March 28, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 73

Gogebic County Board renews $1 911 surcharge

BESSEMER — The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners renewed the $1 per month 911 surcharge on all communications service providers for another year on Wednesday.

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On May 15, 2009, county voters approved a surcharge of up to $1.65 per month, but only $1 has been collected, noted Jim Loeper, county emergency services director.

The surcharge was voted in 1,449-1,052.

The $1 renewal begins on July 1.

Loeper noted the surcharge collected by the county will be in effect through December of 2014, and it will then be placed before the voters again. “I would predict (the renewal request) will dr...