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Howard County Commissioners Drop Road Access Fees

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOWARD COUNTY - Howard County won't be charging to access their roads after all.

In a special meeting on Monday, Howard County Commissioners decided to drop the fees.

Just last week, they lowered the road access fees from $4,500 to $2,500 after meeting with oil and gas companies and local landowners.

The county had put the fees into place to help repair their roads that have been beaten up by oilfield traffic.

Apparently, County Commissioners recently learned some of the procedures they used to create the fees may not have been appropriate.

For now, there's not word if or when the access fees could be reinstated. 

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