Why was the ballot measure authorized?
Currently, ND State Radio charges 46¢ per subscriber. They recently calculated the expense of providing services and will be increasing the fee to from 46¢ to 84¢ in 2019 and $1.39 in 2020. Our "local" fee of $1 will not adequately cover the increases.
Emmons County has authorized a ballot measure to increase the local 9-1-1 fee for the "continued maintenance and operations of 9-1-1" for the November 6th General Election
You hear a window breaking, someone isn't breathing, you've witnessed a serious car accident … you need help.
Fortunately, pretty much everywhere in the United States, you can call 9-1-1 and be linked to an emergency communications center where you will be connected to the calm voice of a highly-trained professional who provides life-saving instructions and ensures that first responders arrive as quickly and safely as possible.
ND State Radio is our contracted local emergency communications center which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is responsible for answering all 9-1-1 and dispatching law enforcement, fire, ambulance and other services.
Who pays for the 9-1-1 service?