The Lee County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday for their regular monthly meeting at the courthouse. Departmental Reports were received from animal control, litter control and recycling, and solid waste. Appointments to the Board of Zoning Appeals and IDA were both tabled. Gary Collingsworth was appointed to the Airport Authority. The board appointed Reba Nelson to the Planning Commission. A pay request on the new transfer station was approved. A victim witness program grant was awarded to the county, which the board voted to accept. Personnel were added to the legal counsel.
County Administrator Dane Poe reported a deed transfer has been authorized to the Keokee Alumni Association, giving permission to proceed with the demolition of the package sewer treatment plant at Keokee School. The board approved a plan at the Coal Road meeting the day before, discussing coal road expenditures. The two-year absence of mining in the county has left these funds at less than $10,000. The board voted to disperse $1,900 to each board member for gravel expenditures in their respective districts, lowering the amount from the usual appropriation of $2,500. Funds left over from last year were also appropriated. The board also voted to appropriate funds from last year’s coyote bounty.
The board was brought up to date on the new process for submitting projects for the Department of Transportation’s Primary Road 6 Year Plan. Mr. Mosley brought forward a request to decide on a resolution to support additional K-12 funding for the next fiscal year to be sent to the General Assembly and the Governor. This request was approved by the board. After a closed meeting, the board approved a salary increase to the animal control officer pending completion of his training and a final test.
The board adjourned until September 15 at 5 p.m.