BPCA Minutes 10/6/15
A meeting of the Broadview Park Civic Association was called to order by President Dan Fitzgerald on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Board members present were: Dan, Jan Washburn, Nancy Walton, Dave Nielsen, Linda Flanders, Susan Robinson, and briefly Joycie McGinnis.
Following the pledge to the flag Dan introduced BSO Lt. Pisanti who distributed flyers about a new program offering a free grocery food distribution on October 10 at the New Golden Heights Church of Christ in Lauderdale Lakes from 10 am to 1 pm. There will be further giveaways on Nov.7th in Fort Lauderdale and Nov. 14th in Pembroke Pines. The lieutenant reported just 1 burglary and 1 motorcycle theft, but announced the recovery of 71 stolen trucks by one clever detective’s work. He said that as we were meeting, there had been a shooting at the used car lot behind the 7-11 on Peters Road. Deputies were on the scene. A member said thanks for the work of the deputies at an accident on 50th Avenue.
Asst. County Administrator Alfonso Jefferson said the county is considering setting up wireless cameras at the entrances to the community. They could be monitored 24/7. Dave argued that would be very expensive, but Lt. Pisanti said it would be very useful when a crime had been committed in the area. BSO could catch a picture of all cars leaving the area at the time. Mr. Jefferson reported that Station 23 should be ready in April for our firefighters to return. A member reminded him that we would appreciate lights on the entryway sign on 49th Avenue.
Fire/Rescue Chief Greg Holness reported that they had had a busy summer involving 1200 children as they presented a program on putting out fires. Since October is fire prevention month they will be doing programs at schools with an amusing robot interacting with the children. The robot will explain “Beep While You Sleep” by changing batteries in the smoke alarm. The program will be held at Meadowbrook on October 16th so the chief will send home flyers in the children’s backpacks about the Family Fun Day and Community Yard Sale on October 17th. BSO will not be taking items for shredding this year but they will collect outdated medications.
Niki Velez, code enforcement officer, said four code officers will be doing a street by street canvass of the community in the near future, putting out door hangers regarding property maintenance. The exact date has not been set. A member explained that on 50th Avenue around the 2200 or 2300 block, the trees in the swale are bushy and block a driver’s view of children. Niki will check on this.
Michelle Futrell from Waste and Recycling accepted complaints about trash barrels that were spilling trash by the side of the road and leaving barrels overturned. She said to get the I.D number of the truck and report the problem to 954-474-1801.
Susan Robinson reported on the Community Yard Sale. So far we have eight vendors at $15 each. Information about the event can be posted on the county’s website, Broward.Org
Jan said that Davie is still talking about annexing Broadview Park. Davie has about 97,000 or 98,000 residents. If they had 100,000 residents they could apply for a number of grants to make improvements in the town. A quick way to increase their population to more than 100,000 would be to annex Broadview Park with our almost 7,000 residents. The members agreed they were happy with the county and had no desire to be annexed by Davie. Dave Nielsen said he attended a town meeting in Davie on September 27th to let the town council know our stand, but the meeting was adjourned before he could speak. He talked to Mayor Judy Paul and some of the council members afterwards. They claimed they didn’t know our board of directors had said no to their development administrator, Philip Holstee, when he asked us to meet with town officials. Dave said he wants to go back to another meeting along with a group of our members and make our stance clear. The next Davie town council meeting will be Nov. 2nd at 6 pm. Mr. Jefferson advised us to keep a close watch on the town’s actions.
There was no further business and the meeting was adjourned.
Jan Washburn, Secretary
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