County decal on verge of elimination in New Kent
New Kent’s Board of Supervisors is discussing the possibility of eliminating the county decal.
New Kent County Administrator Rodney Hathaway presented the proposal at Wednesday’s morning work session. With new state law requiring inspection stickers to be moved to the left side of the windshield, Hathaway said that under county code, the county decal would have to be placed adjacent to it.
“The result of moving the decal would require a lot of people to come in and get a new one and for us to place orders for them,” the county administrator said.
New Kent is one of two jurisdictions that require a county sticker. Under Hathaway’s recommendation, the sticker would no longer be necessary. The $25 vehicle registration fee, however, would remain intact.
If the county decal is removed, the issue of a resident utilizing local refuse sites or transfer stations came into question. The county administrator suggested the implementation of a small sticker to be placed either on the bumper or the backside of the rearview mirror to allow access to the trash sites. These stickers would be identifiable markers for refuse site workers to view and would only be obtainable at designated locations that have yet to be determined.
County leaders received the proposal positively, directing staff to enter into additional research and create a draft copy of the proposed change in the county ordinance.