Burleigh County to Raise Highway Fees | VideoJoel Porter | 10/1/2012
The county maintains about 500 miles of roads in 47 townships. That includes both grading and snowplowing, as well as mowing the ditches.
County Engineer Marcus Hall says the department is only paid a fraction of the cost of those services.
"We understand to actually get it up to the dollar figure it has to be would probably break some of the townships, so we`re trying to gradually get it up closer to what our costs are."
Hall says most townships can`t simply raise taxes since many of them are already maxed out on levies. The new fees won`t be approved for two more weeks.