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Feb 21

Public Service Announcement

As required by law, a test of the Lee County voting machines will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 3:00pm Central time.  The tests will be conducted at the Meeting Center located at 205 South 10th Street, Opelika.  The public is invited to attend and observe.
Bill English
Probate Judge


Nov 14

Commission Announces Broadband Expansion Grant Awards

The Lee County Commission awarded Broadband Expansion Grants to two ISP providers for three areas within the county at its meeting on Nov. 13, 2023.

The awards include unserved areas in Salem, Loachapoka and South Central Lee County.  For a listing of addresses and maps of the project areas, please see the links below.

Salem

South Central
Addresses

Loachapoka
To Be Determined
Map
Addresses 


Nov 06

Garbage Payment Reminder

A friendly reminder: ALL payments must be received by the billing office on or before February 15th before late fees are assessed to Solid Waste Accounts.

Bill pay options for your convenience include:
                Phone:              334-737-7013, option 1
                In-Person:        100 Orr Avenue
                                          Opelika, AL 36804
                                          M-F   7 a.m. - 4 p.m. CST
                Online:              www.leeco.us

                Questions:       garbagebilling@leeco.us  


Lee County Billing Info to Know


For important information from the Lee County Billing Office including contact information, billing dates, account reminders, and more please see the above link.


Sep 29

GARBAGE BILLING EXEMPTION NOTICE

 *** DUE TO LATE NOTICE AND THE VOLUME RECEIVED  GARBAGE FEE  EXEMPTION APPLICATIONS WILL BE  ACCEPTED UNTIL OCTOBER 13, 2023, AT THE LEE COUNTY  HEALTH DEPARTMENT***


The Lee County Commission Billing Office will grant fee exemptions for its garbage billing to any household whose sole source of income is Social Security Benefits as outlined in the Code of Alabama Section 22-27-3.

Anyone wishing to apply for an exemption for the upcoming 2023/2024 fiscal year will need to submit an application for exemption at the Lee County Health Department now through September 30, 2023. This exemption MUST be renewed yearly by applying at the Lee County Health Department located at 1801 Corporate Dr. Opelika, Al 36801.  If not eligible, notification will be sent explaining the reason. THE LEE COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES BILLING OFFICE CANNOT ACCEPT YOUR EXEMPTION APPLICATION.  It MUST be turned in at the Lee County Health Department. The application is linked below!

GARBAGE FEE EXEMPTION APPLICATION


Any household whose sole source of income is not Social Security Benefits will NOT be granted an exemption from the garbage fee.

In the future, any applications, and other necessary documents for renewal exemptions will only be accepted during the months of July, August, and September and will be reviewed for approval by the Lee County Commission Billing Office.  Exemption applications to establish a new account will be accepted at the Lee County Health Department year-round.


Please contact us at garbagebilling@leeco.us with any questions or concerns.




Jul 06

Lee County Releases ARPA Broadband Grant Application for ISPs

The Lee County Commission has released its ARPA Broadband Grant Application for Internet Service Providers for broadband projects located throughout Lee County. The proposed projects are located in four main areas of the county - Loachapoka, Salem, South Central and Waverly area.  For full information on the proposed projects please see the Notice of Funding, Grant Application and Area Project Maps listed below for each area.

       *** All applications are due on or before Friday, Sept. 15, 2023.***


Loachapoka Salem
Notice of Funding Notice of Funding
Grant Application Grant Application
Area Project Map Area Project Map
   
South Central Waverly
Notice of Funding Notice of Funding
Grant Application Grant Application
Area Project Map Area Project Map


Results of Broadband Survey presented to County Commission

The Lee County Commission recently sought input from its citizens through a survey of broadband activity in the county. The survey, conducted by Sain Associates, compiled data identifying unserved and underserved areas in the county.  Sain Associates presented the findings to the County Commission at its meeting on March 13, 2023, which can be found by clicking the link below.


GARBAGE FEE BILLING CHANGES

NOTICE FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

The property tax bills that were sent out by the Revenue Commissioner in October 2022 did not include a garbage fee. Circumstances beyond our control are forcing us to implement a more flexible billing system.

THERE IS NO INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF THE GARBAGE FEE.

The annual garbage fee is
$222.00/year and has been at that price since 2020.
The Lee County Commission has been and remains committed to implementing the curbside cart system with NO CHANGE in the amount of the garbage fee for a period of at least two years.

You have several options for paying your garbage bill:
1) pay $222 when you receive your October - December statement
2) pay $55.50 and you will be billed quarterly at $55.50 per quarter.
You can pay your garbage bill using the following options:
1)
Cash (walk-in only)
2)
Check
2) Money Order
3) E-check
4) Debit card
5)
Credit card

A $3.00 service fee will be applied to E-check, and credit or debit card payments.  Please do not mail cash.

You will be able to pay your bill online at www.leeco.us, by U.S. mail, or in person in the office between the hours of
7:30am and 2:30pm CST Monday through Friday. Please note the office is closed on County-observed holidays.

With these changes, the Environmental Services Office is anticipating a very high call volume over the next several weeks. If you call and are unable to get through, please leave a message during our normal business hours or try your call again later. Calls will be returned in the order they are received. We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience during this time.


County Commission Passes Resolution Opposing Quarries

The Lee County Commission passed a resolution at its meeting on Aug. 10, 2020 expressing its opposition to additional quarries attempting to locate within Lee County.   To read the full resolution, please click here.