Just as Sullivan County residents are getting used to an increase in property tax, a wheel tax is being proposed.
News 5 caught up with one of the sponsors of the resolution, Sullivan County commissioner Dwight King, and found out if a wheel tax option is put on the November ballot, it could actually lower than the property tax increase by eight cents.
The wheel tax would cost anyone with a vehicle in Sullivan County an extra $20 a year, which could add $2.8 million dollars to the general fund each year.
King said his resolution comes after getting calls from property owners in his district. "They're the ones that brought this up. They said you know, we'd like to have a more fair tax to us, and that's the reason I've done this," said King.
Before drivers have to pay, the resolution has to pass the full commission, and residents would have the final say at the polls in November.