April 1st Minutes

BPCA – 4/1/14

            A meeting of the Broadview Park Civic Association was called to order by Vice- President David Nielsen at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Sunview Park.  Board members present were: David, Jan Washburn, Nancy Walton, Linda Flanders, Marge Goodman, and Chad Tamkus.  Dave reminded the members of the community clean-up on Saturday, April 12th.  Volunteers should report to Sunview at 8:30 am.  A claw truck will be picking up bulk trash and there will be a dumpster on 18th Street.  He also reminded members of the community yard sale and fun day on May 3rd.  Linda had flyers to distribute.

            Deputy Fire Chief Gerry Ransom said the county fire department can’t own property.  Station 23 is still actually owned by the old Peters Road Volunteer Department.  The building is deteriorating and an architect has studied it to determine if it is worth salvaging.  There has been mold, problems with the AC, raccoons in the attic, and fleas.  He will report his recommendations to the county – possibly to replace it with a temporary building.  One member asked if the alarms could be turned down.  Even though there is no one in the building, the radio alarm announcements can be heard for quite a distance.

            BSO Lt. Pisanti reported that they have formed a burglary response team.  As a result, burglaries are down 16%.  Most of these are car burglaries.  There have been four since his last report.  Two members reported a lack of response from the non-emergency phone number.  Lt. Pisanti said the lack was probably due to officers being tied up with other problems in the area.  A member reported drug activity on 50th Avenue.

            Sean DePalma, manager of SunviewPark, said he has been there for 14 months.  There have been many improvements such as fencing and irrigation.  He would like to add a dog park and an exercise trail.  He said a new building to replace the temporary one had been on the county’s project list ever since the old building burned in 2010.  It has worked its way up the list and is now in the top 10.  To save time, they will use the plans that have already been designed for a park building in Miramar.  Even so it will be a lengthy process.  Bids will be open in about a year-and-a-half.  Sean said they had 119 children in their summer camp program with 32 teen volunteers.

            Heather Cuniff reported on the Rental Registration program.  Applications are coming in.  There is a charge of $75 for the inspection.  They obtain their list of rental owners from the property appraiser’s non-homestead records.  Several members complained about not being allowed to have a temporary awning which would not be safe in the case of a hurricane.  It was suggested that people call Commissioner Ryan if they have complaints about the code.

            One member complained that the bus stop near 44th Terrace was never cleaned.  She also said a traffic light is needed at 44th Terrace, but we have requested a light in the past and were always turned down.  It is too near the light at the intersection of old Peters Road and Davie Blvd. Extension.

            Dave reported that prospects for the sidewalk at Meadowbrook look good.  A member reported drug activity on 50th Avenue  Jan asked if members were aware of any elderly or disabled residents who needed some kind of modification of their home to ease their lives.  Mrs. Reynolds at the county’s housing office has some money available to assist them.

            Dave reported that the gas pipeline project is causing problems.  Equipment exploded and sprayed his house with oil.  Pipes have been broken at five homes along 50th Terrace.  Homes near the project experience a lot of dust.  Dave has asked for watering trucks.  The gas company has promised that when they are finished everything will be smoothed down and sodded.

            Rose Bickford suggested that some of the money paid to the county for the right-of-way should be used for a solar light on our entryway sign.   There was no further business and the meeting was adjourned.

                                                                        Jan Washburn, Secretary

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