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Lee County makes big decisions; flood plans in the mix

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Lee County flood zone re-mapping:

Lee County leaders don't want a proposal to re-map flood zones to go down the drain. The cities of Leesburg and Smithville declined to help pay for an engineering survey to see if dozens of homes are really in flood zones.

Tuesday, County commissioners decided to ask them to reconsider. They say the county gave Leesburg five million dollars for a waste water treatment plant so the city should be willing to help the county out with this project. The county has about 30-thousand dollars to cover the nearly $74,000 project.

Sign Moratorium:

No more billboards or big signs will be going up in Lee County for a while. Tuesday, Lee County Commissioners approved a 60-day moratorium on permits for signs larger than 6-feet by 4-feet.

County leaders want to put a hold on those signs until they clear up language in the county's sign ordinance.

Animal Control Ordinance:

There was heated debate in Lee County tonight over what constitutes a dangerous dog. Commissioners approved a change to the County's Animal Control Ordinance.

Now, a dog is listed as dangerous only if it threatens or bites a person. That's in line with state law. Previously, the county ordinance said a dog was dangerous even if it bit another animal.

Commissioner Rick Muggridge says there was no reason to weaken the law. Muggridge says changing the ordinance could let irresponsible pet owners off the hook instead of making them pay a price for repeatedly letting their nuisance animals out.







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