Dear friends and neighbors of Huntsville,
As you may probably know we implemented a toll booth on 1st street just before Memorial Weekend to help collect from the heavy users of this street during our summer months.
We have been trying to work out a deal with American Land & Leisure for the past few years to no avail. They did not feel as if there 30 thousand visitors towing boats and trailers to the point impacted our road.
Huntsville receives about $38,000. per year from B&C road funds to maintain our 9.5 miles of roadways throughout the town. Out of this fund we pay for salt, sand, vehicle maintenance, equipment, snow plowing, and salaries. If there are any funds left, then we apply those funds to our roads.
With our toll booth in place we started to collect toward our own 1st street maintenance fund, with hope that American Land & Leisure would step up and do what was ethically right.
With this said I am pleased to say that they have.
Starting Monday, June 28th our Huntsville Town Toll Booth will no longer be collecting road funds. At the entrance to the Forest Service recreational land where AL&L has their booth, they will collect an additional $1.00 per vehicle on our behalf to go towards 1st street maintenance. These funds will be collected through the remainder of their contract with the Forest Service which ends in 2013.
I can’t even begin to tell you how pleased I am that we were able to work this out. I would like to thank the Town Council, our Attorney and Staff for helping us to reach our goal.
We would also like to thank all those who live and travel this road because of the impact it had on you. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Huntsville Town looks forward to giving you a new 1st street in the future.