Anyone owing the county for rendered services must pay up by the 10th of each month or those services could be terminated.

The Carter County Fiscal Court made a motion Tuesday to add a 10-percent surcharge on all unpaid services rendered by the county – and only gives those owing until the end of each month to pay before canceling further assistance.

E-911 Director Tommy Thompson said those services would include such benefits as 911 paid by both cities and flood plain fees.

“For example, everyone that builds a house must pay the flood plane fees or they will not receive an address,” Thompson commented. “If they don’t pay and still obtain an address some way or another, then we fine them.”

Furthermore, the surcharge includes any business or resident that is rendered services by the county. Thompson said that also involves both the Commercial and City National Bank that pays the county a small fee to monitor their alarms.

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