Garbage pickup cost in Clewiston likely to jump

CLEWISTON — City residents soon will be paying substantially more to dispose of their household waste if the City Commission votes later this month to affirm its Sept. 10 decision to proceed, as staff recommends, with a 55 percent jump in rates. The monthly garbage pickup fee would go from $19.95 to $30.95, an increase […]

Clewiston opts for League of Cities’ health plan

CLEWISTON — Clewiston city commissioners followed the lead of the Hendry County Board and voted to switch health insurance companies during a special meeting last Thursday, Aug. 23. The move will save the city almost $80,000 on the premium for its employees’ health insurance plans for fiscal 2019, which begins Oct. 1. Clewiston Mayor Mali […]

Rezoning granted for hotel in Clewiston

CLEWISTON — A public hearing was conducted for the final reading of a zoning and land use change request from Mineshkumar B. Patel for the property located at 815 E. Sagamore Ave. at Monday’s Clewiston City Commission meeting. No one from the public asked to be heard, and the commisioners voted unanimously to accept the […]

Commission hears city’s finances are solid

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston City Commission heard a very positive report at its July 2 meeting, with the auditor stating that the city’s finances were firmly in the black at the end of fiscal year 2017. Mayor Mali Gardner found the audit results to be great news for the city. “We’ve come through some really […]

Seven running for 3 seats in Clewiston

CLEWISTON — Seven candidates will be facing off for the three open seats on the Clewiston City Commission this fall. All three incumbent commissioners whose terms are up in the 2018 general election have filed for re-election: M. “Mali” Soto Gardner; Kristine Petersen; and Phillip Roland. They are challenged by four other candidates who qualified […]

Aztec Commons gets commission’s approval

CLEWISTON — No public input but just a few commissioners’ questions were heard when the Clewiston City Commission conducted a public hearing Monday, May 21, regarding the rezoning of 11 lots at 710 S. W.C. Owen Ave. for multifamily residential housing. It was the second reading and final approval of an ordinance allowing the property’s […]

Commission proclaims National Police Week

CLEWISTON — After all the “Whereas” clauses were read, it came down to gratitude, which prompted a couple of rounds of appreciative applause as the Clewiston City Commission declared May 13-19 as National Police Week and called on citizens to show appreciation for officers’ work. Mayor Mali Gardner read a proclamation noting that President John […]

Sky Valley YMCA will run summer camp programs

City commissioners in Clewiston have approved Sky Family YMCA’s taking over operation of the city Recreation Department’s summer camp programs for children ages 5-12. The item had been postponed from the City Commission’s meeting March 19 when Commissioner Kristine Petersen asked for a comparison of fees and whether the YMCA camp program was at the […]

Time pressure off, Clewiston seeks new P.D. building bids

CLEWISTON — The Clewiston City Commission has rejected all bids received on remodeling the bank branch building it bought on Berner Road for a new city police headquarters, opting instead to re-bid the project yet again. Commissioners learned at their meeting Monday night, April 2, that the state money the Legislature had approved to finance […]

Clewiston asks state to help on Ventura

CLEWISTON — Clewiston city commissioners approved a resolution authorizing a Small County Outreach Program (SCOP) agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation at their meeting Monday, March 19, that will finance the design for resurfacing of Ventura Avenue. Public Works Director Sean Sheffler pointed out that the city’s request to the state is only for […]