911 Board submits request to increase surcharge 55¢
September 22, 2021
The Phillips County 911 Authority Board submitted a request to the Public Utilities Commission to raise the monthly surcharge on phone lines to $2.30 per month. If the change is approved, it would not take effect until Feb. 1, 2022. The current $1.75 surcharge on land lines and cell phones is not bringing in enough income to provide for the increased costs in 911 dispatch staffing and costs to meet vendor annual costs.
The Phillips County 911 Authority Board met on Monday, Aug. 23 at the third floor meeting room in the Phillips County Courthouse. The board discussed the County’s need...