$1 montly fee for E-911 to appear on Adair County ballot


    The question of placing a subscriber fee on the ballot has been a talking point between county commissioners and members of the Adair County E-911 Joint Services Board for some time. (MGN) <p>{/p}

    A $1 monthly fee for funding a local E-911 center will be on the Adair County election ballot come April.

    Tuesday afternoon, Adair County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a resolution on the matter.

    The ballot question will read as follows:

    "Shall the County of Adair, Missouri impose a monthly fee of $1.00 on a subscriber of any communications service that has been enabled to contact 911 for the purpose of funding 911 services in the county until October 1, 2023 or until a 911 sales tax is approved by the voters, whichever comes first."

    Should the measure pass in April, the funds generated will help the Adair County E-911 Center.

    The question of placing a subscriber fee on the ballot has been a talking point between county commissioners and members of the Adair County E-911 Joint Services Board for some time.

    The Adair County E-911 Joint Services Board was established by an intergovernmental agreement between the Adair County Ambulance District, Adair County Commission, Kirksville City Council and the Truman State University Board of Governors to provide emergency dispatching and other services to residents and visitors to Adair County.

    Tuesday was the deadline for Adair County officials to make a decision on how to move forward with this proposed funding tool for the E-911 Center.

    The election takes place on Tuesday, April 2.

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