Council OKs $6M for new fire station

The Hawaii County Council has given final approval to a $6 million funding request for a new fire station on Kawailani Street in Hilo.

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The Hawaii County Council has given final approval to a $6 million funding request for a new fire station on Kawailani Street in Hilo.

The 8-0 vote Tuesday brings total funding for the project to $12 million.

Construction of the 12,000-square-foot station is expected to take between 200 and 300 days to complete.

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The station will serve Panaewa makai and Waiakea Uka areas.

Council members also passed a resolution granting an agricultural zone exemption to the Hawaii Island Community Development Corporation for the expansion of the Mohouli Heights Senior Neighborhood in Hilo.

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