Friday, December 02, 2016
NorCo Council Tables $5 Vehicle Registration Fee
Will Northampton County be the twelfth?
That appears to be increasingly unlikely.
In July, Council killed a proposed ordinance that would require you to spend $41 to register your vehicles instead of $36. But the idea was resurrected when the County embarked on an aggressive bridge repair plan,and was scheduled for a vote at last night's meeting.
The matter was tabled without discussion.
Pen Argyl's Jeff Fox urged Council to vote it down. "These hurt the poorest the hardest," he argued. ”Many of the biggest users have vehicles not registered in the county. You can call it a fee or whatever you will. It is indeed another tax. If you call yourself a fiscal conservative or care about the less advantaged within our county, vote it down."
Northampton's John Szazdi called it a "money grab."
There is some concern that the decision to table is a ploy, and that the matter will be voted on again down the road.