LaBelle City Commission Meeting November 8

The City Commission Meeting started with Carol Westmoreland with Florida League of Cities presenting a resolution of the board of directors honoring Mayor David A. Lyons for thirty years of municipal elected service and presenting him with the “John Land Years of Service Award” in recognition of his unselfish commitment to municipal leadership and governance. […]

Hendry sends FPL solar plant plan to state

LABELLE — Hendry County’s Board of Commissioners voted Oct. 23 to send on to state regulators Florida Power & Light Co.’s request for permission to build a solar energy facility on 623 agricultural acres along County Road 833, about 3 miles south of State Road 80. FPL is requesting to amend the Hendry County Comprehensive […]

City Commission Meeting Oct. 11

The commission meeting started with the final public hearing concerning the blasting, construction and development limits on Ordinance No. 2018-09, concerning the large area behind Walmart. There was also a final hearing on the issue concerning the limited development around Yeomans Avenue. Both of these items were extensively discussed in last month’s meeting. The public […]

Hendry elevates Jennifer Davis to County Administrator

CLEWISTON — While accepting Charles Chapman’s departure as Hendry County administrator collegially and with humor, joking that he essentially was being “fired” before his last day, county commissioners then paid him a high compliment by tentatively elevating his deputy Jennifer Davis into his chair during their meeting here last week. Rather than go forward with […]

Chapman hands in his resignation

CLEWISTON — Charles Chapman, county manager in Hendry County since 2013, has presented his letter of resignation and gave 60 days’ notice to the county commissioners. He accepted an offer and signed a contract on Wednesday, Oct. 3, to become the new city manager in Naples, Fla., effective the first Monday in December, and will […]

Airglades on track for construction to start in 2019

CLEWISTON — The Hendry County Board will learn from staff at one of its October meetings about a proposed contract for the project development and environmental (PD&E) study on Airglades International Airport’s planned new cargo facilities outside Clewiston. The Florida Department of Transportation is financing the preliminary engineering and design of AIA’s Perishable Air Cargo […]

Kenneth C. Diaz running for HC commission

A thirty-plus year resident, Ken Diaz feels he has a mission to leave Hendry County better than he found it. For him, the way to his goal is to serve as a county commissioner. Running for the District 2 commission seat as a non-partisan, Ken has some very definite ideas about where the county is […]

City Commission meeting for September 13

The meeting was preceded by the Local Planning Agency. It started with proposed ordinance No. 2018-09 amending chapter 4, article IV section 4-77 of the land development code. The current AG zoning district is very restrictive in terms of allowable excavations. This is historically very appropriate considering urban context and smaller parcels within the city. […]

Community Clean-Up planned in North and South LaBelle

Hendry County will be hosting free Community Clean-Up events in North and South LaBelle over the next month. Residents can drive up to the location and dispose of their waste with assistance from county employees. These clean-up events are held to help the community clean up their yards and homes of unwanted debris and waste. […]

Hendry ditches old, goes with new health insurance provider

The Hendry County Board voted unanimously at its regular meeting in Clewiston on Aug. 14 to contract with a new health insurance carrier, which could result in a nearly unheard-of savings to county taxpayers of up to $86,000, possibly even more, in the first year. Deputy County Administrator Jennifer Davis, who’s been working on the […]