MOORE HAVEN – Glades County Commissioner Donna Storter Long shared personal medical information at the Aug. 28 meeting of the Glades County Board of Commissioners.
“I am so thankful to be here, and I want to give each one of you a big thank you for your concern for me. Yes, my cancer did metastasize to my brain,” she said. “I’ve had 10 radiation treatments. I’m recovering but I want to tell you this. I have told three people who are in this room that if I become impaired and am not able to continue to serve, I want to be told that. I want the best for Glades County. I have a great outlook for my whole prognosis and situation, but it may change, and I do want you all to know I appreciate the prayers, the concern, and the love.”
In other business at the Aug. 28 meeting, during public comments period, a Muse resident expressed concern about a mine under consideration. “The residents out there don’t want the mine. That location could be about as bad as it could be,” he said. He said they are concerned about what truck traffic will do to Kirby-Thompson Road. He also asked that a public hearing be held in the Muse area on the issue.
The commissioners declared a state of emergency for Hurricane Idalia. Although the forecast indicates Glades County will not be impacted by the storm, commissioners noted the track could change.
Commissioners approved a request from Sheriff David Harden to use $4,547.18 from the Law Enforcement Trust Fund to be used for task force operations and the School Resource Officer program. They also approved using $4,176.29 from the Federal Equitable Sharing Fund for law enforcement equipment.