If you purchase prepaid wireless minutes in Macon or Bibb County, a new fee is headed your way.
Monday afternoon Macon City Council's Appropriations Committee voted to adopt a 911 charge of 75 cents for every prepaid wireless purchase.
The new charge would have been enforced and collected by the state, if the city decided not to comply. The money from the new fee will go toward supporting Macon and Bibb County's 911 system.
"The city can use that money to pay for 911 services in town. So we're just making sure that we've got a continued source of funding for those 911 services. This isn't going to amount to any kind of increase over what people will be paying anyway because that charge is already imposed by the state," said Tom Ellington of Macon City Council's Appropriations Committee.
The charge does not apply to contract wireless users. Also the 75 cents fee is only enforced when buying services, or minutes and not wireless phones.
The charge will be voted on by the full council on Tuesday.