Media Contact: Jason Wright
E-911 charge could be going to other cities, counties
MILTON, GA., Feb. 9, 2010 - The City of Milton urges all citizens to check their land line and cell phone bills to ensure the state-mandated E-911 charge is going to the city's emergency dispatch technology fund.
Recently, several citizens have contacted the city and notified officials that their E-911 charge is not going to Milton.
The charge is used to fund technology for Milton's Alpharetta-based 911 dispatch center. It once went to Fulton County, but now is intended for Milton's joint operation, which took over dispatching on Oct. 1, 2008.
According to state law, the E-911 charge can be up to $1.50 per month.
If you notice a problem with your phone bill, call the City of Milton at 678-242-2500. Please be prepared to give your name, your address to verify you are in the City of Milton, the phone number for which the bill is incorrect and the name of the company that provides your phone service.
Incorporated on December 1, 2006, the City of Milton is a distinctive community that embraces small-town life and heritage while preserving and enhancing the city's rural character. The City of Milton is committed to maintaining the unique quality of life for its constituents while efficiently delivering essential services to residents and businesses in an interactive community environment. For more information, visit www.cityofmiltonga.us, or call 678-242-2500.