Here's some news briefs from around the Island City:

City moving forward on changes to sign regulations

City staff members are moving forward with plans to alter the city’s regulations in commercial signs. The issue arose after the commission rejected a measure that would have instructed city staff to stop enforcing the prohibition on neon signs. Despite the prohibition, businesses all along Wilton Drive and other parts of the city use neon signs. A city staff meeting was held July 28 to come up with proposed changes to the regulations. In the near future, staff members say they will have recommended changes to the regulations ready for review by the city commission.

Resnick selected for Leadership Florida

Wilton Manors Mayor Gary Resnick has been selected to participate in Leadership Florida’s 35th Class. Leadership Florida is a year-long program designed to educate and expose a few select individuals to the social and economic issues affecting the state. The goal is to encourage future leaders to use their knowledge and ability to seek solutions for the public interest. “I am thrilled and honored to have been selected for Leadership Florida’s 2016 Class. I want to thank the many Florida leaders who supported my effort, including Greg Haile, John Thomas and all my [GrayRobinson Attorneys at Law] firm colleagues.”

School Board funds police officer for Wilton Manors

In an agreement between Wilton Manors and the School Board of Broward County, Broward Schools will pay the city $4,625.20 to provide a school resource police officer [SRO] at Wilton Manors Elementary from Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2017. In addition to helping protect the school, the SRO will also initiate anti-substance abuse programs and programs that teach students about their rights and responsibilities as citizens.

Taste of the Island looking for restaurants

Restaurants are wanted to be a part of the 11th Annual Wilton Manors Taste of the Island on Monday, Nov. 14 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Richardson Historic Park and Nature Preserve, 1937 Wilton Drive. During the event, attendees will have the chance to sample the culinary creations of dozens of restaurants from some of South Florida’s best restaurants. Various local bars and businesses also participate. Funds raised from the event benefit the Wilton Manors Kiwanis Club, Wilton Manors Historical Society, Wilton Manors Leisure Services and the Wilton Manors Development Alliance. For more information, visit To sign up, call 754-551-5561, extension 900, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..