Glades County Board workshop on fire protection

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Glades County Board met for a workshop after its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8, and Commissioner Donna Storter Long sent an email out the next day, announcing that: “At popular request, I am resuming my email sharing of my notes from Glades County Commission meetings.” We are publishing her notes, edited only […]

Glades County board to seek aid on fire protection

See Commissioner Donna Storter Long’s report of the County Board’s Jan. 8 discussion about fire protection at … Click Here. MOORE HAVEN — Deputy County Manager for Public Safety Bob Jones presented a report to the Glades County commissioners Monday night, Jan. 28, that put some numbers to their discussion at a recent workshop of […]

Glades County considers fire/rescue tax

MOORE HAVEN — Deputy County Manager for Public Safety Bob Jones presented a report to the Glades County commissioners Jan. 28, that put some numbers to a proposed full-time fire/rescue department. And after another hour or so of talking over the ideas, commissioners agreed they’ll need the guidance of some outside experts or consultants on […]

$2.7 million sewer project added to Glades wish list

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County commissioners finalized their list of requests to the Florida Legislature for the 2019 session on Jan. 8, and there was a prominent, $2.7 million addition to it, recommended by their lobbying firm and enthusiastically endorsed 5-0 by the board. Tops on the list is a request for $700,000 to construct […]

New Chairman Stanley raises lake spraying issue

MOORE HAVEN — Buckhead Ridge’s representative on the Glades County Board was elected its chairman for the next two years Tuesday morning and signaled that he will press state authorities about spraying of aquatic plants on Lake Okeechobee that he’s been told is affecting wildlife to the extent that sportsmen have been complaining. Tim Stanley […]

Glades to ask for millions for big projects

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County commissioners approved a hefty 2019 list of requests to the Florida Legislature after hearing a report at their last meeting of 2018 from CAS Governmental Services, their contracted legislative and grant lobbying firm. The County Board’s resolution lists the Glades County Public Safety Building proposed for Muse up top, and […]

Lease approved for old Glades Inn site developer

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County commissioners decided Tuesday to enter into a ground lease arrangement with the developer they selected to build a new hotel and restaurant, as well as several units of affordable housing, on the old Glades Inn site on U.S. 27. County Attorney Richard Pringle explained that he and County Board Chairman […]

Washington Park sewer grant request goes to state

MOORE HAVEN — The Glades County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement for community development block grant engineering services for the Washington Park Improvement Project with Craig A. Smith (CAS) Governmental Services Inc. on Nov. 13. County Manager Martin Murphy brought forward the county’s grant application for the project, which will eliminate aging and/or failing […]

Abandoned vessels in Glades County to be investigated

MOORE HAVEN — Community Development Director Susan BuChans presented a plan ultimately OK’d by the Glades County Board earlier this month that may lead to the removal of four partially sunken vessels in county waters, financed mostly by the state. She told commissioners that the county can apply to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation […]

Glades board told to acquire so-called county road

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County commissioners were surprised to learn Tuesday they may have to purchase and upgrade the one-lane country road erroneously marked as County Road 78B in Buckhead Ridge. It’s actually named “Access Road” on other signs and on maps and is controlled by the South Florida Water Management District for access to […]