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just a little over one-half of what it
was during the previous year.
No major changes to the budget
were anticipated before its final
adoption on September 23.
Maor land prchae
approved by board
A 4,664-acre parcel containing
three and one-half miles of Lower St.
Johns riverront was app ived for
purchase by the governing board at
ts September meeting.
Known as the J.P. Hall property
and located in Clay County, the land
was purchased for $65 million or
about $1,400 per acre.
The property consists of many dif-
ferent land types including flood-
plain forests, cypess domes, flood-
plain marshes and nation v
In addition to the water resource
benefits resulting from this acquisi-
tion, fish and wildlife habitats will
be protected and recreational oppor-
It Is anticipated that Prservation
2000 monies will fund this purchase.
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