In Effort to Draw Younger Members, Lee County Board to Get With the Times

In Effort to Draw Younger Members, Lee County Board to Get With the Times

Starting in December the Lee County Board may be getting up with the times.

During the recent county board meeting the member discussed not the dates for future meetings, but, when they would be held.  For the past couple of years the board has split their meetings with 6 months of day meetings and 6 months of night meetings.  Members of the board said the county needed to get up with the times.

It was pointed out that Lee County may be the only board in the region that still held daytime meetings.  It was further pointed out how some people have had to use personal and vacation time from their work to be able to attend board and committee meetings.

The farmers on the board said it did not matter to them if the meetings were during the day.  They also said because they are farmers they can easily adjust their agenda.  But, they agreed that night meetings totally were the way to go.

Other members said if the board wants younger members they will need to have night meetings since many have jobs.  The vote to maintain the split times went down to defeat rather easily.  The board voted to go to total night time meetings starting in December.