Comprehensive Plan approved by Lee Co. Commissioners


    On Tuesday night, the Lee County Board of Commissioners and the Mayor and Council of the cities of Leesburg and Smithville met during a public hearing to discuss the Lee County Comprehensive Plan.Photo: Kailey McCarthy

    On Tuesday night, the Lee County Board of Commissioners, along with the Mayor and Council of the cities of Leesburg and Smithville, met in a public hearing to discuss the Lee County Comprehensive Plan.

    The current comprehensive plan will expire on February 28 of this year.

    In a quick public discussion that lasted no more than five minutes, the Intergovernmental Agreement was passed unanimously.

    The agreement makes sure services are not duplicated between county and city lines.

    Lee County Commissioner Rick Muggridge says the agreement is updated every 10 years.

    During that time, Smithville, Leesburg and Lee County make sure tax bills are not duplicated.

    Muggridge says the cities and county look at services that range from policing, to water, and even animal control.

    He says it's all about working together to make sure taxpayers are not being billed twice for the same service based on where they live.

    "We've had a couple of meetings with all of the entities," said Muggridge. "We've talked about how to pay for them and what we think is fair, if there is such a thing, and we've just come to an agreement."

    It's been a total of 20 years since the agreement has been updated.

    Muggridge says the changes made on Tuesday were minor and involve updated technology.

    The Board of Commissioners held its first meeting of the new year immediately following the public hearing.



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