Public hearing on proposed gas tax in Decatur

Council members are split on the issue, some saying they’re open to the idea, others saying it should be a last resort.

Public hearing on proposed gas tax in Decatur
You could soon be shelling out more money at the gas pump. Officials say the city has needs, but they don’t have the money.

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - You could soon be shelling out more money at the gas pump. Officials say the city has needs, but they don’t have the money.

Earlier this week, Councilman Chuck Ard tossed out the possibility of raising the city’s gas tax 2 to 3 cents per gallon, to pay for road paving and infrastructure needs.

Council members are split on the issue, some saying they’re open to the idea, others saying it should be a last resort.

Before they make any decisions about the gas tax, they want to hear from you.

The Decatur Daily tells us there’s a public hearing on the matter set for August 28 at the Turner Surles Community Resource Center at 6 p.m.

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