Durham residents who deal with a disability may be getting a little tax break soon.
The town is looking into creating an ordinance that would eliminate the annual car tax for persons with disabilities who utilize a modified vehicle to accommodate their needs. This would cover the vehicle's owner who has a disability, a spouse or a child, the proposed ordinance stated.
"'A motor vehicle modified to accommodate a person with disabilities' shall be defined as any production vehicle which has been altered or reconfigured or has undergone mechanical or structural changes which permit an individual with a disability to safely drive or ride as a passenger," the ordinance explained.
Residents would have to apply for this exemption and would have to prepare a letter from the applicant's physician who attesting that the patient uses a car modified for medical needs, the ordinance detailed.
The Board of Selectmen is expected to vote during its meeting on Oct. 21 to set a public hearing on this proposed ordinance. Once the date is set, then residents will be able to come forward and comment on the proposed ordinance.