Wilton Manors Briefs for Nov. 22, 2017

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The Second Annual Nature-In-Art Contest is now underway. Organizers want participants to submit photos of birds, plants, animals, insects, water and anything else nature-related. Photograph submissions must be taken within the city limits of Wilton Manors and up to five can be submitted. The deadline to send submissions is Jan. 15. Photos can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to Todd DeJesus, 2020 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305. 


Keefe McCullough chosen as auditor

At their Nov. 14 meeting, commissioners voted to hire Keefe McCullough, located in Fort Lauderdale, as the city’s auditor. In response to an RFP for auditor services, six firms responded. The top three, as ranked by city staff, gave presentations at the meeting. Keefe McCullough was ranked highest by city staff. The next step is for the city and Keefe McCullough to negotiate a contract.


City applies for Colohatchee boat launch grant

At their Nov. 14 meeting, commissioners voted to apply for a $135,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection through its 2018 Recreational Trails Program. The money would be used to build a boat launch at the Colohatchee Park parking lot west of Northeast 15 Street. If approved, the grant requires the city contribute a portion of the cost - $35,000.


Friends of the Library Book Tent

The Friends of the Wilton Manors Library will have its Book Tent on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hagen Park Community Center, 2020 Wilton Drive. Books, videos, and audio materials are available in exchange for a small donation. Money raised by The Friends is used to fund programs and buy equipment for the city’s library. At the same time, the city will kick-off its Island City Yard Sale. Space is available for rent. Call 954-390-2115 or 954-390-2130. 


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