I think Becky (Fields, Harvey County?Treasurer)?is doing a fine job in her position. She has checked out what needed to be done with the state before the increases in fees went into effect and she is correct with her statement that "she thinks people are willing to pay" when referring to the increase.?When the "idea" was brought up to consider adding a fee with any intention of discouraging out of county people, that idea fell flat. People obviously don't mind the drive, they don't mind the added fee and they more than likely will stick around and check out what Newton has to offer. It's a win win situation. Of course longer lines, longer waits, people staying longer in Newton mean the chance of bringing in revenue. And yes, we could re-visit the parking issue again. Don't make this a bigger issue than need to be. Embrace the idea of people coming to Newton.

David Terrill