Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Agenda 12-11-17 Board of Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet in regular session on Monday, December 11, 2017 beginning at 6 p.m. Click here to view the agenda. For questions, please contact Clerk to the Board Jennifer Gamble at 919-718-4605 Ext. 5507 or at jgamble@leecountync.gov.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Lee County Department of Social Services Reports 24 Agency Adoptions in FY2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 – The Lee County Department of Social Services (LCDSS) reports that 24 agency adoptions were completed in FY2017, which represents the time period of July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.  LCDSS released the information in recognition of National Adoption Month.

Since 1995, November has been recognized as National Adoption Month by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  This initiative, currently run by the U.S. DHHS Children’s Bureau, focuses on increasing national awareness of the need for permanent families for children in the U.S. foster care system.  National Adoption Month provides advocacy groups and local, state, and federal agencies a shared platform to bring attention to various adoption related issues facing our communities.

“Often times, the foster care system only receives public notice when something has gone wrong,” says Angelina Noel, Director of LCDSS, “but the reality is there are more times when the system works successfully to provide resources and support to help reunite families that find themselves in the system.  LCDSS staff always works towards a goal of family reunification; unfortunately, circumstances sometimes arise that make reunification impossible and with the best interest, safety and well-being of the child or children in mind, we work towards finding permanent homes through agency adoptions to provide a safe and supportive family environment that every child deserves.”

LCDSS has a strong history of finding permanency for children in foster care in need of a lasting stable family environment.  In the current year (FY2018), LCDSS reports five adoptions in progress where families are waiting for finalization of the legal paperwork; four pre-adoptive placements where services are being received with the hope the end result is adoption; and two children in need of pre-adoptive placements. 

LCDSS staff works throughout the year to find temporary and permanent family placements for Lee County children in the foster care system.  If you are interested in learning more about opportunities available to support foster children and families or to become a foster parent or adoptive family, please contact the Lee County Department of Social Services at 919-718-4690.

For additional information contact:

Angelina Noel
Lee County Department of Social Services Director
anoel@leecountync.gov
919-718-4690

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

County Convenience Centers Closed on Thanksgiving

As a reminder, Convenience Centers in Lee County will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  Convenience Centers will re-open on Friday, November 24th with normal operating hours.  Have a safe and happy holiday!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Actions Taken 11-13-17 Board of Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, November 13, 2017. Click here to view the actions taken. For questions regarding Board of Commissioners meetings, contact the County Clerk's office at 919-718-4605 Ext 5507 or jgamble@leecountync.gov.

New Hours for the County's Scale House and Yard Waste Area to Start December 1st

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 

At their regular meeting on Monday, November 13, 2017, the Lee County Board of Commissioners approved new hours of operation for the Scale House and Yard Waste Area of the Lee County Resource Management Facility to take effect on Friday, December 1, 2017. 

The Lee County Resource Management Facility (formerly the County Landfill) is located at 331 Landfill Road and includes a Convenience Center along with the Scale House and Yard Waste Area; hours for the Convenience Center will remain unchanged.

Hours of Operation - Current:
Convenience Center & Scale House and Yard Waste Area
Monday – Friday               8:00 AM – 4:00 PM        
Saturday                              8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

Hours of Operation – December 1, 2017:
Convenience Center                                                   
Monday – Friday               8:00 AM – 4:00 PM        
Saturday                              8:00 AM – 12:00 PM    

Scale House and Yard Waste Area                                                                               
Monday – Wednesday        8:00 AM – 4:00 PM            Thursday                             CLOSED                                                                                
Friday                                 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday                              8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The schedule change closes the Scale House and Yard Waste Area one day per week (Thursday) and will result in an estimated savings of $2,330 for the remainder of the current fiscal year that ends on June 30, 2017.  The schedule change is not anticipated to negatively impact utilization of the site based on a review of the public use of the service by county staff. 

Additional information regarding the Resource Management Facility, including associated costs and a list of the types of material accepted for disposal at either the Convenience Center or Yard Waste Area are located on-line at: www.leecountync.gov/Departments/SolidWaste/ResourceManagementFacility

For additional information contact:
Joseph T. Cherry                                                                              
Solid Waste Division Superintendent                     
joseph.cherry@leecountync.gov                                                              
(919) 718-4622