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Matteson & Olympia Village 911 Emergency Surcharge Additions, 2 (March 2012)

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Two Village 911 Emergency Surcharge Addition measures were on the March 20, 2012 ballot in the villages of Matteson and Olympia which are in Cook County.

Both measures were defeated

The Matteson village question sought to implement a 911 emergency surcharge set at a rate of $2.75 per month to current phone bills in order to help pay for the 911 emergency phone system in the village.

  • YES 1,127 (33.79%)
  • NO 2,208 (66.21%)Defeatedd

The Olympia village measure sought to implement a 911 emergency surcharge set at a rate of $1.25 per month to $6.95 per month in order to pay for improvements to the 911 emergency phone system in the village.[1]

  • YES 507 (33.53%)
  • NO 920 (64.47%)Defeatedd[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Matteson Question: Shall the Village of Matteson impose a surcharge of up to $2.75 per month per network connection, 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?

Olympia Question: Shall the Village of Olympia Fields increase the surcharge from $1.25 per month per network connection to $6.95 per month per network connection, which surcharge increase will be reflected in the monthly bill you receive for telephone or telecommunication charges, for the purpose of improving a 9-1-1- Emergency Telephone System?[3]

References

  1. Cook County Elections, March referendum List
  2. Cook County Clerk, March Election Results
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.