The Muskingum County Commissioner’s are deciding on whether or not an extra $10 fee should be added onto license plates.
The Commissioner’s met with Muskingum County Engineer Doug Davis on Thursday to discuss the possibility. Commissioner Jim Porter says no decision has been made on the permissive license plate tax as of yet.
"I believe in our conversation this morning, we would like to meet in the new year, discuss maybe putting it on the ballot or even a road levy," Porter explained. "He suggested a work session and we agreed to that but we’ve made no decision as far as the permissive license plate tax."
Also discussed during Thursday’s meeting was a travel request for Davis that the commissioner’s denied. Davis requested to travel to Washington D.C. in March to act as local representation at the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference.
"Locally we’ve been I should say, struggling, whether we should renew our membership with that. It’s rather expensive, we’re debating benefits versus costs right now."
Porter says a yearly membership to NaCo" costs the county between $7,000-8,000 each year. Porter says he and commissioner sands and Lavy will take a second look at Davis” request.