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 […]

LaBelle City Commission Meeting November 8

The City Commission Meeting started with Carol Westmoreland with Florida League of Cities presenting a resolution of the board of directors honoring Mayor David A. Lyons for thirty years of municipal elected service and presenting him with the “John Land Years of Service Award” in recognition of his unselfish commitment to municipal leadership and governance. […]

City Commission Meeting Oct. 11

The commission meeting started with the final public hearing concerning the blasting, construction and development limits on Ordinance No. 2018-09, concerning the large area behind Walmart. There was also a final hearing on the issue concerning the limited development around Yeomans Avenue. Both of these items were extensively discussed in last month’s meeting. The public […]

Chamber of Commerce hosts Membership Banquet

LABELLE Monday, Oct. 1, was the Greater LaBelle Chamber of Commerce 2018 annual Membership Banquet. The chamber wasn’t able to have a meeting last year due to the damage caused to the LaBelle Civic Center by Hurricane Irma. As construction and repairs are still underway at the Civic Center, this year’s banquet was held at […]