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Dexter Township Plans Public Hearing Today for Emergency Warning System

A presentation on an outdoor warning system and comments from the public will take place at the Dexter Township Hall today at 7 p.m.

The Dexter Township Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing today at 7 p.m. at the township hall for the purpose of receiving comments, input and questions from the public on the implemention of a township-wide

The Board passed a resolution on June 19 to hold a public hearing to discuss purchasing and installing 16 omni-directional electronic sirens from Front Line Plus, Inc. at a cost of $370,940.

The equipment purchase was recommended by the township's Public Safety Advisory Committee.

Township Supervisor Pat Kelly said currently the township has one warning siren in the area of Portage Lake. The Front Line system will be directly connected to the Washtenaw County Sheriff Emergency Management Division and can be operated by township employees from the township hall.

"Many residents commented in the aftermath of the tornado that it would have been beneficial to have an outdoor warning system available to reach more people in the township," she said.

Kelly said the warning system would be paid for from the general fund as well as funds earmarked for public safety.

For information about the public hearing, call 734-426-3767.

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