Hawthorne Fire Station Disbands
Alachua County had once provided fire service to Hawthorne and now they're about to do it again. The city of Hawthorne has decided to close the only fire station within the city limits. City officials feel they don't have the money to keep it and fire services will now be handled through Alachua County Fire Rescue. The city of Hawthorne has accepted the M-S-T-U or the Municipal Service Taxing Unit that the county put in place. They will pay the county a 1.1013 mileage tax rate for their services.
Vice Mayor from the City of Hawthorne says,"We enter into a short term agreement with the county that covers the rest of this fiscal year and at the same time take the steps to pass the M-S-T-U tax which will allow the county to take over full time of next fiscal year."
Fire services will come from the fire station off of 301 until the one in Grove Park is built. The turnover of services will be effective Friday, May 1st.
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