City gets another $1 million grant for marina

PAHOKEE — The City Commission met Tuesday night and acknowledged receipt of a new, additional $990,000 state grant for improvements at the Pahokee Marina & Campground park along Lake Okeechobee. Regular viewers of the city’s YouTube channel where the meetings are broadcast missed out on the commissioners’ actions, however, due to a lightning strike sometime […]

City manager’s request for salary jump denied

PAHOKEE — On a 4-1 vote last week following a discussion delayed from their previous meeting, the Pahokee City Commission rejected a request from the city manager to amend his employment contract and give him a $20,000-per-year raise. Vice Mayor Clara Murvin pressed for an up-or-down vote on City Manager Chandler Williamson’s proposal as their […]

Pahokee honors School Board’s Marcia Andrews

Pahokee city commissioners presented a “key to the city” last week to the Glades area representative on the Palm Beach County School Board, Marcia Andrews, recognizing her diligence in representing the area’s interests before that board and in many other places. Said Pahokee Mayor Keith Babb: “It is indeed an honor to present our key […]

Belle Glade plans infrastructure enhancements

BELLE GLADE — Belle Glade City Commissioners approved enhancements for the municipal airport at the July 16 meeting. The meeting’s agenda included updates about the city’s economic and employment opportunities, infrastructure enhancements, and resolution approvals. The commissioners adopted two resolutions that involved enhancements at the municipal airport in Belle Glade. One resolution focused on entering […]

Raise put off for city manager

PAHOKEE — Pahokee city commissioners had a long discussion about the contract with their city manager, Chandler Williamson, during their regular meeting Tuesday night but failed to reach any agreement except on tabling further discussion until their next scheduled regular meeting, on Tuesday, July 24. A resolution to amend the contract was a last-minute addition. […]

MLK Scholarship given to Pahokee High grad

PAHOKEE — City Manager Chandler Williamson named the first recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship at the City Commission’s regular meeting last week. The award — one that he initiated with his own money — went to a young lady who just graduated from Pahokee High School in May, will be attending the […]

City OKs stormwater, marina projects

PAHOKEE — The Pahokee City Commission at its regular meeting Tuesday night approved moving forward with two projects long anticipated by city residents at large, but especially by people living in and near Glades Citizens Villa. That community will see the start of stormwater improvements that have been planned for years and were financed through […]

Pahokee OKs contracts for marina

Excitement is the feeling palpably floating around in Pahokee this week after city commissioners, in a recent special meeting, set into motion several long-awaited projects to refurbish the marina, campground and restaurant complex. The Pahokee City Commission on Tuesday, May 29, voted unanimously to approve three contracts for parts of the renovation project at the […]

Health Care District chief gives update on Lakeside

BELLE GLADE — The Belle Glade City Commission heard a report from Palm Beach County Health Care District CEO Darcy Davis at its recent meeting, intended to dispel rumors and give city officials an update on recent developments at Lakeside Medical Center, the full-service public hospital serving the Glades communities. Ms. Davis brought a contingent […]

Commissioners review manager evaluations

PAHOKEE — Pahokee city commissioners took care of a slew of “housekeeping” items at their recent meeting in addition to approving contracts for parts of the extensive renovation work being done at the lakefront marina and campground. One was hearing a report from the city’s human resources manager, Jacqueline Ramsay, summarizing the commissioners’ evaluations of […]