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Shred documents for free
Waste Management and Shred-It will host a free shred event on Saturday, Aug. 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Hagen Park. Wilton Manors residents can bring receipts, documents, and other sensitive paper-based information. Proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill showing a Wilton Manors address, is required. According to Shred-It, the shredded paper will be recycled into new products. Call 954-390-2190 for more information.
Restaurants and bars wanted for Taste of the Island
Improvements to Northeast 6 Avenue
On Aug. 5, construction will begin on Northeast 6 Avenue between Oakland Park Boulevard and Commercial Boulevard. Improvements include a new sidewalk on the east side of the road, the relocation of drainage structures, minor widening of the shoulders, the addition of curbs and gutters along the east side of the road, an upgrade in lighting, and an upgrade of crosswalks to meet ADA standards. Lane closures may occur between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. A public meeting on the project will be held on Thursday, Aug. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Oakland Park Municipal Building, Engineering & Community Development Multipurpose Room, 5399 N. Dixie Hwy.
City working on more art
At the July 25 commission meeting, Mayor Gary Resnick said the city was working on the creation of an art in public places program. The program would include a committee of residents and business owners similar to other city volunteer boards and would focus on bringing more public art to Wilton Manors. But Resnick said the committee may be unofficial because he doesn’t think it will work as an official city board because it would then be subject to the state’s Sunshine Law and that would prevent the committee from operating effectively.