Vote delayed as residents push for fire station reopening – Michigan News

Vote delayed as residents push for fire station reopening –  Michigan News

Amid pressure from residents to reopen a north-end fire station, the Plymouth Township Board of Trustees abruptly delayed a vote Tuesday after neighboring Northville Township — a partner in the plan — sought more time to review the proposed agreement.

Plymouth Township Supervisor Kurt Heise, who wants to reopen Fire Station No. 2 in mid-July, said he is “not happy” about the delay, but still believes the joint agreement will be approved.

“I don’t think this is anything that is fatal to the agreement,” Heise told a crowd of about 70 residents who attended Tuesday’s board meeting, adding later, “It is still my intention to expedite this as quickly as possible.”

Northville Township Manager Chip Snider said Wednesday that officials there haven’t yet had time to fully discuss and review the proposed agreement, though he anticipates no serious snags.

“It is still a go,” he said, “and it appears to be an excellent opportunity.”

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Northville Township last summer had a temporary agreement with Plymouth Township to use the fire station to avoid delays in response time when Six Mile Road was closed for a construction project.

The two townships are hammering out a joint agreement to share the fire station, on Wilcox west of Haggerty, as they strive to improve response time to fires and medical emergencies in northeast Plymouth Township and southeast…

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