City of Okeechobee’s Town Hall meeting well received; city residents complain about double taxation

OKEECHOBEE — “I’ve been waiting for this meeting for 50 years,” said Sandra Pearce of the City Council’s Town Hall Meeting held on Tuesday, March 19. Although her comment was said with humor, the general consensus in the room was that the meeting was long overdue, and many thanked the council for taking the time […]

SFWMD hires executive director, approves C-43 reservoir bid

WEST PALM BEACH — The new governing board for the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), who met for the first time on March 14, hired a new director, approved a contract for multi-million dollar reservoir, and authorized a settlement for a key piece of property for the Kissimmee River Restoration project. The later two […]

Bass Pro working on Okee-Tantie plans

OKEECHOBEE — Bass Pro is still working on plans for development of the Okee-Tantie recreation area, according to a report given at the March 14 meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission. County administrator Robbie Chartier said she met with a Bass Pro representative last week and saw some preliminary plans. She said they have had […]

City Council schedules town hall meeting

  The Okeechobee City Council has scheduled a town hall meeting for Tuesday, March 19, at 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus Auditorium, 610 S.W. Second Avenue, behind Golden Corral. The purpose of the meeting is so that city residents and business owners who have issues, concerns or ideas can come and express them […]

Okeechobee County biosolids facility may require rezoning

OKEECHOBEE — Plans for a biosolids processing facility in the Dark Hammock area in northeastern Okeechobee County may be stalled. On March 1, the company’s owner was notified by Okeechobee County that the project would require rezoning of the property. “It was determined, that the proposed location zoned Agriculture does not allow for a residual […]

Pahokee mayor, two commission seats up in municipal election Tuesday, March 12

PAHOKEE — Thanks to Pahokee native Albert L. Polk IV aka DJChurchBoy (founder) and Alexis Polk (vice president) who run the Church Boy Foundation, the eight candidates in the city elections taking place next Tuesday, March 12, were able to state their cases to the voters in person last week. Mr. Polk acted as moderator […]

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, […]

Supervisor requests investigation into unidentified “robo” calls to voters

Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link has requested an investigation into unidentified “robo” calls that were made between Feb. 15 through Feb. 19 to voters who requested Vote by Mail ballots for the March 12 Uniform Municipal Elections. Without explicitly saying as much, the robo call script implies that the call is […]

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.

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 […]