The Great Fire Bond Fail of ’13



The results are in.

The fire department reports:

1105 Total number of votes cast

_260 Number of votes in favor of proposition

_758 Number of votes against proposition

__21 Number of Affidavit Ballots

__66 Number of void votes

Statement from The Lido and Point Lookout Fire District:

The voters spoke and the outcome was disappointing to say the least. This was a solid plan to set up the infrastructure of the Point Lookout-Lido Fire Department for the next 50 yrs. We have been working tirelessly on this plan for the last two years and adapted the plan after Superstorm Sandy to meet the needs of the community in light of a large scale disaster. We really had no bells and whistles in the plan, just expanding the Firehouses to accomodate the larger fire apparatus that is required now as to 40 years ago, and shower facilities for the firefighters. The Fire District has been financially prudent for many, many years and will continue to be for the future. We will sit down and look at the results of the Bond Vote over the next few days and plan our course of action. We would like to thank those community members that supported the plan and will take input from all residents as we continue to plan for the future.

No word at this time if or when a new plan will be explored.


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