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Macomb County Board of Commissioners passes 42-center per month cell phone surcharge for 911 – Macomb Daily

Macomb County Board of Commissioners passes 42-center per month cell phone surcharge for 911 – Macomb Daily
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A 42-cent per-month surcharge on cell phones in Macomb County to help pay for 911 services was approved Thursday in a split vote by the county Board of Commissioners.

The board passed the measure in an 8-5 vote after nearly an hour of discussion among board members and public comments by several local public safety officials in support of the new fee. The assessment will raise an estimated $3.3 million per year to fund emergency technology as well as expenses such as training and capital costs to the nine “public safety answering points,” known as PSAPs, in the county.

About two-dozen public safety officials donned in their uniforms attended the meeting in the board chambers in the Administration Building in Mount Clemens.

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