Mayor wants public art committee

In an effort to use existing opportunities more effectively for art, including the Eco Bins located at various locations in the city, Mayor Gary Resnick wants to create a public art committee made up of volunteers. When created, the board would be similar to the other committees which are made up of residents.


Mayor wants permit process explained better

Mayor Gary Resnick wants to make it easier for business owners to understand how the city’s permit process works. At the Feb. 14 commission meeting, Resnick asked city staff to come up with a flow chart that is easier to comprehend. Resnick called the process “incredibly difficult to understand” and said that a lot of businesses owners have chosen not to apply for a permanent sign and are instead using temporary banners. “Which I think we should not allow them to do if they don’t have a [permanent] sign. And I suggested an amendment to our code to prohibit that,” Resnick said.


Grant request for trails

City officials will apply for a grant of up to $200,000 to fund the construction of portions of a trail at Colohatchee Park. The money will be requested from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. If approved, part of the funding will come from a previous grant from that state agency.


Free tax preparation

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will provide free tax preparation services at the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library from now until April 16. The service will be available Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. To find out what documents are needed, call 954-630-7374 or 954-630-4378. The program is made available through the Hispanic Unity of Florida and services are provided in English and Spanish.