MOORE HAVEN – Moore Haven Middle High School graduating seniors were honored at the April 26 meeting of the Glades County Commissioners.
The commissioners also honored Librarian Mary Booher who is retiring.
In other business:
• May was declared as National Trauma Awareness Month. According to the proclamation, someone in Florida is traumatically injured in Florida every 12 minutes. Trauma is the leading cause of death for Floridans ages 5 and 46.
• Commissioners approved a trade of a parcel of county property at Port LaBelle that had been designated as surplus for a parcel owned by Glades Investments LLC.
• Commissioners approved a request to add private road names in Glades RV Resort. The resort will pay for the signage. Road names include Tiger Woods Drive, Sandhill Circle, Crane Lane, Birdie Loop, Live Oak Lane, Fairway, Reptile Run, Cormorant Court, Pond Lily Loop, Lizard Loop, Limpkin Loop and Alligator Alley.
• Commissioners agreed to partner with the City of Moore Haven to purchase flag poles, plaques and statues for a veterans memorial. The memorial will be on the Caloosahatchee River near the library.
• Commissioners discussed plans for emergency services. Glades County applied for a grant to build a fire station in Muse. If the state approves the grant, Hendry County would provide an ambulance to serve the area north of the Caloosahatchee River. The Glades County ambulance now serving that area could then be moved from Muse to Buckhead Ridge. A Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) could be used to fund paid firefighters. Costs estimates discussed ranged from $60 to $121 per residence. According to the meeting discussion, some of the EMTs who work in Muse are coming from as far away as Miami to work in Glades County. Commissioner Donna Storter-Long said adding a fire station would help homeowners save money on their insurance. The commissioners tabled the vote until the next meeting.