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 […]

Hendry County opts for code enforcement magistrate system

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Board of Commissioners on a 4-1 vote Aug. 13 approved switching to a special magistrate system for county code enforcement cases. It’s a move that the five commissioners have been discussing intensely at nearly every meeting for more than a year. County Attorney Mark Lapp told the board a section […]

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 […]

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