E-911 Board Recommends Fee for 911 Center Funding

After a special meeting, the The Adair County Enhanced 911 Joint Services Board had decided on alternative funding for the 911 Center. The Adair County Commission asked the board to decide if a $1 fee on devices capable of calling 911 or a general sales tax should be put up for a public vote. The board decided unanimously to recommend placing a $1 monthly fee on all devices capable of calling 911. The fee would be applied until October 1, 2023 or until another 911 tax is approved by the voters, whichever comes first. Also, the existing fee on county residents that applies only to landline phones, would go away with the start of the new fee. Now it’s up to the Adair County Commission to decide if the fee proposal will appear on the April ballot.