Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Weber County raises vehicle emissions fees

After extensive discussion Monday afternoon, Weber-Morgan Health Board members unanimously approved raising the cap on vehicle emissions fees in Weber County from $25 to $30.

"I’m in favor of an increase. We haven’t had one in 13 years," said Jerry Paskett, owner of a Tunex franchise in Roy. He is not a member of the board.

During that time, testing requirements have increased, and equipment had to be updated.

Other counties along the Wasatch Front — Davis, Salt Lake and Utah — have already switched from caps to an open market model where shops can charge whatever their customers are willing to pay. Salt Lake Tribune