Committee puts brakes on Appleton wheel tax proposal - WBAY

Committee puts brakes on Appleton wheel tax proposal

Appleton - A proposed wheel tax to pay for Appleton street projects was tabled indefinitely at a city committee meeting Wednesday night.

The proposal would impose a flat, $20 fee on any vehicle registered in the city to pay for reconstruction projects. It would replace the city's current special assessment imposed on properties on the street where work is being done.

A number of homeowners have been protesting the special assessment with lawn signs that show how much they have to pay for road work.

Wednesday, the city's Finance Committee decided to take another look at the special assessment policy before coming up with any alternatives. That won't be discussed until August. Appleton city spokesman Chad Doran says the wheel tax remains an informational item on committee and city council agendas, so it can still be discussed but no action would be taken.

In unrelated action, the Finance Committee approved a contract with Miron Construction for a new skate park at Telulah Park. The next step is getting approval from the city council, which could happen next week.

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