Hendry County seeks prices on a line of credit

Before getting down to a serious discussion of needed repairs to county buildings and capital improvement projects that have been waiting for action, Hendry County commissioners disposed of a noncontroversial matter first at a special meeting June 22. In a pair of 4-0 votes, they assented to a change order adding $942 to the overall […]

Cemetery upkeep hits a raw nerve in Hendry

An apology from Hendry County Administrator Charles Chapman for Ridgelawn Cemetery’s shabby appearance on Memorial Day sparked a lively discussion of all the county cemeteries’ maintenance at the June 12 County Board meeting. Before commissioners began dealing with routine business, Mr. Chapman owned up to them for “the failure of keeping up Ridgelawn Cemetery for […]

Construction training program in the works

Hendry County Commissioner Michael Swindle has a day job in education that’s made him a key player as the county has pressed forward with neighboring Glades in trying to get more adult job training set up at the Glades County Regional Training Facility (GCRTF). He’s employed by the Hendry school district as its director of […]

Hendry board OKs land code changes for Airglades

The Hendry County Board has approved proposed changes in an amendment to the county Code of Ordinances’ sections on airports, zoning districts and dimensional and density regulations, which will limit residential and incompatible land uses in the vicinity of Airglades Airport. Commissioners conducted their second and final public hearing on the amendment Tuesday, May 22. […]

Hendry BOCC accepts bid on Port LaBelle sewer rehab

The Hendry County commissioners voted unanimously last Tuesday, May 22, to accept a low bid from National Water Main Cleaning Co. for rehabilitation services on sanitary sewer lines within the Port LaBelle Utility Service area. The county board had postponed a decision at its previous meeting in May on selecting a bidder among the three […]

With Airglades boom on radar, Hendry BOCC preparing

Hendry County commissioners considered several agenda items during their meeting Tuesday, May 8, having to do with Airglades Airport and the planning for its takeover by a consortium of private agricultural and shipping interests led by Fred Ford. The county board picked one of two companies that responded to its Request for Qualifications for preliminary […]

What Happened at the Hendry County Board Meeting

The following is a highlight of the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) regular meeting held on Tuesday, April 24 at the Commission Chamber in LaBelle. Awards, appearances and presentations • Proclaiming May 2018 as Older Americans Month, Kristen O’Donnell, Area Agency on Aging in Southwest Florida – The Board of County Commissioners of […]

BOCC considers code changes for Airglades

The Hendry County commissioners will be talking a lot about developments around Airglades International Airport (AIA) this month as two major sets of changes to their regulations will come before them for discussion. Next Tuesday, May 8, they’ll have a first reading of noise ordinance modifications that will affect operations at the airport and the […]

Hendry County zeroing in on future land uses near Airglades

Hendry County commissioners got a brief overview last week on public informational meetings that county staff conducted March 19-22 at three locations regarding the land use study that’s in progress for areas around the future Airglades International Airport. What brought up the topic was the county board’s consideration last Tuesday, March 27, of an amendment […]

County Board proclaims Hendry a ‘Purple Heart County’

The Hendry County Commission meeting of Tuesday, March 27, started off with the proclamation of the county as a “Purple Heart County.” Hendry County has a highly decorated veteran population including many Purple Heart recipients. The Hendry County Board encouraged citizens to show their appreciation of the sacrifices that Purple Heart recipients have made, and […]