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Yorkville votes to veto KenCom agreement

Updated: November 1, 2012 6:25AM

YORKVILLE – Aldermen voted this week to veto the proposed lease agreement between Kendall County and KenCom, the emergency dispatch system.

But the unanimous vote by the City Council likely will go for naught, because it appears neither of the other two main municipalities in the county – Oswego and Plano – will join the veto. The Plano City Council this week rejected the veto attempt.

Under KenCom rules, it takes two of the three municipalities to veto a KenCom vote.

Alderman Carlo Colosimo, 1st Ward, said Yorkville’s veto probably will not matter, but he said it is “a matter of principle.”

Aldermen said they think the county is charging too much for leasing space in its Public Safety Center to KenCom. The county recently paid about $1.3 million to have a new spot in the jail building remodeled to house the dispatch center.

While the Kendall County Board agreed to front the money for the new center, it will recover $1 million of the money during the first 10 years of the lease. Under the terms, KenCom will pay $100,000 each year.

Colosimo said the least amounts to Kendall County renting out its own building, partially to itself. The Sheriff’s Office also is located in the Public Safety Building, and it is one of KenCom’s largest members.

“They’ll get their money one way or the other,” Colosimo said.

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