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Some think Hubbard County should increase the price of building permits for lakeshore properties to fund more inspection and enforcement. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Hubbard County raises fees; prompts discussion over shoreland issues

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A public hearing to raise some Hubbard County fees quickly turned into a referendum on policing shoreland violations.

The issue of raising fees has been a difficult one that commissioners have grappled with for years.


The county board doesn't want to make money off fees, especially in hard times, commissioners have said repeatedly in the past. Fees should only cover the actual cost of the services rendered.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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