Wilkins worries over lack of public input

The main discussion at the LaBelle Regular City Commission meeting, held on May 14, at the LaBelle Civic Center, was a First Reading of proposed ordinance 2020-02, 2020-03 and 2020-04: Commissioner Wilkins expressed worry over the severe impacts concerning this ordinance, and the inability of concerned citizens to be able to express their concerns due […]

Doug Bostik and Hilda Zimmerly honored at commission meeting

City of LaBelle Regular Commission Meeting on February 13, began with roll call that showed Tommy Smith, Julie Wilkins, Daniel Akin, and Mayor David Lyons we’re present. They opened with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. Doug Bostick was recognized for his hard work for the past 12 years as the City of LaBelle’s […]

Barron Park improvements top city meeting

The Barron Park Master Plan Committee Meeting proceeded the regular January 9 meeting of the LaBelle City Commission. Mayor Lyons opened the floor to discussion on short-term imporvements at Barron Park. There was only one bid turned in on redoing the benches in front of the gazebo. Discussion turned to using power poles or 6X6 […]

Greater LaBelle Chamber of Commerce 2019-2020 Board of Directors

At the Greater LaBelle Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet on October 7th the 2019-2020 Board of Directors were sworn in. Left to right: Lamar Youmans, Director; Ron Zimmerly, Director; Chris Wegscheid, Director; Matt Germain, Director; Shelley Wimberly, Director; Cindy Shough, Director; Anna Howisen, Director; Diane Fidanza, Executive Director; Amanda Nelson, President; Catina Paul, Director; Jennifer […]

Recent City of LaBelle L.P.A. and Commission meeting

The L.P.A. and Regular LaBelle City Commission Meeting began, on August 8, with a swearing in ceremony. Derek Rooney led the Commissioners as they repeated the following: “I do solemnly swear that I will support protect and defend the Constitution and the government of the United States and the State of Florida, and that I […]

City Commission meeting June 13

The LPA meeeting was brief, with a discussion on Public Hearing on proposed Ordinance 2019-10 Temporary Uses: Special variances permit section needs clean up and then will be presented to city in July. The Regular City Commission Meeting began with prayer and flag salute, followed by roll call, revealing that Tommy Smith, David Lyons, Julie […]

Resident addresses Commission on rentals

The March 14, 2019 meeting at city hall began with the City of LaBelle Local Planning Agency Meeting where Alexis Crespo, City Planner, went over the information, and answered questions about the following ordinances: Ordinance 2019-06. The motion to approve passes 4-0. Ordinance 2019-02 City Initiated Future Land Use Comprehensive Plan Amendment: The motion passes […]

LaBelle City Commissioners hear requests for Tiny House Communities in the city

Last Thursday, the LaBelle City Commission meeting was packed full of serious, concerned faces. The subject on everyone’s mind: Would developers, who want to build communities of micro-cottages, or tiny houses, receive the go ahead needed for each of their plans? Many of LaBelle’s residents had shown up to make their voices heard. When asked […]

Public Hearing on Sandy Oaks Project

Thursday, December 13 was the public hearing on the Sandy Oaks Project. It concerns a request of rezoning a 6.64 +/- acre lot from a Single-Family Low Density R1-A zoning district to a planned unit development (PUD) zoning which would allow for a maximum of 65 single family dwellings and associated accessory uses on the […]

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 […]