Okay - I really screwed up (when was the last time you heard an elected official say that?)...but being human, that's what happens.
The County Commissioners passed a resolution to set public hearing dates so we can get feedback on a proposal by County Engineer Keith Earley to increase the fees on license plate registrations in the 11 Townships and 5 Villages.
I mistakenly thought that this was PERMISSIVE authority we would be voting upon and that the townships and villages would also have to approve this increase before it could take effect - and I said so in several places, including an news interview on WSPD.
Engineer Earley informed me this morning of my error and so now I'm correcting it.
The County Commissioners can pass a resolution WITHOUT FURTHER VOTE OF OTHER JURISDICTIONS to increase the license plates fees. The additional $5 fee would be collected in the 11 townships (Harding, Jerusalem, Monclova, Providence, Richfield, Spencer, Springfield, Swanton, Sylvania, Washington and Waterville) and in the 5 villages (Berkey, Harbor View, Holland, Ottawa Hills, and Waterville).
So if you live in these areas and you have an opinion about this increase in your license plates fees, come to the public meetings and let us know what you think.
Tuesday, May 16th at 7 p.m.
Hosted by Swanton and Harding Townships
Valleywood Golf Club
13502 Airport Highway
Tuesday, May 23rd at 9:30 a.m.
1 Government Center