Increased Kosciusko wheel tax being considered

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If it’s approved, vehicles in Kosciusko County could be subjected to an increased tax to help with a $400,000 shortfall for road upkeep.

The Wheel Tax Committee is proposing an increase from 25%-35% for most vehicles, and 60% for semis, beginning in 2020.

The tax bump is in response to the increase in material and labor costs involved in fixing the roads.

The County Council held a public meeting recently to get community input, and another meeting to address the possible increase will be held on July 11.