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Lee County Conservation Department

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Lee County Conservation Director Tom Buckley said it's hard to believe what's going on right outside his office window.

"To see the actual groundwork started and to know that there is a completion date within a few months... is really inspiring," said Buckley.

Higher than anticipated construction bids have forced the Lee County Conservation Board to consider scaling back its new building.

Lee County is once again reaping the benefits of local banking.

The Lee County Board of Supervisors has agreed to borrow up to $510,000 to help pay for a new building for the Conservation Department.

Lee County will borrow about $500,000 to pay for a new building for the Conservation Department.

Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

The Lee County Conservation Board will have a new home for the foreseeable future.

Courtesy / Lee County Conservation Board

The recent stormy weather has taken a toll on one Lee County Department.

A second Lee County department is proceeding with plans for a new facility.

Two of Lee County’s more popular parks could be in line for some significant improvements.

A plan to house two Lee County departments in one building appears to be moving in a new direction.

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Lee County Cabins Growing in Popularity

Dec 24, 2012

Lee County’s new recreational cabins are getting plenty of use.

The two cabins along Wilson Lake were opened in August 2011.

Building Fundraising Continues

Nov 27, 2012

Two Lee County departments have a ways to go to reach an important fundraising goal.

The Lee County Board of Supervisors hopes a simple gesture will kick-off a successful fundraising campaign for two county departments.

The Health and Conservation Departments would like to build a shared facility along Highway 61 near the current Conservation Office.

The building could cost more than $4-million, which is much more than the county can afford at this point.

Supporters say people, businesses and organizations have not been willing to donate money without knowing whether the county would support the project.

The Lee County Board of Supervisors is ready to become the latest governmental board to conduct paperless meetings.

County Auditor Anne Pedersen brought up the idea of paperless meetings during the board's most recent workshop.

The board meets at least 4 times each month.  Pedersen says it takes a lot of time, paper, and ink to print documents for each of the five supervisors for each meeting.

The supervisors supported Pedersen’s recommendation to purchase electronic readers.