Greenfield Board votes down wheel tax
One of the top items discussed during Greenfield’s April board meeting was an ordinance authorizing a $10 wheel tax, which was easily voted down after a lively debate.
Although none of the Board members were thrilled over the idea of raising taxes, some consider the wheel tax to be a necessary evil to prevent the State from coming in and setting the City of Greenfield’s tax rate. Alderman Troy Jones noted that this could very well happen, if the State determines such action is necessary to ensure an adequate revenue stream, so the municipality can operate effectively throughout the year.
Former Mayor Eddie Joe McKelvy stated he believes a wheel tax is necessary and asked the Board to consider the issue carefully before making a final decision.
Others were against the wheel tax, arguing it was unnecessary to balance the budget and, therefore, should not be approved.
(See complete story in the April 22nd edition of the Dresden Enterprise.)