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Wheelage Tax Voted Down For Saint Louis County

Posted at: 07/30/2013 2:54 PM
By: Laurie Stribling
lstribling@wdio.com

A wheelage fee will not be coming to Saint Louis County after a board decision Tuesday.

The tax would have charged people a $10 dollar wheelage fee on vehicles raising about $1.5 million annually for road projects.

Commissioners said many Saint Louis County residents were in opposition of the tax.

A wheelage tax has long been an option for counties near the metro area. The 2013 legislature expanded the option for all counties with a deadline of August 1.

The tax could be taken up again next year.