Hendry County Commission names Jennifer Davis Interim County Administrator

LABELLE — On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners selected Deputy County Administrator, Jennifer Davis, to fill the role of Interim County Administrator effective immediately. The Board’s decision comes after the resignation of Hendry County Administrator, Charles Chapman, who has accepted the position for City Manager of the City of Naples, […]

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 […]

Hendry commissioners will be ‘taking a drill’ to code enforcement

LABELLE — Code enforcement has been a hot topic for continual discussion by the Hendry County commissioners all year, and they will be “drilling down” into it at more depth this month in hopes of setting some policies that will give their front-line staff more clout in getting blighted areas cleaned up. Commissioner Karson Turner […]

Hendry County commissioners to discuss sports park

LABELLE — The Hendry Board of County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, to discuss a proposal that the county use a Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) grant for a sports park. The hearing will take place in the Hendry-LaBelle Recreation Board office building at 310 Cowboy Way […]

Infrastructure to lay foundation for new growth

HENDRY COUNTY — I have had the privilege of serving as county commissioner for District 2 for 17 years. Continuing to create an environment for growth in all areas of the county has always been one of my priorities. I have enjoyed working with the dedicated staff members in Hendry County government. Together we continue […]

County goes with new health insurance

HENDRY COUNTY — The Hendry County Board of Commissioners 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, […]

County keeps maximum tax rate at 2017-18 level

HENDRY COUNTY — Hendry County commissioners unanimously approved a Truth in Millage (TRIM) notification to taxpayers setting the maximum county property tax rate for fiscal 2018-19 at the same level as last year, 8.4909. However, they’ve already instructed their staff to find budget cuts so that they may instead adopt what’s called the “rollback” millage […]

Hendry leaders take reins at FL counties convention

Hendry County commissioners and key staff members attended the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) Annual Conference June 26-29 in Orlando, where Hendry representatives assumed several leadership roles in the association. Commissioner Karson Turner was sworn in as president of the association on June 28. His duties as president over the next year will include representing […]

County seeks prices on a line of credit

County seeks prices on  a line of credit Hendry’s leaders want to address long list of capital improvements Before getting down to a serious discussion of needed repairs to county buildings and capital improvement projects that have been waiting for action, Hendry County commissioners disposed of a noncontroversial matter first at a special meeting June […]

Cemetery upkeep hits a raw nerve in Hendry

HENDRY COUNTY — An apology from Hendry County Administrator Charles Chapman for Ridgelawn Cemetery’s shabby appearance on Memorial Day sparked a lively discussion of all the county cemeteries’ maintenance at the June 12 County Board meeting. Before commissioners began dealing with routine business, Mr. Chapman owned up for “the failure of keeping up Ridgelawn Cemetery […]