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NCJ Number: 67068 Find in a Library
Title: ST LOUIS COUNTY (MO) - DISTRIBUTING THE RECURRING CHARGES FOR A 911 EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM AMONG LOCAL GOVERNMENTS SOME ALTERNATIVE FORMULAS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Government Research Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: Government Research Institute
St Louis, MI 63101
National Institute of Justice/
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Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
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United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT PROPOSES ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF DISTRIBUTING ANNUAL RECURRING COSTS OF THE PROPOSED 911 EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM FOR ST. LOUIS CITY AND COUNTY.
Abstract: IT IS ASSUMED THAT THE RECURRING COSTS WILL BE ALLOCATED TO THE DISPATCHING AGENCIES. THESE AGENCIES HAVE BEEN RECOMMENDED BY THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON 911 AS THE PUBLIC SERVICE ANSWERING POINTS FOR THE PROPOSED SYSTEM. EACH AGENCY'S COSTS ARE BASED ON THE AREA THAT IT SERVES AND ON THE KIND OF DISPATCHING SERVICES THAT IT PROVIDES. THE COUNTY'S SHARE OF THE TOTAL CITY-COUNTY OPERATING COSTS IS DIVIDED INTO AGENCY-SPECIFIC AND SYSTEMWIDE COSTS. AGENCY-SPECIFIC COSTS ARE ALLOTTED TO EACH DISPATCHING AGENCY BASED ON THE NUMBER OF TRUNK LINES THAT IT WILL HAVE WHEN THE 911 SYSTEM BEGINS OPERATING. SYSTEMWIDE COSTS, DISTRIBUTED AMONG AGENCIES, ARE BASED ON THREE WEIGHTED CRITERIA, USED SEPARATELY AND IN COMBINATION. THESE DISTRIBUTION CRITERIA, REPRESENTING MEASURES OF BOTH ACTUAL AND POTENTIAL USAGE, ARE SERVICE CALLS, POPULATION, AND ASSESSED VALUATION. ANOTHER POSSIBLE CRITERION, THE NUMBER OF MAIN STATIONS, WAS NOT USED BECAUSE DATA WERE NOT AVAILABLE. TABLES PRESENT THE COMBINED TOTAL OF AGENCY-SPECIFIC AND SYSTEMWIDE COSTS ALLOCATED EACH AGENCY, USING THE VARIOUS DISTRIBUTION FACTORS IN ALTERNATIVE FORMULAS; AND EACH DISPATCHING AREA'S PERCENTAGE OF THE TOTAL RECURRING COSTS UNDER EACH FORMULA. FORMULAS ARE DETAILED IN THE APPENDIX. TABULAR DATA ARE GIVEN. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--AOP).
Index Term(s): Economic planning; Missouri; Nine-one-one (911) emergency telephone number; Operating costs
Note: FOURTH IN A SERIES OF REPORTS PREPARED AT THE REQUEST OF THE ST. LOUIS COUNTY (MO) COUNCIL AND THE ST LOUIS COUNTY (MO) MUNICIPAL LEAGUE
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