Beaver Dam Committee Discusses Wheel Tax

9/19/17 – City officials in Beaver Dam are looking at the possibility of charging vehicle owners a wheel tax. The city’s Operations Committee last night agreed by consensus to begin talks in committee about opening discussions with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to impose a fee on automobile and truck registrations for vehicles weighing 8000-pounds or less. Operations Committee Chair Robert Ballweg says a $20 per vehicle fee would generate $300-thousand dollars annually. That would be able to sealcoat eight miles of streets or fund eight blocks of mill and overlay projects or pay for two blocks of complete street reconstruction.