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Highway department seeks TIF funds for paving northeast of Elkhart

The Elkhart County Highway Department has requested $770,000 in TIF funding to pay for roadwork northeast of Elkhart.

Posted on May. 24, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on May. 24, 2013 at 9:16 a.m.

GOSHEN — The Elkhart County Highway Department may be able to pave roads northeast of Elkhart with the help of money generated by a tax increment financing district.

The county’s redevelopment commission recommended Thursday, May 23, using $770,000 from the Northeast TIF District this year to pave parts of Pierina Drive and C.R. 6. The request for funding came almost two weeks after the highway department presented a $7 million road paving plan to the Elkhart County Council.

“As most of you know, we are short on highway funding, and we are looking for dollars to do some repaving wherever we can find it,” county commissioner Mike Yoder told redevelopment commission members.

The highway department had asked the county council for $2.7 million to cover part of the paving work throughout the county, but council members were uncomfortable handing over the entire amount. Instead, the highway department received $2.2 million from the county’s wheel tax fund and the economic development income tax, or EDIT, fund.

If approved by the county council, the resurfacing work funded by the Northeast TIF District would include Pierina Drive east of C.R. 9, C.R. 6 between C.R. 17 and C.R. 113 as well as C.R. 6 between C.R. 11 and Northland Drive.

A 10-year plan created by the highway department had also suggested paving C.R. 104 between C.R. 15 and C.R. 17 near the Northeast TIF District, but redevelopment commission members decided that section could wait to be resurfaced.

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