City Commission Meeting

The meeting was preceded by a public hearing on the plan amendment of the South LaBelle Village Comp. The local planning agency requested an amendment of the City of LaBelle Comprehensive Plan future land use element relating to the South LaBelle Community. Right now the lengthy comprehensive and difficult to understand plan text does not provide enough flexibility for future development. It concerns 5,700 acres of land to the south of the City of LaBelle. Development permitted will be a mix of residential, commercial, light industrial and civic uses. This mixed development will provide additional flexibility to meet changes in market demand.

LDRC requested an approval for beer and wine at the Smoke Under the Oaks event on January 12, and for closing down Bridge Street for the Swamp Cabbage parade.

The Fire Department ran 65 calls in November and are still looking for volunteers.

The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office received 12,500 calls for service of which 4,600 were in the City of LaBelle.

Geoffrey Ionescu can be reached at cbnews@newszap.com

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