Hendry to hire large firm to perform code enforcement

CLEWISTON — Hendry County will contract with Calvin, Giordano, & Associates Inc., a Florida firm with an office in Estero, to perform code enforcement and, in a pinch, building inspection services for the planning and zoning department. Although total costs will be unknown until a contract is drawn up, staff said they found the rates […]

Montura Ranch Estates Land Use Study

Kick Off Meeting Invitation | November 16, 2019, at 10 a.m. Hendry County invites you to attend the Kickoff Meeting for the Montura Ranch Estates Community Land Use Study on Saturday, November 16, 10 a.m., at the Central County Water Control District Meeting Room, 475 S. Cabbage Palm Street, Clewiston, FL 33440. Hendry County Staff […]

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Hendry Country’s new Clerk of Courts sworn in

Our new Hendry County Clerk of Courts, Kimberley Barrineau, was sworn in to her position by the Honorable Judge Sloan at the Courthouse on Friday, November 1, 2019. Her title is AD Interim Clerk of Courts, until her official appointment by the Governor. Barrineau grew up in Hendry County, and has lived here all of […]

Hendry County moves to restrict future fish farms

LABELLE — Hendry County commissioners last week took a first step toward eliminating future fish farms in its rural residential farm zoning district around Montura Ranch Estates. Existing farms, such as one along County Road 833 that has prompted some complaints from neighbors, will be grandfathered in, however. Commissioners heard on first reading an amendment […]

Airglades FFA approval published

MOORE HAVEN — Lillie Rodriguez of Airglades International Airport LLC appeared briefly to announce to Hendry and Glades county commissioners last Wednesday night that FAA approval of AIA’s takeover has been finalized with publication in the Federal Register. “The record of decision announced yesterday (Oct. 1) marks a great step forward in the Airglades International […]

Broadband network study OK’d by BOCC

LABELLE — A study of whether it’s feasible to set up a community-wide broadband network in Hendry County will go forward after action taken by the county board last week. A request for proposals had been advertised for the study during the summer, with the proposals opened on July 19, and a duly constituted review/ranking […]

Daycare gets the OK to open in Clewiston

LABELLE — The Hendry County Board acted on several planning and zoning matters after public hearings at its meeting on Aug. 27: • Assented to a special exception for 0.34 acres at 712 Georgia Ave., Harlem, to allow the establishment of a child daycare facility by Carol Mixon-Rushing. Commissioner Michael Swindle remarked: “Glad to see […]

Hendry gives antique fire engine to LDRC

LABELLE — The Hendry County Board voted Aug. 27 to convey a surplus antique fire truck, Engine 56 which went into service in 1950, to the LaBelle Downtown Revitalization Corp. (LDRC) for $1. Commissioner Karson Turner asked to pull the item from the board’s consent agenda to discuss the donation briefly with fellow board members. […]

Hendry County Encourages Voluntary Evacuations

Shelters to be opened to Public on Saturday (August 30, 2019) – LaBelle, Fla. – Hendry County Emergency Management is strongly encouraging Hendry County residents who live in low-lying, flood prone areas as well as residents who live in RV’s or mobile homes to voluntarily evacuate to a safer structure. Residents are encouraged to evacuate […]

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