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The Wilton Manors City Commission focused on transportation and upcoming events during their July 12 meeting.

Ordinances and Resolutions

City commissioners voted unanimously to pass the $696 per ERC water connection charge and $2,441 per ERC sewer connection charge.

They also unanimously passed resolutions to approve surtax-funded transportation projects in zone 1, 2  and 4 — spanning south of Oakland Park Blvd. to north of northeast 20th St., and east of Andrews Ave. to west of northeast 6th Ave. These projects will mill, pave and resurface public roads in the allotted areas.

City commissioners unanimously passed a resolution to use the third amendment to settle in City of Sunrise et. al v. Broward County. They also passed a memorandum of understanding with the Equality Club and Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society approving their July 14 installation of orchids at Richardson Park.

Circuit Transportation Update

Pennie Zuercher, Finance Director, announced that she met with the three-person marketing team at Circuit. They plan to issue a press release in the next week, print posters and flyers, pass out “download the app” cards, advertise in local publications and send social media and email blasts to promote Circuit.

The transportation service is expected to soft launch in Wilton Manors Sept. 1 and hard launch Sept. 8. Circuit will also make appearances at various local events ahead of the launch dates.

Salary and Referendum

Commissioner Michael Bracchi brought up the topic of commissioner salaries after a year-long hiatus from its last discussion.

John Sullivan, Broward Schools Chief of Communications, gave a presentation on the Secure the Next Generation Referendum renewal as well.

Upcoming Events

The Three Bridges Neighborhood Association was awarded the $11,250 AARP Community Challenge Grant for beautifying the Coral Gardens Park on the east side. They will hold their meeting July 27 in Hagen Park Community Center at 6:30 p.m.

The Community Affairs Advisory Board will hold PrideFête Festival to celebrate Caribbean culture on Aug. 13 at 3 p.m. in Richardson Park.

East Neighborhood Association will hold a meeting Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. in Independence Hall Community Room to improve landscaping at the entrance of Wilton Manors.

Westside Association of Wilton Manors held a meeting July 14 at 7 p.m. in Hagen Park Community Center. They will also hold a National Night Out Block Party at Mickel Park on Aug. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. This will feature a drone presentation, bounce house, food and more.

Equality Garden Club announced its plan to plant 15 trees in Richardson Park July 14 at 8 a.m. Their next meeting will be July 20 at 7 p.m. in Hagen Park.

Recreation Advisory Board

The City Commission voted to appoint Patrick Harris, Helena Hantzes and John Fiore to the Recreation Advisory board.


Mayor Scott Newton granted July as Parks and Recreation Month. The U.S. House of Representatives has also designated July as Parks and Recreation Month.

During public comment, Paul Kuta honored long-time Wilton Manors resident Dolores Douglas’ life. Kuta said Douglas died over the fourth of July weekend.

Looking Forward

Newton asked to put the Town Crier distribution schedule back on the agenda for the next city commission meeting.

City Manager Leigh Ann Henderson announced a Wilton Manors partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Broward County to offer the monkeypox vaccine in Richardson Park. At the time of the city commission meeting, all 420 available spots were booked within the day of their opening for signing up.

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Wilton Manors Commission Revisits Salary Discussion, Broward Schools Funding