EGELSTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Some voters in Egelston Township say they feel deceived and betrayed over a tax increase for a new fire station.
"Very much so," says resident Nichole Girben. "Everything they said before is now twisted."
Some residents say they approved higher property taxes to pay for a new fire station after promises the current station would be demolished and a new one built in it's place.
"Going to build a new fire station on the current location so we voted 'yes' on that," confirms resident Alex Maginity.
But township supervisor Mike Thompson now says temporarily relocating the fire department during construction would be too expensive.
"We started looking into it and the cost to temporarily locate a fire station is tremendous -- not only monetarily, but safety for the public," he says.