Panel quickly shoots down fee hike

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By The Staff

SHEPHERDSVILLE - Fees for zoning services have not increased since 1994.

However, members of the Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission expressed no support for any fee increases at this time.

Assistant administrator Roanne Hammond had sent out a letter to commission members about the possibility of looking at fee increases.

“It costs more to operate,” said Hammond, adding that other departments in county government had increased fees. “It’s time we followed suit.”

That was the sentiment of those commissioners who voiced an opinion.

Russell Price quickly said he would not be in favor of any rate increases.

Commissioner Daryl Lee, who was planning administrator when the last fee increase was implemented by fiscal court, said the poor economy had already strained builders.

With building permits down significantly, Lee didn’t feel the time was right.

If it is a budgetary situation where the county needs revenue, Lee said fiscal court should be the agency proposing the rate hikes.

No action was taken by the commission.