Hendry County revises meeting schedule

LABELLE — Hendry County previously made several changes to the meeting schedule from Sept. 3 through Oct. 8. These changes included budget workshops, budget hearings, regular Board meetings, and a roaming Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting. The time previously advertised for the roaming BOCC meeting in Harlem has been corrected. Please note the correct […]

Airglades Airport update meeting set Sept. 16

LABELLE — Some discussion came up at the last Hendry County Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Aug. 27 regarding upcoming developments surrounding Airglades Airport’s conversion into a privately owned facility. District 1 representative Emma Byrd announced during the commissioners’ comments portion of the meeting that there would be a community meeting Monday, Sept. 9, in […]

Dorian preparations went smoothly in Hendry County

LABELLE — Luckily for Hendry County, it was never under the same watches and warnings as the rest of the Lake Okeechobee region last week during Dorian’s brush-by of Florida — and, officials said, it turned into one big but useful practice run. County Communications & Legislative Coordinator Emily Hunter, who was on duty keeping […]

County Commission opposes lake level deviation

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County Commission Thursday signed off on a letter to Major General Scott Spellmon and Col. Andrew Kelly of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in opposition to the planned deviation to the Lake Okeechobee water control plan. “We have been engaged stakeholders in south Florida’s water management issues for decades. We […]

Glades Courthouse security system upgraded

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Board agreed to upgrade the courthouse’s security system by a unanimous vote at its meeting on Aug. 26. A lightning strike at the courthouse a few weeks ago, said Deputy County Manager Bob Jones, damaged the current camera security system. The proposal to repair the system was $11,000, and […]

Hendry County BCC revised meeting schedule

HENDRY COUNTY — Hendry County has made several changes to the meeting schedule from Sept. 3 to Oct.8. These changes include budget workshops, budget hearings, regular Board meetings, and a roaming Board of County Commissioners meeting. The meeting schedule is as follows: • Sept. 3 – Budget workshop is postponed to Sept.10. • Sept. 10 […]

Mesloh is Glades’ top pick, again

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Board has selected Jennifer James-Mesloh as its top choice to be the next county manager, for the second time in just over a year. Ms. Mesloh, a resident of Michigan, was Glades commissioners’ top-ranked applicant last summer, too, before withdrawing her name from consideration last Aug. 3. Their second […]

USPS restores mail delivery, retail operations

SOUTH FLORIDA — The South Florida District of the U.S. Postal Service has announced the resumption of mail delivery and retail operations, which had been temporarily suspended, due to the approach of Hurricane Dorian. The following 3-digit ZIP Code areas will have delivery and retail services effective Wednesday,Sept. 4: 334 and 349. USPS Service Alerts […]

Hendry County opts for code enforcement magistrate

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Board of Commissioners on a 4-1 vote Aug. 13 approved switching to a special magistrate system for county code enforcement cases. It’s a move that the five commissioners have been discussing intensely at nearly every meeting for more than a year. County Attorney Mark Lapp told the board a section […]

City of Clewiston moves forward with new ordinances

CLEWISTON — Several city ordinances were approved on first reading by Clewiston city commissioners Aug. 19 and public hearings were set for Sept. 23 on each. The ordinances, passed 5-0, are for the following purposes, with no fiscal impact: • To establish the City of Clewiston Honesty, Integrity and Government in the Sunshine Guide prepared […]