City Commission Meeting

The meeting was preceded by a public hearing on the plan amendment of the South LaBelle Village Comp. The local planning agency requested an amendment of the City of LaBelle Comprehensive Plan future land use element relating to the South LaBelle Community. Right now the lengthy comprehensive and difficult to understand plan text does not […]

County commissioners tweak solid-waste law

CLEWISTON — Hendry County commissioners finally approved some “cleanup” amendments this month to the solid waste ordinance that they’d authorized in the spring and then put off during the summer when related concerns arose. But their tougher decision-making on providing large-capacity bins/toters for solid waste and recyclable materials for all residents in unincorporated areas was […]

Cities upset by extra cost of FDOT markers

CLEWISTON — Hendry County’s two cities both are getting new “Welcome” signs installed along the major state roads running through them with state money, but officials are perturbed by an apparently new — and annoyingly costly — requirement for such projects. Apparently the Florida Department of Transportation now is requiring municipalities that receive financing to […]

Hendry acts to rise affordable housing help

CLEWISTON — Hendry County commissioners, presented with a list last week of proposed sales of various properties the county has acquired, discussed the potential the lots might hold for fulfilling their goal of making more affordable housing available in the area. First, Commissioner Karson Turner asked that the sale of two longer-held lots in Wheeler […]

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 […]