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May 27, 2016

Dear Resident,

Pleasant Grove City has went through an engineering study to evaluate the condition of our roads. During this process each road was rated with a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) number. The PCI number scale is from 1-100 with 100 being a road in the best possible condition and 1 being a road in the worst possible condition. Due to pavement deterioration, unless maintained, roads lose value on this scale each year.

Through the engineering study it was determined that if Pleasant Grove were to have every road at a 70 PCI or higher, it would cost $3.8M a year over the next 20 years. The current funding for our roads is as follows:

  • Class C Revenue (State Gas Tax) - $1,000,000
  • Additional Gas Tax Recently Imposed - $180,000
  • General Fund Revenue Earmarked for Roads - $195,000
  • Budget Reductions added to road funding (One Time Money) - $130,000
  • Current Revenue for Road Maintenance and Repair - $1,505,000

Pleasant Grove City has proposed a road fee for this coming budget year that would generate another $1M in revenue specifically for road maintenance and repair. This fee would be added to your utility bill and payable each month. The current proposed fee would be:

  • Residential fee- $4.90 per household per month
  • Commercial fee- $60.20 per business per month

If the road fee were implemented, the following shows what the total revenue would be:

  • Class C Revenue (State Gas Tax) - $1,000,000
  • Additional Gas Tax Recently Imposed - $180,000
  • General Fund Revenue Earmarked for Roads - $195,000
  • Budget Reductions Added to Road Funding (One Time Money) - $130,000
  • Proposed Road Fee  -$1,000,000
  • Proposed Revenue for Road Maintenance and Repair - $2,505,000

A fully funded road maintenance plan would be $3.8M per year. This current proposed funding plan being considered would total $2.505M per year, stilling leaving the funding $1.295M short. Although it is not being proposed to fully fund the road maintenance plan, this road fee would be a major step towards starting to maintain and repair our roads sooner rather than later.

In addition to a road fee, Pleasant Grove City is proposing to change utility rates for the upcoming fiscal year. The following table shows the utility rates for an average utility bill for a Pleasant Grove resident and the proposed increase or decrease amount. The total increase being proposed for the average utility bill is $2.74 per month.

Average Monthly Rate Comparison - Utility Rate Changes 

$   24.56
$   27.02
$       2.46
Storm Drain
Drought Surcharge
$ 128.24
$ 130.98
$       2.74

The public hearing on the new road fee and proposed utility fees will be Tuesday, June 7th at 6:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Grove City Council Chambers at 86 East 100 South in Pleasant Grove.

If you have further questions regarding the proposed road fee please contact City Administrator Scott Darrington at or call him at (801) 785-5045.

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