County considers wheel tax amendment
Kingsbury County Commissioners on Tuesday discussed a proposed change in the county wheel tax. The first reading of Ordinance #46, an amendment to the county’s current Wheel Tax Ordinance #37, is scheduled for the Oct. 20 county commission meeting.
Kingsbury County Auditor Amy Wilkinson said the amendment would raise the wheel tax from $4 to $5 per wheel. The present wheel tax is limited to $16 per vehicle, no matter how many wheels it has. The amendment would raise the limit to $60 per vehicle. Owners of vehicles with more wheels, such as semi-trucks, would then pay more wheel tax for those vehicles than they would on an automobile.
“It’s kind of a user tax, and in my mind, a fair tax,” Commission Chair Lee said. Lee said the change would also increase the county’s chances of receiving government grant funding for roads and bridges.
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