Thursday, July 2, 2009

City eyes annexing part of Hurlburt

MARY ESTHER, Fla. – A proposal to annex a 3-mile stretch of Hurlburt Field is designed to make his city larger and increase state revenue-sharing dollars. The annexation would add 2,000 residents who live in base housing and barracks on the land. The city would not assume any new services or maintenance duties, but residents of the annexed area would be able to vote in local elections and run for office. Mary Esther's population is about 4,500 now. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 07/01/09)