A Flathead County official is claiming that citizens who want to see the public documents related to Dennis Rehberg’s boat crash must pay a photocopying fee of $82.50–even if no copies are made.
Flathead area blogger James Conner contacted the county requesting that a PDF of the Rehberg boat crash documents be made available electronically. He was told that the hefty photocopying fee must be paid even if no photocopies were produced. You can see the exchange for yourself at the Flathead Memo.
People of the Flathead, this is your county government in action. If it costs them $82.50 to push the send button on an email, I’d hate to see what they charge for answering their own phones.