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Commissioners hike Dewey freedom of information fee 150 percent

Dewey commissioners learned Feb. 9 that a January vote to standardize and lower copying fees for public documents also hiked fees for FOIA requests 150 percent.

At council’s Jan. 21 meeting, commissioners adopted an ordinance to amend copying fees for administrative and police documents from $1 to 25 cents per page.

At the time, Town Counsel Fred Townsend told commissioners the change would not apply to copying fees for FOIA requests, which were 10 cents a page after the first 20 pages; the first 20 pages are free. (Read more here…)