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Fire district merger on April ballot

If approved, merger would be effective June 1

If voters approve, Island Lake Fire, also know as Mason County Fire Protection District 11, will merge with Central Mason Fire & EMS on June 1.

The measure was submited to the county Elections Department Feb. 23 for placement on the ballot during an April 25 special election.

According to Resolution No. 23-03, the commissioners of both fire districts have approved a plan to merge.

“The boards of commissioners believe that it is in the best interests of the two districts and the citizens they serve to merge and combine their operations into a single fire department,” the resolution reads.

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