Lee County Board of Supervisors Meeting 01

In part one of our coverage of the recent Lee County Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board voted on and approved an amendment to their fiscal year budget for 2020-2021 in the amount of more than five million dollars, so they could benefit by using funding from the federal CARES Act. This is separate to their acquired funding from the Broadband Expansion grant. At their public hearing the Board voted on and approved the CARES Act funding in the amount of $3,655,309 and another $1,615,241 for the Broadband Expansion endeavor from the Department of Housing and Community Development.
The Board of Supervisors also granted approval to a request from the Southwest 4H Center located in Abingdon for some CARES Act funding to help with the financial impact they’ve been experiencing as a result of having all of their Summer Camp programs cancelled because of the COVID19 Pandemic Guidelines. Orginally the Board had promised just over ten thousand dollars to help this past July, but they generously increased the amount to cover the orginally requested amount from the 4H Center Director in the amount of $21,000.
The Board of Supervisors went on to award fund requests from the funds provided by the CARES Act. Of those awarded, one granted request was in the amount of $6,500 for the installation of glass partitions which include sliding windows at the patient intake area of the Lee County Health Department, as well portable plexiglass shields to be used on the courtroom bench for Juvenile and Domestic Relations and General District courts.
Additional information on CARES Act funding that the Board of Supervisors has spent or to what they have allocated it for lists the Broadband Expansion at just $1.4 million and the acquisition of six new ambulances topped the list of expenses, leaving less than $200,000 remaining to be spent.

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