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Bigger trucks exempt from 'wheel tax'

A proposed "wheel tax" in Appleton wouldn't apply to owners of some larger vehicles.

The city is exploring the idea of charging people $20 dollars a year for each vehicle they keep in Appleton. They'd pay it, with their annual state vehicle registration fee.

Ald. Curt Konetzke says the state exempts vehicles that are licensed at over 8,000 pounds. He says that includes bigger pickup trucks that some people use to get around, on a daily basis, and business service trucks.

Ald. Joe Martin proposed the "wheel tax" as a way to generate revenue, to pay for street projects. Right now, the city issues special assessments to property owners, when they rebuild a street.

Some homeowners along John Street are campaigning to get rid of the assessments.

The city's finance committee could consider the different options, including the "wheel tax," next month.

posted : July, 10th by WHBY


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