Rapid City council will funnel cash to roads

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - The Rapid City Council meeting on Monday Sept. 19, dealt with issues from adult stores, to senior citizens, to taxes.

The council voted to allow reallocation of the 2 percent sales tax starting next year.

The mayor wants to generate more money for the general fund and the capital improvements program, "CIP".

Starting on Jan. 1, 2018, the general fund will see an increase of $2.2 million.

Capital improvements for infrastructure projects, like roads, will see an increase of $3.4 million.

The vision fund will see a decrease of $1.1 million.

The end game for Mayor Steve Allender has been to increase funding to improve city infrastructure.

The utility support fund will go away entirely, shifting into capital improvements.