Special meeting called in South Bay

SOUTH BAY —The City of South Bay will hold a special meeting scheduled for Monday, March 4, beginning at 6 p.m., in the commission chambers at South Bay City Hall, 335 S.W. Second Ave., to address the following item of business: reconstruction of Southwest First Street from Southwest Seventh Avenue to U.S. 27 and Southwest […]

Candidates forum tonight

PAHOKEE — A candidates forum will begin at 6 p.m. today, Feb. 27, in the City of Pahokee Cafeteria, 360 E. Main St. There are eight candidates for three positions: mayor as well as city commissioner in Groups I and II. Mayor Keith W. Babb Jr. is running for another term against challengers Nathaniel Holmes, […]

Judge, staff commended on code enforcement

CLEWISTON — Hendry County Planning & Community Development Director Margaret Emblidge gave an update about staff’s code enforcement efforts for the commissioners on Tuesday, Feb. 12. “This is a follow-up from the January meeting regarding the code enforcement cases that were taken to the new Hendry County judge, Darrell Hill, and the staff report shows […]

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 […]