Sammons Point, Illinois facts for kids
Sammons Point is a village in Otto Township in south central Kankakee County, Illinois, United States. It had an estimated population of 305 in 2007. Initially incorporated as a village on March 21, 2006, it was disincorporated on August 8, 2007, and incorporated again on February 5, 2008.
Sammons Point was first created in an effort to fend off the proposed expansion of the Waste Management Corporation's landfill. In March 2006, an incorporation election took place with 82 people (66.7%) voting in favor of the measure and 41 (33.3%) voting against.
Waste Management, which owned land within the new village, wanted all of their land to be unincorporated and under the jurisdiction of the Kankakee County Board instead of Sammons Point. They challenged the validity of the election in court, claiming that its organizers had not followed proper procedures when presenting their original incorporation petitions. The Circuit Court sided with Sammons Point, but Waste Management prevailed in a June 2007 appeal to the Third Appellate Court in Ottawa. A bid by the village for new hearing on the case was denied on August 8, 2007 and Sammons Point was formally disbanded on September 13.
Soon after, efforts to reincorporate the community were revived. A new incorporation election was held on February 5, 2008 with 87 votes (57.2%) cast in favor of reestablishing the village and 65 (42.8%) opposed. Approximately 76 percent of eligible voters participated in the election.
According to the 2010 census, Sammons Point has a total area of 1.82 square miles (4.71 km2), all land.
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