OKEECHOBEE —At their Dec. 10 meeting, the Okeechobee County Board of Commissioners will hear a presentation from Michael Johnson of the Florida Department of Transportation regarding proposed safety improvements to State Road 70 from Northeast Fourth Avenue to Northeast 16th Avenue. The proposed improvements are currently at 60% complete, and FDOT is seeking to provide information to local agencies with regard to its proposed plans. The proposed improvements include milling and resurfacing, sidewalk upgrades, travel lane adjustments and changes to certain media openings.
In other business, the commissioners will review an update on the COVID-19 pandemic and consider renewing the local state of emergency.
They will also consider a request from Jonathan Bean of Martha’s House about the county building that Martha’s House leases from the county at a rate of $1 per year. Commissioners will be asked to declare the property as surplus and convey it to Martha’s House as a gift donation.
The meeting, which starts at 9 a.m. will be in the Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St. It can also be viewed online at www.co.okeechobee.fl.us.