The Lee Town Council met for their monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 2 at 7 p.m., at Kinsey Hall. The agenda only had a few items for discussion: audit presentation, Interlocal agreement with Madison County, land Wells Fargo donated to the town, the water bill for the Kountry Kitchen building and the Fourth of July fireworks. The Lee Town Council received a clean audit from Kenneth Daniels, CPA. “On the expense side, there was quite a bit of overlap with your town managers…so we feel like these expenses are going to come down unless you have something that you cannot foresee happen at the Business Complex,” said Daniels. “We think your revenues are going to bump up a little bit and we think these expenditures are going to go down.”
Town Manager John Anderson updated the council on the Interlocal agreement between the Town of Lee and Madison County for the building permits and zoning services. The agreement was approved by the Madison County Board of County Commissioners and is now in effect. Anderson also asked the council what they wanted to do with the two acres of land located at 851 SE Remington Drive that Wells Fargo donated to them. The council voted unanimously to put the land up for bid. Timmy Dyke came to the council for help on his water bill for the old Kountry Kitchen building. He is in the process of opening a restaurant and church inside the building. His bill for May was $2,229 for 181,000 gallons of water.
Dyke said that he did not use that much water but the water meter has been checked for accuracy. The Town of Lee has to pay a certain amount to the City of Madison for the treatment of the sewage. In the water bill, the water user is charged for that fee. The council voted 3-1 to adjust the sewage treatment rates to just the amount that the town must pay. Council member Donna Muller voting against. Dyke will repay the new charge of a little over $1,000 in $100 increments every month. Council member Dianne Beck informed the council that the Lee Volunteer Fire Department has decided not to hold their annual Fourth of July fireworks show since it would be held on the same day as the Lions Club God and Country Celebration. The next Lee Town Council meeting will be Tuesday, July 7 at 7 p.m., at Kinsey Hall.