NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY HENDRY COUNTY

NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY HENDRY COUNTY
NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY
PUBLIC NOTICE OF AERIAL ADULT MOSQUITO TREATMENTS
CDBG-MIT Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program

(June 26, 2020) – LaBelle, Fla. – Hendry County is requesting public comment in regard to the submission of an application to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds for disaster mitigation.

Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program

FL DEO has allocated $75 million in Community Development Block Grant - Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding, to the Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program to assist units of general local government and state agencies to harden critical buildings that serve a public safety purpose for local communities.In addition to the previously advertised projects, the County also plans to submit three applications for funds to upgrade and harden critical facilities in the County. The proposed projects are:

  • The Montura - Flaghole Volunteer Fire Department (Station 4) in Clewiston;
  • The Felda Volunteer Fire (Station 2) in LaBelle, and;
  • The Pioneer Plantation Volunteer Fire District (Station 5).

These improvements would allow the County to ensure these public safety buildings are rated for responders to stage or shelter in place during wind events, such as a hurricane.  Ensuring that we can stage our first responders in these facilities and allow them to operate at full capacity is critical in the case of a standard emergencies and large events such as hurricanes.

Applications for this program are due to DEO on June 30, 2020.

Any person wishing to make written comments regarding the application should submit them to: tammar.hammer@hendryfla.net or mail your comments to:

Hendry County

c/o Tammar Hammar

CDBG-MIT

640 S. Main Street

LaBelle, FL  33975

  Proposed Project for Hurricane Irma CDBG-DR Funding

Public Notice

Proposed Project for Hurricane Irma CDBG-DR Funding
(June 11, 2020) – LaBelle, Fla. – Hendry County is requesting public comment in regard to the submission of an application to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds associated with Hurricane Irma recovery.

Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair Program

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's (DEO) Rebuild Florida Infrastructure Repair Program was launched with $85,819,653 to fund infrastructure restoration and improvement projects in communities impacted by Hurricane Irma. The funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program to address unmet disaster recovery needs related to damage from Hurricane Irma. On March 28, 2020, an additional $100 million in funding was made available to local governments through a second application cycle.
The County, in coordination with the Central County Water District, proposes to seek funding  for the repair and upgrade of several pumping stations operated by the District and damaged during Hurricane Irma. The County’s proposed projects will document direct storm damage and expend funds that principally benefit low-to-moderate income areas of the county.

As a part of the requirements to receive the disaster recovery funds, the County must provide for public review and comment of the proposed projects. The County is giving residents an opportunity to voice opinions on the proposed project through this public comment process.

Any person wishing to make written comments regarding the application should submit them by June 26, 2020 to: tammar.hammer@hendryfla.net or mail your comments to:

Hendry County

c/o Tammar Hammer

Hurricane Irma Disaster Recovery

640 S. Main Street

LaBelle, FL  33975

Hendry County Board of County Commissioners – Public Information Office Post Office Box 2340 – LaBelle, FL 33975-2340

863.675.5220/main – 863.674.4194/fax – www.hendryfla.net

 

CDBG-MIT Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program

HENDRY COUNTY

Board of County Commissioners

Contact: Emily Hunter

Communications Coordinator 863.675.5304

emily.hunter@hendryfla.net


CDBG-MIT Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program

(June 16, 2020) – LaBelle, Fla. – Hendry County is requesting public comment in regard to the submission of an application to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds for disaster mitigation.

Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program

FL DEO has allocated $75 million in Community Development Block Grant - Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding, to the Rebuild Florida Critical Facility Hardening Program to assist units of general local government and state agencies to harden critical buildings that serve a public safety purpose for local communities.

 

The County plans to submit two applications for funds to upgrade and harden critical facilities in the County. The proposed projects are:

 

  • The County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in LaBelle; and,
  • The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Station 219 in LaBelle.

 

These improvements would allow the County to ensure these public safety buildings are rated for responders to stage or shelter in place during wind events, such as a hurricane.  Ensuring that we can stage our first responders in these facilities and allow them to operate at full capacity is critical in the case of a standard emergencies and large events such as hurricanes.

 

Applications for this program are due to DEO on June 30, 2020.

 

Any person wishing to make written comments regarding the application should submit them by June 26, 2020 to: tammar.hammer@hendryfla.net or mail your comments to:

 

Hendry County

c/o Tammar Hammar

CDBG-MIT

640 S. Main Street

LaBelle, FL  33975

 

Hendry County Board of County Commissioners – Public Information Office Post Office Box 2340 – LaBelle, FL 33975-2340

863.675.5220/main – 863.674.4194/fax – www.hendryfla.net

PUBLIC NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT OF GROUND SPRAYING OPERATIONS FOR TREATMENT OF ADULT MOSQUITOS

Hendry County's mosquito control contractor, Clarke, will commence ground spraying operations for adult mosquitoes on June 1st utilizing trucks in the areas of Hendry County which are assessed for the Hendry County Mosquito Control Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU). This truck spraying will continue weekly until further notice.

The treatments will be performed during evening hours, weather permitting.  The insecticide to treat for adult mosquitoes is approved for application by the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Florida.  

The weekly spray schedule is as follows:

Monday -  Everhigh Acres/LaDeca, Flaghole, and Montura Ranch Estates

Tuesday - Captain Hendry Area, Fort Denaud Acres, Ft. Denaud Road, Murray Road, Phillips Road, North LaBelle, and Pioneer Plantation.

Wednesday - Felda, LaBelle Acres (Case and Evans Roads), LaBelle Ranchettes (Alphabet Roads), South SR29, Hookers Point, US 27/CR720 (CR720 Vicinity), and the Port LaBelle Areas of Castleton Acres Subdivision, Country Village, Oak Haven, Tanglewood Oaks, and Vermack Subdivision (Sandalwood Drive).

Thursday - Double J Acres, South LaBelle, and Wheeler Estates.

Friday - will serve as a make-up day for treatments missed due to weather.

Residents who live in these areas, and are assessed for the Hendry County Mosquito Control MSBU services on their property tax bill, should call Clarke at 800-443-2034 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday if they have any questions regarding mosquito control.

Residents not included or assessed for the Hendry County Mosquito Control MSBU should contact their respective government or homeowners associations with questions or concerns regarding mosquito control activities:

City of LaBelle  (863) 675-2872

Port LaBelle Community Development District  (863) 675-5770

Port LaBelle Unit 4 Homeowner’s Association (863) 675-4168

City of Clewiston  (863) 983-1484

Residents in the Harlem Community with questions or concerns regarding mosquito control activities should contact the City of Clewiston.