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E-911 Alabama Proposed Fee Change

The Enterprise City Council and Coffee County Commission passed resolutions opposing pending legislation in the Alabama legislature which will lower the fee charged by cell phone users.

Sharise Thurman, of the Georgia Division of Aging Services, asks more than 100 people at the SOWEGA Council on Aging at 309 Pine Avenue what they like about programs for their age group and what they would like in the future.

This week, the Coffee County Commission and Enterprise City Council unanimously approved resolutions opposing a bill currently before the Alabama Legislature.

Coffee County e-911 director Charlie Webb says the legislation would reduce e-911 fees for cellular phone users.

Webb says these fees are already lower than those applied to landline phones. If the legislation is approved it could mean approximately a $2 million dollar loss in funding statewide.

He also says the legislation would unnecessarily place tighter state control over county e-911 offices.

The Elba Town Council will be asked to join Enterprise and Coffee County in opposing the pending cell phone legislation.


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