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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Application for a 911 Surcharge Increase

NOTICE OF APPLICATION

BY THE MONTEZUMA COUNTY EMERGENCY TELEPHONE AUTHORITY

TO INCREASE THE 9-1-1 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE CHARGE


Notice is hereby given that the Montezuma County Emergency Telephone Authority has applied to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for approval to increase the current monthly 9-1-1 surcharge affecting all users of exchange telephone, wireless, wireline, and voice-over-internet-protocol (VOIP) telephone services within Montezuma and Dolores Counties from $0.70 to $1.40.  The proposed effective date of the increase is July 1, 2020.

As explained in the Application, the requested surcharge increase is proposed as necessary to fund expenses related to the provision of emergency telephone service, as allowed by Colorado law (C.R.S. 29-11-102 and 104).

This application is available for inspection in each local office of the Application or at the CPUC.  The address of the Applicant where the Application may be viewed is Montezuma County Administration, 109 W Main St., Ste 260, Cortez, CO or Dolores County Commissioners’ Office, 409 Main St., Dove Creek, CO.  The Applicant’s telephone number is 970-565-8311.

The Application may also be inspected at the offices of the CPUC, 1560 Broadway, Ste. 250, Denver, CO 80202, and electronically at https://www.dora.state.co.us/pls/efi/EFI_search_UI.search,  Proceeding No-20A-0087T.

Objections or comments may be filed through mail to the offices of the CPUC, 1560 Broadway, Ste., 250, Denver, CO 80202, or online using the Commission’s electronic filing system at https:/www.dora.state.co.us/pls/real/CCTS_oWEB.comment_form.  All interventions must be filed in accordance with Rule 1401 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and procedures & Code of Colorado Regulations, 723-1.  If the application is uncontested or unopposed, as evidenced through the absence of written intervention or object filings by the deadline, the Commission may determine the matter without a hearing and without further notice.  The deadline for filing an intervention or Objections is April 6, 2020.

If a hearing is held, members of the public may attend and make statements under oath even if they do not file written objections or request for intervention.

Any person desiring information regarding when hearings, if any, may be held may submit a written request to the CPUC or contact the External Affairs section of the Commission at (30) 894-2070 or (800) 456-0858.

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