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Last updated 8:35AM ET
July 20, 2018
WOUB Local News
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PSC asked to weigh in on using 911 fees to pay courthouse workers
(WOUB) - In what could set precedent, the Public
Service Commission could investigate whether counties can use 911
fees to pay the salaries of public employees.
Two agencies have challenged the Cabell County Commission's
decision to use money from the county's 911 and emergency medical
services agencies to finance a 7 percent pay raise for courthouse
All 911 centers across the state are funded by fees charged to
telephone customers.
State Enhanced 911 Council President Duane Hamilton said
diverting 911 funds for projects other than 911 services could make
Cabell County ineligible for other types of federal funding.
Cabell commissioners say the move is legal.
The Public Service Commission may ultimately not be able to
weigh in on the case. Staff members think the commission may not
have jurisdiction in the matter.
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