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Sullivan County commissioners to address proposed transaction fee, appointment of highway chief

January 20th, 2014 9:39 pm by J. H. Osborne

Sullivan County commissioners to address proposed transaction fee, appointment of highway chief

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County commissioners are considering charging county residents a new fee on multiple types of transactions at county offices.

The money raised by the new fee would go to help cover costs of longtime archiving of county records.

A resolution to implement the fee — sponsored by Commissioners Bill Kilgore, Dennis Houser and Michael Surgenor — will come up for first reading Tuesday by the GOP-dominated commission.

As written, the resolution now calls for a new $5 fee to be added to the current charges county residents pay for: marriage license applications, beer permit applications, notary public applications, vehicle titles — including replacement titles, business license applications, building permit applications, rezoning requests, zoning variance applications, stormwater permits, driveway permits and road cut permits.

Also Tuesday, the County Commission is expected to appoint an interim commissioner of highways.

The person chosen will be appointed to serve until voters elect a new highway commissioner in August.

For an expanded version of this article, please see Tuesday's print edition or our expanded electronic edition.

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