June 3 Minutes
BPCA Meeting – 6/3/14
A meeting of the Broadview Park Civic Association was called to order at 7:30 PM at Sunview Park on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, by VP Dave Nielsen. Board members present were: Dave, Jan Washburn, Nancy Walton, Linda Flanders, Susan Robinson, Chad Tamkus, Carolyn Lockerd, and Joyce McGinnis. Dave announced that this would be our last meeting until October. We do not meet during July and August.
Since Fire Chiefs Holness and Ransom were unable to be present, Dave read an Email from Gerry Ransom. He reported that the architect/engineers had completed their assessment of Station 23 and their 49 page report identified and recommended repairs needed. Sometime in June the fire chiefs will meet with county administration to discuss how they want to resolve the issues.
Elaine Barrett from Waste and Recycling answered questions involving disposal of materials like old paint cans. They should not go into the regular trash barrels, but should be brought to the dump or placed out on bulk pickup day. She said that free paint in five colors will be available on Thursdays from 9 – 12 at 2780 N. Powerline Road. It is not necessary to order it in advance. Elaine’s phone is 954-553-0091.
Heather Cunniff reported that there will be an administration meeting on Friday to discuss what should be done with the money the county received for easement rights from the gasoline pipeline company. Also, Code Enforcement is starting a “Curb Appeal” drive, giving courtesy notices to residents whose property is an eyesore or where trash barrels are left out in plain view.
BSO Lt. Pisanti reported they had broken up the drug sales at the house on 50th Avenue. There have been just three burglaries – one at a vacant house, another in conjunction with a fight, and the third involving a bicycle. He warned residents that July 4th was coming and people should not shoot a gun into the air. This is very dangerous. Last year BSO had 13 calls about shooting. He said the most common way burglars have made entry into a house is by forcing the sliding glass doors off the track, or when that fails, by breaking the glass.
Linda Flanders reported that the next Community Yard Sale and Family Fun Day is set for Saturday, October 18th. From now on, we will hold just one yard sale a year and that will be in October. Charge for a vendor space is $15. This year Fire Chief Holness will try to get the shredder and the old pills and medication collection.
Elections for the coming year were conducted. Nominees: Pres. Dave Nielsen; VP, Bill Hoy; Sect/Treas. Jan Washburn; Finance Sect., Nancy Walton; 3 year board members: Paula Jarrett/Rivera, Linda Flanders, and a new volunteer, Barbara Yakin were all elected unanimously.
The man named Jose who had indicated he would be at the meeting to call for a class action lawsuit against the water company, did not attend.
Dave introduced Roger Jette and called for a round of applause for all that Roger does in tending the gardens and picking up trash.
Dave asked if anyone had suggestions for what the county should do with the money from the pipeline company. Rose Bickford suggested that we need solar lights on the 49th Avenue entryway sign. The entry is hard to see after dark. Dave said he would like to see a small park where the water company was, but Rose fears it would become a hangout for the neer-do-wells. Another member suggested street lights, but Jan reported on why there is a problem re streetlights. She will look further into that situation. Jan said she was sure the county was going to finish the sidewalk at Meadowbrook after school was out.
There was no further business and the meeting was adjourned.
Jan Washburn, Secretary
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