There could soon be new fees attached to several services performed by numerous Jackson County departments.
The new fees under consideration extend to services in the county's assessor's, development services, roads and surveyor's departments. County officials also plan to eliminate some fees on services no longer offered by the county's animal control and health and human services departments as well as small equipment usage fees at the Medford airport. Increases and decreases to several existing fee amounts will also be considered.
Jackson County's Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the adjusted fees at its Wednesday public meeting, held at 9:30 a.m. at the Jackson County Courthouse Auditorium, 10 S. Oakdale Ave., Medford.
At the public hearing, the proposed fees and their potential benefits will be discussed.
"And, if so, what percentage of that should be borne by the individual requesting the service," said deputy county administrator Harvey Bragg.
The public hearing will also address a modification to Jackson County's ordinance on fees that would allow county officials to adopt new fees every six months instead of annually.
"We still only plan on doing it once a year," Bragg said.
The board will also vote on a proposal to establish the new rates. Bragg said new fees are considered every year.
"We review everything," he said. "This is just a normal course of action."
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— Ryan Pfeil