CLIFTON FORGE — Clifton Forge motorists will no longer have to display vehicle decals on their front car windshields starting next spring.

The decision to eliminate the decal will not go into effect until next March: vehicle owners will still need to display their current decals.

Clifton Forge generates approximately $55,000 in annual revenue through decal sales, Town Manager Darlene Burcham said.

In March, vehicle owners will still pay the $20 licensing fee to the town, but the requirement to display the decal will be eliminated.

Town council ironed out final details of the plan during a Thursday work session. A proposal to change the town ordinance that requires the decal will go before council on May 28.

“We are finally getting rid of the decals. We had three or four meetings on this,” Mayor Jeff Irvine said.

More than three quarters of all Virginia localities, including Alleghany County and Covington, have abolished the decal requirement.

Council will hold first reading and a public hearing Tuesday on its proposed budget for 2019-2020. No tax increases are proposed in the $6.3 million budget.

“Ms. Burcham and LeeAnna Tyler, who is our assistant town manager and finance director, did a good job on this decal issue. They found a way to eliminate the decals without losing money. Everybody around us is raising taxes and we don’t have to,” Irvine said.