911 Authority Board submits request for surcharge increase


August 3, 2022

The Phillips County 911 Authority Board submitted a request to the Public Utilities Commission to raise the monthly 9-1-1 emergency telephone charge on Phillips County telephone lines to $4. If the change is approved, it will not take effect until Feb. 1, 2023. The current $2.30 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, June 27 in the third floor meeting room in the Phillips County Courthouse. The board d...

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