The Village of Hortonville has debated the merits of a wheel tax and have decided against it. The proposed $20 annual fee met its demise as the Village Board voted 4-2 to table the issue indefinitely. A wheel tax is an annual vehicle registration fee enacted by a municipality or county to raise money to help pay for street improvements. The revenue can be used to offset property taxes or street assessments or a combination of the two. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Hortonville has 5,665 vehicles eligible for a wheel tax. At $20 per vehicle, that could generate about $110,00 annually. The DOT number though is in question. Hortonville Village Administrator Diane Wessel said the total is based on zip code and likely includes vehicles kept in the towns of Dale, Ellington, and Hortonia, which would be exempt from the village’s wheel tax.