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An annual license tax is hereby levied upon the operation of motor vehicles on the public roads or highways of the City for the purpose of paying the costs and expenses of enforcing and administering the tax provided for in Ohio R.C. 4504.06, and for planning, constructing, improving, maintaining and repairing public roads, highways and streets; maintaining and repairing bridges and viaducts; paying the City's portion of the costs and expenses of cooperating with the Department of Highways, in the planning, improvement and construction of State highways; paying the City's portion of the compensation, damages, cost and expenses of planning, constructing, reconstructing, improving, maintaining and repairing roads and streets; paying any costs apportioned to the City under Ohio R.C. 4907.47; paying debt service charges on notes or bonds of the City issued for such purposes; and to supplement revenue already available for such purposes. Such tax shall be at the rate of five dollars ($5.00) per motor vehicle on all motor vehicles the district of registration of which, as defined in Ohio R.C. 4503.10 is in the City and shall be paid in and collected by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles of the State, or Deputy Registrar, at the time of making application for registration, as provided in Ohio R.C. 4504.09.
No part of such moneys shall be used to purchase equipment, tools or for any wages.
If the application for registration is made prior to July 16, the full five dollars ($5.00) shall be paid.
If such application is made on or after July 16, and prior to October 16, three-fourths of the five dollar ($5.00) tax shall be paid.
If such application is made on or after October 16, and prior to January 16, one-half of the five dollar ($5.00) tax shall be paid.
If such application is made on or subsequent to January 16, and prior to April 16, one
fourth of such five dollar ($5.00) tax shall be paid.
(Ord. 84-7987. Passed 2-15-84.)