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Iowa County Wheel Tax

     In November of 2014, the Iowa County Board of Supervisors adopted a $20/vehicle registration fee tax in compliance with state statute 341.35 authority.   The decision was based upon a backlog of projects requiring improvement and repairs beyond general maintenance dollars.   Cost share matching funds were available to assist with funding the projects, but the county needed a source of funds for the cost share portion.   Adoption of a vehicle registration fee was estimated to generate $430,000 on an annual basis.   This funding was to be leveraged by the highway department against other state-federal funding to complete improvements to 5 bridge projects on CTH E, HK, G, Y, and HH along with three road projects on CTH E, K, and QQ.   The estimated total costs for those projects was 6.1 million dollars.