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Residents vote no to starting 
Campton Hills fire department

CAMPTON HILLS – Residents do not want village leaders to research the possibility of establishing Campton Hills’ own fire and emergency services department.

According to unofficial results, nearly 55 percent of voters said no to an advisory referendum question asking residents whether the village should investigate the establishment of such a department. About 42 percent said yes.

A total of 1,691 residents responded to the question. Village President Patsy Smith said she would have preferred a larger turnout.

But, she said, “Basically the village board got the information we needed.”

The village is served by five fire districts: Elburn, South Elgin, Pingree Grove, Burlington and Fox River and Countryside.

Smith has said the referendum question was influenced by the Fox River and Countryside Fire/Rescue District’s recent actions to terminate its service contract with St. Charles and establish fire stations of its own.

Under certain circumstances, Campton Hills could revisit the idea of developing its own fire department, Smith said.

“Something would have to happen to trigger the people to request to investigate this issue,” she said.

Shall the Villageá of Campton Hills investigate the establishment of its own fire and emergency services department covering the entire village?

Yes – 735
x-No – 956

Source: Kane County Clerk's Office

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