Gordon County residents can expect a 75-cent charge to be added to purchases of pre-paid wireless phones and minutes starting Jan. 1, 2012.
The fee will be added on and collected at the retail level, just like sales tax, said Gordon County E-911 Lieutenant Michelle Gilliam.
Those with mobile phone plans will still see this fee on their bill, as always, according to Gilliam.
In 2008, Georgia passed legislation allowing 911 fees to be charged on pre-paid wireless phones. In May, state lawmakers voted to allow counties to collect the fees.
County commissioners voted last week on how to distribute the collected fees.
The money collected from the 911 fees previously went to the state of Georgia, but will now be distributed back to Gordon County and then to the Emergency Telephone System Fund on an annual basis.
Also during last week’s meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved:
Sugar Valley resident Johnny Brown’s request to rezone from C-G to 1-2. AmeriGas Propane, LP will be renting from Brown from November 2011 to March 2012. The rezoning would allow AmeriGas to transfer LPG (liquid petroleum gas) from a rail tank car to a tractor-trailer using the 600-foot rail spur located on the property.
Kenny Padgett’s and Jane Powers Weldon’s reappointment for three-year terms to the Gordon County Historic Preservation Commission.
A bid award of $17,116 to Chris Taylor Construction of Calhoun to replace the roof at the Gordon County 911 Center. The construction will be begin after July 1st.
The Department of Transportation proposal of $3,600 to pay Wendell Stover’s outstanding property taxes in exchange for .096 acres of land to help complete a highway project off Bellwood Road in Calhoun.