Lee County approves balanced budget - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Lee County approves balanced budget

LEESBURG (WALB) - Lee County Commissioners adopted a $30 million dollar budget Tuesday with a little more than $21 million in the general fund.

Chairman Ed Duffy says the county worked hard over the past year to balance the budget while offering a cost of living raise for county workers.

"With the economy we're experiencing right now, it's a feather in the cap to this board of commissioners to not have to raise taxes in 6 years and not have to lay an employee off," said Duffy.

County employees also received a 3% cost of living increase.

The Lee County sheriff's office and fire department will get some much needed upgrades.

Commissioners approved a bond issue which will provide money for an improved emergency communication system.

The fire department will also get some new equipment.

The $3.3 million dollar cost was approved in the most recent SPLOST referendum, but commissioners say they needed the equipment immediately so they approved the bond sale to cover the cost.

 

Powered by Frankly