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 […]

LaBelle City Commission approves Special Exceptions, hears from ACT

The December 14 meeting of the City of LaBelle Commission meeting was brought to order by Mayor Dave Lyons. Ron Zimmerly lead the meeting in prayer. All commissioners were present for this meeting. The approval for the November 2017 vouchers and paid bills passed with vote of 5-0. The minutes for the October 12 and […]

City Commissioners thank Veterans

Food trucks, Animal Control Impound Policy, and Alcoholic Special Exceptions were among topics discussed at the Commission meeting on November 9. Mayor David Lyons began the Regular Commission meeting by recognizing veterans. “Thank you for your service,” said Mayor Lyons. The audience in attendance at the meeting applauded the veterans. Ron Zimmerly led the opening […]

LaBelle Commissioners discuss alcohol sales, impound times

The City of LaBelle Commission meeting was held Thursday, October 12. Ron Zimmerly opened the meeting with a prayer. Public Hearings, Resolutions, Ordinances, and Citizens Concerns • Special Event Permit Davis Maus Nissan Tent Sale in the Walmart parking lot passes 5-0. • Special Exception Review Caloosa Baptist Church to continue use of buildings for […]

The Farmacy Smoothie and Juice Bar

There are lots of parts to overall good health and putting them all together can be confusing. Still, good nutrition is the foundation for it all. Health ideas come and go. Craziness seems to be the only constant rule and there’s always a new take on just what “good nutrition” is. Well, the building blocks […]

City Commission meeting for September

The September meeting of the City of LaBelle Local Planning Agency (LPA) was held on September 21 before the regular commission meeting. Commissioner Thomas A Smith was not present for either meeting. The commissioners held the public hearings for Ordinance #2017-18 Selma Daniels Rezone, the properties in question were being rezoned from Commerical to Residential […]

The Kelly’s gave their all

This past week has definitely been a week to remember in our community. With so much of an upheaval from Hurricane Irma our way of living has been completely disturbed. Many people in town have stepped up to serve those who have been hit the hardest during this time of recovery and restoration. One local […]