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THE COUNTY HAS PROVIDED LARVICIDE TABLETS, WHICH PREVENT MOSQUITO EGGS FROM DEVELOPING; EACH TABLET SHOULD LAST FOR 60 DAYS IN STANDING WATER. THE TABLETS ARE AVAILABLE IN A 12 PACK AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE, FREE OF CHARGE, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. STOP BY THE OFFICE FOR YOUR KIT.

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UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS:

The Board of Supervisors meetings take place the second Wednesday of each month beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the District Office. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Minutes of all meetings are available in the documents section of this site. The Florida Code of Ethics as outlined in the Florida Statutes, Chapter 112, Part Article II, Section 8, are generally applicable for all public officials. The Statute can be reviewed at www.myflorida.com The District Office also has a Public Records Room available to anyone who seeks further information.

A PUBLIC HEARING WAS HELD ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3rd, 10:00 A.M. AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEWING THE PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2017 DISTRICT BUDGET. THERE IS NO INCREASE IN THE 2017 NON AD VALOREM ASSESSMENT.

THE ANNUAL LANDOWNERS MEETING AND ELECTION WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 10:00 A.M. IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE. THERE IS ONE THREE YEAR LANDOWNER SUPERVISOR POSITION AVAILABLE, AND CANDIDATES CAN PICK UP THEIR PROXY FORMS AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE.


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Sebring, FL, Due to the on-going state of Florida public health emergency related to the Zika virus, Highlands County received funds from the State of Florida Department of Agriculture to implement plans to mitigate the mosquito population in our County. Last month the County purchased Larvicide tablets to distribute to County citizens and today the County announced that an adult mosquito control application will take place, in the Avon Park and Sebring area on Friday September 23, 2016 and Saturday September 24, 2016 between dusk and dawn, weather permitting.

 Applications will consist of truck spraying throughout some areas of Highlands County from September 22, 2016.  All products used have been approved specifically for this purpose and are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  However, if people wish to avoid potential exposure to insecticide they should stay indoors and close the windows during spraying hours.  Additional county-wide applications could be authorized as conditions warrant.

 

In addition to community control initiatives, residents are strongly urged to take these additional steps to reduce mosquito populations around their homes, including:

Visit the below locations to pick up your Larvacide to fight mosquito breeding on your own property:           

Avon Park City Hall

110 E. Main Street

Avon Park, FL 33825

Monday thru Friday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Town Lake Placid

311 West Interlake Blvd.

Lake Placid, FL 33

Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Sebring City Hall

368 S. Commerce Ave.

Sebring, FL 33870

Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sun N Lake Improvement District

5306 Sun N Lake Blvd.

Sebring, FL 33872

Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Highlands County Extension Office (Master Gardeners Program)

4509 George Blvd.

Sebring, FL 33875

Monday thru Friday 9:30 to 3:30 pm

Spring Lake Improvement District

115 Spring Lake Blvd.

Sebring FL 33876

Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

County Health Department Offices (at regular posted hours)

7205 S. George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875

106 N. Main Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852

400 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825

 

 

                                   

  • Remove and empty water in old tires, tin cans, buckets, drums, bottles or other places where mosquitoes might breed.
  • Empty plastic wading pools at least once a week and store indoors when not in use.  If unused, drain swimming pools and keep dry.
  • Change water weekly in bird baths, plant saucers and trays.
  • Water bowls used by pets should be emptied and refilled daily.
  • Fill holes around home that may retain water.
  • Keep gutters around home in good repair to avoid water build-up.
  • Keep weeds and grass cut short, as adult mosquitoes look for shady places to rest during hot daylight hours.
  • Be sure screens in homes are intact and tight-fitting to prevent entry of insects.
  • Use insect repellant and wear long-sleeved shirts and pants when going outdoors.

 For label information please visit https://www.clarke.com/filebin/productpdf/biomist44.pdf

 

Highlands County Board of County Commissioners to Distribute Larvicide to control Mosquito Population with an Eye on Zika

 

Sebring, FL, The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners along with the Highlands County Health Department and with the assistance of the City of Avon Park, City of Sebring, Town of Lake Placid, Sun N Lake Improvement District and Spring Lake Improvement District is preparing to mitigate the mosquito population, and staff is keeping a watchful eye on the emerging Zika virus. 

 

While the virus is currently not in the area, Highlands County is conducting surveillance, mapping and training, and working with state and national officials to monitor mosquito populations that are able to transmit Zika.

 

“We are being vigilant for any sign of a locally transmitted Zika case,” said June Fisher, County Administrator.  “Our control approach is to apply suppression measures now since the Aedes mosquito is common in our area and we want to minimize the potential for any local outbreaks.”

 

Zika virus, transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, experienced a surge in Central and South American countries beginning in 2015, causing fever, rash, joint pain and pinkeye (conjunctivitis).  Health officials also suspect that the virus may cause microencephaly in babies whose mothers contract the virus while pregnant.   

 

Unlike West Nile mosquitoes, the Zika mosquito is a day-biting mosquito that doesn’t travel far from its breeding site.

 

“The Aedes aegypti mosquito is known as a ‘backyard breeder’ and ‘container’ breeder,” said James Brooks, Chair.  “They can breed in water as small as a tablespoon, and their preferred host is humans.  It’s absolutely essential that homeowners eliminate all standing water in their yards.”

 

New protocols are also needed to combat Aedes aegypti.  “Because they are day biters, the normal protocols to fight West Nile don’t always apply,” said Brooks. 

 

Larvicides are needed to prevent mosquito eggs from developing and for this reason we are providing Natular® DT starting on September 12, 2016 and while supplies last at the following locations:

 

Avon Park:                   Avon Park City Hall

                                    110 E. Main Street

                                    Avon Park, FL 33825

                                    Monday thru Friday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

 

Lake Placid:                 Town Lake Placid

                                    311 West Interlake Blvd.

                                   Lake Placid, FL 33

                                    Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

 

Sebring:                       Sebring City Hall

                                    368 S. Commerce Ave.

                                    Sebring, FL 33870

                                    Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

                                   

Other locations:            Sun N Lake Improvement District

                                    5306 Sun N Lake Blvd.

                                    Sebring, FL 33872

                                    Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

 

                                    Highlands County Extension Office                                                (Master Gardeners Program)

                                    4509 George Blvd.

                                    Sebring, FL 33875

                                    Monday thru Friday 9:30 to 3:30 pm

                                   

                                    Spring Lake Improvement District

                                    115 Spring Lake Blvd.

                                    Sebring FL 33876

                                    Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

                                   

                                    County Health Department Offices (at                                             regular posted hours)

                                    7205 S. George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875

                                   106 N. Main Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852

                                   400 S. Lake Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825

 

We’re reviewing best practices from areas that are used to combatting diseases like Dengue and Chikungunya – both spread by the Aedes mosquito.”

 

For more information about the distribution of this tablets please visit www.hcbcc.net

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ROAD CONSTRUCTION - DETOURS
Starting in mid-June 2016, The Florida Department of Transportation's (FOOT) contractor, Lane Construction Corporation, will make improvements to Lakeview Drive (SR 17) between US 27 (SR 25) and Kenilworth Boulevard in Highlands County, Florida. Improvements include reconstructing Lakeview Drive between Kenilworth Boulevard and the intersection in front of the Atonement Lutheran Church, repaving Lakeview Drive between the church and US 27 and repairing damaged sidewalk.
Expected completion is spring 2017.
Detours during construction (Map on back of page)
In order to reconstruct the road, the contractor will close one lane on Lakeview Drive 24 hours a day to through traffic. The contractor will maintain access to homes and businesses. Lighted message boards and signs will direct local traffic through the work zone in one direction. Detour routes will be in place for motorists to travel around the work zone.
Starting in mid-June, construction crews will close the southbound lane on Lakeview Drive (SR 17) between Kenilworth Boulevard and US 27.
The northbound lane will remain open to local traffic. Crews will reopen the southbound lane once work is complete and begin work on the northbound lane. The contractor will detour traffic 24 hours a day using US 27, South Highlands Avenue and Kenilworth Boulevard.
• FOOT will maintain access to businesses and residents at all times.
• Should it be necessary to close a driveway to perform project-related work, construction personnel will coordinate with the property owner in advance.
FOOT will use right-of-way to build this project. Individuals who want to salvage items must remove those items prior to the beginning of construction. If you are unsure of the right-of-way line, please contact Lori Buck, FOOT Public Information, 863-225-0422.

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