- Hawkins county, TN Commissioners
- United States of America
If the second and final reading of Hawkins County’s $40 wheel tax increase is approved at next month’s County Commissioners meeting, the county will jump from having the 46th highest wheel tax in Tennessee to the 10th highes
HAWKINS COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – The State of Tennessee is warning Hawkins County to either balance the budget or see a cut in commissioner pay.
If the county does not balance the budget, commissioners may also have to pay 100% of their insurance premiums.
If the state cuts commissioners’ salary and insurance premiums, that will put tens of thousands of dollars back into the general fund. That’s only a portion of the $2 million deficit that the county is currently facing.
But the state says it would be a step in the right direction.
The Chief of Staff for the Tennessee Comptroller, Jason Mumpower, told commissioners they would be the first to face the ramifications for not fulfilling their only job.
“It will be a small way to start, but if the commissioners are failing to meet their really only responsibility it would probably be the best place to start,” Mumpower said.
If the second and final reading of Hawkins County’s $40 wheel tax increase is approved at next month’s County Commissioners meeting, the county will jump from having the 46th highest wheel tax in Tennessee to the 10th highest. these commissioners need to find another way to make money for this county , it is not right to ask Hawkins county residents to pay out even more than they do , because they can't figure out how to bring more businesses in this county, more businesses would mean more jobs , more tax dollars for Hawkins county! Let these commissioners know we expect them to vote NO ! Or they should and will be voted off in the next elections! This increase will cause people to leave this county, the services and roads in Hawkins county in no way justifie a $40 increase! If we don't stand up to them now what will happen later ? Cost of running this county will just go up & up , And if these county leaders can't figure out how to bring money to this county then what ? More increases to us if we don't stand up to this now ! Call and let these commissioners know how you feel , sign this petition, go to the next meeting. But don't just do nothing!
The We say NO to Hawkins county $40 wheel tax petition to Hawkins county, TN Commissioners was written by Katherine Qualls and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.