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NW fire station plan wins by huge margin

[ 0 ] November 13, 2013 |

 By JOHN M. WYLIE II, Editor

While just 354 citizens took the time to vote on raising the Northwest Rogers County Fire debt ceiling to $1 million, those who did vote approved the plan by an almost 3-1 margin.

The final unofficial vote was 256 yes compared to 98 no, an approval margin of 72.3 percent, election officials said.

Eleven precincts were open for the election, with more than one-third of the 354 ballots cast coming from the Oologah precinct, where the proposition won by a 2-1 margin, 88-44. That’s a 68.75 percent approval margin.

Funds allowed under the proposition will be used to build and equip three new fire stations in areas of the district where a substantial number of structures are located more than five road miles from the nearest fire station.

When the stations go into operation, insurance rates for the affected areas are expected to drop significantly because the new stations will improve response times to fires.

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