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Elmwood vote comes to a tie

"When the fire department went to vote two years ago to purchase a fire truck...I don't know, 20 people voted," he said. "The fire truck before that, it wasn't a big issue."

Department officials have said the land is being sought to keep a buffer between the firehouse (and its activity) and residences, and also to make way for a new shed. Space is becoming a premium inside the firehouse during some operations, Fuino said.

The property purchase would also include an existing trailer, for which the department has no use planned.

The department will also be looking to the Board of Elections in hopes of obtaining a voting machine for the referendum, which would negate the issue of improperly marked ballots.

The next vote will be held on the evening of April 12.""

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