JPEC Opposes 911 Fee
August 26, 2019
JPEC strongly disagrees with Marshall County Fiscal Court’s decision to force local co-ops to collect 911 fees on their behalf. 911 is an essential public service that must be funded, and in a time where local governments are asked to do more with less, efficiency in funding essential programs like 911 is vital. However, by bringing in a non-government entity, there will be additional administrative and oversight costs. Yet, Marshall County Government has chosen a less efficient, less transparent and less enforceable method to collect 911 fees than the reasonable and legal options that are available and were laid out to them.