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Menominee County to vote on 911 surcharge next month

 City of Menominee Police Department. (WLUC Photo)
City of Menominee Police Department. (WLUC Photo) (WLUC)
Published: Feb. 21, 2020 at 11:51 AM EST
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Voters in Menominee County can expect to see a 911 millage proposal on their primary ballot.

The county is asking for 0.625 mils to fund operations of the 911 dispatch center. That money would also upgrade infrastructure used by first responders to communicate with each other.

Currently, the county is pulling more than $300,000 from the general fund to keep operations running in the county. However, the money is supposed to be coming from a phone surcharge.

"Right now we have a $2.12 surcharge that goes on every phone line associated in Menominee County," said County Administrator, Jason Carviou. "However, due to a bunch of different reasons, that surcharge has actually decreased by about $100,000 in revenue over the last 10 years."

The primary election in Michigan is on March 10.

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