County’s 911 landline surcharge dollars disappearing (03/01/12)

From the Le Mars Daily Sentinel. As more and more people choose cellphones over landline telephones, Iowa counties’ E911 budgets are taking a financial hit. Plymouth County currently receives a $1 monthly surcharge on landline telephones to help maintain its E911 services — it does not receive any money for cellphone usage. “The amount of surcharge money the county is …