Hendry County Environmental Health Services has relocated

The Hendry County Environmental Health Office is relocating from their temporary location (3300 Utility Drive) back to their permanent office location at 1140 Pratt Boulevard in LaBelle. (Hendry County Health Department) Full services will be available on Monday, August 19. The Bacteriological Water Lab for Hendry & Glades Counties will also be relocated back to […]

Providers: Rethink behavioral health services at group meeting

Rural communities share many disadvantages as well as advantages. The advantages speak for themselves, but the disadvantages are much harder to get a handle on, among the disadvantages are a lack of local services for people struggling with mental and behavioral issues. An ongoing effort to meet those needs seems to be gathering momentum. Monday, […]

BOCC renews lobbyist firm rewards contract

LABELLE — If it weren’t for Hendry County getting state funding of $1.4 million toward fiscal 2020 budget items, Commissioner Karson Turner said July 16, “I would be telling you we should end this contract” that pays Tallahassee law and lobbying firm Gray-Robinson $60,000 a year. As it transpired, though, the Hendry County Board voted […]

Donors for courthouse chimes recognized

LABELLE — Hendry County Commission Chairman Mitchell Wills started last the board’s regular meeting July 16 with a resolution of recognition: “Hendry County would like to recognize the following supporters for those generous donations to help to fund the clock tower chimes in the Historic Hendry County Courthouse.” They included the City of LaBelle, David […]

HC staff takes on challenge of mental health services

It is arguable that mental health is one of the major problems modern society faces. Humans have excelled in technological and social advances, especially over the past 200 or so years. Still, we don’t seem to be able to get a good handle on our own individual thoughts, feelings and impulses. How we each feel […]

Hendry board reverses itself, seeks bids on health insurance

LABELLE — The Hendry County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously in a special meeting last Wednesday evening, June 26, to seek bids on the health care insurance package that’s offered to county employees. The commission chamber at the historic Hendry County Courthouse was packed with county employees, including the constitutional officers, who were dismayed that […]

Hendry County Holiday Schedule for Independence Day

LaBelle – Hendry County government offices will be closed Thursday, July 4, thru Friday, July 5, in honor of the Independence Day holiday. County offices will resume regular business hours on Monday, July 8. Hendry County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Center will be closed Wednesday, July 3, and will resume regular business hours on Monday, […]

Accord with AIA investors bolsters county’s rights

LABELLE — Several provisions were added to the already voluminous purchase and sale agreement among Hendry County, Airglades International Airport LLC (the investor group making the purchase), the Federal Aviation Administration and the Florida Department of Transportation. County Attorney Mark Lapp gave the county commissioners a concise summary at their June 18 meeting, excerpted here. […]

Airglades execs working to tie up airport deal details by summer’s end

LABELLE — The Hendry County Board of Commissioners learned at its meeting June 18 that Airglades International Airport LLC’s target date is Sept. 30 to have all items on its to-do list out of the way so the parties can set a closing date for the AIA privatization deal. County Attorney Mark Lapp presented the […]

New Hendry code enforcement process

LABELLE — Hendry County’s new code enforcement process will be as follows, as resolved by the county board on May 28: The recommended steps: •Hire a special magistrate, and take all code cases to the special magistrate. This will include mowing, unsafe structures, miscellaneous (junk & debris, inoperable vehicles etc.). • The corrections to the […]

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