BELLEVILLE -- The City Council voted Monday to bring back the "wheel tax" to keep from having to lay off about 6 percent of its staff and cut public safety services.
The tax, which was in place from 1920 to 1995, will charge residents who own cars $20 per year to get a sticker to prove they've paid the tax. Those 65 or older will get a discount and have to pay $15. It passed unanimously, minus the vote of Ward 3 Alderman Rob Anderson, who was absent.
The City Council passed the measure at a Monday night special council meeting and approved the $24 million general fund budget, which includes city salaries and operating costs, for the next fiscal year.
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