UTICA — Proposed legislation to add a $15 village assessment to vehicle license plates fees for Utica residents died slowly Monday night when council members denied requests to second the motions for three ordinances.
Mayor Larry Friesel explained that funds from these items would go directly into the general fund but would be earmarked for streets and bridges. Council president Lester Grennell moved to adopt each of the three resolutions, but each time there was no second to his motion, causing the issues to die before a packed council chambers.
“We’ll just have to do the best we can,” said Friesel in light of the ordinances not being approved. “I can’t see that we will be doing any paving this year.”