OVERDEVELOPMENT

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Commissioner Ray Sandelli Fails First Test

On Wednesday, August 21st, the Lee County Commission approved the Troyer Brothers Mine despite residents’ concern and opposition. In his first critical vote on the BoCC, new Commissioner Ray Sandelli voted yes on all three votes needed to approve the mine. Lee Future was among the 20 organizations and citizens to testify in opposition of…

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Attend the August 21st Hearing on Troyer Brothers Mine Proposal

On Wednesday, August 21st, the Lee County Board of Commissioners will hold a hearing to consider three items related to the Troyer Brothers Mine Proposal. 3 Items Under Consideration The first two items under consideration are Comp Plan amendments needed to approve the rezoning request. These are considered legislative actions (not quasi-judicial actions), so anyone…

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The Cost of Sprawl to Lee County Residents

Someone wants to build a big new development out in the middle of nowhere in Lee County. As a Lee County taxpayer and resident, why should you care? Easy… because that new development will cost you money. Money needed to build or expand infrastructure to accommodate these new residents. Money lost in traffic tie-ups, property…

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The Death of Community Planning in Bayshore

In the early 2000s, recognizing the increase in development pressure and sparked by a plan to locate a new mine in Bayshore, a group of residents calling themselves the Bayshore Steering Committee formed to create a community plan for Bayshore. They hired a planner with their own money and held meetings for public input. As…

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Lee County is Growing So Fast & We Are Losing the Quality of Life

Lee Future believes in a better Lee County and is fighting for a sustainable future and high quality of life. Charlotte Newton, a longtime community leader and citizen member of the News-Press Editorial Board, penned a commentary in February which highlights the threats to our quality of life caused by the County Commissioners’ current policies…

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