Monday, December 19, 2011

January 2012 Center Post

The January 2012 edition of the Center Post is available now!  Click here to see what's going on at the Enrichment Center!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Action Taken at 12-13-11 Commissioner's Adjourned Regular Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioner's met on December 13, 2011 for their adjourned regular meeting.  Click here to view Action Taken from said meeting.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Agenda for 12-13-11 Adjourned Meeting of the Lee County Board of Commissioners

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will hold an Economic Development work session on December 13, 2011, from 2 - 4 p.m.  Immediately following the work session, Commissioners will conduct their final business meeting for 2011. Click here to view agenda for said meeting.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

These are just some of the new titles at the Lee County Library for December 2011!


Adult Fiction
Cloudburst – V.C. Andrews
City of Whispers – Marcia Muller
Snow Angel – Glenn Beck
Night Eternal – Guillermo del Toro
Midwife’s Confession – Diane Chamberlain
Prague Cemetery - Umberto Eco
11/22/63 – Stephen King
Sister Wife – Diane Noble
V is for Vengeance – Sue Grafton
Impossible Dead – Ian Rankin
Deep Deception 2 – Tina McKinley
Three Day Town – Margaret Maron
Betrayal of Trust – Susan Hill
The Drop – Michael Connelly
Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes

Adult Non-Fiction
Steve McQueen: A Biography – Marc Eliot
Jerusalem: The Biography – Simon Sebag Montefiore
American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights – Robin Blackburn
An American Betrayal: Cherokee Patriots and the Trial of Tears – Daniel Blake Smith
End of Normal: A Wife’s Anguish, a Widow’s New Life – Stephanie Madoff Mack
Back to Work – Bill Clinton
Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope – Gabrielle Giffords
Shaq Uncut: My Story – Shaquille O’Neal
Price Philip – Philip Eade
Stratagem 1861 – Civil War and the Battle for the Potomac – Robert Alton
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? – Mindy Kaling

Young-Adult Fiction
Succubus Revealed –Richelle Mead
Bloodlines – Richelle Mead
Eona: The Last Dragoneye – Alison Goodman
The Renocking – Keleey Armstrong

Juvenile Fiction
Trucksgiving – Jon Scieszka
Trucks Line Up – Jon Scieszka
Siege of Macindaw – John Flanagan
Inheritance (The Vault of Souls) – Christopher Paolini

DVDs
Something Borrowed
Music Never Stopped
Soul Surfer
Henry’s Crime
A Better Life
Heart Specialist
Hanna
The Trip
Water for Elephants
Captain America (The First Avenger)
Lifted
Fourth Kind

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Action Taken from 12-5-2011 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday, Decemer 5, 2011.  Click here to view Action Taken during said meeting.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Agenda for 12-5-11 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet on December 5, 2011 for their next regular meeting. Click here to view agenda for said meeting.

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Center Post--December 2011

The December 2011 edition of the Enrichment Center's Center Post newsletter is now available.  Click here to see what is going on at the Enrichment Center!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Action Taken at 11-14-2011 Commissioner's Meeting

Commissioner's met on November 14, 2011 for their November meeting. Click here  to view Action Taken at said meeting.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Gymnastics Registrations

Click on the flyer below for more information on gymnastics registrations.  Thanks.

Senior Services Advisory Board Meeting

The next Senior Services Advisory Board meeting will be held Wednesday, November 16 at 8:30 a.m.

Lee County Board of Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet for their next meeting at 3 p.m., Monday, November 14, 2011. Click here to view agenda for said meeting.  

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Santa Letters!!!

Please click on the flyer or link below for more information on this year's Santa Letters program offered through Lee County Parks and Recreation.  To register online, click here.

Friday, November 4, 2011

New Titles at the Lee County Library - November 2011

These are just some of the new titles at the Lee County Library for November 2011!

Adult Fiction

Heat Rises – Richard Castle
Lethal – Sandra Brown
Man of Parts – David Lodge
Litigators – John Grisham
Inseparable – Brenda Jackson
No Ordinary Noel – Pat G’Orge-Walker
City of Whispers – Marcia Muller
Count it all Joy – Ashea S. Goldson
Family Storms - V.C.Andrews
Fiber and Brimstone – Laura Childs
Snow Angel – Glenn Beck
Summer in the South – Cathy Holton
Language of Flowers – Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Adult Non-Fiction

All my Patients have Tales - Jeff Wells
Jacqueline Kennedy Historic Conversations – Jacqueline Onassis
Divided we Stand: A biography of the World Trade Center – Eric Darton
Lost to the West – L. Brownsworth
Life on the Line – Grant Achatz
Beaten, Seared, and Sauced – J. Dixon

Adult Non-Fiction – Reference
Oxford Dictionary of Physics
First Guide to Civil War Genealogy and Research – Gerald Post
Science on the Home Front: American Women Scientists in World War II – Jordynn Jack

Young-Adult Fiction
Seeing Redd – Frank Beddor
Archenemy – Frank Beddor

Young-Adult Non-Fiction
Antisocial Behavior – Frank Spalding
Online Bullying – Peter Ryan

Juvenile Fiction
Miss Suki is Kooky! – Dan Gutman
Mr. Hynde is out of his Mind! – Dan Gutman
A Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons – Cressida Cowell
Otis Spofford – Beverly Cleary
Judy Moody and the not Bummer Summer – Megan McDonald

Juvenile Non-Fiction
A Day in the Life of a Pirate – Emma Helbrough
A Day in the Life of a Knight – Andrea Hopkins
Fairy Tale Breakfast – Jane Yolen
I Want to Be a Princess – Rebekah Joy Shirley
Bubbles in the Bathroom – Susan Martineau
Fizz in the Kitchen – Susan Martineau
Fun with Chinese Cooking – Frances Lee
Fun with French Cooking – Rosalba Gioffre
Juvenile Non-Fiction Reference
Native American History
Native American Culture

Adult DVDs
Of Gods and Men
Black Book
McKenzie Break
Between Heaven and Hell
Secret Invasion
Walls to hell
Slumdog Millionaire
Bridesmaids
Knight and Day
Shooter
The Departed
Wanted

Monday, October 31, 2011

Employment Opportunities

We have updated the employment opportunities tab of our Facebook page.  For a complete list of openings, visit our page by clicking here.  You also may click directly on our newest opportunities below.

Nutritionist I
Library Assistant II

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

STARS - Employee Nominations

Have you had an experience with a Lee County employee that was exceptional?  Consider nominating the employee for an award through our employee recognition program, STARS Rewards and Recognition.  It takes just a couple of minutes to nominate an employee.  Learn more information and submit a nomination via the below link.

STARS Program 

Farm City Week Activities

Click on flyer below for more information on Farm City Week 2011.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

November 2011 Center Post

The November 2011 edition of the Enrichment Center's Center Post is now available!  Click here to see what's happening at the Enrichment Center!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

CPR for Childcare Providers

American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR course is being taught. This includes one and two person rescuer, adult and pediatric CPR, foreign body airway obstruction and use of barrier devices. CPR techniques are appropriate for the ages of children in child care. Registration Fee: $25 MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE


Date/Time:
October 27, 2011
6pm - 9pm
 
Event Location:
McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center
2420 Tramway Road
Sanford, NC 27332

Contact:
Kay Morton at (919) 775-5624

Event Sponsor:
North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Employment Opportunities

Lee County Government has posted new employment opportunities.  Check out the employment opportunities tab of our Facebook page or the Lee County Human Resources webpage.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

PREVENT THE FLU!

HOW TO GET YOUR FLU SHOT:


LEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
CHILDREN AGES 6MOS. TO 18 YEARS OF AGE
COST:
MEDICAID PATIENTS ARE FREE!
$25 FOR THE SHOT
$45 FOR THE MIST
$65 FOR PNEUMONIA SHOT
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
PLEASE CALL: 919-718-4640 FROM 8AM-5PM, MON. – FRI.

FLU OUTREACH
DATE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH
LOCATION: FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
AT: 203 HAWKINS AVE.
TIME: 9AM-12PM
FOR: ADULTS ONLY
COST:
$25 FOR THE SHOT
$45 FOR THE MIST
$65 FOR PNEUMONIA SHOT
MEDICAID AND MEDICARE PATIENTS ARE FREE
RECEIPTS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR OTHER INSURANCES

PREVENTION OF THE FLU:
 EVERYONE SHOULD RECEIVE THEIR FLU VACCINATION YEARLY
 REMEMBER TO WASH YOUR HANDS ON A REGULAR BASIS
 PLEASE REMEMBER TO COVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH WITH A TISSUE OR THE SLEEVE OF YOUR SHIRT WHEN YOU COUGH OR SNEEZE AND THEN WASH YOUR HANDS AGAIN
 IF YOU SUSPECT THAT YOU ARE SICK, PLEASE LIMIT EXPOSURE TO OTHERS.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CATCH THE FLU IF YOU USE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL WEBSITE AT www.cdc.gov

THANK YOU!

LEE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH
106 HILLCREST STREET
SANFORD, NC
919-718-4640

Family Pumpkin Carving Contest

Come one, come all to the annual Lee County 4-H Family Pumpkin Carving Contest Friday, October 21 at 6:30 pm at the McSwain Extension Education Center. This event is hosted by the Maters n' Taters 4-H Club. One pumpkin will be provided per family. Participants are encouraged to bring their own carving tools (basic carving tools will be provided). Prizes awarded in the following categories: Scariest, Funniest, Most Creative, Best Overall, Best Youth Pumpkin.

July Real Estate Sales

We now have posted all 132 July real estate transactions in Lee County. These may be used to help the tax office estimate market value of properties in its 2013 countywide revaluation. Via the below link you can view the transactions by clicking on the month hyperlink, i.e. July. An Excel file will appear showing all transactions and property information. This information is essential for conducting a good revaluation. If you have information on any of these sales, please fill out a Real Property Sales Questionnaire. Your participation may simply confirm our records or it may flag us to do a field review.

July Real Estate Transactions










Lee County June Real Estate Transactions

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

News from the Broadway Library

The Broadway Branch of the Lee County Library has new hours! They are as follows:


Tues. & Wed.: 2 pm - 6 pm
Thurs.: 3 pm - 7 pm

Also don't forget about our brand new Broadway Story Time, Tuesday mornings at 10 am! We still have our regular Story Times at the main branch on Wednesdays at 10 am and Thursdays at 11 am.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tax Foreclosure Notices

The Lee County Tax Office is required by contract to send all delinquent property tax accounts to our foreclosure attorney, Zacchaeus Legal Services (ZLS).  That deadline is here.  Since the 2010 taxes became delinquent, after January 5, 2011, staff has been working diligently with taxpayers to get outstanding balances paid.  Those still delinquent are now being submitted to ZLS.  We are beginning to post foreclosure signs on properties being submitted in hopes that it will (1) serve as one more notification to the taxpayer and (2) reiterate the seriousness of this foreclosure program.

Please make sure your 2010 real and personal property taxes are paid by clicking here and searching through our online system.  You also may submit a web inquiry through the county website,  chat with us live at http://www.leecountync.gov/ or call us at 919-718-4662.

Action Taken at 10-17-11 Commissioners' Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on October 17, 2011.  Click here to view action taken at said meeting.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Agenda for 10-17-11 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday, October 17, 2011 for their next regular meeting. Click here to view agenda for said meeting.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Action Taken at 10-10-2011 Special Called Commissioners' Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on Monday, October 10, 2011 in a special called meeting. Click here to view action taken at said meeting.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Family Day @ the Jetport TOMORROW!



Click here to explore the area via Google Maps

Third-annual 'FAMILY DAY @ the jetport'

regional aviation festival set for Oct. 8

SANFORD, N.C. - Parachute jumps, a variety of aircraft and free plane rides for youth headline this year's FAMILY DAY @ the jetport, the Research Triangle's third-annual aviation festival.

Family Day is set for October 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Raleigh Exec: The Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford-Lee County.

Since its inaugural year, Family Day has grown in scope and popularity. Last fall, about 5,000 people turned out for the festival.

Many were attracted by free plane rides for youth, ages 8 through 17, offered by the EAA Young Eagles, an international organization that has provided more than 1.6 million free flights since 1992. About 520 children flew at Family Day last year alone.

Young Eagles flights will be offered again this fall, along with parachute jumps by the Special Forces Association Jump Team, a fire-fighting demonstration by the North Carolina Forest Service and the chance to explore historic and contemporary aircraft.

Jetport manager Dan Swanson says Family Day started out as a fairly modest way to thank the region for supporting the general aviation airport and to help young people learn more about flight. But it keeps growing.

"There's no doubt that enthusiasm builds every year," says Swanson. "People are now asking about Family Day all year long. It really is a great chance to explore all kinds of different planes and helicopters - and to see everything aviation has to offer."

That includes some things that might not immediately jump to mind. Balloons, for example.

Celebrities scheduled to appear include Jonathan Trappe, who holds the Guinness World Record for the longest duration flight by helium-filled balloons. The adventurer, who also gained notoriety last year for crossing the English Channel in a chair attached to a cluster of balloons, will be teaming up with Brian Hoyle to offer tethered balloon rides.

Other celebrities are better known for their mobility on the ground. They include racing legend Bobby Allison, a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and current NASCAR modified driver Burt Myers. Both will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs.

Myers, known nationally for his appearance on History television's "Madhouse" series, is enthusiastic about making his second trip to Family Day. He plans to bring his car for everyone to see and take some time to explore the aircraft, himself, as he did last year.

"I like seeing those vintage-type planes, and a couple of the crew even got a chance to ride in one of them," Myers says. "It's a neat experience."

Youth planning to participate in the free Young Eagles flights need to have a parent or legal guardian present to sign registration forms. Swanson recommends arriving early in the day and registering for the flight first. "That way, if you need to wait a while," he says, "you can spend that time exploring everything else out on the field."

Festival parking, admission and nearly all attractions, including EAA Young Eagles flights, are free. A fee may be charged for rides in some vintage aircraft.

The festival will be held rain or shine. Some activities, including the tethered balloon rides, are weather permitting.

Continuing updates about the event, including notes about confirmed aircraft and special guests, are available at Facebook.com/RaleighExec.

FAMILY DAY @ the jetport is sponsored by Capital Bank, Waste Management, Eastern Aviation Fuels, Wilkinson Cadillac Chevrolet Buick GMC of Sanford, The LPA Group, Time Saver Aviation, Frontier Spinning Mills, BB&T and First Bank.

Raleigh Exec: The Raleigh Executive Jetport at Sanford-Lee County is located at 700 Rod Sullivan Road, just off of U.S. Highway 1 at Exit 76 (Farrell Road), about 20 miles southwest of Cary.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Lee County Solid Waste will holds its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, October 8th.  Residents of Lee County can bring their leftover paint, pesticides and other household chemicals to the Dennis Wicker Civic Center between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm.  For more information, click on the image below or call Joseph Cherry at 718-4622 ext 5381.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Books and Movies at the Lee County Library - October 2011!

The following are just some of the books and movies the library has added to its collection for October 2011...


Adult Fiction
Kill Me if You Can – James Patterson
Sookie Stackhouse Companion – Charlaine Harris
1105 Yakima Street – Debbie Macomber
Split Second – Catherine Coulter
Brotherhood – Jerry Jenkins
Back of Beyond – C. J. Box
Mercy – Beverly Lewis
New York to Dallas – J. D. Robb
How Firm a Foundation – David Weber
Late Edition – Fern Michaels
A Bitter Truth – Charles Todd
Heartwishes – Jude Deveraux
The Race - Clive Cussler
Lethal – Sandra Brown
Son of Stone – Stuart Woods

Adult Non-Fiction
9/11: The World Speaks – WTC Visitor Center
In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir – Richard (Dick) Cheney
If These Walls Could Talk: The Undertaker’s Daughter – Ina Lentz Griesbeck
I Found This Funny – Judd Apatow
Boys of the Dark: A Story Betrayal and Redemption in the Deep South – Robin Gaby Fisher
Oil Kings: How the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power – Andrew S. Cooper
Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debate, From Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain – Jim Lehrer
Knocking on Heaven’s Door - Lisa Randall


Adult Non-Fiction – Reference
Poet’s Market 2011
Jobs Online – Leslie Truex



Juvenile Non-Fiction
After the Kill – Darren Lunde
Planting the Wild Garden – Kathryn O. Galbraith
Seabird in the Forest – Joan Dunning
Elephant Talk – Ann Downer
Who Was Jackie Robinson? – Gail Herman
Who Was Pablo Picasso? – True Kelley
Who Was Claude Monet? – Ann Waldron
Battle on the Plains: The United States Plains Wars – Charles M. Robinson
War of 1812: The Fight for American Rights – Carl Benn
American Revolutionary War – Daniel Marston


Juvenile Fiction
Dora’s Wizzle World Adventure – Leigh Olsen
Scooby doo: The Movie Star Mystery – Karl Sturk
Wilson and the Ice Cream Fair – Mara Conlon
Terror on Dinosaur Island! – Jack Black
Dora and Diego Help the Dinosaur – Valerie Walsh
Froggy Rides a Bike – Jonathan London
Lucky: A Dog’s Best Friend – Gus Clarke
Show Me the Honey – Tish Rabe
Spider-Man Versus the Scorpion – Susan Hill
Strawberry Shortcake Ballet School – Sierra Hariman
Just Critters Who Care – Mercer Mayer
Just Saving My Money – Mercer Mayer


Juvenile DVDs
Dr. Doolittle
Strawberry Shortcake: Sky’s the Limit
Elmo’s Music Magic
Thumbelina
Andre
Everyone’s Hero
Kung Fu Panda
Legend of the Guardian: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

Adult DVDs
Man of the Year
Gospel Hill
Click
Getting’ Grown
A Walk in My Shoes
The Shunning
Lincoln Lawyer
Unstoppable
Demolition Man
Thor
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family

Joint Meeting to Discuss Economic Development Matters

The Lee County Board of Commissioners, Sanford City Council, Town of Broadway Commissioners and the Lee County Economic Development Corporation will meet at 5 p.m.,  Thursday, October 6, 2011 to discuss economic development matters.  The meeting will be held in the Gordon Wicker Conference Room, Lee County Government Center, 106 Hillcrest Drive, Sanford, NC.  Click here to view agenda for said meeting.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Action Taken at 10-3-11 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met for their regular meeting on October 3, 2011. Click here to view action taken at said meeting.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Meeting to Discuss Economic Development Matters

The Lee County Board of Commissioners, Sanford City Council, Town of Broadway Commissioners, and members of the Lee County Economic Development Corporation will meet at 5 p.m., Thursday, October 6, 2011 to discuss Economic Development matters.  The meeting will be held in the Gordon Wicker Conference Room, First Floor, Lee County Government Center, 106 Hillcrest Drive, Sanford, NC.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

June 2011 Real Estate Sales

We now have posted all 140 June real estate transactions in Lee County.  These may be used to help the tax office estimate market value of properties in its 2013 countywide revaluation.  Via the below link you can view the transactions by clicking on the month hyperlink, i.e. June.  An Excel file will appear showing all transactions and property information.  This information is essential for conducting a good revaluation.  If you have information on any of these sales, please fill out a Real Property Sales Questionnaire.  Your participation may simply confirm our records or it may flag us to do a field review. 

Lee County June Real Estate Transactions

Public Announcement: O.T. Sloan Park Closed 10/15/11

O.T. Sloan Park will be closed to the public on Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 8:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. for a company picnic.

Vacancies on Boards

The Lee County Board of Commissioners are looking for Lee County citizens to serve on the following boards:
  •       Sandhills Mental Health
  •       Agriculture Advisory Board (must live in the East Sanford District)
  •       Rest Home-Nursing Home Advisory Board (5 vacancies)
  •       Triangle J Advisory on Aging (2 vacancies)
If interested in serving, contact Clerk to the Board Gaynell Lee at glee@leecountync.gov or 718-4605 Ext. 5507.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

October 4, 2011 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet at 3 p.m., Monday, October 3, 2011 for their next regular meeting.  Click here to view agenda for said meeting.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Lee County Parks & Recreation 2011 Youth Basketball Registration

Click flyer below for more information.

October 2011 Center Post

The October 2011 edition of the Enrichment Center's Center Post newsletter is now available.  Click here to see what's happening at the Enrichment Center!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friends of the Library Book Sale September 28 - October 1

The Friends of the library are holding their annual book sale beginning Wednesday, Sept. 28 until Saturday October 1st. Wednesday the sale is from 5 pm - 7 pm and is for Friends of the Library members only (you may join at the door for $5 for one person or $10 for a family. Thursday is open to the public and is from 12 pm - 4 pm. Friday Sept 30 is open to the public from 4 pm - 8 pm. Finally Saturday is open from 10 am - 2 pm and is the Buy a Bag Sale. If you purchase a Friends of the Library canvas book bag for $3 you may fill it to the brim for an additional $2. Another reason to join the friends is that you receive a 10 % discount at all friends sales if you are a member. Please come out and support the Friends of the Library!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Touch a Truck presented by Boy Scouts of America

Come meet the vehicles that build, protect, and serve our community!

Who: kids of all ages
What: a day to see all kinds of vehicles up close, hear about their jobs, and meet their drivers.
When: September 24, 2011 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Rain or shine
Where:  Sanford Lions Club Fair Grounds
Cost: $3.00 per person/$10.00 family maximum with a suggested donation of food for local food pantries and Backpack Pals programs.

All kinds of vehicles are welcome.  No charge to participate.  Contact Tamara Lewis at 919-356-8438 or tplewis@windstream.net for more information

Sponsored by the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venture Crews of Lee, Chatham, and Harnett Counties.  Find out more about Scouting in your area!  Net proceeds donated to "Friends of Scouting" Boy Scouts of America and local food banks.  Touch a Truck gratefully acknowledges the support of the Sanford Lions Club.

Action Taken at September 19, 2011 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met on September 19, 2011 for their monthly meeting.  Click here here to view action taken at said meeting.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Alzheimer's Walk


Please click here to read more information on the Alzheimer's Walk in Sanford on October 1st.

September 19th Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet for their September meeting on Monday, September 19, 2011 beginning at 3 p.m. Click here to view agenda for said meeting.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Employment Opportunities

We have updated the "Employment Opportunities" tab of our Facebook page to include new positions of:
For more information, visit our Facebook page or click one of the links above.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Revaluation Sales Verification

The below link will direct you to a site containing Excel files of real estate transactions in Lee County.  May 2011 is the latest full month of sales we have.  If you have information on one or more of these transactions, please fill out a brief sales verification questionairre.  This may confirm the information we have on file or may prompt a field review.  These sales will help the tax office establish market values for the 2013 revaluation.  As we provide complete transparency in the 2013 revaluation process, we appreciate your help in submitting additional information to us.

Online list of real estate transactions

Online sales questionairre

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New Items Added to Lee County Library for September 2011

These are just a few of the new items added to the library for the month of September 2011.

Adult Fiction

Burnt Mountain – Anne Rivers Siddons
Sisterhood Everlasting – Ann Brashares
Betrayal of Trust – Judith A. Jance
Then Came You – Jennifer Weiner
Full Black – Brad Thor
Knit the Season – Kate Jacobs
Portrait of a Spy – Daniel Silva
Butterfly Child – Angela Davis-Gardner
Jefferson Key – Steve Berry
Journal of a UFO Investigator – David Halperin
Disturbance – Jan Burke
Misery Bay – Steve Hamilton
Watch Me Die – Erica Spindler
You’re next – Gregg Hurwitz
Two Brides Too Many – Mona Hodgson
Ideal Man – Julie Garwood
Watery Part of the World – Michael Parker
Omen Machine – Terry Goodkind
Unsaid – Neil Abramson
Victory and Honor – W.E.B. Griffin
Darkness, My Old Friend – Lisa Unger

Adult Non-Fiction

Backyard Beekeeper – Kim Flottum
Crashing the Dollar: How to Survive a Global Currency Collapse – Craig Smith
Ghetto at the Center of the World: Chunking Mansions, Hong Kong – Gordon Mathews
Killing of Anna Nicole Smith – Larry Seidlin
Myth of Efficient and Fair Government – Michael L. Marlow
After America: Get Ready for Armageddon – Mark Steyn
Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War – Andrew Roberts
Stealing Rembrandts: The Untold Stories of Notorious Art Heists – Anthony M Amore
Words to Eat By: Five Foods and the Culinary History of the English Language – Ina Lipkowitz
More than Matter?: Is There More to Life Than Molecules? – Keith Ward
Lost and Found - John Glatt
Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the American Presidency from Ford to Obama – Marvin Kalb
New Southern Garden Cookbook – Sheri Castle
How to Repair your Motorcycle – Charles Everitt
Starting Over – Latoya Jackson
Language Wars: A History of Proper English – Henry Hitchings
Man in the Rockefeller Suit – Mark Seal

Adult Non-Fiction – Reference

Saving Money on Senior Care: How to Make Aging Affordable – Ryan Malone
Goldmine Price Guide to 45 PRM Records – Martin Popoff

Juvenile Non-Fiction

After the Kill – Darrin Lunde
Planting the Wild Garden – Kathryn O. Galbraith
Seabird in the Forest: The Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet – Joan Dunning
Elephant Talk – Ann Downer

Adult DVDs

Knights of the Round Table
Ivanhoe
Ox-Bow Incident
Final Destination 3

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

TODAY!!! 9th Annual Boomer, Senior & Caregiver Expo!

Be sure to attend the 9th Annual Boomer, Senior & Caregiver Expo TODAY Wednesday, August 31, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. FREE ADMISSION, HEALTH SCREENINGS, MINI SEMINARS and much more! See below schedule of events for more information. If you have questions call 776-0501 ext. 2201.
 

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Center Post

The September 2011 edition of the Enrichment Center's monthly newsletter, The Center Post, is now available!  Click here to read or download!

Aug. 26, 2011 Special Called Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met in a special called meeting on August 26, 2011.  Click here to view action taken at said meeting. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

FDA-USDA Hurricane Preparedness (English and Spanish)

The FDA and USDA are providing consumers with vital information concerning food and water safety during an emergency and how to prepare for an emergency before, during, and after the emergency has occurred. 

Please click below to read:

Food and Water Safety During Hurricanes, Power Outages, and Floods--What Consumers Need to Know

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

FDA - USDA Hurricane Preparednss Guide

The below link is a guide that will help prepare us for the potential impending hurricane.  Please review and share this post with others.

Hurricane Preparedness Guide

A Taste to Remember

Join us on Sunday, September 11 at Carolina Trace Country Club for "A Taste to Remember" with proceeds benefiting the Enrichment Center's Helping Fund to assist older adults in crisis situations. This event is sponsored by Liberty Home Care and Hospice Services and Liberty Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Lee County. Click here for more details!




Tuesday, August 23, 2011

8-26-2011 Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting on Friday, August 26, 2011, beginning at 8:30 a.m., to consider an Economic Development Administration (EDA) Grant from the Department of Commerce.  The grant will be used for public infrastructure and building renovation to support the expansion of Caterpillar's Lee County campus.  The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the Commissioners' Room, Lee County Government Center, 106 Hillcrest Drive, Sanford, NC.

Monday, August 22, 2011

2011 Fall LITTER SWEEP

Lee County will be holding the fall 2011 LITTER SWEEP roadside cleanup between September 17 - October 1, 2011.  If you are interested in assisting with the cleanup, please contact the local Department of Transportation office at 910-944-7621 for more details.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Online Survey for San-Lee Park Summer Camps

Please click the below link and take a brief online survey for Lee County Parks and Recreation.

Online Survey

2011 Sales Assessment Ratio Report

The Lee County Tax Office has prepared its annual Sales Assessment Ratio Report.  It gives an overview of the NC property tax system, outlines the assessment process and provides implications for the 2013 revaluation by analyzing current market statistics.  Please have a look and provide us feedback on how to improve future reports to tax@leecountync.gov

2011 Sales Assessment Ratio Report

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Bid Opportunities

Lee County Government has multiple new bid opportunities.  Please click the below link for more information.

Bid Opportunities

Broadway Library Open House! Aug. 22

Show your support for the Broadway Branch Library by coming to our open house on Aug. 22, 2011 from 3 to 7 pm.  The Broadway Library is located at 206 S. Main St.  There will be refreshments, library cards, and gift bags for the first 100 kids! 

Action Taken at 8-15-11 Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioner's met on August 15, 2011 for their regular meeting.  Click here  to view Action Taken from said meeting.  

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Lee County Health Department Press Release

Please click below link for information on possible transmission of Hepatitis A at the Fayetteville Olive Garden.

Click here for English version

Click here for Spanish version

Vacancies for Region J Advisory Council on Aging

Lee County is looking for two individuals to serve on the Region J Advisory Council on Aging.  Interested citizens should contact Senior Services Director Debbie Davidson at 776-0501 for details.  

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lee County Board of Commissioner's Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet on August 15, 2011 for their next regular meeting.  Click here to view agenda for said meeting.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Volleyball Camp Registration

Click flyer below for information on Lee County Parks and Recreation volleyball camp registration.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Knowledge is Power - Enrichment Center's Resource Guide

Here at the Enrichment Center of Lee County, we believe that most people prefer to take charge of the happenings occurring in their lives.  The RESOURCE GUIDE empowers you to take control by providing the necessary information to research issues and make decisions.  Enclosed is a list of local, state, and national organizations that deal with the issues of aging.  The local organizations include service descriptions and any applicable eligibility requirements.

The staff at the Enrichment Center will be most happy to provide additional information or assist in accessing other organizations.  Call us at any time, 919-776-0501.

Click here for the RESOURCE GUIDE

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Lee County Area Promotional Video - Courtesy of Sanford Area Association...



You may have seen this commercial already as it has been airing over the last week or so, but the Sanford Area Association of Realtors has shared this video with us. It's a wonderful promotion of the Sanford and Lee County area. This is being used as a marketing tool to boost the local economy and market Sanford/Lee County to those in surrounding areas.

Click the image above to play commercial.

ServSafe

ServSafe

August 22, 2011 @ 2:30 PM - August 31, 2011 @ 5:30 PM
Sanford, NC

18-hour food safety certification course for food service managers and/or other employees responsible for the operation of the establishment and who are employed full time. Certification provided by Education Foundation of the National Restaurant Association upon successful completion of the course and exam.

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

Contact:
Susan Condlin at (919) 775-5624

Event Sponsor:
NCCE, Lee County

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New Employment Opportunity!

The employment opportunities tab of our Facebook page has been updated.  Changes include a new recruitment for Revenue Collection Clerk in the Lee County Tax Office.  For more information, visit our Facebook page where you can click the "Employment Opportunities" tab, or visit the Lee County Human Resources webpage.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Survey

Most Lee County residents began receiving their 2011 property tax bills today, July 28th.  Please do not immediately discard of your envelope.  You may have noticed, but on the back of the tax bill envelope is a QR Code that, when scanned with your smartphone, takes you to a very brief survey being conducted by our vendor. 

To scan a QR Code with your smartphone, you'll need to simply download a free scanner app from your phone's app market such as "i-nigma", "Barcode Scanner", etc.  This survey should take less than a minute as I believe it asks only three questions. 

Steps:
  1. Download a free QR Code scanner app from your phone's app market (two free app examples given above)
  2. Open the app
  3. Scan a QR Code
  4. Discover/explore the code within the QR Code (survey in this case)
For additional assistance, email linked@leecountync.gov


Announcing Lee County Government's Google Calendar!

We have developed a Google Calendar that highlights important county dates and events.  While this calendar is viewable on our website and Facebook page, the uniqueness comes in that we have discovered how someone can integrate our calendar with his or her personal electronic calendar, i.e. Micrsoft Outlook, iCal, etc..  This way when you go to view your schedule you also would be able to see area happenings and dates.  If we update our calendar then it is automatically pushed out to you!  Click here to visit our download page! 

Information is becoming increasingly important in today's society.  Here at Lee County Government, we have a lot of events and dates in which the public has shown interest.  This calendar is a simple, one-time download and the benefits are endless.  By default, we usually set no reminder for events (so it won't be burdensome), but the beauty is that any user can define a personal event reminder if she/he chooses. 

Currently the calendar shows important property tax dates and will highlight revaluation dates and presentation information shortly.  It is growing, and the potential of this calendar is endless given the many events/programs each county department is responsible for. 

Download our calendar, and as we see the usage expand we may include more event postings.  How nice would it be, for example, to pull up our calendar from your mobile phone at one of our wonderful parks and see upcoming events?  This calendar potentially puts the information right at your fingertips.

Trouble downloading the calendar, have a general suggestion or comment?  Email us at linked@leecountync.gov

Tonight's Games Cancelled

Lee County Parks and Recreation has cancelled the games scheduled for tonight, July 28, 2011, due to dangerous heat conditions for outdoor activities.  Coaches will be notified of re-schedule dates for the affected games.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

2011 Property Tax Bills

Today the 2011 property tax bills were mailed.  You should expect to receive your bill(s) shortly.  These bills are for only real property (house, land, etc.) and personal property (boat, business equipment, etc.).  Registered motor vehicles are billed separately depending upon your license tag renewal, generally. 
An option many have taken advantage of is to divide their tax bill into multiple payments.  If payments are started immediately, one can stretch out a tax bill into 5 or 6 payments.  These bills are due September 1, 2011, but can be paid without interest through January 5, 2012.  Enforced collection actions (and additional fees) begin once a tax becomes delinquent.

As you will notice, the 2011 property tax bills reflect what was on your property or what personal property you claimed as of January 1, 2011.  North Carolina law dictates that we assess a property in accordance with the improvements present as of January 1st of each year. 

To see a summary of the 2011 tax rates and fees, please click the link below. 

2011 tax rates and fees

2013 Property Tax Revaluation

The Lee County Tax Office has begun the process of completing the next countywide revaluation effective January 1, 2013. A primary goal of a revaluation is to bring tax assessed values up or down to current market values. Current tax assessments are based on the adopted schedule of values from our last revaluation, January 1, 2007, but North Carolina General Statute 105-287 states that local governments cannot adjust for economic conditions in a non-revaluation year, i.e. 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Market conditions may have changed since 2007, and tax values will be updated accordingly effective January 1, 2013.

At this point real estate appraisers from the tax office are conducting field reviews and compiling and analyzing qualified market sales. You may see an appraiser in your neighborhood verifying the property data we have and inspecting properties. As part of the revaluation process the tax office will conduct a series of public presentations and reports to disseminate revaluation information. We hope to provide Lee County taxpayers with information such as what we are seeing in the market, what the revaluation means to you and applicable laws, among other information.

For questions about the 2013 revaluation and other tax-related information, call us at 919-718-4660 or email us at appraisals@leecountync.gov

Monday, July 25, 2011

Closure: OT Sloan Park

OT Sloan Park will be closed to the public all day on Saturday, August 6th. 

HEALTH ALERT: First N.C. Case of La Crosse Encephalitis Reported. Health Officials Stress Mosquito Bite Prevention

The North Carolina Division of Public Health will be sending out this Health Alert later today concerning the season's first case of Mosquito-borne illness.  To read, please click below:

Health Alert concerning mosquito-borne illness

Parks & Recreation Offerings - Part II

Click on flyer below for more information.

July 25, 2011 Special Meeting of the Lee County Board of Commissioners

The Lee County Board of Commissioners met for a special meeting at 10 a.m. on July 25, 2011. Click here to view Action Taken from said meeting.  

Employment Opportunities Updated

Visit our Facebook page or click the link below to view Lee County Government's latest employment opportunities. 

Employment Opportunities

Friday, July 22, 2011

7-25-11 Special Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet on Monday, July 25, 2011 for a special called meeting at 10 a.m. Click here to view agenda for said meeting.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lee County Animal Services Ordinance

The Lee County Animal Services Ordinance was approved by the County Commissioners Monday.  A copy of the Ordinance is posted below for your review.

Lee County Animal Services Ordinance

NC Division of Public Health Press Release Concerning Dangers of Drinking Raw Milk

The North Carolina Division of Public Health forwarded a Press Release to the Lee County Health Department concerning the consumption of raw milk.  Please read below:

NCDPH Press Release concerning Dangers of Raw Milk Consumption

Lee County Parks & Recreation's Program Announcements

Click on flyer below for Lee County Parks and Recreation's program announcements.

Game Cancellations for Tonight!

The Lee County Parks and Recreation ball games scheduled for this evening have been cancelled due to excessive heat.  Teams will be notified regarding the rescheduling of games.  Please contact 775-2107 with questions or concerns.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Hours for the Lee County Library

In effect since July 1, the hours for the Library have changed.  The hours for the main library are as follows:

Monday         9 am - 6 pm
Tues.-Wed.    9 am - 9 pm
Thurs.-Fri.      9 am - 6 pm
Saturday        10 am - 2 pm
Sunday           CLOSED


The Broadway Library's hours remain the same ( Mon.-Wed.  2pm - 6 pm)
The Jonesboro Library is now closed.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Action Taken at July 18, 2011 Commissioners' Meeting

Click here to view action taken at the July 18, 2011 Lee County Board of Commissioners' meeting.

Convenience Center Google Map


We are pleased to present a Google Map of the Lee County Convenience Centers.  The map plots each center, and a user can click on a placemarker for hours of operation and more information.  Also, the map has a legend on the left side which shows acceptable/unacceptable materials and a list of each center. 

Click here to navigate to our Facebook page, then click the "Google Maps" tab on the left, then click the "Lee County Convenience Centers" map.  You will probably want to close the map legend after review by clicking the arrow at the top right of the legend.  You also can click here to access the map outside of Facebook.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Governor's Award for Volunteer Service

Nominations are being accepted for the 2012 Governor's Award for Volunteer Service.  The deadline to nominate someone is Monday, October 31, 2011.  Click here for more information about the Governor's Award!

July 18, 2011 Commissioners' Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet at 3 p.m., July 18, 2011 for their next regular meeting.  Click here here to view agenda for said meeting.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Rabies Clinic

Doctor Stan Davis of Maple Springs Animal Hospital and the Lee County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a rabies clinic on August 13, 2011 from 10 am to 1 pm. It will be held in the back parking lot of the Sheriff's Office. The shots will be $7.00 each. The public must have their dog on a leash and cats must be in a carrier. Owners should bring proof of previous rabies vaccination if available, which will help to determine if a one year vaccine or a three year vaccine is needed. If there are any questions feel free to contact Sgt. Rodriguez (919) 775-5531.  

July 18, 2011 Commissioners Meeting

The Lee County Board of Commissioners will meet for their regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 18, 2011 beginning with a 3 p.m. business meeting.  A public hearing with the Lee County Planning Board and consideration of redrawn boundaries for the Commissioners Electoral Districts have been scheduled for the 6 p.m. meeting.  All meetings will be held in the Commissioners' Room, First Floor, Lee County Government Center, 106 Hillcrest Drive, Sanford, NC.  All meetings are open to the public.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Trip to New York and Niagara Falls - September 19 - 25, 2011!!

The Lee County Enrichment Center is planning a group trip to New York and Niagara Falls in September.  Registrations and deposits are due by Friday, July 22nd.  For more information, and to see a list of points of interest, including Broadway show, Niagara Falls and Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise, CLICK HERE!!!

New Employment Opportunity

We have posted a new employment opportunity.  Please visit our Facebook page tab titled "Employment Opportunities" or click the link below to view this opportunity.  You also may share this post easily through your social media network.


Maintenance Mechanic II

Friday, July 8, 2011

Inquiry - Online Calendar?

If you will, take just a few seconds and either comment directly on this post or email dbrinson@leecountync.gov and let us know what you use as your primary online calendar and what version.  For example, you might use the calendar integrated with your 2007 Microsoft Outlook email account, a Google Calendar or a calendar produced by Apple, among others.  Thanks in advance for your comments.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Television Commercial Filming in Downtown Sanford


In case you are out and about next Tuesday, July 12th, there will be a filming crew from News Channel 14 in the downtown area shooting for a television commercial, per an announcement from the Sanford Area Association of Realtors.  This commercial is supported by area Realtors who are trying to promote the Sanford and Lee County area. 

Should you have any questions regarding this announcement, please contact the Sanford Area Association of Realtors at 919-774-6591.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

ServSafe - A Practical Approach to Food Safety

Who should attend this course?  Food service managers and/or other employees responsible for the operation of the establishment and who are employed full-time in restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes and other food service establishments.


For more information, click the following link: ServSafe Link

Friday, July 1, 2011

A MUST SEE! Lee County Government Facebook Page

In an effort to continually improve our services, we have given our Facebook page a facelift.  You will enjoy the upgrades, and the page is now a wonderful resource.  It serves as the hub of our social media marketing program, and contains rare features and conveniences.


Upgrades include:

• Added a tab that integrates our ground-breaking live chat communication module right into Facebook…so now when you read a post on our Facebook page you can immediately initiate a live chat with a county representative right from our page!


• Integrated Lee County’s Google Maps into our page...people can now click a map link and it pops up right in our Facebook page!

• Installed new tab for a PetFinder application that links up directly with the Lee County Animal Shelter’s adoptable pets!

If you have already "liked" our Facebook page you won't see one upgrade, but we also have upgraded our "landing page" that non-fans see when they first navigate to our page.  It talks about Lee County Government, describes its assets and includes innovative approaches we try to bring to public service.

Follow this link to view our page, and be sure to "Like" it!

Lee County Government Facebook Page

Vehicle Taxes Due Today

Reminder, if you renewed or purchased new tags for your motor vehicle in March 2011, then your vehicle property tax bill became due today, July 1st (generally).  Also, for those that renewed their license plate tags in February 2011, interest began today.  Please contact us to potentially avoid enforced collection actions and additional interest/charges.  To check your tax account(s), please click the link below:

Online Tax Inquiry

Lee County Tax Office
919-718-4662

Independence Day

Lee County Government offices will be closed Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Bid Opportunity Posted

Lee County Government has posted a new bid opportunity.  For details, click the following link:

Bid Opportunities

Poor Air Quality

Please review this document (link below) released by the NC Department of Health and Human Services regarding poor air quality due to the wildfires in eastern North Carolina.

Air Quality Alert

Volleyball and Baseball Registration

Click on the flyers below for more information.



Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New Employment Opportunity!

We have updated our employment opportunities pages to include a new recruitment for Tax Assistant II with the Lee County Tax Office.  Visit our Facebook page or click here for more information.

Parks & Recreation - Basketball and Baseball Registrations

Click on the flyers below for more information.


Save the Date - 9th Annual Boomer, Senior & Caregiver Expo



Click on the map image above to open an interactive Google Map of the area

Save the date for the Lee County Enrichment Center's 9th annual Boomer, Senior & Caregiver Expo on Wednesday, August 31, 2011!  It will be held at the Dennis A Wicker Civic Center in Sanford from 10am - 2:30pm.

Come celebrate Life! Our 2010 Expo was a huge success with over 2,000 participants to enjoy this event! The Boomer, Senior and Caregiver Expo received praise from both exhibitors and attendees. The Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center was bursting at the seams. This year we anticipate even more participants to enjoy this unique event!

Click the following link for more information, and please forward to the rest of the community and/or other people that may be interested in this event.  http://1.usa.gov/l79DTK

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

2011 Men's Fall Open League Registration

Click flyer below for more information.

Feedback

We have provided a new way for the public to give us feedback and share information.  Of course, Facebook users can comment on and "like" our posts through our Lee County Government Facebook page, but we have enhanced our Lee County Government blog as well.  Now at the bottom of each blog post you will see additional options where you can easily (1) share it through your own social media and email outlets, (2) rank the post content with stars and (3) give it a +1.  We hope this makes it easier (and more fun) to share the information and provide us with feedback.

You also may direct any comments and questions to linked@leecountync.gov

The Center Post - Lee County Enrichment Center's Monthly Newsletter

The Center Post Newsletter - July Edition

The Lee County Enrichment Center (Senior Services, Veteran Services, etc.) publishes a monthly newsletter packed full of community information.  We hope you find the information in this newsletter incredibly valuable, and please send us feedback at your convenience.  Clicking the link at the top of this post will download a pdf version of the newsletter, and it may take a moment.