The Davison County Commission will decide on a wheel tax increase for vehicles registered in the county.
Commissioners John Claggett and Denny Kiner voiced their support for the maximum wheel tax, while Commissioners Randy Reider and Brenda Bode said they were weighing the price per wheel. Commissioner Kim Weitala was absent Tuesday.
"I'm good with the 12 wheels," Bode said. "I'm not firm on the dollar amount yet."
Reider said he viewed 12 wheels as the fairest method to making sure each vehicle on the county roads is paying their respective share. Claggett reiterated his stance that the county should raise the tax as high as it will go to start paying off projects as soon as possible.
"I'm of the opinion that I want to be as bold on it as we can and maximize what is out there," Claggett said.
Claggett is the current chairman for the Davison County Republican party urging to "maximize" the tax. He is simply promoting the tax and spend policy passed by the GOP dominated state legislature that diverted half of the increase in license plates to the state. The counties can get that back by applying to the state for grants. If you don't charge enough wheel tax, you don't get the money back. Sounds like the SDGOP establishment, with a little help from their liberal Democratic comrades, have added bribery to the tax and spend liberal agenda.