Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Aurora Beacon News reports the village may stop dispatching its own 911 calls.
Wednesday, February 27
The village of Montgomery is considering joining KenCom in Yorkville for its 911 services, according to a story in the Aurora Beacon News. Montgomery police and fire are dispatched through the village’s own dispatchers. The dispatchers calls to Sugar Grove emergency services, which brings in about $200,000 annually, the Beacon reports. However, Sugar Grove won’t be renewing that agreement, which led Police Chief Dan Meyers to study the cost of the village handling its own 911 calls. Meyers told trustees this week that moving the calls to KenCom could save the village up to $500,000 in the coming years, the Beacon reported. Read the Beacon’s full report here.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
What did voters say about the telephone surcharge increase and eliminating the auditor's and recorder's offices?
Without further ado, here's what Kendall County voters had to say about these three questions. Shall the elected Office of Kendall County Auditor be eliminated effective Dec. 1, 2012? (A "yes" vote means the office goes.) Shall the Office of Recorder of Kendall County be eliminated effective Dec. 1, 2012, and the functions and duties of that office contine to be performed by the Kendall County Clerk? (A "yes" vote means the office goes.) Shall the County of Kendall impose an additional surcharge of up to $0.75 per mont per network connection to the existing $0.75 surcharge (total not to exceed $1.50 per month) which surcharge will be added to the monthly bill you receive for telephone or telecommunications charges, for the purpose of …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Here's a look at what your village trustees will be up to as they convene for the first time this year tonight. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 200 N. River St.
It’s a new year, and tonight, your village trustees will get back to the business of government. The Village Board will meet for the first time in 2012 tonight at 7 p.m. Here’s a quick look at what they’ll be discussing. 1. A new telecom tower for KenCom. Based in Yorkville, KenCom handles 911 dispatch calls for the Kendall County Sheriff’s Department, three police departments (including Oswego and Yorkville) and six fire protection districts (including Oswego). They’re looking to build a new tower near Oswego Fire District Station #3 at 2200 Galena Road. And ordinarily, there wouldn’t be an issue, but the new tower veers from the village zoning ordinances in some significant ways. For one, it would be 190 feet high, and the zoning laws …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Issue due back in court Friday.
In a 4-2 vote Tuesday night the Oswego Village Board approved an agreement capping Kendall County’s annual contribution for KenCom 911 services to $1.775 million. The vote could leave the status of an agreement over sharing emergency dispatch costs in limbo, as Yorkville approved a higher cap last week. Oswego Trustees Gail Johnson, Scott Volpe, Tony Giles and Judy Sollinger voted for the compromise while Trustees Jeff Lawson and Terry Michels voted against. The county has covered any KenCom operating expenses that went over the 911 telephone surcharge money collected dating to when the dispatch service was created more than 20 years ago. But in November, the County Board supported a proposal that capped its annual contribution to $1.6 …
Saturday, August 27, 2011
New court date set Friday without any public discussion.
The legal battle over how much various local governments pay for KenCom’s 911 dispatch service isn’t over. The parties set a new court date Friday, after about 10 local government representatives and attorneys met for an hour in Kendall County Judge Robert Morrow’s chambers. A hearing on motions, including one that could decide the court case, was postponed until Sept. 23. Attorneys for both sides revealed little as they left the courtroom. “We’re hopeful that it will be resolved,” said KenCom’s attorney, Dallas Ingemunson. In a lawsuit filed in July, Yorkville, Oswego and Plano are arguing that KenCom leaders improperly kicked them out of the shared dispatch service when town leaders refused a new cost-sharing plan. Meanwhile, KenCom …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Members vote 7-3 to contribute cap of $1.775 million annually, rather than $1.88 million proposed by three municipalities to fund the service.
The Kendall County Board wants to pay $105,000 less for KenCom 911 dispatch services than the coalition of Oswego, Yorkville and Plano would like them to. And the three municipalities would have to make up the difference. After nearly two hours of debate Tuesday, board members voted 7-3 in favor of contributing a cap of $1.775 million annually, rather than a proposed cap of $1.88 million proposed by the cities to fund the service. The village of Oswego and the cities of Yorkville and Plano will begin contributing to KenCom in May 2014 for the first time, based on the portion of calls that come from each municipality. The three towns filed a lawsuit about a month ago after KenCom leaders threatened to cut off their service Dec. 1 if town …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Compromise on funding could end litigation between 911 service and village, Yorkville, Plano.
Editor's note: Article updated about 11:45 a.m. with information from Yorkville Mayor Gary Golinski. The village of Oswego has reached a compromise with KenCom over funding for 911 services. Approved Tuesday night by the Oswego Village Board, the agreement has the county paying $1.8 million annually and stipulates that the county will place a 75 cents 911 surcharge referendum on the March 20 ballot. If that measure should fail, the agreement states the county will try again in the next election. Ultimately, this agreement could end litigation between Oswego, Plano and Yorkville and the 911 dispatch service. The three towns filed a lawsuit about three weeks ago after KenCom leaders threatened to cut off their service Dec. 1 if town leaders …