Dike voters approve fire station bond by comfortable margin

Voters in Dike went to the polls on Tuesday afternoon and overwhelmingly opted to support a $1.5 million bond issue for a new fire station. (Photo by Diane Paige/The Grundy Register) 

In alandslide vote, the citizens of Dike approved a $1.5 million bond referendum for the construction of a new fire station on the northwest edge of town.


According to the unofficial election results released late Tuesday night, nearly 75 percent of voters cast their votes in favor of the bond, while just over 25 percent opposed it.


Turnout was moderate as over 250 of Dike’s 955 registered voters showing up to the polls on Tuesday. Dike Fire Chief Marv Geiken says the good news comes after over a year of hard work and planning by the city and the fire department.


“We’re excited about the outcome,” Geiken said. “We appreciate the town and all the voters who came out to show their support.”


According to Geiken, who will be meeting with the architect in the next few days to hammer out the details, the city and the department are looking forward to taking the next steps with the project. The city will begin filing permits and paperwork before letting bids. 


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