Tri-City Voice Newspaper - What's Happening - Fremont, Hayward, Milpitas, Newark, Sunol and Union City, California

 

February 22, 2011 > Commission pulls plug on costly pay phone

Commission pulls plug on costly pay phone

Submitted By AP Wire Service

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP), Jan 15 - A pay phone in the county courthouse in Mitchell will be unplugged after officials discovered it cost the county $69 per call last year.

County Maintenance Supervisor Mark Ruml told the Davison County Commission that he'd never seen anyone use the phone in more than three years and money to pay for it was coming out of his budget.

It cost the county $763 a year to have the phone. Ruml said records showed only 11 calls were placed on the phone in 2010.

The Daily Republic newspaper said the county commission voted to remove it.

---

Information from: The Daily Republic,
http://www.mitchellrepublic.com

Home        Protective Services Classifieds   Community Resources   Archived Issues  
About Us   Advertising   Comments   Subscribe   TCV Store   Contact

Tri Cities Voice What's Happening - click to return to home page

Copyright © 2014 Tri-City Voice