February Minutes

BPCA Meeting – 2/4/14

            A meeting of the Broadview Park Civic Association was called to order at 7:30 PM at SunviewPark on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, by VP Dave Nielsen.  Board members present were: Dave, Jan Washburn, Linda Flanders, Susan Robinson, and Joyce McGinnis.

BSO Lt. Pisanti distributed a notice regarding a shredding event and collection of expired medicine on February 22nd at the Lauderdale Lakes Walmart.  He reported that there had been two burglaries of trailers and two house burglaries.  BSO has arrested two juveniles believed responsible for a number of recent burglaries.  There was also an attempted robbery of a Farm Store.  The robber was wielding a knife, but the clerk ran away.  With the help of the helicopter and a K-9, the deputies found the robber hiding in a tree.  He was arrested with a few dog bites.

One member reported a streetlight out and was given the correct number to report it.

1-800-4OUTAGE.

Deputy Fire Chief Gerry Ransom said the Peters Road Volunteers are releasing their ownership of Station 23 on 46th Avenue.  The county has appointed an architect/engineer to evaluate the building and determine whether it is worth repairing or should be demolished.  Our fireman are currently located at Station 17 and the station on 31st Avenue is also on call.  Chief Holness was also present.

Heather Cunniff of Code Enforcement reported that applications are being received from landlords for the rental program and inspections are going on.  One member reported that Chase Bank is cleaning up a house at 4251 SW 21st Street which has been empty for years.  Many windows in the house are broken out and people and animals are in and out of the building.

Another member reported that he is aware of several homes that are being cut up inside to provide apartments for rental.  Heather said this is illegal without permits and asked for addresses so that code enforcement could act.

Elaine Barrett from Waste and Recycling distributed a calendar of dates and places for drop-off of hazardous waste and electronics.  She said it is time to set a date for our annual clean-up. 

John Bertino, Commissioner Ryan’s liaison to the community, was not present to update us on county plans.

Linda Flanders reported that the May 3rd Community Yard Sale would be held at the Fire Station instead of at SunviewPark.  Use of the park would involve too much red tape.  Vendors should call her, 954-584-2794.

Dave called for any other problems, projects, or programs.  He asked Heather to find out what was happening with the welcome sign on 46th Avenue which was vandalized.  He also expressed concern about the lack of sidewalks along the road at Meadowbrook.  He said he would talk to Mr. Whaley, the principal, to see if he had any involvement in that.

There was no further business and the meeting was adjourned.

                                                            Jan Washburn, Secretary

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