Emergency service fees could be coming to Chester County municipalities.
The county’s commissioners recently sent a letter to all 73 of the area’s townships, outlining a “cost recovery funding” with the money going toward upgrades to the 911 system, communication maintenance and a new public safety training facility.
saying that the cost should come from the county and not be asked of individual small-town governments.
Municipal government officials spoke out against the measure at a recent county commissioner’s meeting, according to a report in the Daily Local, saying that the funding plan was the county’s way of passing the buck on having to raise county taxes by asking municipalities for the money directly.
Would you take a tax increase if it meant improved emergency services in Chester County?