The city of Taylorville wants to prevent people abusing 911 from tying up needed emergency resources. The city approved a motion at last Monday’s city council meeting to look into options for how to prevent or re-coup costs of people making “nuisance” 911 calls.
Taylorville mayor Bruce Barry says nuisance 911 calls aren’t a huge problem, but even one person abusing the system ties up the valuable emergency resources.
Barry says the city wants to deter these calls from happening.
Barry says calls like these put others in the community at risk in a real emergency.