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

DEXTER, MI — If passed, a proposal on Dexter’s ballot would require a direct vote from residents in future elections on whether to lease or sell city-owned property, including equipment like trucks and light poles.



text: Residents will be able to vote on a ballot measure proposing changes to selling and leasing property in Dexter for the November election.


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Residents will be able to vote on a ballot measure proposing changes to selling and leasing property in Dexter for the November election.

Right now, such a vote is only needed if the property is a designated park property, according to officials. The new proposal would amend the Dexter city charter on “restrictions on powers to sell or lease property.”

Two sides have emerged on either side of the issue. On one side is the Dexter Citizens for Responsible Government, which has circulated a petition in favor of the proposal. On the other side is Mayor Shawn Keough and Dexter City Council, which passed a resolution

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