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A Broward County magistrate ruled a Wilton Manors sidewalk adjacent to Lazy Lake is being negatively impacted by overgrown vegetation from the property at Northeast 21st Court.

At Tuesday’s hearing, code enforcement officers with the Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department of the County’s Building Code Services Division presented testimony and evidence that the sidewalk is impassable to wheelchair-bound people.

Wilton Manors Commissioner Chris Caputo commended the county for taking action.

“For residents in our city, this issue with the collapsed fence on our sidewalk has been a thorn in our side,” Caputo posted on Facebook. “This update is a welcome relief for our city staff, who have been unable to remedy it since it involved the personal property [fence] of another city’s resident.” 

The property owner, Oliver Kamm, was not present at the hearing. Kamm was given 15 days to perform corrective actions. After 15 days, a $250 daily fine kicks in for non-compliance. 

The case is scheduled for a rehearing on May 2. On the 20th day of non-compliance, the county, Caputo said, “is authorized to take any and all necessary action to remedy the issue.”




A close-up shot of the sidewalk. Photo by Carina Mask.

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Lazy Lake Resident Refuses to Cut Overgrown Vegetation; Issued Citation