ST. CLOUD -- Two central Minnesota county boards took up the issue of a "wheelage tax" to help pay for road construction projects, but neither Stearns nor Benton County took action.

Stearns County Engineer Jodi Teich was instructed to draft a resolution outlining possible projects and dollar amounts the county could raise with the tax.

Benton County's Highway Engineer was also instructed to draft a resolution to consider adding the "wheelage tax."

The "wheelage tax" would add up to $10 on the purchase price of vehicle license tabs.

The Legislature passed a law allowing greater Minnesota counties to join metro counties the option to levy the tax.

It does not require a public hearing for approval.