The Dexter Village Council on Tuesday night approved a resolution to purchase equipment and materials needed to add fluoride to the village water system.
The council voted 6-1 to spend between $75,000 and $100,000 to bring the fluoride levels to the American Dental Association’s recommended level of 1.0 parts per million. Jim Smith voted against the proposal.
The changeover is expected to happen in the first quarter of the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.
About 15 dental professionals and residents in the audience spoke in favor of the resolution.
No one spoke against it, said Courtney Nicholls, assistant village manager, who added there might be grant money available to help the village fund the addition of fluoride to the water supply.