Plan approved to save Lee Co. taxpayers money

Plan approved to save taxpayers money

LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) - In a unanimous decision, the Lee County Board of Commissioners approved the intergovernmental agreement with leaders from Smithville.

The seven page agreement assures services are not duplicated by the cities and the county.

Every 10 years, counties and cities renegotiate a service strategy delivery agreement, that is required by the state.

Those services include emergency 911 communication response, and the Lee County Jail.

Lee County Commissioner Rick Mugridge said these decisions where made with the people in mind.

“We provide animal control, we provide planning and zoning, we provide building permits, we provide jails, we provide courts, we provide policing, all of those things are things that governments do. We just want to make sure that we are not duplicating services,” he said.

Mugridge said those were minor changes that also included upgrading technology in the area, as well as making sure everybody is paying their fair share.

We spoke with a Lee County man who said he is happy his commissioners approved the agreement.

“Definitely, anything that’s going to save the taxpayers money, I’m o.k. with that,” said Jacob Canon who lives in Lee County.

The current plan will expire at the end of February.

The new plan will be in effect until June of 2029.

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