Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cumberland Cnty Wheel tax Dies in Committee-Phone calls did it

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Several county commissioners said they heard from their constituents who did not want to have a $10 wheel tax.

"I've had lots of calls and none of them have been for it," said 6th District Commissioner Terry Carter.

Larry Allen, the other commissioner from the 6th District, said he had 10 calls and none of them supported the idea.

Commissioner Charles Seiber, 4th District, said he only had one person call who supported the idea, the rest were against it.

Sonya Rimmer, 8th District commissioner, said she had about 20 phone calls and they were equally divided.

Johnny Presley, 3rd District commissioner, said he had 100 calls and none of them were in support.
Jan McNeil, 5th District commissioner, said she did not receive one phone call in favor of supporting a wheel tax.

Cumberland County Mayor Kenneth Carey reported that he had 108 phone calls against supporting a wheel tax and eight calls in favor of the tax.