Wheel Tax Rolls Forward

Wheel Tax Rolls Forward

Eau Claire continues to inch toward a new wheel tax. 

City engineer Dave Solberg yesterday said the 30 dollar per-year tax is better for the city than trying to raise money with a referendum.  Solberg says the cost of asphalt, curb, gutter, and sidewalk materials have all doubled over the past decade or so.  He says Eau Claire needs the one-and-a-half million-dollars per-year the tax would take in order to keep up.  Eau Claire’s city council is set to vote on the tax at the end of the month.

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