Notice is hereby given of the Dakota County Board of Commissioners intent to amend the list of transportation projects eligible for funding under the Dakota County Transportation Sales and Use Tax.
Dakota County enacts a quarter-cent sales tax and $20 excise tax on new vehicle sales authorized by Minnesota Statute 297A.993 to fund transportation improvements. The County Board may designate transportation or transit projects or improvements to be funded by the Transportation Sales and Use Tax following a public hearing. The Transportation Sales and Use Tax may be used on more than one project and may be dedicated to a new project by resolution after a public hearing.
The list of eligible projects for the Transportation Sales and Use Tax was last updated in 2017. The proposed revised list reflects priorities identified in the Draft 2040 Transportation Plan Update as well as updates to project cost estimates and descriptions.
Sales and Use Tax Project List
Sales and Use Tax Project Map
The proposed revisions generally include:
- Eliminating projects and funding commitments that have been completed.
- Updating total project cost estimates and descriptions where new information is available.
- Updating project descriptions to include safety and mobility improvements that may not necessarily result in lane additions or expansions pending results of preliminary engineering efforts.
- Adding projects that were identified as needs through the Draft 2040 Transportation Plan Update.
The Dakota County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 9 a.m. on Dec. 1, 2020 in the County Board Room, Dakota County Administration Center, 1590 Highway 55, Hastings, Minnesota. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings are being held through videoconferencing. To make comments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written comments will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 27, 2020. Email comments are preferred and can be sent to email@example.com. You may also mail your comments to the Dakota County Transportation Department, ATTN: Gina Mitteco, 14955 Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley, Minnesota 55124.