Dexter Township residents approved a ballot proposal to construct a permanent fire station in the township.
According to unofficial election results, the proposal passed with 1,788 "yes" votes to 1,677 "no" votes on Tuesday.
The seven-year, 1-mill proposal will generate roughly $287,000 in its first year for construction of the new station at the corner of North Territorial and Dexter Town Hall Road.
"I'm happy that we're going to have a station to permanently address emergency service needs for our residents," supervisor Pat Kelly said.
The new station would feature two double length bays, another half bay, sleeping quarters, office and a meeting/training room. Total construction costs are estimated to be between $1.2 and $1.6 million.
According to Township Clerk Harley Rider, roughly 77.64 percent of registered voters cast 3,837 ballots in the 2012 election. Of those 1,103 were absentee.
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