The Marshall County commission tabled the car tag fee that was on the agenda during their meeting on Monday morning.
Several residents spoke against the fee, which was introduced to the commission by County School Superintendent Tim Nabors.
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. Currently, there are only 4 SROs in the entire Marshall County School system.
Legislation was passed at the state level in 2009 giving the commission the power to impose a fee up to $25.00 per vehicle tag.
Commissioner Buddy Allen made the motion to table the item indefinitely after Chairman James Hutcheson asked for a motion for the vote.
Allen noted that this was not the end to the issue, but he felt a better solution could be brought together.
The issue has generated a lot of criticism lately and drew a large crowd to the commission chambers.
Commissioner Bill Strickland requested that a meeting between the commission, school board, Sheriff’s Department and the county legislature be conducted sometime in the next week to work on a new plan.
“I challenge the Chairman and superintendent to arrange this meeting in the next 7 days and we come up with a way of funding resource officers in each of our schools,” Strickland said toward the end of the meeting.