The Winona County Board of Commissioners Tuesday reached a consensus to not charge fees for county data requested by the pubic.
Commissioner Steve Jacob noted that it costs the county money just to calculate how much money is being spent in giving out data.
County Administrator Duane Hebert answered the question about requesting the public narrowing the scope of the information being asked for by noting the board can not decide what they will and won’t provide.
The board discussed the matter during their Committee of the Board meeting so they will bring it back for an official vote next month.
The county currently charges anywhere from just a few dollars to over $1,000, depending on what and how much is being requested.