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 […]

City Commission meeting for September 13

The meeting was preceded by the Local Planning Agency. It started with proposed ordinance No. 2018-09 amending chapter 4, article IV section 4-77 of the land development code. The current AG zoning district is very restrictive in terms of allowable excavations. This is historically very appropriate considering urban context and smaller parcels within the city. […]

LaBelle City Commission discusses employee pay raises

The budget workshop started with the USDA Civic Center update. The bids came in for the project. The lowest offers that came in were actually more than was originally budgeted for the project. Discussed was why it was so expensive when the Civic Center is only partly being renovated and a possible solution that was […]

City Of LaBelle Election – Zimmerly is re-elected

The City of LaBelle Election was held on July 17. Early voting was from July 7 to July 14. The election had a very low voter turnout of 11.18 percent. Of the 2039 registered voters only 228 cast their ballots. Thomas A. Smith was reappointed as Clerk Commissioner as there were no other candidates for […]

City Commission holds special budget workshop

On Thursday July 12 the monthly LaBelle City Commission meeting was preceded by a special Budget Workshop Meeting. The workshop started off with an update about the USDA Civic Center Project; the goal is to have it completed by the end of the year. Be advised that the Civic Center might not be available during […]

LaBelle City Commissioners ban medical marijuana dispensaries

The LaBelle City Commission meeting started with the public hearing of James Rebisz who wants to buy the right-of-way adjacent to his property. The commission brought forward and approved a motion to get an appraisal of the right-of-way property. The second point on the agenda was the final public hearing on proposed Ordinance No. 2018-08 […]

Zimmerly hopes to keep seat on commission

After 14 years on the LaBelle City Commission, Hilda Zimmerly has not lost the will and the heart to serve her community. A 41-year resident of LaBelle, she and her family arrived here from Northeastern Ohio, where she taught for four years before leaving the profession to raise her family. When the family relocated here, […]

LaBelle Chamber of Commerce to sponsor Hendry County Expo and Job Fair