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Lee Town Council: Erika Robinson becomes newest member

Jacob Bembry: Greene Publishing, Inc.

Erika Robinson became the newest member of the Lee Town Council in a special meeting that was called for Monday, June 12.

The previous meeting which had been scheduled for Tuesday, June 6, but had to be postponed since there was no quorum (majority of the town council present). All four members of the board were present on Monday evening.

Three people had expressed interest in the vacant seat. They were Erika Robinson, Bobbi Sapp, and Elizabeth Bush. A motion was made by Councilman Edwin McMullen to appoint Robinson, who had been present at the last two meetings, to fill the seat. The motion was seconded by Councilman Ronnie Bass and passed unanimously.

Robinson was immediately sworn in and began taking part in the meeting.

The Council voted unanimously to have an open fishing day at least once each month for the Senior Citizens Council.

Town Manager John Anderson told the members that they needed to get their financial disclosure forms turned in by the first week in July for the 2016 year.

Anderson also broached the subject of the upcoming four-hour ethics class, which will be held in Branford, by the Suwannee River League of Cities. He pointed out there is an option to take the class online. All board members are required to take the class.

During council input, Dianne Beck asked about the use of electricity to supply things like the water slides for the Lee Water Day, which was held at the beginning of the month. Anderson said that the people had paid for that. Beck asked what if someone was having a birthday party there and needed to use the electricity. It was decided that it would be handled on a case by case basis.

Mayor Eddie Bell reminded everyone that the next regular meeting of the town council will be held July 11, because of the Independence Day holiday on July 4. He entertained a motion to adjourn and the board voted unanimously for it.

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