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(A) Pursuant to the enabling authority set forth in ILCS Ch. 50, Act 750, and the result of a county-wide referendum held on November 7, 1989, a monthly surcharge is imposed upon all billed subscribers of network connection provided by telecommunications carriers engaged in the business of transmitting messages by means of electricity originating within the corporate limits of Will County, and those portions of Will County municipalities partially located in Will County, Cook, DuPage, Kankakee, Grundy or Kendall Counties, as approved by intergovernmental agreements, except Naperville, Park Forest and Bolingbrook, based upon Naperville, Park Forest and Bolingbrook having previously approved a surcharge under the Emergency Telephone System Act and not having specifically requested the county to impose an additional surcharge pursuant to § 44 (d) of the Act.
(B) The surcharge is imposed at a rate of $0.75 per month per network connection. The telecommunication carrier collecting the surcharge shall also be entitled to deduct 3% of the gross amount of the surcharge collected to reimburse the telecommunications carrier for the expense of accounting and collecting the surcharge.
(C) The amount of the surcharge collected by the telecommunications carrier shall be paid to the Treasurer of Will County, Emergency Telephone Systems Board, 302 North Chicago Street, Joliet, Illinois, 60432, in that official’s capacity as ex officio treasurer of the County Emergency Telephone Systems Board not later than 30 days after the surcharge is collected, net of any network or other 9-1-1 or sophisticated 9-1-1 system charges then due the particular telecommunications carrier, as shown on an itemized bill, to be held and distributed by the aforesaid County Treasurer according to law.
(D) For the purposes of computing the surcharge imposed by this section, the network connections to which the surcharge shall apply shall be those in- service network connections, other than those network connections assigned to all police and fire agencies emergency numbers including any seven digit numbers as well as all 9-1-1 circuits, where the subscriber’s service address for each network connection or connections are located within the corporate limits of the county, and those municipalities partially located within Will County and Cook, DuPage, Kankakee, Grundy or Kendall Counties approved by intergovernmental agreements, except Naperville, Park Forest and Bolingbrook, Illinois. The term SERVICE ADDRESS shall mean the location of the subscriber’s primary use of the network connection or connections.
(E) Unless the provisions of this section specifically otherwise state, all terms used in this section shall be defined in the manner set forth in the Emergency Telephone System Act (S.H.A. Ch. 134, Par. 45.3 et seq.), or other law to which reference is made by provisions of the Act.
(1980 Code, § 94.01) (Res. 90-11, adopted 1-18-1990; Res. 90-12, adopted 1-18-1990)