45 DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
SECURE RURAL SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY SELF-DETERMINATION ACT OF 2000 TITLE III FUNDS
Wakulla County will be purchasing two new brush trucks and other wildland firefighting equipment utilizing Federal funds; and is seeking public comment on the use of the funds beginning at 8:00 AM EST TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2020, and ending 5:00 PM EST FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2020.
The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (SRS) Title III provides funding to rural counties for the purpose of covering equipment purchases directly related to emergency services performed on or in protection of Federal wildlands. Currently, the County has $183,683 in SRS Title III funds available for expenditure, which will expire in 2023 at which time any unused funds will be required to be returned to the US Bureau of Land Management.
On June 1, 2020 the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved the use of the SRS Title III funds to purchase two new wildland firefighting brush trucks complete with emergency lights and sirens, skid units, and radio equipment; and specialized wildland firefighting equipment including handheld radios, PPE, hoses, hand tools, etc.
The BOCC is seeking public input on the proposed purchases. All comments must be in writing and may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or via US mail to Wakulla County Fire Rescue, 318 Trice Lane, Crawfordville FL 32327. All comments must be received no later than 5:00 PM EST on Friday, July 17, 2020.
Additional information on SRS Title III funding and the proposed purchases can be found in the agenda and meeting minutes from the June 1, 2020 Board Meeting located on the county website at: https://www.mywakulla.com/board_meetings/2020_board_meetings.php