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Mar 27

Lee County Releases Phase III ARPA Broadband Grant Application for ISPs

The Lee County Commission has released its Phase III ARPA Broadband Grant Application for Internet Service Providers for potential projects located in the Loachapoka Area of Lee County. 

For full information on the proposed projects please see the Notice of Funding, Grant Application and Area Project Map listed below.

       *** All applications are due on or before Friday, July 19, 2024.***


Loachapoka  
Notice of Funding  
Grant Application
Attachments
 
Area Map  
   
   
   
   
   


Mar 27

Lee County Environmental Services
FREE Disposal Day
Saturday, July 13
8 a.m.- Noon CST

 Beulah Elementary School
4747 Lee Rd 270, Valley, AL 36854

Old Motts disposal site location
14791 US Hwy 280E, Salem, AL 36874

Beauregard High School
7343 AL-51, Opelika, AL 36804

Old Bottle disposal site location
6432 US Hwy 280W, Opelika, AL 36801

Loachapoka Elementary School
685 Lee Road 61, Loachapoka AL 36865


Items that cannot be accepted:
Household Garbage, Animal Waste, Dead Animals, Roofing Shingles, Dirt, Rocks, Gravel, Sawdust, Wet Paint, Tires, Large Tree Stumps, Railroad Ties, Acid, Explosive Material, Flammable Liquids, Fuel, Ashes, Oil, Antifreeze, Herbicides, Any other dangerous, highly corrosive, or hazardous
materials, Propane Cylinders, Boats, Asbestos No limbs, tree trunks, brush or shrubbery exceeding five (5) feet in length and six (6) inches in diameter.

All items must be loaded into disposal containers by the customer.
No Items can
be left outside the disposal containers.

Sites are open to Rural Lee County Residential Solid Waste Customers Only. Sites are not available for businesses or any commercial use.


Garbage Payment Reminder

Payment Deadline: August 16
A friendly reminder: All statements have been sent to residents for 4th quarter billing.  All payments must be received by the billing office on or before August 16th before late fees are assessed to Solid Waste Accounts.

Bill pay options for your convenience include:
                Phone:              334-737-4459
                Mail to:        Lee County Commission S/W
                                          PO Box 830329
                                          Birmingham, AL 35283
                Online:              www.leeco.us

                Questions:       garbagebilling@leeco.us  

**Billing Office has moved!**
Lee County Courthouse 
First Floor
215 S 9th Street
Opelika

Lee County Billing Info to Know - March 2024


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


Results of Broadband Survey presented to County Commission

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


GARBAGE BILLING EXEMPTION NOTICE

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


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

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

GARBAGE FEE EXEMPTION APPLICATION


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

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


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




GARBAGE FEE BILLING CHANGES

NOTICE FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Commission Announces Broadband Expansion Grant Awards

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

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

Salem

South Central
Addresses

Loachapoka
To Be Determined
Map
Addresses 


County Commission Passes Resolution Opposing Quarries

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