A proposed tag fee is being discussed for residents of rural Marshall County. Marshall County Commission Chairman James Hutcheson said the tag fee will be up to $25 per vehicle.
This proposal will be on the agenda for Monday morning at the commission’s meeting at 10 a.m.
Superintendent Tim Nabors asked for the fee to be imposed as a way to create funds to pay for 15 school resource officers and other building maintenance projects. There are only four SRO’s for the entire Marshall County school system right now.
If the fee is implemented it will bring in approximately $2.5-million.
Albertville passed the tag fee in 2007, and they were able to pay for the construction and renovations to its high school campus.
In 2009 the tag fee was passed by local legislators giving the county commission the opportunity to impose the fee up to $25 per vehicle tag. The fee would apply to motorized vehicles, including motorcycles.
On Monday, Superintendent Nabors will give a detailed presentation about the school system’s finances and how money generated by the tag fee will be utilized.
If the fee does not pass, Hutcheson will ask the legislative delegation to make a change in the law that would allow for the people of Marshall County to vote.
Anyone that wishes to speak during Monday’s meeting must call Commissioner Hutcheson’s office before the meeting to give their name, address and topic of discussion. Discussions will be limited to three minutes. Hutcheson’s office number is 256-571-7701.