PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Public Safety Committee

December 9, 2004

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Paul S. McCulla, County Attorney

County Attorney

Topic: 

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

Topic Description:

The proposed 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 of similar adult care facility.  According to Timothy McMenamin, Director of the Warrenton-Fauquier Joint Communications Center, a $1.00 increase in the E-911 tax would raise an additional $153,873 for FY 2006.  The Code of Virginia requires that these funds be used for the operation and maintenance of the County’s E-911 system and may not be used for general county purposes.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Conduct a public hearing and consider adoption of the attached Ordinance.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

Increase in tax would cost each telephone consumer an additional $12.00 annually per telephone line and would generate $153,873 in additional tax revenues for FY2006.  Following is a summary of financial impacts on the Warrenton-Fauquier Joint Communications Center (WFJCC) budget:

Total Verizon Phone Lines

39,230

Total Tax ($3.00)

$3.00

Monthly total Received

$117,690.00

Total Months In Year

12

Total Tax per Year

$1,412,280.00

Reduction of 3% administrative fees

$42,368

Reduction of tax by administrative fees

$1,369,911.60

Plus Other Phone Carrier Taxes

$29,692.00

Plus Wireline Revenue

$47,820.00

Plus Street Sign Revenue

$2,000.00

Plus Comp Board Revenue

$104,053.00

Overall Total Revenue

$1,553,476.60

 

 

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Warrenton-Fauquier Joint Communications Center