COVID-19 active vs recovered debate continues

The major subject of discussion at the regular meeting of the Hendry Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) was the overall message and use of the term “recovery number” regarding active vs inactive cases of COVID-19 in Hendry County. Dr. Joseph Pepe, Director of the Hendry/Glades Health Department, provided details about current trends and strategies for […]

Hendry BOCC notice of board meeting changes

Notice is hereby given that the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners’ regularly scheduled meetings on June 9, 2020, and June 23, have been canceled. The Board will hold a regular meeting on June 16, at 5:00 p.m., at the John Boy Auditorium, 1200 W.C. Owen Avenue, Clewiston, Florida. Members of the public may attend […]

Hendry County honors National Hospital Week

CLEWISTON — Hendry County Commission thanked local healthcare workers and the hospital for their dedication and hard work during the coronavirus pandemic as they honored National Hospital Week at the May 12 commission meeting.  Dr. Joseph Pepe, Health Officer for Hendry and Glades counties, attended the meeting by phone. Dr. Pepe reported there were a total of […]

Hendry County Declares a Local State of Emergency

(March 19, 2020) – Hendry County officials have declared a Local State of Emergency in response to the potential spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its potential impacts on the County. The declaration is effective immediately as of 4:28pm on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Although there are currently no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hendry County […]

BOCC awards Community Asphalt Corp. county paving bid

On March 10, the Regular Meeting of the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) was held in the City Commission chambers in Clewiston. After saying a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken. Present at the meeting were: Chairman Mitchell Wills, Vice Chair Emma Byrd, Commissioner Daryl Harris, Commissioner Michael Swindle, […]

BOCC reorganizes and reappoints

The Hendry County Board of County Commissioners meeting was held on Tuesday, December 17, at the County Commission chambers in LaBelle. The meeting opened with a prayer and Pledge of Allegiance. The meeting opened with the reorganization and appointments for the 2019-2020 Board of County Commissioners. Appointed to represent the Hendry BOCC for Florida Heartland […]

Hendry County moves to restrict future fish farms

LABELLE — Hendry County commissioners last week took a first step toward eliminating future fish farms in its rural residential farm zoning district around Montura Ranch Estates. Existing farms, such as one along County Road 833 that has prompted some complaints from neighbors, will be grandfathered in, however. Commissioners heard on first reading an amendment […]

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. […]

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 […]