Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Glades County Commission Meets

MOORE HAVEN, FL. (May 9, 2006) -- The Glades Commission awarded
certificates to Moore Haven High School Honor Students and Teacher of
the Year Crystal Drake at Tuesday's meeting.

Approved was revising the section of the Land Development Regulations
regulating the subdivision of land into Planned Unit Developments, being
the preferred
method of managing growth as conditions of approval are definitive and

Mr. Taylor reported on courthouse project funding in the total amount of
$1,452,000 approved by the legislature and expected to be signed by
Governor Bush, citing the October 24, 2005 damage to the courthouse from
Hurricane Wilma was between $3 & $4 million. He stated he had heard
nothing about funding for the EOC. Commissioner Bob Giesler noted that
former State District 77 Rep. Joe Spratt was in attendance and that he
was responsible for many dollars for Glades County Courthouse and
City-County Public Works Authority funding. Chairman Jones noted that
Bert Harris and Tom Rossin also did a lot for Glades County.

The Board agreed that until further notice, no yard-waste fires, no
household trash fires, and no open campfires will be allowed in Glades
County, but the ban does not affect Division of Forestry permitted

Richard Jones of the Glades County Sheriff's Office was
granted authorization to upgrade the county's emergency paging
communications systems which will include 130-mph wind resistant
antennas, and generators. Sprint phone lines currently costing $13,099
per year will be eliminated when the $33k system is installed. Three
receiver/repeater sites will utilize both the old VHF and new 800 MHz
equipment with the Moore Haven site covering Moore Haven south to Indian
the site in Lakeport will cover north thru Buckhead Ridge; the Muse site
will cover Palmdale, Ortona, Port LaBelle and Venus; the courthouse site
will be converted for portability.

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