The Lee County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday to discuss a number of issues on the agenda. A public hearing was held to discuss the consolidation of Robbins Chapel and Keokee election precincts. The board had proposed an amendment to the ordinance establishing the boundary lines of election districts, precincts, and polling places. The amendment would consolidate the Robbins Chapel Precinct with the Keokee precinct, moving the Robbins Chapel polling place from the Robbins Chapel United Methodist Church to the Keokee Elementary School grounds. A number of concerned citizens voiced their opinions on the matter, strongly disagreeing with the amendment. They argued that the older citizens of Robbins Chapel would have difficulty driving so far on winding roads. With these comments in mind, the board voted not to pass the amendment. The voting precincts will remain the same.
A public hearing was also held to discuss the board’s intent to submit an application to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development for designation of a Virginia Enterprise Zone within the county. The board approved this application.
Coy Scalf of the St. Charles Rescue Squad informed the board of their intent to separate into the St. Charles Fire Department and the St. Charles Rescue Squad, acting as two separate entities.