Oct.2015Bee

This is the way we sent it to the county.  They made some changes and it was sent out too late for the meeting date.

BROADVIEW PARK BEE – OCTOBER 2015

WE’RE BACK – Join us at the meeting of the Broadview Park Civic Association on Tuesday. October 6th, 7:30 PM at Sunview Park.  We have a new president and want to hear your suggestions on the direction the association should take as we begin a new season.

We are pleased that three new projects have been approved for the community. The vacant lot where the old water plant stood will be cleaned up and become a pocket park with a small playground for the children. Fire Station 23 will be improved and made habitable again so that our firefighters and emergency personnel can move back into the neighborhood.  And a new building will replace the temporary one at Sunview Park.  The original building there had to be torn down after an electrical fire.

IN AN EMERGENCY – Remember that “Broadview Park” is the name the county uses to identify this whole unincorporated area including various developments such as Broadview Park, Floral Heights, Rock Hill, Lauderdale Highlands, Collier Grove, and the trailer park and streets along the North New River Canal. To be sure that BSO, fire/rescue and emergency technicians can find you when you call 911,  identify your location as UNINCORPORATED FORT LAUDERDALE.

FUN AND BARGAINS – COMMUNITY YARD SALE AND FAMILY FUN DAYMark your calendar – Saturday, October 17th, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at Fire Station 23, 2200 SW 46th Avenue – that’s on the northwest corner of the Meadowbrook School grounds.  The children can enjoy the bounce house or paint an old fire truck, while their parents shop for bargains.  BSO fire personnel will be serving free hot dogs, sno-cones and cotton candy,

VENDORS: Call Susan Robinson, 954-581-8109 to reserve a spot – just $15 for a space for your table.

Is your medicine cabinet cluttered with old prescriptions and pills? It could be dangerous to throw them in the trash barrel.  BRING YOUR OUTDATED MEDICATIONS TO THE FIREHOUSE ON THE 17TH AND BSO WILL DISPOSE OF THEM PROPERLY.

MEET OUR NEW PRESIDENT – Daniel Fitzgerald was born at Plantation General Hospital and grew up in this community. He is the Pitmaster at the Georgia Pig and has been in charge of the barbecue at the popular restaurant for the last six years.

Dan met his wife Amber (Phillips) when they were both students at South Plantation High School. They are the proud parents of Owen, 5, who was excited to start school this year at Meadowbrook, and Aidan, just 6 months old. For the past two and a half years Amber has served as manager at the Georgia Pig and the family still makes its home here in Floral Heights.

Dan earned his AA Degree at the University of Central Florida. His favorite recreation is disc or Frisbee golf at Heritage Park.  After serving as a board member for the past year, Dan was elected president of the association in June.

SCHOLARSHIP FOR YOUR HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR – One item under discussion by the Civic Association is a small scholarship, $300, for a high school senior who resides in the Broadview Park community and plans to attend college or a vocational school after graduation. Watch for details on how to apply in the next issue of the Bee or on our website, www.BroadviewPark.org.

NO MORE SOLICITING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET – Broward County and its various cities are cracking down on the dangerous practice of vendors and beggars who wander up and down in the midst of traffic, soliciting money from drivers waiting at red lights. This includes young people raising funds for their teams and activities.  The cities have named their busiest intersections where this practice is banned.  In the unincorporated areas, the county named State Road 7 at SW 20th Street and at Davie Blvd., Peters Road at Davie Blvd and at SW 46th Avenue. Violators will be fined $500.

APOLOGIES FOR STREETLIGHT DELAYS – Several of you who requested a streetlight months ago are still waiting. When we sent your requests to the administrator at the Traffic Engineering Division she found there was no map (not even at Florida Power and Light) which showed the location of the existing streetlights here.  To create an orderly system to deal with FPL, she is working on a map.  We regret that no new streetlights will be installed in the near future.

HELP STOP ILLEGAL DUMPING – Some landscaping or trash services are saving money by dumping their trash around our community instead of hauling it to the dump. The only way to stop this practice is for all of us to be alert.  If you see someone unloading their waste along the side of the road or in the middle of the wellfields, try to identify the offender.  If there is a name on the truck, jot it down or make note of the license plate and notify the sheriff’s office.  BSO  Lt. Pisanti warns if you hire someone to haul a load away, be suspicious if the price is surprisingly low.  Ask for their credentials and be sure they are planning to use the dump and not our streets and sidewalks.  The non-emergency number for BSO is 954-764-HELP.

CIVIC ASSOCIATION OFFICERS FOR THE COMING SEASON: President, Dan Fitzgerald; Vice-Pres., Bill Hoy; Secretary/Treasurer, Jan Washburn; Finance Officer, Nancy Walton; Board Members: Linda Flanders, Juan Formoso, Carolyn Lockerd, Joycie McGinnis, Dave Nielsen, Paula Jarrett-Rivera, Susan Robinson, and Barbara Yakin. Many thanks to Dave for his years of leadership.

IT’S TIME TO RENEW – WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. Your dues – just $10 per family per year – support our efforts to improve this community with projects such as the community clean-up and the Christmas food drive for the needy.  Please use the form below to send with your dues for the coming year, 2016.  Make checks payable to the Broadview Park Civic Association and mail to Nancy Walton, 4224 SW 20th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33317.

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