Telephone companies that collect a $1 surcharge per land line payable to the county for E911 maintenance are not turning it all over.
Hinds County's E911 system has for a long time not brought in enough money to pay monthly expenses.
On Monday, county supervisors discovered one reason why the fund is always so cash-poor.
The board's financial advisor says telephone companies that collect a $1 surcharge per land line payable to the county for E911 maintenance are not turning it all over.
District 3 Supervisor Peggy Hobson Calhoun says the county now gets about $230,000 monthly for that many land lines, The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/1cxqg80 ). But she says a partial audit of the number of land lines in the county show the county isn't getting paid for about 200,000 lines.
If that additional $200,000 per month reached county coffers, Calhoun says, that would mean an additional $2.4 million annually.