The Godfrey Fire Protection District is considering a plan to consolidate operations into one firehouse and is asking the public to support a bond issue that would help make that happen. Voters said yes to the question 69% to 31% with just short of 3,200 votes cast. The Fire Chief says this will also fund updated essential emergency equipment including cardiac monitors and firefighter turnout gear.

It would also allow the district to replace antiquated vehicles that are increasingly expensive to maintain. In a previous interview, Eric Cranmer told The Big Z with the bond proposal now approved, property taxes on a $100,000 house would increase approximately 79-cents per week.

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The proposed new firehouse would be built on the land that was once the Highway House motel. Both current firehouses are about 50 years old and are facing major repairs.

One other Godfrey Fire Protection District topic on election day, Matt Horn defeated Mark Warner for a spot on the board.

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