New gas tax benefits Road Commission

(SANILAC COUNTY) – The new Michigan sales tax on gasoline has paid dividends for county road commissions, including Sanilac County.

Engineer Robb Falls said the additional funds help with doing extra road work but also pointed out the funding can be used for any projects, not just roads.

Sanilac County received nearly $590,000 for September this year, compared to $378,000 a year ago.

Falls said the amounts will continue to rise until the tax sunsets in 2022 and will then remain at the ending level.

April showed the largest amount received for the county, in excess of $700,000.