Glades County BOCC met on May 23

The sale of a burned out motel and adding a ballot question for voters highlighted the agenda of the last Glades County Commission meeting on May 23.  Commissioners approved a resolution to place a Glades County School Board referendum and ballot questions on the August 30th ballot.

This vote would decide a measure to increase the ad valorem millage rate for schools.  The objective of the School Board is to reduce a portion of the existing capital ad valorem tax and make available an equal amount for operations. Commissioners approved a proclamation that designated May as Community Action Month.

The Commissioner approved $28,840 to provide new floors at the Ortona and the Washington Park Community Centers.  The bids were approved last month but did not include the cost of installation.  The money comes from the county one cent sales tax funds.
The Commission also accepted the annual small county consolidated solid waste management grant that totals $90,909.  This money helps to fund the county recycling program. The BOCC also approved a $35,800 project to repair dispatch consoles for radios used by the Glades County Sheriff’s Office. The Commission also rejected a number of bids for SHIP, state housing improvement projects, due to only one proposal and bidder.

The projects will be rebid this summer. Chairman Weston Pryor was appointed to represent the board on the Small County Coalition. The Commission also rejected a $10,000 bid from LM Group Enterprises to purchase the former Glades Inn property that was burned down earlier this year.  The commission decided to re-bid the project and the county cleans up the property.  The Florida State Fire Marshall continues to investigate the fire.

Special to Glades County Democrat

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