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Dundee Fire Department looks for voter support Tuesday

DUNDEE, MI (Toledo News Now) – The Dundee Township Fire Township is asking voters for support at the polls tomorrow.

Dundee has seen significant growth since Cabela's came to town. The town's population has risen, and so have calls to the volunteer fire department. Response activity has increased by 19 percent over the last 5 years.

The department was forced to order custom-built engines to fit in the century-old fire station, and it is still a tight squeeze.

Dundee will ask voters on Tuesday to pass a 1 mill levy, costing taxpayers one dollar for every thousand dollars in home value.  It would raise more than $300,000 per year over the next ten years.

If passed the money would pay operating and equipment expenses. It would also fund a brand new $1 million fire station. Plans call for a 13,000 square foot facility. It would have more storage and locker rooms.

Residents are showing signs of support for the levy, saying the growth of the town calls for better accommodations.

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