City’s millage rate holds steady

The City of LaBelle’s economic picture seems to continue its upward trend, at least as it is reflected in a preview of the city’s 2017-18 taxes. City commissioners set the tentative millage rate for next year at its current rate – 3.6066 – a rate that has held steady since 2015-16. However, work is not […]

Passidomo addresses City Commissioners

The July 13 regular City Commission meeting was called to order by Mayor Lyons and the opening prayer was giving by Ron Zimmerly. All commissioners were present for this meeting. First on the agenda was the approval of the June vouchers, bill payment and the May 11 L.P.A and Commission meeting minutes. These were approved […]

Boone works tirelessly to improve downtown LaBelle

Kelly Boone began working with the LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation (LDRC) on August 1, of 2016. A transplant from Ohio, Kelly fell in love with LaBelle upon moving here with her family and so she knew, when she heard there would be an opening with LDRC, that this was the job for her. Since starting […]

Avellaneda opens office in LaBelle

After serving as a faculty member for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Jackson Health System for 20 years, Dr. Victoria Bustamante Avellaneda is proud to announce the opening of her Private Practice, providing psychological services, in LaBelle. Dr. Bustamante Avellaneda recently retired from the Jackson Health System where she was […]

L.P.A and City Commission vote on PUD and ordinances

The June 8 meeting at city hall started with the Local Planning Agency (L.P.A.) hearing a motion for rezoning for the proposed Belle Arbor community (Ordinance No. 2017-16) north and south of Shady Oaks Avenue, between SR 80 to the east and Live Oak Lane to the west. The original PUD was approved in 2006 […]

Thairapy Sessions Hair and Nail Salon opens in LaBelle

Mona Tanner once owned a salon in Immokalee before taking a long break to raise her children. She’s still been doing hair, maintaining a core clientele, and working with friends in their salons; but she says “the time felt right for me to up my game a little bit.” Located at 283 S Bridge Street […]

Campbell & Gunn open for business in LaBelle

Campbell & Gunn, a handcrafted soap business, opened in LaBelle on May 1, 2017. They are located at 443 W. Hickpoochee Ave. “I was interested in finding a hobby,” said Kevin Seiler, co-owner of Campbell & Gunn. “I got involved in soap making because of my husband,” said Bobbie Seiler, co-owner of Campbell & Gunn, […]

Johnson honored by LaBelle City Commission

Consent Agenda Mayor David Lyons proposed that May be declared Community Action Month to honor the hard work and dedication of the community action agencies in LaBelle. The City of LaBelle honored Rayfield Johnson a lifelong resident of the city of LaBelle. Johnson passed away in April. The city presented a proclamation honoring him to […]

Let Heartland Homes build that new home for you

Heartland Homes opened the doors to their welcome center in LaBelle in January. They are a division of Island Contruction, LLC, a residential contractor which is based in Fort Myers and has been in business for eleven years. Shawn Longaker, President of Heartland Homes, found in LaBelle a small town that reminded him of his […]

City Commission votes for alternative 3 on SR 29 bridge

Public Hearings, Resolutions, Ordinances and Citizen Concerns At the April 13 LaBelle Commission meeting, commissioners gave permission to the LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corporation (LDRC) to install benches and garbage cans throughout downtown LaBelle. The commission approved their placement by the Baron Park House Gallery, Barron Park, Barron Library, and on Fort Thompson. The six-foot benches […]