Wednesday, December 29, 2010

1-3-11 Lee County Board of Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet for their regular meeting at 3 p.m., January 3, 2011.  Click here to review the agenda for this meeting.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Last Day to Pay Property Taxes

The Lee County Tax Office would like to remind everyone that the last day to pay property taxes this calendar year is Thursday, December 30, 2010.  Lee County Government offices will be closed Friday, December 24, 2010; Monday, December 27, 2010; and Friday, December 31, 2010.  It is important to pay within the calendar year for those that claim credit for property taxes on their income tax filings. 

Paying property taxes is easy and many options are available:
  1. A dropbox is conveniently located on Hillcrest Drive at the corner of the Government Center
  2. Payment may be submitted online through the county website, http://www.leecountync.gov/
  3. Of course, one can always pay a bill in person at 106 Hillcrest Drive or mail it to the address provided on the bill

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Online Business Listing Extension Request

The tax office encourages those businesses that need to request an extension for filing 2011 Business Personal Property Returns to use our convenient online extension request. The link can be found on the Lee County Government home page at www.leecountync.gov. Extension requests must be filed by January 31, 2011 and extensions will be granted until March 15, 2011. Lee County will not grant extensions beyond March 15.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Additional Photos Added!

Courtesy of Wesley Beeson/The Sanford Herald, we have added several pictures to our gallery from the Induction of New Elected Officials for Lee County.  Click the link below to visit our Facebook page and view all photos. 

Lee County Government Facebook Page

Proposed Lee County Animal Services Ordinance

Below is a link to the proposed Lee County Animal Services Ordinance.  The Lee County Health Department will be holding information sessions throughout the county soon, and we will post those dates and locations when established.  Should you have any feedback pertaining to this ordinance, feel free to comment here or email the Health Director, Howard Surface, at hsurface@leecountync.gov

Proposed Lee County Animal Services Ordinance

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

2011 Meeting Schedule for Lee County Board of Commissioners

The Lee County Board of Commissioners, meeting in regular session on December 6, 2010, set the attached meeting schedule for 2011.

Photos Posted - Induction of Newly Elected Officials for Lee County

We have posted photos from the newly elected officials ceremony held yesterday, December 6th.  Please visit our Facebook page by clicking here to view the photos.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Action Taken at 12-6-10 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on December 6, 2010, at 10 a.m. for their regular meeting.  Action taken from that meeting can be viewed by clicking here. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Agenda for 12-6-10 BOC Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet at 10 a.m., Monday, December 6, 2010 for their regular meeting.  The agenda is available for review by clicking here.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Ideas?

It has been several months since we began Lee Linked, our social media program.  We also have deployed Phase II of Lee Linked, which included two pieces of technology that no other local government in the State is using: live chat and Quick Response Codes.  We want to take a moment and gather feedback on all this new techonology and your thoughts on improvements to the program.  A discussion of new techonology you would like to see used by your local government is also relevant.  Please let us know how we are doing.  Email us at linked@leecountync.gov, Facebook us here, or chat with us here

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO EXCITE US, scan the QR Code below from your smartphone (Blackberry, Android phone, i-Phone, etc.) and send us an email from your phone!  Just download a free QR Code reader, scan the code and send the email.  It's that easy.  Many free readers exist, and a Google search will reveal most of them.  I-nigma seems to work across many smartphones and most types of codes, and you can download it by visiting http://www.i-nigma.mobi/ from your phone.  On the Android market, "Barcode Scanner" works exceptionally well too.  These are just a couple, and the choice is entirely yours.  Lee County Government does not endorse nor has any affiliation with any such QR Code applications.

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December Holiday Schedule

Please review the Calendar of Events section of the Lee County website for information on December holiday closings.

Click Here for Schedule

Friday, November 19, 2010

Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less (formerly NoonLiting)

What's your New Years resolution? To lose weight? We can help! is a 16-week weight management program to help you change bad eating habits and learn nutritional sound methods to lose and maintain a healthy weight. Class will be offered on Wednesdays at noon beginning January 26, 2011. Fee is $28 and must be paid in advance. Join today!

24th Annual Farm-City Ladies' Luncheon

The 24th Annual Farm-City Ladies' Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at the McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center. We will begin serving at 11:45 a.m. and conclude our program by 1:00 p.m. Lunch will cost $8 per person and tickets must be purchased in advance at the McSwain Center. To get us moving into the holidays with the Eat Smart Move More Maintain Don't Gain Holiday Challenge, our speaker will be Greg Moore, Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Lead Instructor with NC Cooperative Extension at NCSU . You won’t want to miss this exciting speaker! The Farm-City Ladies' Luncheon is sponsored annually by Lee County Extension and Community Association, Area Farm Women, Kiwanis Club of Sanford and North Carolina Cooperative Extension. If you would like to submit a recipe, please e-mail it to kay_morton@ncsu.edu no later than Nov. 22, 2010.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Action from 11-15-10 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on November 15, 2010.  Action taken at that meeting can be viewed by clicking here.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

11-15-10 Agenda for Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet on November 15, 2010 for their second meeting of the month.  Click here to review the agenda.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Be Prepared: Staying Safe and Healthy in Winter Weather

Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous, but if you plan ahead, you can stay safe and healthy. Prepare your home and cars. Keep emergency kits stocked. Be ready for power outages. Wear appropriate clothing. Check on children, the elderly and pets.
Click here for an in-depth discussion - courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Live Chat

We have assisted many, many citizens over the last several months through our LiveChat software.  Have you had an opportunity to communicate with county staff through this medium?  Tell us about your experience.  To access LiveChat, visit our county website at http://www.leecountync.gov/ and click on the "Chat with us LIVE!" image on the right side of the page.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Action Taken at November 1, 2010 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meeting on November 1, 2010.  Action taken at the meeting may be reviewed by clicking here.

The 8th Annual Lee County Schools' Family Health and Benefits Fair

Please support Lee County Schools and Central Carolina Community College as they host this very well planned health fair.  The date is Tuesday, November 2nd, from 10am to 3pm in the Main Exhibit Hall at the Dennis Wicker Civic Center.  If you attend, you will leave with vital information to improve your family's life.

Thank you!
Lee County Public Health

Friday, October 29, 2010

Farm-City Week Activities

Join city and country folk as we celebrate Farm-City Week. Our annual banquet is Monday, November 22, 2010 beginning at 5:30 pm. The Lemon Springs Ruritan Club will serve a meal consisting of country ham, eggs, red-eye gravy, grits, biscuits, molasses. Tickets are $7 and must be purchased in advance.
 
 

New Employment Opportunities

Lee County Government has new employment opportunities.  Our Facebook page has been updated to reflect new recruitments and you can also find more information from the county website by clicking here.

Tax Foreclosure Sale Cancelled

The tax foreclosure sale scheduled for noon today (Friday) has been cancelled.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

FLU Season is Here!

Although the FLU Virus is contagious, it is preventable!  Below are tips to follow to help prevent the flu and recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC):
1.  Get your yearly flu vaccination;
2.  Everyone 6 months of age and older should get vaccinated as soon as the 2010-2011 season's vaccine is available;
3.  People of "high risk" for serious flu complications such as young children, pregnant women and persons with chronic illnesses (diabetes, asthma, heart/lung disease, and etc.) are encouraged to get their flu vaccination;
4.  Wash your hands often with soap and warm water, especially after you cough or sneeze.  Alcohol based hand cleaners are also effective;
5.  Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or use your upper sleeve when you cough or sneeze.  Please throw the tissue in the trash and cleanse your hands immediately;
6.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.  Germs spread this way;
7.  Try to avoid close contact with sick people;
8.  If you get sick, please stay home from work or school for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone, except to get medical care or for other necessities; and
9.  While sick, please limit direct contact with people to avoid infecting them.

Should you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Lee County Public Health at 919-718-4640, Monday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm.

New COLTS Fixed Bus Route

County of Lee Transit System (COLTS) has a new fixed bus route.  This route is designated for the elderly and disabled, but is open to the public.  Click here to see a Google Map of the bus route.  There will be a $2 charge for each trip taken.  The route includes eight stops throughout Lee County:
  • Wal-Mart
  • Central Carolina Community College
  • Makepeace Apartments
  • Katheryn's Hallmark (Riverbirch Shopping Center)
  • Central Carolina Hospital
  • Stewart Manor
  • The Enrichment Center
  • City Pawn (Kendale Shopping Center)




Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Foreclosure Sale

A foreclosure sale is currently scheduled for Friday, October 29, 2010 at 12 Noon.  The sale will be held at the Lee County Courthouse.  A Lee County property will be sold for failure to pay property taxes.  Click the link below to view more information about this sale.

Click here for more information

Angel Tree at the Enrichment Center

We are preparing for the 2010 Angel Tree project!  Angels will be available for adoption beginning on November 10.  Please click here for more details and how to help with this important project!

Vacancies on Boards

Lee County is looking for interested individuals to serve on the Parks and Recreation Commission and Agriculture Advisory Board.  The Agriculture Advisory Board appointment must live in the East Sanford district. The Parks and Recreation Commission is looking for individuals from the Deep River or Broadway districts (but all applications from within the county will be considered). Click here to download an application.  Applications must be received by November 5th.  

Agenda for 11-1-10 Commissioners Meeting

To review the agenda for the November 1, 2010 Lee County Board of Commissioners meeting click here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Proposed Lee County Animal Services Ordinance

Click here for the proposed Lee County Animal Services Ordinance.  Feedback and questions should be directed to: hsurface@leecountync.gov

Monday, October 25, 2010

Candlelight Reflections

You are invited to attend our annual Candlelight Reflections program on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Enrichment Center.  Click here for more details.

Lee County's Oldest Living Veteran

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Local Veterans Service Office Seeking Oldest Veteran

Monday, October 25, 2010



Lee County’s Veterans Service Officer John Sandrock is seeking Lee County’s oldest living veteran. The absolute deadline for submission of names to Mr. Sandrock is noon Friday, November 12, 2010. Date of birth can be verified by presenting any of the following documents: NC driver’s license or official picture ID, birth certificate, or family Bible. Lee County residence can be verified by presenting any of the following documents: NC driver’s license or official picture ID, utility statement, property tax document or other official document.

Once determined, Lee County’s oldest living veteran will represent Lee County and be acknowledged through a bronze hand cast on the Wall of Oath in the new North Carolina Veterans Park that will open in July 2011 in Fayetteville. A team of artists will cover the state bringing with them the materials needed to obtain the castings of each veteran and county soil samples.

“The North Carolina Veterans Park will be a beautiful facility, a place of inspiration and support. This will be the place where veterans can share their experiences, as well as witness the pride and gratitude our state feels for their service. The sacrifices intrinsic to military service will be acknowledged with beautiful architecture and public art. As part of the exhibits, a wall is being constructed that will bear a bronze cast mold of a veteran and soil sample from each of North Carolina’s 100 counties, “Joe Bryan, NC Association of County Commissioners President, Wake County Commissioner.

Submissions for Lee County’s oldest living veteran should be directed to Mr. John Sandrock, Lee County Veterans Service Officer, located at The Enrichment Center, 1615 S. Third Street, Sanford 919-776-0501 ext. 209. The absolute deadline for submissions is noon Friday, November 12, 2010. The Enrichment Center will be closed on Thursday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day.

Veterans Appreciation Breakfast

The deadline to register for the annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast to be held at the Enrichment Center is Wednesday, October 27, 2010!  All veterans are invited and encouraged to attend!  Click this link for more details!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Family Pumpkin Carving Contest

Lee County 4-H will host its annual Family Pumpkin Carving Contest on Tuesday October 26, 2010 at 6:30pm in the Farm Bureau Auditorium at the McSwain Extension Education Center.  Come out and join the fun!  Please see attached flier for more details.

Youth Photo Contest

Lee County 4-H will hold the "Agriculture Exposed" 2010 4-H Farm City Week Youth Photography Contest.  This event is open to youth between the ages of 5-18.  Photos must be of any farm or agricultural related setting in Lee County.  Entry deadline is November 15, 2010.  See flier for more details.  START TAKING YOUR PICTURES TODAY!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Action Taken at 10-18-10 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on October 18, 2010.  Click here to see Action Taken at the meeting.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Santa Letters!

See image below to signup for Santa Letters.  Surprise your child with a special letter directly from the North Pole this year, figuratively speaking.


Gymnastics Registration

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friends of the Library BIG Book Sale! October 15 & 16!

The Friends of the Lee County Library will be holding the BIG Book Sale on Friday October 15, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Saturday October 16 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in the auditorium of the Main Library on Hawkins Ave. Buy books from your favorite authors at HUGE discount prices! Be sure to come out and support the Friends of the Library!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Agenda for 10-18-10 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, October 18, 2010.  The agenda is available for review by clicking here.  

Friday, October 8, 2010

Amended Lee County Noise Ordinance

Read the amended Lee County Noise Ordinance adopted by the Lee County Board of Commissioners at their October 4, 2010 meeting by clicking here.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Action from 10-4-10 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissiners met on October 4, 2010 for their first regular monthly meeting.  Action taken from that meeting can be viewed by clicking here.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Friends of the Library AV and Children's Book Sale! October 8 & 9!

The Friends of the Lee County Library will be holding an AV & Children's Book Sale on Friday October 8, from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm and Saturday October 9 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Items on sale include movies, audiobooks, and children's books. Be sure to come out and support the Friends of the Library!

Veteran's Appreciation Breakfast

To show our appreciation for your service and dedication to our country, we invite you to breakfast!  Click here for more details!

Rex Mobile Mammography Lab at the Enrichment Center

REX Mammogram


by Rex UNC Healthcare

Mobile Mammography

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 10 a.m.—2:30 p.m. at The Enrichment Center

In cooperation with the Lee County Health Dept.

Eligibility includes: at least 40 years old; no previous history of breast cancer; not have had a mammogram within the last 12 months. All patients must pre-register. For full details and to register call Sharon Lucas at the Lee Co. Health Dept. 919-718-4640 ext. 5317.

Friday, October 1, 2010

New Position: IT Systems/Network Administrator

Visit the Lee County website here or our Facebook page here to see the latest employment opportunities.

Lee County Library Joins us on LiveChat!

You can now communicate with Lee County Library staff through LiveChat, a convenient option for those needing to multi-task.  Staff can perform actions through LiveChat that aren't necessarily available through telephone and email.  To communicate with with the library, visit the Lee County website by clicking here

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Youth Basketball Sign-ups

Please see flyer below for information on Lee County Parks and Recreation youth basketball sign-ups.

Gymnastics Sign-ups

Please see flyer below for information on Lee County Parks and Recreation gymnastics sign-ups.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class designed to provide you - the family caregiver - with the skills you need to take care of yourself.  Classes are being formed now at the Enrichement Center.  Click here for more details!

Money Talks

Managing Your Money - A FREE Seminar will be held at the Enrichment Center on Thursday, October 7, 2010.  Registration is REQURIED.  Click here for more details!

Veteran's Appreciation Breakfast

The Enrichment Center will hold its annual Veterans Apreciation Breakfast on Tuesady, November 9, 2010.  Reservations are REQUIRED.  Click here for more details!

Employment Opportunity: Processing Assistant III

Lee County is recruiting for a Processing Assistant III in the Health Deparment.  Please view the link here for more details, or visit our Facebookpage here

Parks and Recreation Joins Lee County's Live Chat

The Lee County Parks and Recreation Department now has a new communication medium: Live Chat.  You can communicate through Live Chat with this department the same way you can with other departments using the chat:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Action from 9-20-10 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on September 20, 2010 for their regular meeting.  You can review action taken at the meeting by clicking here.

Oct. 15 & 16--Big Book Sale presented by the Friends of the Lee County Library

The Lee County Library will hold their annual book sale in the Auditorium at the Main Library on Hawkins Ave on Friday, October 15 (6 pm - 8pm) and Saturday, October 16 (9 am - 12 pm).  This year marks the first year that the Friends of the Lee County Library will be running the sale, so please come out and support them, and inquire about joining.

Household Waste Day

Monday, September 20, 2010

Kiwanis Children's Park Place

The musical element at Kiwanis Children's Park Place has been installed.  Let us know what you think!

Central North Carolina Small Flock Field Day

Learn how to: Build housing for small flocks; select chicken breeds; manage forages; establish a flock; and understand Sanford City Ordinances. $5 registration fee per family. RSVP by Friday, September 24. See flyer for more details.
 

Thursday, September 16, 2010

NC Big Sweep

DO YOUR PART!  Volunteers are needed to help us clean Lee County's waterways.  Please join us on Saturday, October 2, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at either San-Lee Park or Deep River Park (Camelback Bridge), Cumnock Road.  You have the power to make a big difference in our environment.  For more information contact Joseph Cherry, Lee County Solid Waste at 718-4622 Ext. 5381 or visit www.ncbigsweep.org.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Caregiver Time Out

Family Caregivers, are you in need of time for shopping or other errands?  Maybe you need a little time just for YOU?  We invite you to bring your loved one to Caregiver Time Out and get that needed time for yourself!  There is a class on Tuesday at the Enrichment Center and one on Thursday at St. Luke United Methodist Church.  Click here for information on the Tuesday class or here for information on the Thursday class!

8th Annual Family Caregiver Award

We are accepting nominations for the 8th Annual Family Caregiver Award.  Click here to download the nomination form!

Grancare Support Group

Are you a grandparent or relative who is parenting a child?  You are not alone!  Come to the Grancare Support Group to enjoy a combination of sharing experiences, educational presentations and informal exchange.  Click here for information about the next meeting!

2010 Alzheimer's Walk

Join families, friends and co-workers for a morning of fun and memories to help raise funds and awareness of Alzheimer's Disease and enhance the quality of lfe for those who live with it.  Click here for more details about the 2010 Alzheimer's Walk!

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class designed to provide you - the family caregiver - with the skills you need to take care of yourself.  Classes are being formed now at the Enrichement Center.  Click here for more details!

Commissioners Meeting Scheduled for September 20, 2010

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet at 3 p.m., Monday, September 20, 2010 for their regular meeting.  The agenda is availabale for review by clicking here.

Survey for Lee County's Convenience Centers

Lee County would like to know what you think of our convenience centers.  Please take a few minutes to complete the following survey:

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fall LITTER SWEEP

The Lee County Board of Commissioners, at their August 16th meeting, adopted a proclamation proclaiming September 18 - October 2 as Fall LITTER SWEEP in Lee County.  Citizens are encouraged to assist with roadside cleanup during this event.  This cleanup will celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway Program. 

The proclamation may be reviewed by clicking here.

Board of Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will only meet one time during the month of September.   That meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m., Monday, September 20th and will be held in the Commissioners' Room, First Floor, Lee County Government Center, 106 Hillcrest Drive, Sanford, NC.  The meeting is open to the public.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Employment Opportunities Updated

Lee County Government is still recruiting for a number of positions.  See link below or become a fan of our Facebook for more details.

Website

Facebook Page

Lee County Activity Map

Have you seen our Lee County Activity Map?  Click the link below.

Activity Map

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lee County Health Department- "We Care For You"

The Lee County Health Department has services to fit everyone:

1.  Lee Primary Care-care for chronic diseases/illnesses such as: High Blood Pressure and Diabetes; Acute care for minor lacerations and injuries, ear infections, sore throat; digestive disorders; physical exams, diagnostic testing; and much more.
2. Family Planning-services for women of childbearing age which includes: yearly phsical exams, health education and counseling on birth control options and sexullay transmitted infections.
3. STI and HIV Screening-education, testing, treatment and counseling is available for males and females.
4. Breast &Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCP)- provides breast and cervical cancer screening and follow-up services to eligible women.
5. Maternity Care-prenatal care for females whom are pregnant. 

Your local health department is here to serve you!  Please call for an appointment at 919-718-4640. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Position Announcement - Library Supervisor

Lee County is recruiting for a Library Supervisor.  Please visit the below link for more details, or visit our Facebook page.

Lee County Job Opportunities

Facebook Page

Friday, August 20, 2010

San-Lee Park R.V. Campsites

Have you thought about camping at San-Lee Park?  It now has three functional R.V. campsites with water, sewer and power!  Call Parks and Recreation at 775-2107 for more information.

Tramway Road Park Playground

Parks and Recreation has expanded the playground area at Tramway Road Park to include an area for 2 - 5 year old children.  This should be a great addition.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Live Chat Announcement!

Lee County is pleased to announce a new communication medium: Live Chat!  The Lee County Tax Office tested this software months ago.  Citizens and other stakeholders that used this software during the trial phase were extremely pleased.  Now, after running the software through a quality control process, Lee County is offering this as a viable, efficient and effective means of communication. 

Currently the software is installed and live for communication with the tax office and information technology departments, but the Lee County Library and Lee County Parks and Recreation should be available through Live Chat within the next 1 - 2 weeks.  With this software, you can communicate with the most available county representative and receive and expeditious answer to your inquiry.

How do you access Live Chat?  We have a link in three places right now: (1) our main county website, http://www.leecountync.gov/, (2) our Blog , and (3) our Facebook Page.  This software allows county staff to perform functions and provide a level of service that may not necessarily be available through the telephone and email.  However, please take note that county staff chatting with citizens may also be assisting in-office visitors or answering telephones.

New Position Announcement: Temporary Sanitation Equipment Operator

Lee County is recruiting for a Temporary Sanitation Equipment Operator.  For more details, visit our Facebook page or click the following link.

Lee County Employment Opportunities

Chair Canning Class

Learn the art of Chair Caning through a hands on class at NC Cooperative Extension. This two-day class will begin with an information session Tuesday, August 24 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and participants will be completing chairs Saturday, August 28 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at the McSwain Extension Education Center. The class is sponsored by the Lee County Extension and Community Association and will be taught by Helen Buchanan, local basket weaver and chair caning expert. Registration fee is $8 for both classes and must be paid in advance. For more information call 919-775-5624.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Kiwanis Children's Park

Installation of the main playground equipment and shade structures is complete at Kiwanis Children's Park.  We are waiting on the music element, but we hope that will be installed very soon.  We would love to hear if you are enjoying the new elements and the park in general.

Dance Classes

Sign up your children for dance classes.  The only spots open in these dance classes at this point are for ages 10+.  For more information, review the flier or call Lee County Parks and Recreation at 775-2107 x207.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Friends of the Library Meeting Tonight! Come and Join!

The Friends of the Lee County Library invite you to join their ranks!  The next meeting is tonight at 6 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Main Library

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of "To Kill a Mockingbird" at the Lee County Library

The Lee County Library has scheduled a special event in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the publication of Harper Lee's classic novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird."  Tonight, Tuesday, August 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lee County Library's Auditorium we will hold a book discussion on this iconic work of fiction.  This event is free to the public.

Greenway Bridge

Installation of a bridge for the Greenway trail behind the movie theatre may occur tomorrow, August 18, 2010.  Paving could occur as early as September. 

Monday, August 16, 2010

Job Posting: Revenue Collection Clerk

The Lee County Tax Office is recruiting for a Revenue Collection Clerk.  View the link below for a job posting. 

Revenue Collection Clerk

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Baby and Preschool Library Story Times Resume in September

The Lee County Library offers two story times each week from September through the end of April.


Story times for ages birth to two will resume on Wednesday, September 8 at 10:00 a.m. Programs last from twenty to thirty minutes and include stories, rhymes, and songs.

Story times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 will resume on Thursday, September 9 at 11:00 a.m. These programs last from 30 to 45 minutes and include stories, puppet shows, flannel board stories, music, action rhymes, movement, crafts, and a movie.

Unless otherwise noted, all story time programs take place in the auditorium at the main library. Registration is not required; however, please note that due to limited space we are unable to accommodate large day-care groups at these story times. For more information, call the library at (919) 718-4665 x 5484.

Another FREE movie at the Library this Wednesday!

The library has another great FREE movie this Wednesday, August 11 at 2:30 p.m.  Bring a beach blanket or towel and a light snack and enjoy the cool breezes in the library auditorium. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

We can't advertise the name of the film but we can give you some hints:

This newly released film features the exploits of an anxious young teen boy, and is based on a book series that is a HUGE hit with the kids!

For more information, call the library at (919) 718-4665 x 5483

Monday, August 9, 2010

2010 Tax Payments

The Lee County Tax Office is accepting payments for 2010 property taxes. Real and personal property tax bills delivered in July are due September 1st, but can be paid without interest through January 5, 2011. However, instead of having to pay the entire bill at once, the tax office encourages partial or monthly payments. This will allow you to divide the total amount due into installments and have the balance paid in full before January 5, 2011. Please contact the tax office for more details. (919)718-4662.

Bid Opportunities

Lee County currently has two open bid opportunities.  To bid, follow the instructions on the "Bid Sheet".

Contact Debra Oldham at doldham@leecountync.gov or (919) 718-4600 ext. 5516 with questions.  Please review link below.

Bid Opportunities

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Public Service Announcement: O.T. Sloan Pool Hours and Closing

Below are the pool hours for August and our closing date.


August Pool Hours
August 1 - August 15: Tuesday thru Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm
August 16 - August 29: Saturdays & Sundays ONLY 1:00pm-5:00pm

The last day open to the public for the 2010 Pool Season will be Sunday, August 29th.  O.T. Sloan Pool & Park will be closed to the public on Saturday August 21st due to a company picnic.

If anyone has questions or concerns please call 775-2107 Ext. 207.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Beat the heat and celebrate the last days of summer vacation at Lee County Library!

The Lee County Library will hold a mini-film festival on Wednesday, August 4 and Wednesday, August 11 at 2:30 p.m. Bring a beach blanket or towel and a light snack and enjoy the cool breezes in the library auditorium. The movies are free. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

We can't advertise the names of the films but we can give you some hints:

Wednesday, August 4: This recently released film features a boy whose father is a god
Wednesday, August 11: This newly released film features the exploits of an anxious young teen boy

For more information, call the library at (919) 718-4665 x 5483

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Youth Football Registrations

It's time to register for Youth Football! Boys & Girls Ages 6-8 (Flag) County Fee is $15. Ages 8-10 (Pee Wee) and Ages 11-13 (Midget) County Fee is $25. See flyer for more information or call 775-2107 Ext. 205.

Employment Opportunities

We have updated the Employment Opportunities tab of our Facebook page to reflect 3 new recruitments:

(1) Part-time Administrative Support Assistant - Board of Elections
(2) Tiny Tots Substitute Teacher
(3) Finance Accounting Specialist  
 
For the latest recruitments, and for a conclusive list, become a fan of our Facebook page or bookmark the link below. 
 
Facebook Page
 
Employment Opportunities on County Website
 

Celebrate 50 Years of "To Kill a Mockingbird" at the Lee County Library

In July 1960, Harper Lee's one and only novel was published: To Kill a Mockingbird. Since then, it has been translated into at least 40 languages and has never gone out of print. Come celebrate the half-century mark of this classic novel. Events are free, but seating is limited so registration is a must.

Monday, August 16 at 7:00 p.m.: Watch the film version of "To Kill a Mockingbird" starring Gregory Peck. And do you remember which well-known actor played a cameo role as Boo Radley?

Tuesday, August 17 at 7:00 p.m.: Discussion group for the book. Join your friends and neighbors as we talk about the many layers of "To Kill a Mockingbird." Who is your favorite character?

For more information or to register for either event, call the library at (919) 718-4665 x. 5483

Thursday, July 22, 2010

San-Lee Park Trail Guide

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Visit one of our area parks!  We have attached a San-Lee Park Trail Guide as an image in the post.  Also, see link below for a Google Map of area parks.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Lee County Parks and Recreation Fall Sports Registration

Sports Programs that are Offered this Fall:
Youth Football:
Flag Football Boys and Girls ages 6-8 as of Nov. 1, 2010.
               Registration Fee: $15.00 per county resident
                                        $25.00 per non-county resident
Pee Wee Tackle Football Boys and Girls ages 8-10 as of Nov. 1, 2010
               Registration Fee: $25.00 per county resident
                                         $35.00 per non-county resident
Midget Tackle Football Boys and Girls ages 11-13 as of Nov. 1, 2010
               Registration Fee: $25.00 per county resident
                                        $35.00 per non-county resident
Registration Dates:
Saturday July 24th & 31st 9am - 12(noon) at the Bob Hales Center
Mon-Fri July 26-30 8am - 6pm at the Recreation Office

Youth Volleyball:
Girls Volleyball Ages 9-16 as of Dec. 1, 2010
Registration Fee: $20.00 per county resident
                          $30.00 per non-county resident
Registration Dates:
Saturday July 24th & 31st 9am - 12(noon) at the Bob Hales Center
Mon-Fri July 26-30 8am - 6pm at the Recreation Office

Fall Baseball:
Boys ages 9-12 as of May 1, 2011
Registration Fee: $25.00 per county resident
                          $35.00 per non-county resident
Registration Dates:
NOW through Aug. 20,2010
Mon-Fri 8am - 5pm at the Recreation Office

If you would like more information on any of these programs please call 775-2107 ext. 502.

Registering for Volleyball

We are currently accepting registrations for Youth Volleyball ages 9-16. County resident fee is $20. For more information call 775-2107 Ext. 206.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

8th Annual Boomer Expo!

When:    Wednesday August 25, 2010; 10:00am - 2:30pm
Where:   Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center; 1801 Nash Street Sanford, NC

See flyer for more details.

New Position Recruitment: Detention Officer

We have listed a new position under the "Employment Opportunities" tab of our Facebook page.  It can also be found via the following link:

Detention Officer

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

July 19, 2010 Lee County Board of Commissioners Meeting Agenda

See the image in this post to review an agenda for the July 19, 2010 Board of Commissioners meeting.  Meeting location is 106 Hillcrest Drive in Sanford.  A direct link has also been provided below.

Link to Agenda

Beginners Quilting Workshop

This is a 2-day session: September 11 and 25, 2010. Participants will make a small quilt (48 X 54) from start to finish and will learn rotary cutting, piecing, applying borders, marking, simple machine quilting and binding. Sewing machine and basic sewing skills are required. A complete supply list will be supplied at registration. Class fee is $65 and includes instruction, fabric and batting. Participants are asked to bring a bag lunch. Drinks will be provided. This class is limited to the first 15 participants that register. Please call 919-775-5624 for more information. Please see flyer for more details.

Cutie Patootie Machine Applique

Come join Sandy Fitzpatrick for a day of machine applique. You will cover fusible applique techniques, peek-a-boo blocks, dimensional pinwheels, and adding texture with chenille. This class will provide you with the skills needed to add fun techniques to any quilt. Two patterns will be provided to each participant and full patterns will be available for purchase. Class fee is $25 for Hearts and Hands ECA Guild members and $45 for non-members. Payment MUST be made in advance and registration deadline is July 16, 2010. This class is sponsored by Hearts and Hands ECA Quilting Guild. Please see attached flyer for more details.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Kiwanis Children's Park "Little Kiwanis"

The Lee County Parks and Recreation Director indicates that Kiwanis Children's Park is nearing completion.  Tape will be taken down in the coming days and people can now access the tennis courts and picnic areas.  Improvements coming include two shade structures and a music feature.  We'll keep you posted as park details change.  For more information, call Lee County Parks and Recreation at 919-775-2107.

Lee County Idol

Kids Cooking Healthy!

Join Sarah Beitzel, Cooperative Extension’s Summer Intern, as she teaches fun nutrition facts and demonstrates how to prepare great healthy snacks for you and your family! Class open to youth ages 8-12. Monday-Wednesday, July 26-28 from 2:00-4:00pm each day. Registration fee is $8 per person and MUST be paid in advance. Click on the flyer to enlarge for more information.  Please contact Sarah Beitzel at 919-775-5624 for more information.

"Back To Basics" Sewing Workshop

Do you have things that need hemming and you don't know how to do it? What about popped-off buttons or tears or rips in your favorite shirt or pants? Join Lee County ECA on July 31, 2010 from 9am - 12pm as they take you "Back To Basics" and teach you how to hem, darn and sew on buttons. Registration fee is $5 and UST be paid in advance.  Click on the flyer for more details.

Monday, July 12, 2010

LCPR Basketball Camp

This camp focuses on FUNdamentals, individual skills, and team play. Camp will be conducted July 20th - 22nd at BT Bullock Gym from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Boys & Girls ages 7-14. Fee is $25 per participant. Registration deadline is July 16th. Please fill out registration form and return to Lee County Parks and Recreation.  For more information call 775-2107 ext. 206 for details.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Final Draft of Smartphone Portal Sign for Review

We are getting closer and closer to launching our Smartphone Portals at different locations throughout the county.  Here is the final draft.  Tell us what you think of its design and information provided.  Its size is 11" x 17".  You can actually test these codes from your computer by scanning them with your phone's free barcode scanner application right here.  However, the codes will be easier to scan in person because they will be larger and more "scanable" with your phone. 

Popular FREE QR Code apps include "Barcode Scanner" for Android phones such as Motorola Droid, HTC, etc.  Newer Blackberry models have a "scan group barcode" preinstalled in Blackberry Messenger.  Other Blackberry models can use apps such as Beetag and ScanLife.  There are tons of Smartphones on the market from the iPhone to Nokias to Motorolas and many in between.  Do a quick Internet search for your phone + a barcode scanner app and you'll likely discover hundreds of app reviews. 

If you have something other than an Android type phone or Blackberry, it may take a minute to find and download a free app, but these codes are catching on quickly in the US.  We'll likely see more and more of this technology used as a form of quick and accurate information.

Tax Bills Arriving Soon

The Lee County Tax Office has proofed and approved the 2010 Lee County tax bills.  We expect the vendor to mail these sometime next week.  Also, we plan to provide a short video clip identifying different sections of the tax bill that are important to review.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Input Needed for Potential "Smartphone Portal" Locations and Uses

We have developed a very brief two-question survey on our potential use of Quick Response (QR) Codes at designated "Smartphone Portals" throughout Sanford and Lee County.  Please take a minute and give us your input.  Thank you for your time.

Survey Link

Aaarrr, matey--Pirate Week is Coming to Lee County Library!

Ahoy, ye scurvy crew! It be pirate week next week at the Lee County Library. On Monday night, July 12, set sail with our family movie, Pirates of the Caribbean at 7 p.m. in the library auditorium. On Wednesday, July 14, Pirate Captain Jim will take the stage at the Lee County Arts and Community Center at 11:00 a.m. All performances are free and open to the public; registration is not required. For more information, call the library at (919) 718-4665 x. 5483. 

Saturday, July 3, 2010

For Immediate Release: The Ultimate Mobile Web

Do you have a Blackberry, IPhone, Droid or another smartphone? Have you ever heard of Quick Response (QR) Codes? A QR Code is an image that resembles a barcode at your local grocery store. However, it can store much more data and its uses are endless. Several options exist, but most QR Codes have a URL (web address) stored within the image.


If you have downloaded one of the many free barcode reader apps, or if one comes standard on your smartphone, you can scan a QR Code through this barcode reader and your phone will automatically fetch the embedded URL! The days of searching through layers and layers of a website, or having to enter long URLs into your mobile phone’s browser are coming to an end.

So how can Lee County and the City of Sanford use this technology. Easy. Let’s say you’re at one of the events in Depot Park and are curious as to what is happening next week or next month. Before you leave the park you can walk over to the QR Code sign, take about 15 seconds to open your barcode reader application and scan the code, and you are instantly connected to an event schedule for Depot Park. Another example: you’re out walking along the new Greenway and (1) you come to the Endor Iron Furnace and want to know its history, (2) you want to see a menu for a restaurant without having to search and search or (3) you want to see a how the Greenway will look once all phases are complete, then you can pull out your phone and quickly scan our QR Code for instant information.

Here are some resources for finding a free barcode reader for your specific phone. We have only tried two types of phones thus far.

Droid - Android Market
We have tested “Barcode Scanner” from the Android Market and found it to outperform several other readers and work across all types of QR Codes.

Blackberry
Some Blackberry models have a “Scan a Group Barcode” in Blackberry Messenger. Other options with Blackberry include, Beetag and Neotag. If you find a great app for Blackberry, please let us know.

Others
For Razr, Nokia, Sony Ericson and a few others visit Kaywa Readers and see if your phone is supported. More than likely a quick Google search will illuminate several good barcode readers for your Smartphone.

As anyone can see, a plethora of opportunities exist with QR Codes. This is the future. Imagine yourself sitting at a stoplight one day and scanning a QR Code on the business truck in front of you. You would be instantly connected with the businesses website and could see hours of operation, rates and other information. Some businesses have switched from their company name on a sign to having a QR Code on their building.  Realtors may get use out of these codes and supplement or replace paper flyers on "For Sale" signs.

We are not aware of this technology being used by any other local government in North Carolina, but this will catch on quickly. It’s free to generate a QR Code and it’s free to download a barcode reader app to your smartphone, but having such easy access to information with capitalizing on technology is priceless.

Currently we have two temporary signs in the county. They both are in Depot Park. One links to the Depot Park event calendar. The other is in the water fountain area and links to hours of operation and the seasonal schedule of the fountain. When you are at Depot Park the next time, try our QR Codes there. We’ll have many more signs coming, and I’m sure you’ll see more and more use of these codes in the business sector.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Monthly Library Booksale Postponed until 7/10

Due to the weekend closing for Independence Day Weekend the monthly library booksale has been pushed back one week to Saturday July 10.  It will still be at the Main Library from 2:00 p.m. until 5:30 pm.

Library Hours for Independence Day Weekend

The Library will be closed Saturday July 3, Sunday July 4, and Monday July 5 in observance of Independence Day.

Shiver Me Timbers! Library Presents Pirate Magician Captain Jim!

On Wednesday, July 14 at 11:00 Pirate Captain Jim takes the stage at the Lee County Arts and Community Center. Registration is not required and the performance is free!


For more information, call the library at (919) 718-4665 x. 5483

Library Movie Night Returns July 12 with Pirates of the Caribbean

The next Monday Night Movie is Pirates of the Caribbean, Monday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the main library's auditorium. Registration is not required; however, children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a light snack.

Library's Summer of Free Performances Contines with "Set Sail with Steve Somers”

The Lee County Library presents “Set Sail with Steve Somers” on Wednesday, July 7 at 11:00 a.m. at the Lee County Arts & Community Center. The program will feature stories, puppets, magic, and music. Registration is NOT required and the performance is free!

American Red Cross Pet First Aid and CPR

Source = Lee County NC American Red Cross Facebook page:

Link to Lee County NC American Red Cross Facebook Page

Your pet is counting on you...
What will you do when an emergency strikes?


Pre registration and payment REQUIRED.
Call: 919-774-6857 to register.
$40 per individual.
 
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2010
Time: 10:00am - 1:30pm
Location: Willow Creek Animal Hospital
Street: 1902 Bragg St, Sanford NC
City/Town: Sanford, NC

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Position Announcement

We are currently recruiting for an Animal Shelter Attendant.  For more details, and for a complete list of available positions, visit the "Employment Opportunities" tab of our Facebook page or visit our county website.

Lee County's Facebook Page

Lee County's Website

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Kiwanis Children’s Park Place

Kiwanis Children’s Park Place

Tot Lot Playground Renovations

Lee County Parks & Recreation announces that the Tot Lot Playground at Kiwanis Children’s Park Place located at the intersection of Carthage and Wicker streets will be under construction for the next week. Some equipment and fencing must be removed to make room for new equipment, fencing, and shade structures. Park patrons should use caution when visiting the park and obey signage posted regarding access to the Tot Lot area.

Want to know the location of this park?  Visit our Lee County Google Maps app on our Facebook page and click on the points of interest map.

Monday, June 28, 2010

LEEmail

In addition to all our Facebook fans, Twitter followers and YouTube subscribers, we have hundreds of people signed up to receive emails from our Lee County Government blog.  Thank you all!!  With such a great demand for this service, we have decided to brand it with a title of LEEmail.  You'll notice a change in the subject line of your emails from "News from Lee County Government" to "LEEmail".  To subscribe to this service, please visit our blog.   

Friday, June 25, 2010

Applications Needed for Multiple County Advisory Boards

The Lee County Board of Commissioners made appointments to many advisory boards at its last meeting, but the board still needs applications for the following:
  • 2 positions to serve on the Cemetery Board
  • Alternate member needed for the Sanford Board of Adjustments (must live in the City or its ETJ)
Please review the application for more information.  Applications can be found via the following link:

Advisory Board Application

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Greeway Plan

Want to see the proposed path of the Greenway?  Click the link below for a detailed DOT drawing. 

GIS Map

Learn to Can

The Cooperative Extension is offering classes for those wishing to learn how to can vegetables.  Bring your own vegetables...we'll teach you how to preserve them with this "hands on" canning experience. Bring 2 lbs. of greenbeans, washed and snapped to class with you. Jars, lids, seals and the Ball Blue Book will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Registration fee of $8 MUST be paid in advance.


Event Location
McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center
2420 Tramway Road
Sanford, NC 27332

Contact:
Kay Morton at (919) 775-5624

Pay Your Ticket Online

Per Sherriff Carter, the NC Administrative Office of the Courts has recently launched a new program for defendants that do not plan to contest their citation. You may pay and dispose of your offense online by clicking on http://www.payncticket.org/


Please read all the information carefully on the site prior to making any online transactions since you will be waiving your rights to a trial or hearing in open court.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Petfinder App Launched by Lee County Government

In addition to Lee County Google Maps, employment opportunities and a YouTube channel on our Facebook page, we have just built a Petfinder app.  Our shelter houses many animals that may be a perfect pet for someone, and we want to ensure that as many people as possible have a chance to learn about these animals.  Help them find a loving "furever home".  Synching up our current Petfinder site with our Facebook page hopefully will give these animals an even better chance at finding a home.  Please visit the "Pets!!" tab of our Facebook page and pass along this announcement to anyone and everyone that may be interested.  Check back often as the app will update itself when new animals are taken in by our shelter. 

 Link to Facebook Page

Sales Questionnaires to be Mailed

North Carolina law requires each county to conduct a sales-assessment ratio study that measures the sales price of real property in relation to the county’s assessed value. This information is then used to adjust public service company values for taxation, determine funding for school facility needs and contribute to the fair and equitable assessment of all properties. Therefore, the Lee County Appraisal Department will mail out letters this week to individuals and businesses that purchased property in 2009 and whose sale has not already been validated or disqualified. If you receive a letter, please complete the questionnaire and return to the Lee County Appraisal Department to help us better serve the citizens of Lee County.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Actions Taken at June 21st Board of Commissioners Meeting

Actions taken at last night's Lee County Board of Commissioners meeting can be found via the below link:

Actions Taken

Lee County Library presents a FREE Performance from Ron Jones Story Teller

The Lee County Library brings you a free performance from a great Story Teller, Ron Jones on Wednesday June 23!  The performance will be held at the Lee County Community Arts Center beginning at 11:00 a.m.  This event is for all ages and no registration is required.

Meterologist Glenn Willey's visit POSTPONED

Glenn Willey, meteorologist from WTVD, was originally scheduled to visit the Library on June 22.  Unfortunately the visit had to be pushed back to July 21.  You can still come to the library to sign up.  Registration is limited so be sure to register soon!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Night Movie Tonight at the Library!

Tonight, June 21, the Library will be showing Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.  This event is FREE to the public, but there will be no snacks provided, so feel free to bring your own.  The movie begins at 7 p.m. at Main Library on Hawkins Ave.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Monday Night Movie at the Library

You think this weather is crazy??  Come see our Monday night movie for some really crazy weather!  The Lee County Library will present the family-friendly movie "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" on Monday, June 21 at 7 p.m. in the library auditorium.  Registration is not required.  Bring a light snack!  For more information, call the library at (919) 718-4665 x 5483.

Where is that???

Ever heard an event location, park or trail mentioned and didn't have any idea where it was?  Lee County Government has the answer.  We just built and deployed a Lee County Google Maps "app" on our Facebook page.  Now we can easily identify Sanford and Lee County events, parks, offices, voting areas, walking; biking; and running trails, etc.  If these maps become popular, another possibility may be to partner with the City of Sanford to identify major road closures and water/sewer line servicing.  The possibilities with our Google Maps application are truly endless. 

To experience Lee County Google Maps, become a fan of our Facebook page and locate the "Google Maps" tab.  You'll be able to experience our Google Maps without ever having to leave our Facebook page.  Click on the link to the map you wish to see and it will automatically be embedded into our Facebook page. 

This shows our continued strive towards excellence in service.  Please let us know your thoughts about this application and any potential uses it may have.

Lee County Government Facebook Page

Aquatics Information

O.T. Sloan Pool is located at 1420 Bragg Street. The fee for public swimming is $3 per person. For day/times of operation, please see OT Sloan Public Swim Hours listed below:

O.T. Sloan Public Swim Hours:
May 29 - June 13 Saturdays & Sundays only 1:00-5:00 pm

June 15 - August 12 Tuesdays - Sundays 1:00-5:00 pm

August 22 - Sept 5 Saturdays & Sundays only 1:00-5:00 pm

Notice: Public swim dates are subject to change.

Lap Swim
In addition to our public swim hours at O.T. Sloan Pool, lap swimmers are welcome during the following evening hours: June 8 - July 29 Tuesday & Thursday only 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

Notice: Lap swimmers must purchase a swim pass in advance at LCPR office.

Pool Parties
O. T. Sloan Pool is available to rent on Saturday and Sunday evenings from 6-10 pm June - August. For more information on pool fees, rules, regulations and available dates call 775-2107 ext. 201.

Swim Lessons
Swim lessons are taught at O.T. Sloan Pool. Classes are approximately 45 minutes in length and held Monday thru Thursday for two weeks. Morning and evening classes for each level will be offered. Students will be taught the appropriate skills based on the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Curriculum and Guidelines. Class size is limited and enrollment will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Call 775-2107 Ext. 207 if you have any questions. All instructors are certified in Water Safety Instruction through the American Red Cross.

Registration Site: O.T. Sloan Pool

1420 Bragg Street

Registration Dates: May 24 – May 28, 2010 3:00-6:00 pm

After June 1st you may register at:

Parks & Recreation Office

2303 Tramway Road 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Fee: $20.00/person/session for county residents

$30.00/person/session for non-county

Age Distribution: Water babies – 6 months-2.5 years old

Preschool – 3-5 years old

Levels I-IV – 6 years old and up

Adult classes offered

Program Dates: Session I June 7-17

Session II June 21- July 1

Session III July 5-15

Session IV July 19- July 29

Class Times: Session I 5:30, 6:30, & 7:30 pm

Session II-IV 9:00, 10:00, & 11:00 am

5:30 & 6:30, & 7:30 pm

Please register as soon as possible!

Classes fill quickly!!!!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

June 21, 2010 Board of Commissioners Meeting Agenda

Below you'll find a link to the next Lee County Board of Commissioners meeting agenda, scheduled for June 21st at 6pm.  Remember, if you can't make it to the meeting in person, you can watch it live online through our county website.
Agenda

Monday, June 14, 2010

Summer Reading Program Registration at Library Begins Today!

A reminder for all those with school age children.  Programs will be offered for babies, toddlers, elementary school-age children, and teens.  Registration begins today, Monday, June 14th, during our normal business hours.  Registration will continue throughout the week until all slots are full.  Lots of great events are planned like story tellers, a magic show, and even a pool party at the program!  Sign up soon to ensure your child's slot in our program for 2010!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Story Times for Young Children at Lee County Library

Summer story times for children ages birth to two begin Monday, June 14 at 10 a.m. at the Lee County Library. Programs last approximately 20 minutes and include stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and songs.

Story times for children ages 3 to 6 begin on Thursday, June 17 at 11 a.m. Programs last approximately 30 to 45 minutes and include stories, flannel board stories, action rhymes, movement, music, crafts, and a movie.

All programs are free and registration is not required. For more information, call the library at (919) 718-4665.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Second Annual Dancing with Lee County Stars

This year's event is scheduled for August 13, 2010 @ 6pm.  Per the announcement on its Facebook event page, the "MC this year will be Mike Wheless from WQDR 94.7 radio!".  Visit our Facebook page, become a fan and scroll down our wall to see our post about this event.
Lee County Government's Facebook Page

Fire District Rates

Visit the link below to see the Fire District Rates for 2009-2010 and 2010-2011.

Fire District Rates

Sanford Area Activities

Looking to stay around Sanford this weekend but don't know what is happening?  SocialSanford's and Downtown Sanford, Inc's Facebook pages are the answer.  On the schedule for tonight (Thursday, June 10) is Function at the Junction beginning at 7pm in Depot Park.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Registration for Summer Reading Program Begins June 14!

The Lee County Library's summer reading program will begin the week of June 21. Registration begins Monday, June 14 at 9 a.m. and will continue until all spaces are filled. Programs will be offered for babies, toddlers, elementary school-age children, and teens. For more information call the library at (919) 718-4665 x. 5483 or 5484 OR check our summer reading blog at http://www.leesummerreading.blogspot.com/.

Monday Night Movies at the Lee County Library!

Stay cool this summer and do something FUN and FREE on Monday evenings: "sea" a movie at the Lee County Library. All movies begin at 7 p.m. Bring a snack. Registration is not required. Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult.



Monday, June 14: Finding Nemo

Monday, June 21: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Monday, June 28: The Princess and the Frog

Monday, July 12: Pirates of the Caribbean

Monday, July 19: Disney Oceans


For more information, call the library at (919) 718-4665 x. 5483 or 5484.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Public Transportation Forum

The County of Lee Transit System (COLTS) invites you to attend a community forum to discuss your public transportation needs.  Times are Tuesday, June 15th from 10:00am - 11:30am OR 5:30pm - 7:00pm.  For a FREE ride to the workshop 919-776-7201.  Please pass this announcement along to your friends and family.  See link to flyer below.

Link to the Flyer

Monday, June 7, 2010

Create a Newsletter for your Facebook Account!!

I read a website over the weekend that said the average Facebook user is a "fan" of 60 pages.  Now, I assume that includes one's interests, likes, etc.  In our quest for exceptional service, we have an answer so you don't miss an important post from any of your favorite Facebook pages.  Our Facebook page now has a tab titled "Newsletter".  Click this tab and proceed through the steps of crafting your own newsletter. 

This service, powered by Nutshell Mail, is highly customizable and I strongly recommend customizing it to your taste.  You can include everything from wall posts, notifications, tagged pictures, page notifications, etc. into the newsletter, and you can have it delivered to your email inbox 10 times a day or once a week.  Some fans of our page have tested the service and have been immensely satisfied at this point.

Please leave us feedback about the service and on any other announcements.  Should you have questions, feel free to contact us.

Text4baby Service by the CDC

Text4baby (offered by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention) is a free service that can help you give your baby the best possible start in life. Women who sign up will receive three, free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or the baby's date of birth.

To sign up, text BABY, or BEBE for Spanish, to 511411. It's free to sign up and the messages are free. Women who sign up will receive three, free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or the baby's date of birth. In these text messages are health tips and information on a lot of topics, such as birth defects prevention, immunizations, nutrition, mental health, oral health, and safe sleep. Text4baby messages also connect women to prenatal and infant care services and other resources.

For more information, visit: US CDC


Pets for Adoption

Can you help these pets find a furever home?  The link below will take you to the pets currently being held by Lee County Animal Services.  More information on ordinances and adoption policies can be found at the Animal Services department page on our website.

Pets in Lee County

Animal Services Webpage

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Governor's Award for Volunteer Service - 2010

The awards honor the true spirit of volunteerism by recognizing individuals, groups and businesses that make significant contributions to their community through volunteer service. Any person, group or business from the public, non-profit and private sector may be nominated for an award.  Please follow links below.

More Information

Nomination Form

North Carolina Air Quality by County

The Division of Air Quality puts out a daily forecast of air quality.  See below link for more details!

Division of Air Quality Forecast

Friday, June 4, 2010

Recalls!

Did you know about that major recall before everyone else heard it on the news channels?  You must be a follower or subscriber of our blog if so.  Visit our blog homepage where we have a "widget" that shows the latest recalls.  Sign up for emails on our blog and become a fan of our Facebook page to keep track of the latest news.

Blog Link

Facebook Link

Pictures and Interesting History

Do you have pictures of local events or interesting Lee County history that other subscribers may enjoy?  Email them to linked@leecountync.gov and include caption and description. 

Thursday, June 3, 2010

SocialSanford: Survive Summer With This Camp Guide

Looking for camps this summer? The folks over at Social Sanford have compiled a great list of activities that will surely keep you busy.

SocialSanford: Survive Summer With This Camp Guide

Talent on the Green Moved to Library

The Talent on the Green event has officially been moved to the Lee County Library's Main Branch on Hawkins Ave. due to less than stellar weather forecasts.  The event will begin at 7 pm on Friday, June 4.  Please enter through the front doors facing Hawkins Ave.  We look forward to sharing Lee County's talent with all of you!

June 7, 2010 3pm Board of Commissioners Meeting - Agenda Available

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet in regular session next Monday, June 7th at 3pm. An agenda can be found via the following link. You can also watch the meeting live through the county website.

Board of Commissioners Meeting Agenda

A Few Swimming Lessons Still Available

There are still a few limited spaces available for swim lessons at O.T. Sloan.  Boys & girls ages 6 mos. thru adult.  County resident fee is $20 per session and non-resident is $30 per session.  Sessions begin as early as June 7, 2010.  For more information call 775-2107 Ext. 207. Better hurry - they are going fast!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Talent on the Green This Friday Night!

Weather permitting, Talent on the Green will take place at Depot Park Friday, June 4 at 7 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket and watch Sanford's stars come out on the Depot Park stage. This FREE, family-friendly performance features talented local musicians, singers, dancers and actors and is presented by the Lee County Library Teen Advisory Board. For more information, call the library at (919) 718-4665 x5483.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tonights games 6-1-10

All baseball, girls fast-pitch, and adult slow-pitch have been cancelled for tonight 6-1-10.  The adult mens games will be made up on 6-11-10, same game time and same field. if you have any questions please call 775-2107 ext. 502.  Thank you.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tonights (5-25) Parks and Recreation Games

All youth and adult Lee County Parks and Recreation games will be cancelled for tonight May 25th, 2010.  Games will be rescheduled at a later date. If you have any questions please call 775-2107 ext. 502. 

Library's Talent on the Green @ Depot Park!

The Lee County Library Teen Advisory Board brings you Talent on the Green at the Depot Park in Downtown Sanford.  Singers, dancers, musicians, and even actors will be displaying their talents to entertain you!  The event is June 4, and begins @ 7 p.m..
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Monday, May 24, 2010

New Lee County Health Department Fees!

The Lee County Health Department will have changes to service fees effective June 1, 2010:

Pregnancy Test:  $15 to $20
TB Skin Test:  $15 to $20
Primary Care Visit: $35 to $45

Theses services are a flat rate but, many other services provided operate on an income basis.  Please contact the health department at 919-718-4640, should you have any questions.  Thank you!

Lee County Public Health
106 Hillcrest Drive
Sanford, NC 27330

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mountain Biking Clinic

Want to get into mountain biking, but don't know where to start? There will be a FREE Mountain Biking Clinic offered the last Saturday of each month at San-Lee Park. For more details call 776-6221.

Water Fitness

Looking for a fitness routine this summer to help beat the heat? Join us for low-impact water walking, water jogging, or lap swimming. For more information call 775-2107 Ext. 207.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lee County Library presents Online Research Tools via NC LIVE

The Lee County Library, State Library of North Carolina, and other public libraries around the state have pooled their resources to allow access to some of the best online sources of information.  NC LIVE has all sorts of information- from full text magazine and newspaper articles to tools to help with your genealogy research.  It has test-taking  and college prepartation tools and full-length PBS documentaries from filmmakers like Ken Burns.  Simply go to http://www.nclive.org/ to check it out.  A library password is required, which can be obtained by calling the library during business hours (919-718-4665) or stopping by and speaking to a staff member.

Baseball and Softball Games for Tues May, 18th

Tonights baseball and softball games for Lee County Parks and Recreation are to be played as scheduled.
If you have any questions please call 775-2107 ext 502.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Proper Food & Lifestyle Choices for Anti-Aging Naturally

All LADIES! Join us at The Enrichment Center Thursday evening, May 20th at 6:30 p.m. with Jeanine Finelli, Certified Health Counselor and Coach. Jeanine will discuss proper food and lifestyle choices for anti-aging naturally. Registration is requested, call 776-0501 ext. 201. Door prizes!

Softball Games Monday May 17th, 2010

The adult softball games for tonight have been cancelled and will be played on Wed. May 19th, 2010, the game times will stay the same. If you have any questions please call Lee County Parks and Recreation at 775-2107 ext. 205.  You can also receive weather updates by calling the weather hotline at 774-7999.

Thank you

Friday, May 14, 2010

Pre-School T-Ball Registrations

Do you have an energetic 3 or 4 year old that needs an outlet for some of that energy? We are registering for our Pre-School T-Ball Program through May 21st. The fee is $10 for county residents. Games are played at Tramway Road Park. For more information call 775-2107 Ext. 206.

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