Thursday, February 7, 2013
Agreement would be through the KenCom Executive Board and use the company Everbridge.
Want to know about downed power lines or the start of road construction in Oswego? How about hydrant flushing or notice of an upcoming parade? Very soon you might be able to. The Village of Oswego is considering entering an agreement with KenCom, a public safety dispatch serving the area of Kendall County, to be a part of a reverse 911 system. Previously KenCom used Red Alert, explained Police Chief Dwight Baird, but it was discontinued and Baird said it was very limited with what it could be used for. “This would really reach out to the community and be a tool we could use,” he added. The contract would be through Everbridge Aware and Smart GIS and each area of KenCom would be charged based on the number of CAD tickets issued to each area…
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 …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Village President LeClercq also looking for direction on KemCom.
The Oswego Village Board will meet tonight at Village Hall. Here’s a look at some of the more pressing items on the agenda: Tonight’s meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the strategic planning session and the regular Village Board meeting will immediately follow.
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 …