By Brian Lazenby
The Hamilton County 911 board passed its $4.6 million budget today.
Board members said they are seeing a decrease in revenues from a tax on telephones due to a decrease in land-line use and an increase in the reliance of cellular phones.
The 911 district receives revenue from business, residential and cell phone use, but officials said the tax on cell phones is disproportionately lower than on land-line phones.
The board is seeking solutions to what they estimate could amount to a $50,000 decrease in revenue.
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