Public Notice 911 Surcharge Increase

Notice is hereby given that the Gunnison-Hinsdale Combined Emergency Telephone Service Authority Board ("Authority") has applied to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission ("PUC") on October 31st, 2022 in Proceeding No. 22A-0476T, for approval to increase the current 911 surcharge fees affecting all residents for exchanges 641, 349, 943, 944, and a portion of 862 with a wired, wireless, or VoIP telephone service. The Authority has requested that the new surcharge become effective February 1st, 2023 upon approval of the PUC and after sixty (60) days notice to all service suppliers.

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The requested surcharge increase from the current amount of two dollars and no cents ($2.00) per month to three dollars and no cents ($3.00) is necessary to pay for and maintain, as allowed by C.R.S. §§ 29-11-102 and 104, costs associated with the emergency telephone service and emergency notification service for equipment and installation, monthly recurring charges from service providers and basic emergency service providers, and personnel expenses necessarily incurred for the public safety answering point serving exchanges 641, 349, 943, 944, and a portion of 862 in Gunnison, Hinsdale and Saguache counties.

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Gunnison is a small mountain community on the western slope of Colorado with a population of approximately 6,560 full time residents. The population increases annually with the influx of tourism and Western Colorado University students numbering an additional 2,500. The City of Gunnison is the county seat for Gunnison County. Gunnison has a rich history of ranching, agriculture, mining, tourism and outdoor recreation opportunities that bring many more people through the community.
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