April 5, 2011 Minutes

BPCA – 4/5/11

            A meeting of the Broadview Park Civic Association was called to order by President David Nielsen at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Sunview Park.  Board members present were: David, Jan Washburn, Nancy Walton, Linda Flanders, Sarah Chavez, and Bill Long.

            Following the opening, David introduced BSO Chief Kevin Butler.  The chief reported on the past two month period.  After the explosion at 2200 SW 43rd Way, the owners fled.  They had been using the utility room as a grow house for marijuana.  Members were asked to notify BSO if they spotted the culprits.

            There have been eight residential burglaries during this period, mostly in the northeast quadrant of our community.  BSO says there are three burglars they are aware of in that area who enter through back windows or doors.  Two of them are juveniles that they have arrested several times before.  Wallets were taken from five cars which had been left unlocked.  BSO tries to track thieves down through the use of the stolen credit cards.  TV’s are a frequent target.  One resident actually gave a ride to a man carrying a TV.  The chief said a dog is a great protection, and he advised homeowners to leave a radio on when they are away or at work.

            When deputies called on a boy who lived on 46th Avenue, they found 128 stolen items.  The boy and his mother have now moved away.  There have also been 3 robberies including a stolen backpack.  There was one business robbery.  BSO had 50 arrests and issued 56 citations. 

He said the sex offender list is down to 43 now.  If an offender moves in, he is given five days to move out again.  Call the chief if you are aware of a new offender.  Two members reported there was a new one on 24th Street near US 441.  Most offenders who are homeless and living under a bridge, wear a GPS.

When asked about pawn shops, the chief said we have his best detective working in our community.  One problem is that it takes 5 to 6 months to get an answer on fingerprints.  One member said a friend named Scott Neighbor has a tinting for auto glass that makes the glass unbreakable.  He said it even protects against a cinder block thrown at a car window.  Phone 954-598-4011.

Dave announced the nomination of Julio Villarreal to the board of directors and called for a vote.  Julio was elected unanimously.

            Dave reported that the community clean-up on April 2nd was very successful with 63 volunteers.  He said there wasn’t as much litter as in the past, possibly due to the neighborhood improvement project.

            Michele of Waste and Recycling said that people who need recycling bins can call 954-474-1870.  If the county decides to go with new waste and recycling barrels with wheels, the program would be effective January 1st, 2012.

            Dave said the Town of Davie is meeting with the county budget director, hammering out an agreement for a transition.  If all goes as planned, Davie would annex Broadview Park effective September 15, 2012.

            Detective Lori Moore, assisted by Detective Carol Dansky, gave a power point presentation about sex offenders, including sexual predators.  There are 1202 offenders in the county and 108 predators.  A predator is one who has two separate convictions or one particularly heinous one.  Offenders must register and keep authorities informed of their address.  They must obey a curfew from 10 PM to 6AM.  Romeo and Juliet offenders (who have consensual sex with a girl under 18 if they are no more than 4 years older than the girl) may go before a judge to have the offender designation removed.  There are several websites that provide information, such as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.  www.fdle.state.fl.us.

            Members were informed that sewer hookups had to wait until the whole improvement project was completed.  Dave said that with oil prices going up and up, he plans to buy the pvc pipes for his sewer hookup now.  He plans to get a large size pipe, such as 8” if available.

                                                                                    Jan Washburn, Secretary

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