Long appointed to variance board

The LaBelle City Commissioners appointed Preston Long as a variance board member, heard citizens concerns about speed bumps on Holly Avenue, heard a request to insert a 24-inch pipe in an alley way by Aqua Aisles, and approved several resolutions at the Commission Meeting on April 12. The Commission declared May 25, 2018 as Don […]

City Commission discusses budget issues

Commissioner Julie Wilkins requested to have a budget workshop at the Commission Meeting on April 12. Commissioner Tommy Smith was absent for the meeting. Commissioner Julie Wilkins requested to have a budget workshop for the second time, the first time being the Commission Meeting on March 8, to get into detail about what different departments […]

Crespo named as LaBelle’s new City Planner

Lieutenant Shawn Reed, City Attorney Derek Rooney, Superintendent of Public Works Michael Boyle, and Finance Director Ron Zimmerly presented reports at the Commission Meeting on April 12. Alexis Crespo introduced herself to the Commission as LaBelle’s new City Planner. Lieutenant Shawn Reed from the Hendry County Sherriff’s Office reported persons crimes increased from last March. […]

Committees formed at Barron Park Workshop

Three committees were formed at the Barron Park Master Plan Workshop on March 22 to come up with a concept for Barron Park. The committees formed are the playground committee, safety/fixtures committee and character/beautification committee. The playground recommends the best location for the playground, it’s style, and the age range. The character/beautification committee recommends the […]

Commission discusses Barron Park Master Plan

The City Commissioners discussed oak tree removal, the rezoning of Yeoman’s Avenue, and the Barron Park Master Plan at the city commission meeting held on March 8. The City Commissioners also heard updates on the Economic Development Council and approved the Chamber of Commerce’s “Night on the Town” and LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation’s “Red, White, […]

Johnson leaving as City Planner

Shellie Johnson plans to address the Barron Park Master Plan at her last meeting in March as LaBelle City Planner. On February 8, Johnson announced her time serving as City Planner will end later this month. She notified the City Commission her employment with En-Site is ending which means she will no longer be LaBelle’s […]

Hearings held on ordinances at LPA meeting

Before the LPA meeting on February 8, Mayor David Lyons announced that Pacific Tomato Growers canceled their application for a proposed facility. The proposed development on 615 West Cowboy Way would have housed 466 migrant workers. A group of people left before Lyons called the LPA meeting to order. Zoning of properties and the impact […]

City Commissioners discuss 5K, controlled burns among other topics at last meeting

The LaBelle City Commissioners discussed Zach’s Friendship House 5K run, controlled burns, The Trading Post, and Florida Power and Light replacing regular street lights with LED lights at the Commission Meeting on February 8. Consent Agenda The commission approved the January 2018 vouchers and paid bills 5-0. The commission approved the minutes from the January […]

Commission temporarily bans medical marijuana in the city

LaBelle City Commissioners passed a motion to reverse the route for The Swamp Cabbage Parade, passed a temporary ban on the distribution of medical marijuana, and discussed actions to address the problems at the Trading Post at the City Commission meeting held on January 11,2018. Public Hearings, Resolutions, Ordinances, and Citizens Concerns Rich Harper requested […]

Proposed facility raises concerns

LaBelle City Commissioners and residents of Hendry County voiced concerns about Pacific Tomato Growers’ proposed facility to house 466 migrant workers at the Local Planning Agency meeting on January 11, 2018. Public Hearings were held regarding proposed Ordinance 2018-03 Pacific Tomato Growers, LTD. Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment to change the property located at […]