A public hearing about Carlton County's excise tax is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the Carlton County Transportation Building. Residents are welcome to comment about proposed county transportation projects.

A vehicle excise tax of $20 collected by retail auto dealers when vehicles are sold in the county went into effect December 2014, as did the 0.5% local option sales tax. The taxes go toward funding transportation projects.

The public meeting is needed to continue the existing excise tax. The meeting provides the opportunity for residents to share their opinions on proposed projects under the excise tax, the local-option sales tax and the wheelage tax.