Fixing the 'dirty dozen'

The proposed 6th penny tax would help streets, but inflation is a concern

The condition of Green River’s streets continues to degrade while money to mitigate degradation has evaporated over the years.

Many streets in Green River have degraded over the past decade. Mark Westenskow, public works director for the city, said street crews have done what they can with the budget they’re given, but they’re falling behind.

“We’re falling further and further behind with streets,” he said.

As communities start putting together lists of needed projects for an upcoming ballot initiative for a 6th penny special purpose tax, Westenskow is looking at what the costs would be to rep...


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