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Army Corps of Engineers gives new boat to Lee County

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Refurbished boat given to Lee county by the Army Corps of Engineers Refurbished boat given to Lee county by the Army Corps of Engineers
Jim Wright, Lee County Code Enforcement Officer Jim Wright, Lee County Code Enforcement Officer
Lee County Code Enforcement Officer Ben Roberts tests motor of new boat Lee County Code Enforcement Officer Ben Roberts tests motor of new boat
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LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

Lee County Code enforcement officers tested out a new boat at Cox landing today.  It was given to the county by the Army corps of engineers.

Lee County participates in a program that accepts surplus military equipment which is refurbished and used for law enforcement purposes.

They said it reduces the burden on local taxpayers. 

"Today's the first day that we had it in the water.  It took some work to get it ready, but today it's ready.  It was gonna be used for Rivers Alive, but unfortunately it'll have to wait a few weeks before we have it back out on the water," said Jim Wright, Lee County Code Enforcement Officer. 

The boat got a fresh coat of paint.  Wright said it still needs a few minor adjustments to the motor before it's ready for service.

He said it will be used for code enforcement patrols and complaint responses and it will be available to the Lee County Fire Department whenever they need it.   

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