Kendall County Land Line Tax Increase (March 2012)

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A Kendall County Land Line Tax Increase measure was on the March 20, 2012 ballot in Kendall County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 4,181 (31.19%)
  • NO 9,223 (68.81%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to increase the current tax on phone land lines in the county, from $.75 per month to $1.50 per month. The additional money generated from this tax increase would have gone towards paying an additional portion of the KenCom emergency dispatch system costs. This proposed tax addition came in the wake of a lawsuit filed by other members of KenCom which sought to have a cost-sharing agreement in the agreement between the cities and governments so as to even the share of the cost burden.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the County of Kendall impose an additional surcharge of up to $0.75 per month 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 improving a 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System?[3][4]


  1. Kendall County Clerk, Current Election Results (dead link)
  2. The Herald News, "Back to negotiating table for KenCom agreement," August 17, 2011
  3. Kendall County Clerk, "Referenda List
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.