Public hearing held to close out funds

Lee County commissioners. / Jessica Fairley

Lee County commissioners held a public hearing Friday afternoon to close out funds that has helped with the upkeep of the records of sex offenders.

Back in 2009, the sheriff's office applied for a grant to help fund state required upgrades to the sex offender registry.

The other half of that grant was used to purchase recording equipment for officers.

Officials say now that the funds have been used up, it's mandatory to seek public opinion before closing out the grant.

"The grant requirement is that we have a public hearing that's advertised and that it's in a public forum that satisfies the requirements of the grant," said Dennis Parker, Lee County Jail Administrator.

The grant was closed out Friday afternoon.

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