Lee County Board of Supervisors Meeting 02

At last week’s Lee County Board of Supervisors meeting, Lee County Treasurer Rita McCann submitted a report which included, $5,855,971.67 in total revenues, and $6, 275,538.30 in total expenditures. McCann went on to recommend a contract with accounting firm Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates for a turnover audit in late December 2019, which was approved. McCann will be retiring at the end of this year.
Among the Public Comment portion of the meeting, the Board was thanked by Jonesville resident, Bryan Hogan for their stance on upholding the Constitution, and their affirmative votes regarding Lee County as a Second Amendment Sanctuary.
Mayor of Jonesville, Jerry Harris addressed the Board of Supervisors in regard to annexing property west of the town limits along Wilderness Road. Additionally Harris stated that the town is looking for businesses, not residents, in the hope of increased revenue opportunities for them.
Aaron Stacy of District 1, and Bill Carter of District 2, were both reappointed to the Board of Directors for the Lee County Public Service Authority. Approval was granted in relation to two agreements for the Giles Hollow Phase 1 water project. The Lee County Public Service Authority will construct the proposed project using grant funding from the Community Development Block Grant, while the LENOWISCO Planning District Commission will be in charge of handling grant administration services.
Commonwealth Attorney for Lee County, H. Fuller Cridlin, submitted a request for an additional exit door to be installed at his office suite at a cost of $5,035, while ongoing renovations are being made next to his office suites, and was declined by the Board. The Board and County Administrator went on in agreement that the matter could be considered again in the future, along with other possible safety matters.
Following the Board’s Closed Session period, approval was given to update the Emergency Operations Plan. Then they approved a supplemental appropriation to the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office for $24,579 that is from delinquent fines and costs that had been collected the previous year. These additional funds will go towards salary supplements and emergency funds for the office.
Cope went on to suggest scheduling a Public Hearing in December, regarding the tax due date. He went on to suggest the changing of the tax due date be moved to October rather than December. Their next regularly scheduled meeting is December 17th, 2019.


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