Wilton Manors Gazette

  • Commission Moves Forward on Changes to Sign Code

    Sign pollution was a big part of the conversation surrounding the proposed changes to the city’s signage regulations. Commissioners approved the changes at their Feb. 28 meeting but will have to vote on the issue again to make the changes official.

  • Commission Moves Forward on Generator Rule

    Per the city commission’s request, the city manager and city attorney will research what regulations other cities have instituted regarding generators and multi-unit residential units with multiple stories.

  • Commission Passes Gun Control Resolution

    Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution on June 28 calling on federal and state legislators to pass more effective gun control laws.

  • Commission Passes Moratoriums on Clinics, Group Homes

    At their meeting on Feb. 14, commissioners passed two moratoriums – new medical clinics in the Wilton Drive Arts & Entertainment District and new group homes in the entire city. The moratoriums do not apply to existing clinics or group homes.

  • Commission Ponders Action on Gun Control

    In the wake of the murder of 17 people during the Stoneman Douglas shooting on Valentine’s Day, Wilton Manors commissioners are trying to figure out how to respond.

  • Commission to Review Cost of Parking Company

    Lanier “bordering on aggression” says Green

  • Commission Tweaks Wilton Drive BID

    Final approval could come at Dec. 9 meeting

  • Commission Wants Less Dense Townhouse Project

    Commissioners voted to approve The Village of Wilton Manors development at their meeting on Feb. 27, but only to allow the developer the chance to reduce the density. It could be brought back to the commission as early as the end of this month, but no exact date was set.

  • Commissioners Reduce Money Promised to Somerset Charter School

    After asking Wilton Manors Elementary School and Somerset Academy Village charter school to supply a wish list of items list for up to $1,500 each, to be funded by the city, the commission voted 3-2 to reduce the amount of money allocated to Somerset. Mayor Gary Resnick and Commissioner Julie Carson dissented.

  • Community Observations: Where Next?

    In my last column, I took my 10 best community candidate areas here in East Broward and appended some statistical information about the number of single family homes within 15 minutes’ walk of the “community center,” and provided data about the values of those homes.

  • Congregation Etz Chaim Moves Back To Wilton Manors

    According to the Bible, the Children of Israel wandered for forty years before they reached their Promised Land. This year, Congregation Etz Chaim turns 40, making it the third-oldest LGBT group in South Florida (The Sunshine Cathedral is 42 and the Stonewall National Museum and Archives is 41).

  • County Wants Help With Cypress Stand 92

    Broward County is seeking volunteers to help remove debris and install native plants at Cypress Stand 92. Located on the South Fork of the Middle River on Wilton Drive, the undeveloped park land is owned by the county. Wilton Manors officials have expressed a desire to possibly take control of the 1.43-acre park but neither the county nor the city have taken action yet.

  • Couple Who Sued Over Texas’ Ban on Gay Marriage Tie the Knot

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — One of the same-sex couples who had challenged Texas’ constitutional ban on gay marriage has finally tied the knot.

  • Couples Sue to Overturn Mississippi Ban On Gay Adoptions

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Susan Hrostowski remembers when Mississippi passed its law in 2000 banning same-sex couples from adopting children.

  • Crime Increasing in Wilton Manors

    In early May, the Wilton Manors Police Department arrested a man fleeing a crime scene who jumped the fence into the police compound at city hall. It was an easy arrest of a man Chief Paul O’Connell described as “not the brightest bulb.” Unfortunately, the chief also said it was part of an increase in certain types of crimes in the city.

  • Dapur Restaurant Damaged by Early Morning Fire

    Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of an early morning blaze in a restaurant on North Federal Highway.

  • Decriminalizing Marijuana Won’t Save City Money

    The possible decriminalization of marijuana in Wilton Manors won’t result in much of a savings in police time. That’s according to a report issued by the Wilton Manors Police Department.

  • Defying Order, Clerk Still Won't Give Gay Couple Marriage License

    A Kentucky clerk's office turned away a gay couple seeking a marriage license on Thursday, defying a federal judge's order that dismissed her argument involving religious freedom.

  • Demands for New Focus on Westside

    The release of a land use study for Oakland Park Boulevard and Andrews Avenue has Westside residents demanding commissioners go beyond research.

  • Detroit Police Boost Efforts to Reach Out to LGBT Community

    DETROIT (AP) - Law enforcement officials in Detroit are stepping up efforts to reach out to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender targets or victims of crime.