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Lee County to pay for overpass lights

February 28, 2007

Leesburg --   Lee County will officially take care of the monthly energy bill for lighting of an overpass. County leaders didn't know it was their responsibility until recently after thousands of dollars in bills accumulated.  

Most of the lights at the Highway 82 overpass are on the Dougherty side of the interchange, but Lee County is actually responsible for maintenance.

Tuesday night, commissioners voted to hire a company to maintain the lights and to budget money to pay the monthly energy bill.

Georgia Power agreed to waive a $32,000 bill that has gone unpaid since the lights were installed six years ago.

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