City Manager Leigh Ann Henderson said she hopes to have all the debris created by Hurricane Irma removed within 60 days. “We don’t have as many trucks as we would like to have,” she said, referring to the high demand for trucks from cities across Florida and Texas. “We are working as quickly as we can.”
In the search for a new city parking office, one possible location has already been scrubbed from the list: the Woman’s Club of Wilton Manors.
This year, Wilton Manors’ biggest budget worry seems to be something that won’t impact this year’s finances.
Months after city officials asked for ideas on how to spend $67,000 in Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] funds, commissioners voted on Dec. 9 to spend the funding on six fitness stations at Island City Park Preserve.
“Site 92” isn’t a big piece of green space, but the city still wants it.
In an effort to “spur development” and attract new businesses to the city, Wilton Manors officials plan to change the land-use of Oakland Park Boulevard and Andrews Avenue.
Those who want to have an influence on the future of public art in Wilton Manors will have a chance with the city’s proposed public art advisory committee.
The proposed project will include upgraded sidewalks, crosswalks and landscaping
A move to try and add more parking near Wilton Drive will depend on the cost.
There’s almost no parking near Bona Pizza. That’s why the new owners, Glen Weinzimer and Mark Byrd, are glad the city has provided the parking lot close to their restaurant at Northeast 11 Avenue and Northeast 23 Drive.
City commissioners have unanimously approved new regulations on vacation home rentals but stopped short of going as far as some residents would have liked.
As part of the city’s Biannual Strategic Plan, officials will assess the city’s greenhouse gas output. Assistant City Manager Pamela Landi told commissioners at their July 25 meeting that the city also plans to do a greenhouse gas assessment of the entire city.
In the wake of Oakland Park lifting its moratorium on medical marijuana treatment centers and dispensaries, Wilton Manors officials have begun the process of revising their own ordinances.
City officials say anyone can put together a parade or festival along Wilton Drive or any other part of the city. But this year’s official June Stonewall festival will be organized by a city-led committee.
If you want to get a contract signed with the police quickly and cheaply, just get rid of the lawyers.
While symphony orchestras across the country still continue to deal with the aftermath of the Great Recession and dwindling donations, the South Florida Symphony continues to buck the trend.
Todd Bowe said his former business, Novel Tea, was at the “cheap end” of Wilton Drive – the southern portion across the street from city hall. But even that wasn’t cheap enough. Bowe said high rent was one of the reasons he and his partner, Rey Delgado, sold their businesses at the end of July.
Decades after they left their hometown of Charleston in Mississippi County, Missouri, Wilton Manors Commissioner Julie Carson’s family got a surprise – stolen coins, owned by Carson’s brother, Jed, were returned by police.
Lovers of the beach and wanna be mermaids take note – there is a Shell Club of Broward County and yes, you should join.
Artists can learn how to better use color during the Color Theory Workshop on Feb. 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Art Gallery 21, 600 NE 21 Ct.