Park Forest & Richton Park 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 Park Forest and Richton Park which are in Cook County.

Both measures were defeated

The Park Forest village question sought to implement a 911 emergency surcharge set at a rate of $5 per month to current phone bills in order to help pay for improvements to the 911 emergency phone system in the village.

  • YES 841 (31.52%)
  • NO 1,827 (68.48%)Defeatedd

The Richton Park village measure sought to implement a 911 emergency surcharge set at a rate of $4.30 per month in order to pay for improvements to the 911 emergency phone system in the village.[1]

  • YES 266 (14.76%)
  • NO 1,536 (85.24%)Defeatedd[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Park Forest Question: As part of its membership in the SouthCom joint emergency dispatching agency with the Villages of Matteson, Olympia Fields and Richton Park, shall the Village of Park Forest, for the purpose of maintaining and improving the 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System, increase the monthly emergency telephone system surcharge of $1.25 by $3.75 to a total of $5.00, which surcharge will be added to the monthly bill you receive for telephone or telecommunications charges?

Richton Park Question: hall the Village of Richton Park increase the surcharge from $0.80 per month per network connection to $4.30 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.