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County votes to buy greenspace

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June 4, 2004

Leesburg- The Lee County received more than $188,000 from the state to use to buy greenspace.

The Commission will use the state funds to ensure that over 27 acres of land around the county will not be developed.

"In Lee County you probably don't see the need for it as much as you would in a more urban county, but just like anywhere else, as we grow in the next 50 years if there aren't things done to maintain that open space or that rural feel as a lot of people come to Lee County than it will disappear and this does provide some monies to do that," says County Administrator, Langford Holbrook.

The county is also asking the state for an extension to the June 30th deadline to spend the remaining portion of their greenspace allotment.

Posted at 6:30 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com