DeSoto Co. 911 Board Seeks Fee Hikes

DeSoto Co. 911 Board Seeks Fee Hikes

The DeSoto Emergency 911 District Commission has approved a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors to raise monthly wired-line fees for commercial and residential phone customers to help finance a radio overhaul.
HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - The DeSoto Emergency 911 District Commission has approved a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors to raise monthly wired-line fees for commercial and residential phone customers to help finance a radio overhaul.

The commission eyes additional income of about $300,000 to set aside annually if the move is endorsed by the supervisors, who are expected to consider the request on July 15. The proposed hikes are 20 cents, from 80 cents to $1 for residential users; and 40 cents, from $1.60 to $2, for commercial users.

At an estimated cost of $8 million to $12 million, The Commercial Appeal reports the district plans to replace and upgrade consoles that receive emergency calls, and the radio units used by dispatchers to alert and send firefighters, police, deputies or search and rescue teams.
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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com
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