DIX HILLS - Voters in Dix Hills finally got the chance to vote on a proposed bond for the fire department.

Voters shot down the measure by a 3-1 margin with more than 1,500 people casting ballots.

The $20 million plan would have financed a new firehouse, maintenance building and training tower at a cost of roughly $145 per resident each year.

The vote was scheduled to be held earlier in the year, but was held up after several residents voiced concerns.

Public hearing held for new Dix Hills firehouse