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The Wilton Manors Art & Entertainment Expo will be held Saturday, Jan. 21 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Art lovers can walk up and down Wilton Drive and see the work of various artists hosted by Wilton Drive business owners. The event is free and is held on the third Saturday of the month from January to March. Visit wmae.org for more information.
Commission to vote on fire station remodel
A vote on which company will be given the contract to renovate the interior of the city’s fire station will be held Jan. 10 or 24. Republic is the company city staff will recommend for the contract. The final decision will be made by commissioners. The renovations include the remodeling of the kitchen, remodeling of bathrooms to comply with ADA standards, replacement of ceiling tiles, new windows, new handicapped ramp, replacement of ventilation and new air conditioning duct work.
Free tree giveaway
Wilton Manors residents can choose from six different tree species and various shrubs during the city’s second annual Free Tree Giveaway on Saturday, January 21 starting at 9 a.m. at Mickel Park. Each household will receive two trees and one shrub (more if possible) but supplies are limited. Items are given out on a first come, first-served basis. Prior to receiving planting materials, residents will be required to visit educational stations related to the National Wildlife Federation, proper planting, pruning and tree selection. Proof of residency is required. Call 954-390-2105 for more information.
Resnick appointed vice chair of technology committee
Mayor Gary Resnick has been appointed the vice chair of the National League of Cities’ 2017 Information Technology and Communication Federal Advocacy Committee. The committee is responsible for developing the National League of Cities’ federal policy positions on issues involving telecommunications and information systems, and public access to those systems. It also works on privacy concerns, cable TV, phone services, spectrum issues, communications tower siting, universal service, broadcasting and defense of city rights-of-way from degradation caused by installation of communications facilities.
“I am honored to be selected to serve on the ITC federal advocacy committee and represent the
City of Wilton Manors,” said Mayor Gary Resnick. “One of my key goals for the coming year is to have public wi-fi installed in Mickel Park. With the oversight from the ITC committee, we can help ensure cities are protected as expansions in telecommunications and information systems
Visit nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policy-committees for more information on the National League of Cities and its committees.
Wilton Manors will host a free shred event for residents on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hagen Park. Proof of residency is required.