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White Lake Fire Authority gets a new fire station, and other Muskegon County election results

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In Muskegon County, White Lake Fire Authority has reason to celebrate Wednesday as area residents approved a new, $1.65 million millage that will fund the construction of a new fire station.

Pete McCarthy is a Captain and the spokesperson for the White Lake Fire Authority…He says, his crew of fire-fighters have a message to those who supported the millage by voting “yes.”

“So it would just be a huge resounding ‘thank you’ for their support, and of course a guarantee that not only are we going to continue to serve an offer a great service, we are going to strive to be even more efficient, to make sure that no matter what their emergency is, that we are prompt and equipped to handle that to the best of our ability and do everything we can to help them.”

McCarthy says the current facility is 66 years old, outdated and too small, while the new station would fix those issues.

He says the new station would also be built in a more central location to White Lake, which he says would speed up the department’s response time.

Meanwhile, Oakridge Public Schools Operating Millage Renewal Proposal passed by a nearly two-thirds vote. Holton Township residents voted to allow recreational marijuana business to operate in the city by just seven percent of the vote.