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ROANOKE - The village board wants to improve the downtown area, but like so many towns, they currently do not have enough money to do it.

At Monday's meeting, the board heard the estimated cost to re-surface the downtown streets is $425,008 for a re-worked asphalt surface and up to $592,908 for concrete. According to street and alley committee chair Jerry Hasler, the only possible way to get the costly project done may be to do it in stages.

“I’d like to do it in one big scoop, but do we have $400,000?” Hasler said.

Traditionally, the village receives about $120,000 in Motor Fuel tax funds to use to work on street and sidewalk maintenance. Any additional funds to work on a big street project would have to come out of the village’s general fund.

See article on Nov. 8 Woodford County Journal newsstands

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