Butler Township to seek additional license tax


Public hearings scheduled for November

Staff report



BUTLER TWP. — The Board of Township Trustees of Montgomery County will hold a public hearing on November 9 at 7 p.m. and November 18 at 5 p.m. to discuss whether or not the Board should levy an additional annual license tax upon the operation of motor vehicles on the public roads and highways in the unincorporated area of the township at the rate of five dollars ($5.00) per motor vehicle on all motor vehicles the owners of which reside in the unincorporated area of the Township.

If this new license tax is approved by the Board, the commencement of that additional tax shall begin with motor vehicle registrations on January 1, 2017. The additional monies generated by this tax shall pay for the following: paying the costs of enforcing and administering the tax; paying for the construction, reconstruction, improvement, maintenance, and repair of township roads, bridges, and culverts; paying for the purchasing, erecting, and maintaining traffic signs, markers, lights, and signals; paying for purchasing road machinery and equipment and planning, constructing, and maintaining suitable buildings to house such equipment; paying for any costs apportioned to the township under Section 4907.47 of the Ohio Revised Code; and to supplement revenue already available for such purposes. That tax shall be in addition to any other tax levied under the Ohio Revised Code concerning the same subject matter and by the Township. The new tax shall be collected in accordance with Section 4504.09 of the Ohio Revised Code by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles or a Deputy Registrar, at the same time that annual application for registration of a motor vehicle is made.

Townships historically receive 30% of all license plate fees collected. This new tax will be collected and 100% of the new revenue will be given to the township for its use. The township estimates that it will collected an additional $35,000 (3,500 households X 2 = 7,000 X $5 = $35,000) dollars per year in addition to the $30,000 that is presently collects.

Public hearings scheduled for November

Staff report

Reach Butler Township at 898-6735.

Reach Butler Township at 898-6735.