Yorkville City Bike Trail Bond Measure (April 2011)

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A Yorkville City Bike Trail Bond Measure was on the April 5, 2011 ballot in the city of Yorkville, which is in Kendall County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 1,199 (44.15%)
  • NO 1,517 (55.85%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure was the second attempt by the city to get voter approval of a bond which would go towards funding bike trails throughout the city. The bond would be in the amount of $1 million but a portion of it would be paid for by the state as some proposed bike trails would be along major highways. City officials are hoping that better education of the measure will help with residents understanding and lead to the passing of this measure.[2] Many officials see adding the bike trails as just a means to ensure safety in the city, the trails would mean riders do not have to be on the streets. Those against the measure stated that there already was a vote and that should be enough proof to city officials that the people did not want to invest in these trails.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the United City of Yorkville issue general obligations bonds, bearing interest at a rate not to exceed the limitation of applicable law, to an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 for purpose of acquiring land and constructing bike trails within the municipal boundaries of the United City of Yorkville?[4][5]

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