On County Roads, contact the highway garage for removal of road kill, damaged mailboxes from snow plowing (see mailbox policy), downed signs and barricades.
Superintendent - Eric Losey
Assistant Superintendent - Jerry Houtz
Additionally, the Wood County Engineer is responsible for keeping and maintaining all traffic safety signage for those roads.
The activities of the County Engineer are financed from various sources. The major responsibility, the upkeep of roads and bridges, is primarily financed by highway user fees such as motor vehicle fuel taxes and registration fees and fuel taxes.
Fuel taxes earmarked for highway purposes are imposed at the state and federal levels of government. State revenues are distributed for use in the State, County, Township and Municipal Highway Systems by means of statutory formulas. The amount of the tax varies depending on legislative action. Also, some of the monies distributed to the states from federal funds are passed on to local governments on a project by project basis.
The income from state motor vehicle registration fees (after state administrative costs are deducted) is returned to the local government units on the basis of a statutory formula. Currently the distribution percentages are 71% for counties, 24% for municipalities and 5% for townships. County, municipal and township government agencies have the authority to also levy their own motor vehicle registration fee in the form of an additional tax of up to $20.00 (in $5.00 increments). The amounts imposed vary from county to county according to highway improvement needs and the enactment procedure of the three levels of local government. The revenues received must be used for road and bridge purposes.
Township RoadsThe Wood County Engineer serves as engineering advisor to the townships who are responsible for 790 miles of township roads.