ORDINANCE

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING FAUQUIER COUNTY CODE SECTION 8-32 TO INCREASE THE E-911 LEVY FROM $2.00 TO $3.00 PER MONTH PER ACCESS LINE AND TO EXEMPT FROM PAYMENT OF THE TAX ANY SUBSCRIBER TO INDIVIDUAL TELEPHONE SERVICE WHO RESIDES IN A NURSING HOME OR SIMILAR ADULT CARE FACILITY

 

            WHEREAS, Section 8-32 of the Code of Fauquier County imposes a $2.00 per month, per line, tax on consumers of telephone services to pay for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the County’s Joint Communications Center E-911 system; and

 

            WHEREAS, the present $2.00 tax is insufficient to pay for the present cost of the construction, operation, and maintenance of the County’s Joint Communications Center E-911 system; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Public Safety Committee has unanimously recommended that the Board of Supervisors consider amending Section 8-32 of the Code of Fauquier County to increase the E-911 tax to $3.00 per month per line; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Public Safety Committee has unanimously recommended that the Board of Supervisors consider amending Section 8-32 of the Code of Fauquier County to exempt from the payment of the E-911 tax any subscriber to individual telephone service who resides in a nursing home or similar adult care facility; and

 

            WHEREAS, by the adoption of this ordinance, the Board of Supervisors has determined that it is in the best interest of the citizens of Fauquier County to amend Section 8-32 of the Code of Fauquier County; now, therefore, be it

 

            ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 9th day of December 2004, That Fauquier County Code Section 8-32 be, and is hereby, amended to read as follows:

 

Sec. 8-32. Levy and rate, effective date, exemptions.

Pursuant to Section 58.1-3813, Code of Virginia, there is hereby imposed a special tax on consumers of telephone service in the amount of three dollars ($3.00) per month for each access line.

The tax imposed herein shall be first utilized solely for the initial capital, installation, and maintenance cost of the E-911 emergency telephone system and the costs of salaries or portions of salaries of dispatchers and all takers which are directly attributable to the E-911 program only. This levy shall be reduced when the capital and installation costs have been fully recovered to the level necessary to offset recurring maintenance repairs, system upgrades and the costs of salaries or portions of salaries of dispatchers and call takers which are directly attributable to the E-911 program only.

This levy shall not apply to Federal, State, or local government agencies or to any subscriber to individual telephone service who resides in a nursing home or similar adult care facility.