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Proposed tax hike would fund 911 Hamilton Co. emergency center

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HAMILTON COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

Two Hamilton County commissioners are proposing an utility tax hike to help pay for the county's 911 emergency center. 

Dennis Deters and Chris Monzel's proposed tax increase of $20 a year was approved last month, but hasn't been enacted yet. 

Deters says the additional funding is needed because several police and fire departments are considering pulling out of the center because they can't afford to be part of the center.    

Commissioner Todd Portune is against the proposal, believing residents do not need another tax. 

"We've got to have a sustainable long term solution to the issue of funding the 911 dispatch services, but this proposed utility is not it," Portune told FOX19 NOW. 

No word on when the final vote will happen.

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