The Barry County Board of Commissioners is offering residents multiple ways to share their thoughts and experiences on the Time of Sale or Transfer (TOST) program.
Buyers, sellers, industry professionals and interested residents can take a short survey at TOSTReview.com from now through September 30. Additionally, the county is holding a public listening session on Tuesday, August 22 at 7:00pm at Star Elementary School, 1900 Star School Rd, Hastings. After September 30, the Board of Commissioners will evaluate the feedback and offer recommendations for improvement.
"This initiative is all about listening. The feedback Commissioners receive on TOST experiences will show what's working, and what isn't working for our residents.” said Commissioner Ben Geiger. “While this regulation plays a role in protecting public health, we must listen and learn how it is impacting local residents."
Since 2007, the TOST program requires that private wells and on-site sewage systems be evaluated to make sure they are functioning adequately and safely before a sale or transfer of a property can occur.