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County eyes wheel tax to fix aging roads, bridges
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MONROE - At a Green County Board meeting Tuesday, Chair Art Carter, who also serves on the Finance and Accounting Committee, informed fellow supervisors that the committee was discussing the possibility of a county vehicle registration but noted legislation currently at the state level may hinder the freedom of the board to impose one. Commonly referred to as a wheel tax, the concept of a registration fee was introduced before Highway Commissioner Chris Narveson commended the Green County Highway Department's past care of roads through the use of seal coating. He noted roads should not exceed 30 years of use, and that 2 percent of county highways are 35 to 39 years old.