Clewiston adapting to 21st-century power grid

CLEWISTON — City commissioners have begun to rewire Clewiston’s policies to bring them into sync with the evolving 21st century power grid. The city is part of the Florida Municipal Power Association (FMPA), and their “net metering” service schedule is being updated for the first time since 2009, specifying fees from now on for anyone […]

Clewiston to honor Farm-City Week Nov. 20-27, 2019

CLEWISTON — City commissioners approved a proclamation declaring the week prior to Thanksgiving 2019, Nov. 20-27, to be National Farm-City Week in the city. This week is used to celebrate and recognize the beneficial partnerships between rural and urban communities that make our food supply safe and plentiful, according to the Florida Farm Bureau. At […]

Utility bill concerns occupy Clewiston commissioners

CLEWISTON — Over a dozen residents came out to the Clewiston City Commission meeting Monday, Oct. 21, in a quest for answers over what they consider excessive utility bill fluctuations. City commissioners and the new city manager were a bit surprised, saying they hadn’t heard any specific complaints of overbilling, meter-reading mistakes, billing errors or […]

City meeting schedule adjusted

CLEWISTON — Regular Clewiston City Commission meetings will be on a slightly different schedule for the rest of this year. In an arrangement often favored by several commissioners in the past, now they will meet in a workshop session once a month to discuss the following week’s regular meeting, which also will be only once […]

Golf course’s financial future a perennial issue

CLEWISTON — The City of Clewiston will consider borrowing $300,000 from First Bank of Clewiston at an interest rate of 2.5% to go through with the planned purchase of a new fleet of golf carts for the municipal course (among other things). That item is on the agenda for final authorization at the commission’s Oct. […]