MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Commissioners met Monday afternoon with Darrell Severns, director of Knox County Regional Planning, and Rob Clendening, administrator of Knox Soil and Water Conservation District, to discuss sediment erosion control and storm water runoff management fees.
“It is our intent that we want to make sure that we don’t just have another set of fees or regulations,” said Commissioner Allen Stockberger. “But we want to be able to help by providing a public service to residents.” A number of considerations were discussed, including the fees at subdivisions like those at Apple Valley.
The commissioners were in agreement that they wished to pursue the elimination of fees for churches and nonprofit organizations. Possible changes in other fee schedules were also discussed, with Commissioner Bob Wise suggesting various monetary figures, stressing they should be “family friendly.”
A vote was taken and approved at 3-0 to plan two public hearings on the possible elimination of fees for churches/nonprofit organizations and to consider other individual fee schedule changes.