Road Millage

Millage Language

The St. Clair County Road Commission improvement millage raises funds to be used to improve and maintain roads, streets and highways within St. Clair County and for use as matching funds necessary to obtain State and Federal highway improvement aid for use in St. Clair County. The one-quarter (.25) mill, ($.25 per thousand dollars of state taxable valuation) raises an estimated $1,500,000 per year with approximately $350,000 going to the various cities and villages in the county with the remaining $1,150,000 going to the SCCRC.

Federal Aid Eligibility

There are Federal aid eligible roads/bridges throughout the county that qualify for a 95%/5% match on bridges and an 80%/20% match on roads. Millage dollars are used to help provide the match. Millage dollars “free-up” funds previously used to match federal dollars.

     * Allows for continued increased funding for various programs
               *  LRFAP  +$250,000
               *  Local Ditching +$230,000
               *  Local Limestone  +$460,000
               *  Paved Surface Maintenance, etc.

For every dollar invested by the Road Commission, approximately four dollars of federal funds are received.

 Budgeted
SCCRC Match
Budgeted Federal FundsTotal Project
2012$919,994$ 6,466,168$ 7,386,162
2013$ 672,496$ 4,823,744$ 5,496,240
2014$ 1,786,909$ 8,450,201$ 10,237,110
2015$ 2,532,327$ 13,898,611$ 16,430,938
2016$ 1,587,874$ 6,280,355$ 7,868,229
2017$ 1,985,644$ 7,376,128$ 9,361,772
2018$ 2,187,044$ 7,560,777$ 9,747,821
2019$ 3,258,824$ 7,772,605$ 11,031,429
 $ 14,931,112$ 62,628,589$ 77,559,701

1/4 mill equates to $25 per $100,000 of taxable property value.  (For example: a resident whose home has a market value of $100,000 and a taxable value of $50,000 would pay $12.50 per year.)

Forecasted future projects using Road Millage assistance

YearProjectLocationDescriptionFederal/State
& Local Funds
Total
SCCRC
Funds
Total
Project
Cost
2021Gratiot Road BridgeOver Belle RiverReplacement$ 2,673,00$ 617,000$ 3,290,000
2021Range RoadGriswold to LapeerReconstruct 1.10 Miles$ 578,384$ 321,411$ 899,795
2021Marine City HwyKing to StarvilleMill/Fill 4.10 miles$ 364,000$ 168,000$ 532,000
2022Lapeer RoadWadhams to AbbottsfordReconstruct 1.20 miles$632,491$ 365,509$ 998,000
2022Church Road BridgeOver Jerome CreekReplacement$ 805,600$ 142,400$ 948,000
2022Division RoadI-94 overpass to GratiotMill/Fill 4.80 Miles$ 472,577$ 187,423$ 660,000
2022Jeddo Road Bridges (East and West)Over Mll CreekSuperstructure Rehab$ 184,300$ 34,174$ 218,474
2022Griswold RoadRange to WadhamsMill/Fill 2.00 miles$ 131,699$ 66,301$ 198,000
2022Yale RoadCity of Yale to .25 mi E of Duce Chip Seal 5.60 miles$ 144,000$ 50,500$ 194,500
202324th StreetLapeer to .1 mi N of DoveMill/Fill 1.80 miles$ 314,054$ 182,946$ 497,000
2023Comstock/BurtchGraham to WildcatMill/Fill 2.30 miles$ 240,000$ 93,000$ 333,000
2023Meisner RoadKing to M-29Mill/Fill 1.40 miles$ 107,346$ 55,654$ 163,000
2023Fargo RoadM- 136 to YaleChip Seal 5.00$ 120,000$ 42,000$ 162,000
2023Bridges TBDTBDReplacement/Rehab$ 340,000$ 1,500,000$ 1,840,000