After seeing the loss of power impact condos and apartment buildings, including his own, Commissioner Tom Green said he will propose a new regulation that will require those residential buildings with elevators to have generators. He said he’s not sure when exactly he will propose the regulation but that it would be some time in the near future.
Green, who lives at The Metropolitan, a four-story development which is located next to Colohatchee Park, said he came up with the idea after seeing his wheelchair-bound neighbor struggle to get in and out of his apartment because there was no power to the elevator.
“At a minimum, they’ve got to have something to [generate power to] operate the elevator,” said Green.
City eligible for hurricane funds
At the special city commission meeting on Sept. 13, Commissioner Julie Carson asked if the impact of Hurricane Irma would cost the city any money. City Manager Leigh Ann Henderson said it was too early to know yet what the cost of the damage is. But, she added, because Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency the city would be eligible for up to 75 percent of the cost of damages reimbursed by FEMA.
Poverello seeks to replenish food stocks
After losing a lot of its refrigerated food because of Hurricane Irma, Poverello in Wilton Manors is asking for donations to get its food pantry back to where it was before the storm. Food items requested include proteins, fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs and more. Visit poverello.org or call 954-561-3663 for more information on how to donate.
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