New Rolling Meadows natural gas tax approved

Daily Herald report
Updated 4/26/2018 5:22 PM

Rolling Meadows aldermen this week officially approved a new natural gas tax that would eventually replace city vehicle stickers.

The 4-2 second reading vote Tuesday -- with Aldermen John D'Astice and Mike Cannon casting "no" votes -- follows a 4-3 first reading tally earlier this month. Tim Veenbaas also voted against it at that time.

The new tax, expected to cost the owner of a 1,300-square-foot house $38 a year, could appear on bills as soon as September. The vehicle sticker program formally ends December 31, 2018. But aldermen also approved an amendment -- suggested by D'Astice -- that officials not enforce the city sticker tax once gas tax collections begin.

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