MOUNT VERNON — No public input was given at the first of two public hearings for a proposed $5 increase in vehicle registrations.
The hearing, held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Knox County Commissioner’s office, was the first opportunity for the public to comment on a $5 increase in the permissive tax. The tax would be charged on all vehicle registrations in the county, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the county engineer’s office for roads and bridges.
The hearing was attended only by county employees and county commissioner candidate Bill Pursel. Commissioner Thom Collier asked Knox County Engineer Cameron Keaton several questions about Keaton’s funding sources, seeking input “on behalf of” the community.