County name will be removed from decals

Published 10:31 pm Monday, August 10, 2015

Buckingham County supervisors voted Monday to remove the name of the county from future vehicle decals.

The action to remove the word “Buckingham” was taken during a work session where County Administrator Rebecca S. Carter and board members discussed the potential advantages and disadvantages to citizens and county government if the decals were eliminated.

Buckingham is the only county in The Herald’s coverage area to require that decals be affixed to vehicles, generally costing motorists $25.

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The decals will remain in place — a requirement for all vehicles — and will still feature a photo of the county’s courthouse.

The removal of “Buckingham” from the sticker came as District Three Supervisor E.A. “Bill” Talbert cited concerns brought to the board by a Buckingham resident who said she was identified by the decal while out of the area.

Talbert previously told The Herald that he would offer a motion following the work session to hold a public hearing on eliminating the decals.

The change to the decals will take effect next year, Carter said after the meeting.