New Martinsville Eyeing Non-Resident Work Fee

The City of New Martinsville is looking for ways to bring in more revenue. One idea kicked around at last night’s city council meeting, was to adopt a non-resident city service fee. If adopted, this is how it would work… All non-resident employees would pay a $1.75 fee per week that they work in the city of New Martinsville. There would be a waiver for multiple members of a household. Other ways to raise cash are also being considered, including increasing the municipal fee, looking at B & O tax rates, and finally… a possible levy. The discussion on all of this will continue at the finance committee meeting that is scheduled for December 11th at 5 p.m. That meeting is open to the public.