LINCOLN, N.B. - Residents in a service district on the outskirts of Fredericton have voted against becoming a village.
A plebiscite was held Monday for people living in the parish of Lincoln.
The proposal was easily defeated, with 893 votes cast against becoming a village and only 262 votes cast in support of the idea.
Unlike a local service district, a village would include an elected council with the authority to make decisions in certain areas of responsibility.
Proponents on both sides of the debate had insisted a vote for the other would result in higher taxes.