Feb. 18 City Commission meeting cancelled

The City Commission Meeting scheduled for Monday, Feb. 18, at 5:30 p.m. has been cancelled. The next City Commission Meeting is scheduled for March 4, at 5:30 p.m.

G. Harvey Estates plans on 90-day hold

BUCKHEAD RIDGE — Developer Glen Harvey, who is near the final stages of planning a 509-home development called G. Harvey Estates near Buckhead Ridge, requested and received a 90-day extension on his rezoning petition from the Glades County Board this week. He had hoped to be ready for final approval after a scheduled second public […]

City to require driveway improvements

CLEWISTON — The city’s long-delayed effort to get driveway aprons connecting to city streets either constructed or upgraded to limit damage to Clewiston’s roadways is moving forward. City commissioners on March 4 will conduct a public hearing for final adoption of the amended city ordinance setting a Feb. 1, 2020, final date for the requirement […]

City takes 2-prong approach to finding next manager

CLEWISTON — At their regular meeting Monday, Feb. 4, four of the five Clewiston city commissioners came to a consensus that they’ll take a bilateral approach in searching for their next manager. From their comments, it also seemed that there’s a growing willingness to pay the person considerably more than they have compensated previous managers […]

Program offers education to low-income farm workers

BELLE GLADE — If you or any of your family members are a farm worker who would like to get education or training that enable them to find permanent year-round employment, the Palm Beach County Farmworker Career Development Program (FCDP) wants to hear from you. The program is a service provided by the Florida Department […]

Camel named to National League of Cities panel

SOUTH BAY — City Manager Leondrae Camel has been named to the National League of Cities’ federal advocacy committee for Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR). This committee has the lead responsibility for developing the league’s federal policy positions on issues involving national economic policy, general financial assistance programs, liability insurance, intergovernmental relations, census, municipal […]

PBC Board of County Commissioners briefs for February 5, 2019

At the February 5, 2019, Board of County Commissioners meeting, the board took the following action: • Home caregivers – continued to the March 12, BCC meeting a public hearing for adoption of a series of amendments to the Home Caregiver Ordinance. • Voting equipment – approved a sales order agreement with the Supervisor of […]

Coquina rescinds Interlocal Agreement with county: What does this mean to ATV riders on ‘The Prairie’?

OKEECHOBEE — Acting on behalf of the Coquina Water Control District (CWCD), the Owens Law Group sent registered letters Jan. 25, to the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Department, Okeechobee County Administrator and Okeechobee County Attorney informing them of the termination of the Interlocal Agreement entered into by Okeechobee County and CWCD in June of 2017. One […]

County declines to tinker with solid waste contract

CLEWISTON — Commissioners flinched when Public Works Director Shane Parker reported this month it’d cost almost $1 million to get toters for all unincorporated Hendry County residents’ garbage and recyclables. So they took no action Jan. 8 but agreed they’ll have to before the end of their contract with hauler Waste Connections Inc. in a […]

Letter to the Editor: Voting records

The Glades County Supervisor of Elections Office has mailed out address confirmation requests, as required by law in non-election years. If you receive a notice in the mail, please complete it, sign and return to my office. If you receive a notice for someone who no longer resides at that address, please return as undeliverable […]