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E 911 Service Consolidation Cost Estimates

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A new state law mandating a consolidated E-911 service is going to cost over six-point-six million dollars annually, according to Lake County officials.  The Times reports a Merrillville accounting firm estimated the annual contributions communities in the county will have to pay, with Gary and Hammond being the largest annual contributors, at over one-point-two million dollars and one-million dollars respectively.  According to the article, the county government would contribute two-point-four million in telephone user fees and officials must decide whether to borrow or set aside future tax revenues to purchase or lease at least 12 million dollars in communication devices.   It is estimated that the operational cost of the service will be over nine-million dollars.
Cedar Lake $131,463.00
Crown Point $347,080.00
Dyer $219,933.00
East Chicago $972,431.00
Griffith $198,258.00
Hammond $1,050,365.00
Hobart $358,493.00
Highland $293,208.00
Lake Station $117,884.00
Lowell $190,192.00
Merrillville $364,374.00
Munster $296,585.00
Schererville $381,204.00
St. John $308,001.00
Whiting $173,811.00
Gary $1,212,190.00
New Chicago $16,967.00
Lake County $425,676.00
Total: $7,058,115.00
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