Helms Road Extension nears completion

LaBelle, Fla. – The Helms Road Extension project, a four-lane highway extending from State Road 80 west of LaBelle to State Road 29 south of LaBelle, is funded 100 percent by FDOT and is nearing completion. The project contractor, AJAX, is currently preparing the base of the final two lanes of roadway for paving. Paving […]

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 […]

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 […]

FDOT makes final round for hurricane debris pick up

The Board of County Commissioners held an emergency meeting on Wednesday, December 6, to pass a resolution acknowledging that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is undertaking a final round to remove hurricane related debris from the State road right-of-ways in Hendry County. FDOT started making their last pass to remove hurricane related debris on […]

Hendry County breaks ground for new airport terminal

Hendry County staff and elected officials along with contractors and consultants broke ground for the new terminal building at the LaBelle Municipal Airport on Tuesday, November 21. The project, which is fully funded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), will result in the first newly built Hendry County government building since 2008. “Hendry County […]

Update on Hurricane Irma Shelters in Hendry County

WHAT: Shelters for those needing it during the event of Hurricane Irma are open Friday, September 8, 2017 beginning at 8am on the west side of the County. Due to the evacuations of the City of Clewiston, Hookers Point, Harlem, Flaghole, Montura Ranch Estates and the communities located within the Mid-County MSBU which includes Ladeca, […]

Commissioners recognized by Counties Association

Hendry County was well represented by their Board of County Commissioners during the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) annual conference June 26-30 in West Palm Beach, being one of only eight counties having all Commissioners in attendance. The County Administrator and other staff members were also present at the conference to discuss issues facing the […]