On that “Fee for Access” Thing…

The possible repeal of portions of a county ordinance related to “fee for access” per timber lands may have run into a buzz saw. The ordinance in question is Ordinance 412.

Passed last year, the ordinance prohibits large forest landowners from receiving property tax breaks if they charge for access. On Monday, February 1, the afternoon agenda for the county commissioners included this item:
Set Hearing Date – February 16, 2016, 2:00 p.m. To consider an ordinance repealing portions of Ordinance 412, prohibiting commercial recreation fees for access to designated forest land.


Here’s the whole smack, including proposed changes: Ordinance 412.

Note what’s being maintained and which portions may be changed. You may also want to note Section 3.03.

Doggone if some folks are a wee bit ticked. Find out more here. Also see:

A public hearing on the proposed changes is set for Tuesday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m. in the commissioner’s conference room in Montesano. You may want to bring a snack.




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