Rolling Meadows ends vehicle stickers in lieu of new tax

 
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Updated 1/11/2019 3:57 PM
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  • Rolling Meadows has ended its requirement for vehicle stickers, replacing the lost revenue with a new natural gas tax.

      Rolling Meadows has ended its requirement for vehicle stickers, replacing the lost revenue with a new natural gas tax. Kelly Vold | Staff Photographer

Rolling Meadows aldermen have officially eliminated the city's vehicle stickers as promised now that a new natural gas tax has been implemented.

The city council this week unanimously agreed to end the sticker requirement, which cost $30 for a regular passenger vehicle, after last April narrowly approving the new natural gas tax of five cents per therm. That tax took effect Dec. 1 and is expected to generate more funds for local roads than vehicle stickers, city officials said.

For the owner of a 1,300-square-foot home with one furnace, the tax would average $38 per year. For a larger home of about 2,500 square feet, the yearly tax is estimated at $70. For a 7,000-square-foot business with two furnaces, the tax would be about $140 per year, officials say.

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