April 7, 2015 Minutes

BPCA – 4/7/15

A meeting of the Broadview Park Civic Association was called to order by President David Nielsen at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at Sunview Park.  Board members present were: David, Jan Washburn, Linda Flanders, and Susan Robinson.  Following the opening Dave reminded the members of the community clean-up on Saturday, April 11th.  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 that elections will be held at our June meeting and there are openings on the board.

BSO Lt. Pisanti reported that there have been just two burglaries within the last 45 days.  He explained that BSO’s plans to locate cameras in the community would put the cameras at the entrances to the area.  In that way if residents describe a particular vehicle in connection with a crime, the deputies could check to see if and when that car entered or left the area.  Several residents reported problems with cars parked on sidewalks and on 46th Avenue.

Michelle Futrell from Waste and Recycling registered several complaints about the trash pickup trucks.  She will be assisting with the upcoming community clean-up.

Linda Flanders said she is looking for someone to take over the community yard sale in October.  Her mother is not well and requires her attention.

Marvin Burroughs, manager of Sunview Park, announced the park’s summer program for teenagers and presented their brochure.  He has signed up a number of young people to help with the clean-up.

Niki Velez, our code enforcement officer, accepted several complaints.  There is still a motor home on the old water plant property.  Henry Sniezak announced that the code enforcement staff has been cut by one-third, so they have their hands full.

He said that the county commission has approved the use of the $170,000 reserved for Broadview Park for the creation of a pocket park on the site of the old water plant.  Dan West and Gayle Preston of Parks and Recreation distributed copies of the plans for the park and showed pictures of various elements such as the playground equipment that would be placed there.  Barbara Smith and Rose Bickford who live close to the property are concerned about teens hanging out there and vandalism.  Residents would need to call BSO or Parks and Recreation when there are problems.  Mr. West said it would probably be 2017 before the park would be completed.  Dogs will not be allowed.

Henry also reported that the county commission had approved expenditures to completely redo Fire Station 23 and negotiate an extension of the lease with the Peters Road Volunteers who own the property.

Jan reminded everyone that in calling 911, they should state their location as Unincorporated Fort Lauderdale so the responders would know that we are on the Fort Lauderdale numbering system.

There was no other business and the meeting was adjourned.

Jan Washburn, Secretary

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