North Port officials are considering asking voters to approve bonds that ould fund a massive road improvement project.
About 35 percent of the city’s roads are in poor or very poor condition. A $41 million bond referendum may go on the ballot in November to repair them. Officials have until September to put the decision on this fall’s ballot, and they are takin ghtier time getting the issue just right. 266 miles of local neighborhood roads would be rehabilitated over three years, starting in fall 2013. A 25-year bond would be repaid with estimated $25 per year tax for 25 years, applied to all properties in town. Usually road improvement taxes are assessed only on those properties near the imrpovement.