Tuesday, July 29, 2008

FINALLY!! Thinking of Taxpayers FIRST


The Greene County Commission's Road Committee on Monday decided not to propose or support a referendum for the November ballot that would increase the wheel tax if approved by voters.

Committee members noted that county residents are being hit hard by rising gas and grocery prices, as well as by other steep price hikes.

Greene County Road Superintendent David Weems had said his department was definitely in need of more funding. But Weems quickly added that he opposed a wheel tax increase to do that, citing increases in the cost of gas and other costs of living for residents.

"I just don't feel like now's the time to place any more burdens on taxpayers," Weems said.