On the upcoming August election, you will have the option to vote for or against a $50 wheel tax. If the tax passes, it will add an additional $50 to the current $24 registration fee for registering your vehicles each year. Understand, the wheel tax is not an either/or proposition. County commission has already stated that they will be raising the property tax rate regardless of the passage of the wheel tax. A $50 wheel tax would be the highest in east Tennessee. Knox County $36, Blount County $0, Anderson County $0, Roane County $0, Monroe County $25, Sevier County $0.

Higher taxes, the decision is yours.