Laurel Hill council mulls possible funding for road repairs

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Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 06:03 PM.

LAUREL HILL — Using the city's unreserved account or fuel tax revenue and requesting county funding to cover road repairs were discussion points during the City Council's workshop on Tuesday.

Council chair Larry Hendren, following a city auditor's advice, suggested using funds from the city's unreserved account.

“I think there is enough money to isolate $83,000 (from the $199,572 account) and start on some road repair business," he said.

The account received funding last year through reimbursements, Hendren said. 

Such credits are undependable or unlikely to recur, and these funds may not be easily replenished, Councilman Robby Adams said.

“It is money we will not be able to count on every year,” he said. “We are not going to get an insurance claim of $29,000 or a Gulf Power refund for $37,000 (every year).”

More dependable is a $30,000 state allocation the city annually receives from fuel tax revenue.

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