Eye On Boise

Priest, Payette Lake lot fees in limbo

When owners of hundreds of cabins on Idaho state land submit their applications to renew their leases next year, each will have to pay a $250 fee – up from $10. But that doesn’t have the owners upset, because it’s small potatoes compared with the bigger issue: How much Idaho will charge for rent on the land under their cabins. In June, the state Land Board voted unanimously to freeze the rents for one more year at both Priest and Payette lakes, after making the same move a year earlier. Meanwhile, a Land Board subcommittee has missed a June 15 deadline to come up with a new methodology for setting rents. “It’s a work in progress,” said Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, who heads the subcommittee. You can read my full story here in Sunday's Spokesman-Review.




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