Two polling sites were set up for this election--one at the Lexington Hotel University Convention Center on South College Street and another at the Loachapoka Town Hall.
251 Lee County residents voted, with 225 in favor of the fee renewal and increase from $25 per structure per year to $50. 26 residents voted against it.
Volunteer fire fighters from Southwest were present at both sites throughout the day campaigning in favor of the fee's increase and renewal, waving signs and signaling to passersby where to cast their votes. Several informative signs were also posted in front of the Lexington Hotel, by the trailer parks on Wire Road and throughout Loachapoka.
These efforts combined with the hours spent at town meetings, church halls and public gatherings by the volunteer fire fighters and citizens of Lee County in favor in the fire fee increase and renewal proved successful with tonight's victory.
Now that the vote has passed, this volunteer fire department will continue to serve and protect the residents of Lee County as immediate responders to fires, medical emergencies, car accidents, and other various emergencies.
This legislation will take effect in October and remain in action until Fall 2037.