Helfenberger accepts Glades County interim manager post

Commissioners pushed forless-costly deal after Long sent salary comparison GLADES COUNTY — Ahead of the Glades County Board’s regular meeting on Tuesday, May 8, Commissioner Donna Storter Long had sent out an email blast to her constituents late that Sunday meant to alert them about “How your tax dollars (are) being spent.” She was drawing […]

Manager candidate gets counteroffer

Board also votes to retain Carlisle another month GLADES COUNTY — After Glades County Board Chairman John Ahern related how his negotiations had gone with Joseph Helfenberger, two commissioners objected Tuesday to terms they’d arrived at for the interim manager candidate. Mr. Helfenberger, now temporarily managing the tiny City of Archer (near Gainesville), had rejected […]

County considers interim manager

The Glades County Board authorized negotiations with a potential interim county manager after amending their regular meeting agenda to do so Monday night, and spent nearly an hour going over a long list of matters that outgoing County Manager Paul Carlisle has been working on. The county commissioners also approved an independent contractor agreement with […]

Paul Carlisle leaving Glades’ employ

GLADES COUNTY — Paul Carlisle is leaving his position as Glades County manager before the end of the month, commissioners learned last week before agreeing Friday to keep him on as a consultant for one day per week for at least the next 45 days. Termination of the manager’s contract was accomplished through board approval […]

Carlisle may be leaving manager post

GLADES COUNTY — Paul Carlisle, who has been a workhorse as head of the Glades County administrative staff for the past four-plus years, may be leaving his post as county manager to take the reins as city manager in Sebastian. Glades County commissioners scheduled a discussion on the matter for Tuesday after learning a few […]

CR 721 to casino gets new striping

GLADES COUNTY — The 15-mile stretch of Glades County Road 721, aka Reservation Road, that runs from State Road 70 on the north to State Road 78 on the south and carries most traffic traveling to the Seminole Brighton Casino, soon will be restriped to make it safer, especially after dark. “This is something we […]

County to pave three roads in Port LaBelle

Glades County commissioners have approved the paving of three roads in Port LaBelle, approving an agreement for the work on Monday, Feb. 27, at a cost of $367,946. The three streets are Banner Drive from Cowgirl Way to Aspen Boulevard; Cowgirl Way from Birchwood Parkway to State Road 80; and a section of Oxbow Drive […]

County Board re-elects John Ahern chairman

The Glades County Board re-elected its leadership team during a brief regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 9, the commissioners’ first meeting of 2018. County Attorney Richard Pringle acted as the board’s parliamentarian as it went through the annual process and accepted nominations, which did not require a second. Commissioner Tim Stanley nominated current Board Chairman […]

County signs up for recording system

The Glades County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to purchase a new digital recording and agenda software package that will make it much easier for residents to keep track of what their elected officeholders are doing and how their tax money is being spent. The vote was unanimous to hire iCompass, a Seattle-based tech firm […]

County dealing with storm cleanup

MOORE HAVEN – The Glades County Board of Commissioners resolved several post-Hurricane Irma issues at its regular meeting Tuesday, authorizing burning of some collected storm debris and joining an agreement to help clean up Port Labelle area roads. But the board also had a windy discussion about a failure in its own storm housekeeping, moving […]