ConnDOT: Town Aid Road Grants FY 2011

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TOWN AID GRANTS FOR ROADS

AND

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR JULY 1, 2010 TO JUNE 30, 2011

 

PREPARED BY

THE CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

BUREAU OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

 

IN COOPERATION WITH

THE BUREAU OF ENGINEERING

AND HIGHWAY OPERATIONS

AND

THE BUREAU OF PLANNING

OFFICE OF INVENTORY & FORECASTING

 

MARCH 2011

 

 

Fiscal Year 2011 Town Aid Road (TAR) Grants to the towns and the unconsolidated cities and boroughs appearing in this list are governed by Section 13a-175a through Section 13a-175k of the General Statutes of Connecticut, as revised. 

 

Also, based on Public Act No.’s 09-2 and 09-7 of the September 2009 Special Session, there has been a change in the funding for this program.  Special Tax Obligation (STO) Bonds totaling $22,000,000 and General Obligation (GO) Bonds totaling $8,000,000 have been authorized for FY 2011.  The total TAR grant for FY 2011 is $30,000,000.

 

The following is a summary of the applicable Sections used to determine the amount allocated to each town.  Several factors, such as population, length of improved mileage and unimproved mileage are involved in this calculation.

 

Sec. 13a-175a. Allocation of funds. For each fiscal year there shall be allocated twelve million five hundred thousand dollars ($12,500,000) out of the funds appropriated to the Department of Transportation………to be used by the towns for construction, reconstruction, improvement or maintenance of highways, sections of highways, bridges or structures incidental to highways and bridges or the improvement thereof, including the plowing of snow, the sanding of icy pavements, the trimming and removal of trees, the installation, replacement and maintenance of traffic signs, signals and markings, and for traffic control and vehicular safety programs, traffic and parking planning and administration, and other purposes and programs related to highways, traffic and parking, and for the purposes of providing and operating essential public transportation services and related facilities.

 

      Sec. 13a-175b. Distribution to towns. Said sum shall be distributed to the towns as follows, provided the amount of each such distribution shall be reduced proportionately in the event that the total of all such distributions exceeds the amount appropriated for the purposes of section 13a-175a: One thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) per mile shall be paid for each mile of improved roads for the first thirty-two (32) miles thereof and the remaining allocation shall be distributed pro rata to the towns on the basis of the ratio of the population of the town to the population of the state. The figures promulgated by the Department of Vital Statistics of the Connecticut Department of Public Health for the immediately preceding year shall be used to determine a town's population.

 

Cities and boroughs not consolidated with their towns, and having responsibility for construction or maintenance of public roads, shall receive a pro rata share of the sum allotted to the town, such share to be computed in the ratio of the population within the city or borough to the total population in the town.

 

Sec. 13a-175c. Allocation of sums from the General Fund to insure that towns receive no less than under prior law. There shall be allocated from the resources of the General Fund, for distribution to the several towns, such sums as required to insure that none of said towns shall be allocated for any fiscal year less than the amount allocated to such towns for the fiscal year 1966-67 pursuant to section 13a-169 prior to July 1, 1967.

 

Sec. 13a-175d. Funds for improvement of dirt and unimproved roads. There shall be allocated from funds appropriated to the Commissioner of Transportation for town-aid grants for roads the sum of one million dollars ($1,000,000) annually, to be distributed pro rata to the towns in the state on the basis of the total mileage of unimproved highways in each town, for the improvement or maintenance of dirt and unimproved roads, including bridges on such roads,

 

 

 Sec. 13a-175i. Additional appropriations. (a) In addition to the funds made available to the towns in section 13a-175a for the purposes set forth therein, the additional sum of four million six hundred thousand dollars ($4,600,000) shall be distributed pro rata for such purposes to the towns on the basis of the ratio of the population of the town to the population of the state, notwithstanding the provisions of section 13a-175b.

      (b) For the fiscal year commencing July 1, 1986, and each fiscal year thereafter, each town shall receive an additional sum equal to forty-seven and nine-tenths per cent (47.9%) of the total amount of funds distributed to such town pursuant to sections 13a-175a, 13a-175b and 13a-175d and subsection (a) of this section, provided the amount of each such additional sum shall be reduced proportionately in the event that the total of all such sums exceeds the amount appropriated for the purposes of subsection (a) of this section.

 

 

         

         

          This information is provided within the following Town Aid Road Grants spreadsheet.