DeSoto County Administration Building

The DeSoto County Board of Commissioners will reconvene Tuesday for their first October meeting.

The meeting begins at 9 a.m. at the county administration building, 201 E. Oak St. in Arcadia.


Three different roadway projects with Weiler Engineering will be discussed by the county — Southwest Senate Street, Hillsborough Avenue and Southeast Durrance Street.

Weiler Engineering Corporation, of Punta Gorda, is already under contract with the county for engineering services for multiple projects and have been issued a work authorization to cover daily activities and some special projects as needed, according to county agenda documents.

The county’s current agreement ends July 5, 2020.

County staff is requesting an addition $50,000 to allow Weiler to continue their work through the end of that contract.


County commissioners will also hear a resolution to continue their support of the Arcadia Rodeo Association.

BOCC and the rodeo association have already been working together for several years to formalize agreements for the sale and purchase of property adjacent to the Turner Agri-Civic Center and kick off the process for vent scheduling of both facilities.

The BOCC realizes that the new Arcadia Rodeo facility has increased the amount of types of events held in Arcadia and has also helped to bring in more visitors to the area and that the facility serves an important public purpose.

County staff is recommending that the board adopts a resolution to continue that support.


On Aug. 14, county staff released an invitation to bid for scrap and waste tire disposal services at the DeSoto County Landfill.

At Tuesday’s meeting, county commissioners will have an option to approve a contract with Garden Street Iron & Metal out of Fort Myers for the transportation of scrap and waste tires to a licensed tire recycling facility or other authorized disposal site at $100 per ton.

For information on other items to be discussed at Tuesday’s meeting, go to


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