Published: April 18, 2019


LEWIS COUNTY RESIDENTS WILL SOON SEE A CHANGE IN THEIR WHEEL TAX AS NO PETITION WAS TURNED IN TO THE ELECTION COMMISSION OFFICE ON WEDNESDAY OPPOSING THE INCREASE.  THE WHEEL TAX WILL GO INTO EFFECT ON JUNE 1ST AND WILL ADD A FORTY FIVE DOLLARS TO MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS.  THE LEWIS COUNTY COMMISSION APPROVED THE ADDITIONAL TAX BACK EARLIER THIS YEAR IN WHICH THE FUNDS WOULD GO TOWARDS THE BUILDING OF A NEW JAIL AND FOR THE FUNDING OF FUTURE EXPENSES ONCE THE BUILD IS COMPLETE.