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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


Walt Grech