Cabin fees in central Washington on National Forest land will have a new simple and predictable schedule, thanks to the work of Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash.
This week, President Obama signed the bill that includes the new schedule.
“It puts a fair solution in place by creating a stable pricing structure and will help keep these family-owned cabins affordable for future generations to enjoy,” Hastings said.
Cabin owners recently confronted skyrocketing fees that Hastings blamed on a faulty appraisal system. Families unable to pay the much higher fees faced selling their cabins or tearing them down.
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The new fee system is based on assigning cabin lots a place on a six-tiered fee structure.