Northern illinois health plan: Rockford official: Pothole patching proposal would ‘cannibalize’ road plan

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Under the proposal that could be considered Monday, the city next year would pay to patch potholes with a portion of the revenue from the motor fuel tax. That would leave the city with 3 percent less money than would otherwise be available to repair roads as part of Rockford’s proposed $42.2 million capital improvement program. Mayor Tom McNamara and Alderman Kevin Frost, R-4, argue that the pothole money that’s already been budgeted ought to be placed in reserves, where it could be used to maintain city services in the face of future deficits.

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