Proposal requiring elections to sell public property narrowly passes in Dexter

DEXTER, MI — Voters narrowly passed a proposal requiring residents to vote on whether to lease or sell city-owned property in Dexter.

The proposal to amend the Dexter city charter on “restrictions on powers to sell or lease property” passed with 1,353 votes, a 46-vote difference to the 1,307 who opposed in the Tuesday, Nov. 3 general election. The proposal requires the sale of city-owned property to be determined through a public vote and allow a referendum on the leasing of public property for more than three years.

Dexter would hold elections to sell city-owned property if ballot proposal passes

The long-debated proposal unveiled two sides on the matter, including the Dexter Citizens for Responsible Government, which circulated a petition in favor of the proposal. On the other hand, Mayor Shawn Keough and Dexter City Council passed a resolution opposing the proposal at a Monday, Sept. 14 meeting.

Keough fought

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