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Lee County Health Department officials continue push to build new facility

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FORT MADISON, Ia. (WGEM) - The Lee County Health Department is one step closer to getting a new location.

Health department officials are continuing talks with the Lee County Board of Supervisors on plans to build a new facility by the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

Officials say they're leasing their current facility at 2218 Avenue H in Fort Madison, but they've outgrown it.

"We're maxed at our capacity for being here," Executive Director Julie Schilling said. "We have added staff over the last several years and expanded our programs."

Officials say they should know whether or not they'll get the approval by the supervisors within a couple of months. The new facility is estimated to cost around $750,000.

Health and Conservation Department officials were previously working together to build a joint $4 million facility, but that plan has since been abandoned.


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