Wheel Tax or No Wheel Tax, That Is The Question

wheel taxOne of the bigger questions going on around Coffee County is whether there will be a property tax increase, a wheel tax or some type of combination to fund current projects and everyday day needs of the county? The answer is no one knows at this point.
At this week’s county commission meeting a discussion took place about if commissioners would place a referendum on the November ballot for a wheel tax. Commissioners delayed action and have until August 21 to decide, which is after the county election to be held on August 7.
In other action the commission approved the jail budget that includes extra operating cost at the new jail and keeping the workhouse program open.
The commission voted 17-1 to cut a $93,000 budget request to the Coffee County School System.
County commissioners also debated on giving county workers the day off on Election Day, the day off has been given to workers for several years. The vote was in favor of changing the policy so workers will no longer have the day off.