City council town hall meeting is well attended

Posted 3/23/21

Prior to the forum, the city council held a town hall meeting.

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City council town hall meeting is well attended

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OKEECHOBEE - Prior to the city council candidate forum on March 22, the  council held a town hall meeting. Despite the large crowd, only one question was asked of the council. Genia Arbogast spoke to the council about drainage issues near the library on Southwest Third Avenue. She said it has been years since the ditches were dug out, and when it rains heavily, they overflow. She asked that they consider looking into a solution for this issue. She was assured it would be taken care of.

City Administrator Marcos Montes de Oca gave an update on the city in general and said for many years, the city operated in the red, but for the last few years, they have been able to bring the budget under control and have been operating in the black. Due to COVID-19, this year will be another red year, but that is to be expected. He also talked about the growth in the city and mentioned the WaWa which is progressing daily, the revamped Burger King and the Centennial Park upgrades.

City Attorney John Fumero discussed the newly formed charter review committee and said things are progressing smoothly. They welcome and need public input, so he encouraged the crowd to access the charter review website via the city’s site at cityofokeechobee.com. Under the government tab is the charter review link. As the committee works its way through the charter, they will be posting things on the site and asking for public opinion. The public is also welcome to attend the meetings. The next meeting is scheduled for March 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall.

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