UPDATED: Electricity Referendum Passes in Glencoe

More than 1,500 people voted in favor of the referendum.

Residents of Glencoe resoundingly approved an electrical referendum Tuesday, according to the Cook County Clerk's website.

Roughly 1,500 people were in favor of the initiative, while 250 voted against the objective.

"Glencoe residents have longed maintained a tradition of working cooperatively together to ensure the eefficient delivery of public services. Tonight's referendum results in support of an electrical aggregation program affirm that commitment to the principles of cooperation and efficiency," said William Jones, Glencoe assistant village manager, "The village looks forward to working with Glencoe's partners in the Northshore Electricty Aggregation Consortium over the next several months to provide lower electircity rates for all of our customers."


Residents could know as soon as Wednesday evening who that new, lower-electrical rate provider is, according to Jones. The village has been working with the consortium for several months in pursuit alternative bids.

"The Village Board has scheduled a special meeting for tomorrow [Wednesday] night where they will consider an ordinance to adopt an aggregation program, a resolution to adopt a plan of operation and governance and an alternative electricity supplier agreement if we are able to finalize the last remaining terms," Jones added.

"We wanted to get in early before a lot of the other communities voting on the referendum." he said "We want our residents to take advantage of the lower rate before the summer when bills are typically their highest."


Stay tuned for more election coverage from Patch.


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