CAPE ELIZABETH — Voters on Tuesday narrowly authorized a $1.4 million expenditure to upgrade the town’s Recycling Center.

The referendum was approved 685-530. According to the town website, the voter turnout was 13 percent of the town’s 7,800 registered voters.

The upgrades will improve the flow of traffic at the center. The push for increased safety followed the death of former Public Works Director Herbert Dennison, who was killed Nov. 24, 2014, when he was knocked into the center’s two-story trash hopper by a car backing up to the hopper.

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