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NOTICE OF FINANCIAL WORKSHOP

 

The DeSoto Board of County Commissioners will hold a  Workshop on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 1:30PM in the County Commission Chambers, Room 103, Administration Building, 201 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida on the following:

  POST AUDIT / PRE BUDGET FINANCIAL UPDATE        

 If special accommodations are required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals should contact the County Administrator’s Office by calling 863-993-4800 at least forty-eight hours prior to the meeting.

 

 

Welcome to DeSoto County

Welcome to beautiful DeSoto County, located in the Florida’s Heartland along the Peace River and US 17.

DeSoto County is named for the Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto. It was created from Manatee County in 1887. Until 1921 DeSoto was one of the largest counties in the state, but residents complained of the vast distances between home and courthouse and it was subdivided to create Hardee, Charlotte, Highlands, and Glades Counties.

The original DeSoto County seat, which had also served Manatee County since 1866, was located at Pine Level. Eventually a new county seat was created at  "Tater Hill Bluff," renamed Arcadia, in 1888.

The current DeSoto County Courthouse was built by the Read-Parker Construction Company in 1912. It was designed by the Tampa architectural firm of Bonfoey and Elliot.

In the late 1870's, the railroads were completed through Desoto County and it changed the growth of the county and brought wealth for many. In 1881, phosphate was discovered on the banks of Peace River that flows through the county. Mining of this mineral brought much prosperity for many years. Ruins of the old phosphate docks can be found today near Liverpool on Hunter Creek, just a few hundred yards from the Peace River in South DeSoto County.

 

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Calendar Events

May 25 BOCC OFFICES CLOSED
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015 IN OBSERVANCE OF...  read more

May 26 FINANCIAL WORKSHOP
NOTICE OF FINANCIAL WORKSHOP The DeSoto Board of County Commissioners will hold a  Workshop to...  read more

May 26 BOCC PUBLIC MEETING
 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING DESOTO COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Location: 201 E Oak...  read more

Jun 09 BOCC PUBLIC MEETING
 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING DESOTO COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Location: 201 E Oak...  read more

Jun 23 BOCC PUBLIC MEETING
 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING DESOTO COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Location: 201 E Oak...  read more

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News and Announcements

Employment Opportunity
PLANNER II - The DeSoto County Planning Department is currently accepting applications for a...  read more

DeSoto County Lettuce Lake Park Restroom Construction Services
Project Number:   15-14-00 Invitation To Bid Title:   DeSoto County Lettuce Lake Park Restroom...  read more

15-15-00ITB DeSoto County Library Roof Repairs
Project Number:   15-15-00 Invitation To Bid Title:   DeSoto County Library Roof...  read more

Employment Opportunity
DeSoto County BOCC is currently accepting applications for Development Director for the Planning...  read more

2015 Hurricane Seminar
2015 DeSoto County Hurricane Seminar and Community Services Expo BE PREPARED. . . Be...  read more

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