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On April 8, 2015, Congresswoman Gwen Graham scheduled time to hold a joint meeting with the Liberty County Commissioners and the Liberty County School Board and Superintendent.

The meeting was originally scheduled for the county to ask for her help in renewing the allocation of Secure Rural Schools Act (SRSA) in lieu of taxes which our budgets depend on. However in Graham’s opening remarks she stated that she had good news that approximately $650,000 was in the legislative process for Liberty County from SRSA.

Our county and other small counties in North Florida depend on monies generated from Forest lands.

Liberty County is different from every other county in Florida. It is composed of 536,320 acres. Private property taxes collected are minimal as only 16% of the land in this county is taxable and out of that 16%; 12% is homesteaded or zoned agricultural so those landowners pay a lower tax rate. 84% is owned by the Federal Government, State of Florida, County or non-profits so no taxes are paid.

Therefore the allocation that we receive from the Secure Rural Schools Act in lieu of taxes is critical to the very survival of our local school and county budgets.

I would like to thank Congresswoman Graham for her assistance in helping our county get these much needed funds.

David H. Summers


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