Burleigh County voters to decide on 9-1-1 fee increase

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Burleigh County voters will decide June 12th whether they support increasing the base assessment fee for the Burleigh County 9-1-1 service.

The Burleigh County Commission approved a resolution to put the question of raising the fee from $1.00 to $1.50 on the June 12th election ballot.

The fee is assessed on each emergency and non-emergency call or service handled through the Central Dakota Communications Center 9-1-1 system and its related systems.

Known as CenCom, the center coordinates dispatching for law enforcement, fire departments, ambulance services and other government and public service uses.

The revenue raised through the fee hike will be used in the development and operation of a new public safety communications facility for Burleigh County.

CenCom is a partnership between the cities of Bismarck and Mandan, and Burleigh County.

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