Money from Cass County sales tax will not be used to raise township roads(WDAY TV) - The Cass County Flood Sales Tax Committee is deciding how and where to spend money for special flood projects. Cass County is projected to make 11-million dollars a month from the sales tax. 10-million will go to the diversion, 1-million to flood protection projects.
A big decision made today regarding the allocation of these sales tax funds. The Committee decided that funds will not be used to raise any township roads, many of which flooded this year.
Cass County commissioners spent nearly two hours today discussing several proposed flood protection projects. Ultimately they decided projects like the raising of roads for accessibility did not meet the criteria for County help.
This announcement will affect places like Lake Shure, where the county was forced to build a temporary bridge this year because of a washed out road. More than 30 homes lost access.
DARRELL VANYO - Cass County Commission Chair: “As we read the policy, it indicates it's for flood protection measures and raising the roads is more accessibility, so we eliminated a number of requests.”
The county should receive its first payment from the tax, which started April 1st, sometime next month.