Elko County committee approves plan to upgrade 911 system

911 graphic by MGN.
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ELKO, Nev. (AP) - An Elko County committee tasked with planning how the county can launch an enhanced 911 system has approved its master plan.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports that the Elko County Enhanced 911 Board approved its five-year master plan on Thursday, just one day after exceeding its $200,000 fundraising goal.

The master plan still needs approval from the County Commission.

The county is planning to upgrade its 911 system over the course of five years. The $200,000 will go toward start-up costs before the county begins collecting a surcharge on phone bills. The commissioners already approved the surcharge is September.

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