Public Notice: 45 Day Public Comment Period

45 Day Public Comment Period
Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 Title III Funds

Wakulla County will be purchasing one new brush truck 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 THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2024, and ending 5:00 PM EST MONDAY, JULY 22, 2024.

 

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 $91,504.32 in SRS Title III funds available for expenditure, which will expire in 2026 at which time any unused funds will be required to be returned to the US Bureau of Land Management.

 

On May 20, 2024 the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved the use of the SRS Title III funds to purchase one new wildland firefighting brush truck complete with emergency lights and sirens, skid units, and radio equipment, and specialized wildland firefighting equipment including 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 kgraves@mywakulla.com, or sent 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 Monday, July 22, 2024.

 

Additional information on SRS Title III funding and the proposed purchases can be found in the agenda and minutes from the May 20, 2024, Board Meeting located on the county website at: https://www.mywakulla.com/board_meetings/2024_board_meetings.php#outer-8269