9-1-1 SURCHARGE RENEWAL PROPOSAL - Aug 7, 2018 Ballot
This proposal will allow the county to continue the current surcharge at a rate not to exceed $.75 each month on monthly billings to each service user located within Van Buren County to be used exclusively for the funding of 9-1-1 emergency telephone call answering and dispatch services, including facilities, equipment and operations
The FACTS behind this RENEWAL
- 15 dispatchers.
- ½ secretarial position.
- Covers total operations and personnel of the county wide dispatch center which is roughly the cost of $1,610,000.00.
- 2017 147,814 phone calls processed
63,726 calls for service processed
- 2018 (first six months) 64,136 phone calls processed
32,429 calls for service processed
- $1.17 - default rate automatically per device picks up the difference to fully support dispatch center. (this was put into place years back on a resolution