Lee County garbage fees increasing

A budget crunch is forcing the Lee County Commission to raise garbage fees.  The commission voted Monday to increase trash fees by four dollars a month for residential customers and $24 for commercial accounts.

The current rate was set 14 years ago in 1995.

The new rate takes effect in October.

Three months ago, the Lee  County Commission announced the county's solid waste fund would be depleted by 2001 if measures were not taken.