HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) Reno County health officials have proposed increasing several inspection and permit fees to make up for a state grant that was lost in a line-item veto from Gov. Sam Brownback.
The Reno County Commission has tentatively approved the fee hikes, and formally takes up the issue in August.
The Hutchinson News reports that the increased fees will be for such services as inspections of rural home water and wastewater systems and inspecting private water wells or septic system installations. Under the proposal, several inspection fees would increase, including for private wells, which would increase from $60 to $175.
Health Department Director Julia Hulsey says the state grant to the county of $17,774 for the program was included in the state budget. But Brownback eliminated it in a line-item veto.