December 2 Minutes
BPCA December 2, 2014
A meeting of the Broadview Park Civic Assn. was called to order by President Dave Nielsen at Sunview Park on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. Board members present: Dave, Jan Washburn, Nancy Walton, Linda Flanders, Joycie McGinnis, Susan Robinson, Carolyn Lockerd, and nominee Daniel Fitzgerald.
Following the opening, Dave reminded the members of the dates and times of our Christmas food drive – Santa on Dec. 16th and 17th, and sorting and delivering food on Sat. Dec. 20th. Since we have about 60 families asking for help this year, we need many volunteers and many boxes. Dave offered to store boxes in his garage.
BSO Capt, Dunbar paid a visit and offered a pickup truck to assist Santa. BSO Lt. Pisanti reported that in the last 60 days there had been just two burglaries in the community and one car burglary. Both officers cautioned everyone to be particularly careful at this time of year with thieves looking for Christmas gifts and packages left on the doorstep. Lt. Pisanti said BSO had organized special holiday operations.
One member asked about the panhandlers who descended on drivers at SR 7 and Davie Blvd. Pisanti said they issue citations for this, but they prefer to assist the homeless rather than arrest them.
Heather Cunniff from county planning said she had met with the residents of the other Central County area to discuss their neighborhood concerns. She plans to do the same with Broadview at the next meeting in February. She distributed a flyer with the new phone number for code enforcement, 954-357-9700. She said the staff had discussed the proposed homeless shelter. Jan mentioned that the shelter could not be built under present zoning conditions and Commissioner Ryan said he would oppose any change in the zoning.
Rose Bickford reminded Heather that we still need lights on the 49th Ave. entryway. She also mentioned that John’s Plants have filled a dumpster full of branches and clippings on the old water plant property. She said now people are throwing garbage bags on top of that. David said we will sic Code Enforcement on the offenders.
Asst. Fire Chief Greg Holness said he is working on getting our firefighters back into the community. He said that Christmas is a bad time for fires. People need to be careful, especially cooking turkeys.
Gerald Henry of Code Enforcement distributed a booklet on choosing the right tree for your property. When they had more officers, people complained about too many violations. Now the staff has vacancies and a new officer will be starting Dec. 7th, Nicky Zankowski. He will introduce her at our next meeting. Dave asked if they were ever going to get a tow truck to haul away the dead cars.
Dave introduced Daniel Fitzgerald as a volunteer board member. He was elected unanimously.
Linda Flanders reported that she was already preparing for next years Yard Sale on Oct. 17th and has ordered new signs. She said the association would not have a table.
Jan reported that comments from the members at our October meeting had led to three new programs at Sunview for girls, 13-17 years – flag football, basketball camp, and dancing.
There was no further business and the meeting adjourned.
Jan Washburn, Secretary
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