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Wheel Tax? Or Property Tax Increase?

WHEEL TAX 2The Coffee County Budget and Finance Committee has decided to advise the Coffee County Commission to place a wheel tax referendum on the August ballot. How the referendum would be worded is still up in the air.
The Budget and Finance Committee, had asked Vernita Davis head of the election commission if the voters could choose between a wheel tax versus a property tax on the referendum, but Davis said this choice was not an option. She said you could give a choice between a $25 wheel tax versus a $50 tax for example.
The concern of the Budget and Finance Committee is how to raise the extra money needed to operate the new county jail and workhouse, as well the new county middle school. Some officials say a property tax increase as high as 37 cents could be required if a wheel tax referendum fails to pass.