Woodstock, IL City Council approves 3-cent gas tax, $10M bond for roads

Woodstock City Council members voted Tuesday night to authorize the issuance of a $10 million bond to repair streets and a 3-cent gas tax to help pay off that debt.

“It’s really important that we get in front of this again. The only way to get in front of this is to make a major investment over the next five years in our street improvement,” Mayor Brian Sager said. “We are investing right now $2.5 million a year to try to upgrade our streets, but it only takes care of a small portion of the improvements because street improvements are so costly.”