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 […]

Burn Ban in Effect for Hendry County

A burn ban is now in effect for unregulated fires for all of Hendry County as dry weather conditions impact the area. An unregulated fire means any outdoor fire, other than a cook fire, which is not permitted by a governmental agency. Outdoor fires include, but are not limited to, bonfires, campfires or burning of […]

Hendry OKs sale of Airglades Airport

The Hendry County Board has approved the eventual sale of Airglades Airport to AIA, giving the commissioners’ official OK to a revised purchase and sale agreement under its consent agenda items on Tuesday, Feb. 27. AIA, which stands for Airglades International Airport, is a limited-liability corporation formed by aviation industry leader Fred Ford (through his […]

Hendry meeting dissects post-Irma response

Hendry County staff members presented a comprehensive, 21-page report about the county’s Hurricane Irma response during a special meeting that lasted almost two hours Monday evening at Clewiston City Hall, with representatives of all local elected bodies present. County Administrator Charles Chapman presented the report, saying, “We’re not going to read you a bedtime story […]