York supervisors to review FOIA fees

York County's Board of Supervisors is considering changing how it applies the state's Freedom of Information Act, including increasing fees for copies of the county's zoning ordinance and Yorktown design guidelines.

FOIA gives residents access to public records and will be discussed during the board's work session at 6 p.m. Tuesday at York Hall, according to board's agenda.

County Administrator James O. McReynolds and staff have recommended making permanent the county's current practice of not charging members of the public for the first 15 minutes of staff time to retrieve and copy materials or for copying the first five pages of public information. After that, under the changes being considered, copies will be 2 cents a page and staff members' time will be accounted for and charged separately. Continue>>>