Eaton County To Decide On 911 Surcharge

Nov 6, 2017

Eaton County voters will decide on a 9-1-1 surcharge ballot proposal Tuesday.

If passed, a surcharge of up to $1.75 would be assessed on all devices subscribed to an Eaton County address which are capable of placing a call to 911.

According to Eaton County’s website, the county operates on eight different radio systems, which causes lapses in communication. Additionally, the technology is outdated and experiencing failures.

The surcharge would fully fund a new radio system for all first responders in the county.

In Michigan, 69 counties and the four Wayne County service districts currently assess a local 911 surcharge.