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


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. 


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

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

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.

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

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


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 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.