December 6, 2011 Minutes

December 6, 2011 Minutes 

            A meeting of the Broadview Park Civic Association was called to order by President David

Nielsen on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, atSunviewPark.  Board members present were: Dave,

 Jan Washburn, Nancy Walton, Linda Flanders, Chad Tamkus, and Bill Hoy.

            After the pledge, Dave introduced BSO Lt. Jackson and Detective Coldwell.  The lieutenant

said the top crime is still burglary.  Burglars tend to strike during the workday when no one is at

home.  He said everyone should be familiar with their nearby neighbors and call BSO if anything

looks suspicious and strangers are hanging around.  Burglaries are usually crimes of opportunity

with kids as young as 13 and 14.  They will knock on doors to find out when no one is home.  If

someone comes to the door, they will ask an innocent question, such as, “Is John here?”  Their

primary aim is gold and electronics.  Don’t throw Christmas gift boxes out so that anyone can see

that you have a new TV, etc.  Det. Coldwell said if people don’t want to call 911, they should call

him directly 954-321-4857.

            One resident complained that a burglar was not in jail.  Coldwell said everyone is entitled

to bond out of jail and he can’t keep them in.  We have 5 deputies patrolling this area with 7000 plus residents.

            There was no one attending from the Neighborhood Improvement Project, but Dave reported

that the final phase is about 80% completed.  They anticipate that work will be done by March, 2012.

            John Fenton from the county’s Solid Waste and Recycling Department distributed booklets describing the new system that will go into effect January first.  Every residence will be assigned two barrels – a green one for garbage and other trash to be picked up twice a week and a blue one for

recycling once a week.  The barrels have electronic identifications so that if a barrel is missing it

can be returned to the rightful owner.  Landlords should instruct renters on the proper way to use

the system and place the barrels out for pickup.

            Rick Newman, Manager of Sunview Park, described some of the programs available at

the park with a recreation program Monday through Friday for ages 6 – 17.  On Friday night

Dec. 16th they will have a Parents Night Out from 6 to 10 PM.  In January there will be a basketball tournament for ages 21 and up.  Bill Hoy asked how far up.  Pamphlets were available on all the


            Dave reported that Bill Long has resigned from the board of directors and asked for

volunteers.  Paula Jarrett-Rivera volunteered and she will be nominated at the February general

meeting.  He also reminded residents we need their dues at $10 per family.

            He urged members to come out and assist in our annual food drive with Santa.  Jan asked

for the names of needy families as we still have room for more.

            There was no further business and the meeting adjourned.  

                                                Jan Washburn, Secretary        



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