[HISTORY: Adopted by the Fiscal Court of Henderson County 11-4-1986 by Ord. No. 69 (Ch. 92 of the 1993 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Emergency services — See Ch. 28.
There shall be established the Henderson Emergency Communications Center for the use of the 911 emergency communications number.
[Amended 7-30-1992 by Ord. No. 19; 7-18-2000 by Ord. No. 218]
There is hereby established a "911" fee of $1.50 per month for each exchange telephone subscriber, and such fee shall increase automatically by the sum of $0.25 on March 1 of each year for four consecutive years beginning on March 1, 2008, which is levied as a special tax, license, and/or fee to be paid by each exchange telephone subscriber in the local area on an individual exchange line basis, limited to a maximum of 25 exchange lines per account, for all phone lines in Henderson County, including stationary, mobile and cellular, effective the date of the passage of this chapter and the passage date of the ordinance passed on this same subject matter by the City of Henderson, whichever date is the latest.
[Amended 3-20-2007 by Ord. No. 07-02]
The South Central Bell Telephone Company shall collect the "911" fee from the subscriber and remit said fee to Henderson County according to the terms of the agreement.
There is hereby established a Henderson County "911" Advisory Board, which shall be comprised of the same members of the Advisory Board for the Henderson Emergency Communications Center as set forth in the Interlocal Agreement dated April 7, 1980, and which shall be comprised of the following individuals:
Henderson City Police Chief or designee.
Henderson City Fire Chief or designee.
Henderson County Sheriff or designee.
Representative of all Henderson County Volunteer Fire Departments as appointed by the Henderson County Chiefs Association or designee.
Operations Director of the Henderson Ambulance Service or designee.
The Working Supervisor of the Henderson Emergency Communications Center.
The Henderson County Disaster and Emergency Service Director. If this position is unfilled or vacant, the Board shall be comprised of only seven members.
A representative of the Henderson County Fiscal Court or designee.
The Board shall meet quarterly and the Chairperson shall call special meetings upon written notice delivered to the members at least seven days prior to any special meeting.
The Board shall continuously monitor the procedures established for the operation of the "911" system and make recommendations to the Henderson County Fiscal Court and the Henderson City Commission for effective implementation of the emergency telephone system.
Appointed representatives shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority.