WILX.com reports that emergency officials in Eaton County are looking into upgrading their current decades-old communications system. Officials contend that first-reponders have an issue in portions of the county with their handheld devices working properly, and that an upgrade is a benefit to authorities and citizens alike.

But, how to pay for the proposed $15 million upgrade remains an unanswered question. One proposal reportedly would ask Eaton County taxpayers to vote yes on a monthly phone surcharge fee to raise the funds. County commissioners will reportedly decide next week if the issue will be put on a ballot for voters this year.

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