Belmont County Commissioners set two public hearings in the Commissioners meeting room in the courthouse for May 9 at 9:30 a.m. and May 16, also at 9:30 a.m. for the proposed $15 increase in the permissive license plate fee allowed by Ohio Law.

County Engineer Terry Lively requested the additional fees that have been set at $5 since the fee went into effect in 1968.