Altoona to consider letter of opposition to Eau Claire County wheel tax proposal

Eau Claire County (WQOW) – The City of Altoona is considering formally voicing its opposition to the proposed Eau Claire County wheel tax. 

Thursday night, the Altoona City Council will consider sending a letter to Eau Claire County Administrator Kathryn Schauf, and board commissioners, outlining their concerns. 

As we’ve reported, the county board’s plan would call for a $30 registration fee per-vehicle. It would bring in an estimated $2.4 million a year. That money would be used to pay for road projects.

In the draft letter Altoona will consider, concerns include the fee being tied with the highest in the state (Milwaukee County) which would hinder Altoona’s future efforts to address its own roads maintenance issues with local registration fees, if it so chooses. It also notes, residents of Altoona account for about 7 percent of the vehicles registered in the county but only 1 percent of county-maintained roads fall within the city limits.

The county board will vote on the proposal July 17. 
 

Related link: UPDATE: Eau Claire City Council approves wheel tax resolution 

adwpadmin

adwpadmin

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Osseo
60°
Menomonie
61°
Chetek
57°
Durand
64°
Ladysmith
59°
Neillsville
64°
Rice Lake
59°
New Richmond
58°
Black River Falls
63°
Medford
59°
River Falls
59°
Duluth
54°
Green Bay
59°
La Crosse
64°
Madison
65°
Milwaukee
66°
Twin Cities
61°
Weather Outlook: Significant rain totals possible by the end of the week

Weather Outlook: Significant rain totals possible by the end of the week

A big surface low will move through the region on Wednesday and Thursday.

Connect With WQOW
Top Stories

UPDATE: 4 from Loyal, including 3 kids, killed in Apostle Island kayak incident

Sheriff Michael Brennan said Erik Fryman, 39, and his kids 3, 6 and 9-years-old died. The mom, Cari Mews, 29,

NEW: Missing Mondovi man found dead Wednesday afternoon

According to Mondovi Police Chief Colin Severson, the department is looking or Nathan D. Kummer who was reported missing by

UPDATE: Gas leak contained in Boyd

Boyd's fire chief told News 18 crews were digging up a leaking water line at Double D's Saloon and workers

Sex offender faces new charges in Eau Claire

A convicted sex offender living in Eau Claire is charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a

Human Remains Found in Tomah

The Tomah Police Department confirmed on their Facebook page that human skeletal remains were found in an undeveloped field in

Scroll to top
Skip to content