Chesterfield County administrator Ronald Thurman gave the council an update on the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department’s findings at its Feb. 4 meeting.
Within the first three days of the trial run of the new program, Thurman said the Sheriff’s Department located 41 vehicles with out-of-state license plates that were owned by Chesterfield County residents. As of the day of the meeting, the number had grown to 70.
“The Sheriff’s Department is doing a great job in what council said they would like to implement,” Thurman said. “We have spoken to the schools and have received full cooperation from the school system in helping us keep up with this.”
It is unknown how many county residents have cars that aren’t registered within the county. No matter how big or small that number may be, the county is losing revenue from car taxes not being paid on those vehicles.
“I think if it continues like its going, I think you are going to see a benefit in additional revenue," said Thurman. "This is finding results and I think the word is starting to get out to individuals they need to register their vehicles if they have out-of-state tags and live here in the county.”
In other business, the council heard from both sides of Alligator Rural Water’s proposed wastewater treatment plant issue that has had the town of McBee buzzing.
McBee Town Council member Shilon Green read a letter to the council during the public comments portion of the meeting. In the letter, several concerns with Alligator’s plans were sited. The letter was signed by members the McBee Town Council and Mayor John Campolong.
Alligator Rural Water president Glenn Odom represented the opposing view. Odom discussed the benefits of such a facility and its economic impact to the town.
The council could not take any action or offer any comments because of the public comments policy.