Powell Bill allocations are made to incorporated municipalities which establish their eligibility and qualify per North Carolina General Statute 136-41.1 through 136-41.4. Annually, State Street-Aid (Powell Bill) allocations are made to incorporated municipalities which establish their eligibility and qualify as provided by G.S. 136-41.1 through 136-41.4.
and the new Session 2017-57, SENATE BILL 257
requires that a sum of $147,500,000 be disbursed to the qualifying municipalities for FY-2017-2018 and FY 2018-2017.
The statutes also provide that funds be disbursed to the qualified municipalities on or before October 1st and January 1st, thereby allowing sufficient time after the end of the fiscal year for verification of information and to determine the proper allocations and preparation of disbursements. Powell Bill funds shall be expended primarily for the purposes of resurfacing streets within the corporate limits of the municipality but may also used for maintaining, repairing, constructing, reconstructing or widening of any street or public thoroughfare within the municipal limits or for planning, construction, and maintenance of bikeways, greenways or sidewalks.
Session 2017-57 SENATE BILL 257
states: ....."The funds allocated to cities and towns under the provisions of G.S. 136-41.2 shall
not be expended for the construction of a sidewalk into which is built a mailbox, utility pole, fire hydrant, or other similar obstruction that would impede the clear passage of pedestrians on
(b1) Failure to File. – A municipality that fails to file the statement required under
subsection (b) of this section by October 1 is ineligible to receive funds allocated on October 1
under G.S. 136-41.1 or G.S. 136-41.2 for the fiscal year in which the municipality failed to file
the statement. A municipality that fails to file the statement required under subsection (b) of
this section by January 1 is ineligible to receive funds allocated under G.S. 136-41.1 or
G.S. 136-41.2 for the fiscal year in which the municipality failed to file the statement.
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Important Dates to Remember
• Certified Statement, street listing, certified Powell Bill map, and add/delete sheet (if applicable) are due between July 1st and July 21st of each year.
• Powell Bill Expenditures Report is statutorily due by August 1st of each year.
• Municipal Street Fiscal Data Report is due by December 1st of each year.