Rockingham County panel says dispatch center shouldn’t rely on user fees
The recommendation was made Friday in a report presented to the executive committee of the delegation. The committee accepted it.
The report was released following a study by eight state representatives who served on the commission chaired by state Rep. Kenneth Weyler, R-Kingston.
The proposal sparked a debate over whether they should be charged a separate fee for a service that has traditionally been provided under the county budget.
Coyle maintains that the 11 larger towns and the city of Portsmouth, which have their own dispatch centers or some other dispatch arrangement, should not be obligated to pay for upgrades to a county dispatch center that they don’t use on a regular basis.
He also pointed out that larger communities like Derry use other county services more often than smaller towns, but aren’t charged more. For instance, he said he was told by the county attorney that nearly 14 percent of cases prosecuted by his office come from Derry. “None of us receives an equal amount of services,” Weyler said.
“Communication equipment is constantly evolving and will need replacement likely every decade. The municipalities all rely on the sheriff to provide this service to some extent, and it should be supported by all of us,” the report said.
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