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF).  

Wing plows
In order to provide consistent service with reduced staff, the St. Clair County Road Commission has implemented new procedures, including the use of wing plows.  

Shop
In 2010, the St. Clair County Road Commission privatized its shop (vehicle maintenance).  

Marine City Dock
In 2007, the St. Clair County Road Commission entered into a lease agreement for its stone dock in Marine City.



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