Rolling Meadows ends vehicle stickers in lieu of new tax
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.