Voters in Hastings have passed a proposition to dissolve the town.
Neighbors passed a measure Tuesday to dissolve the town and formally become a member of the St. Johns County government.
The measure passed 82 percent to 17 percent. One-hundred thirty-six voters voted yes and 29 voted no.
BREAKING: Hastings voters dissolve the city. 136 voters turned out to vote yes. That means March 1st, Hastings is no more. St. Johns County taxpayers will have to cover the $1million debt.— John Bachman (@BachmanANjax) November 8, 2017
Residents say years of mismanagement have left the small town on the brink of financial failure.
The county will take on $1 million in Hastings debt. The county said it was better to act now than wait until the situation got worse.
Hastings becomes part of the county in March 2018.
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