Broadview Park Minutes  12/1/2015

A meeting of the Broadview Park Civic Association was called to order by President Dan Fitzgerald at Sunview Park on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015.  Officers present were Dan, Jan Washburn, Nancy Walton, Linda Flanders, Susan Robinson, Dave Nielsen, and Joyce McGinnis.

Dan announced the dates for our Christmas food drive.  Santa will tour the park on Dec. 14th and 15th and we will all pitch in to sort and deliver the food on Saturday, Dec. 19th, 8 am at the firehouse. Members were reminded to bring boxes.

There was no representative from BSO at the meeting.  Niki Velez, code enforcement officer, said Lt. Pisanti has retired and a new officer, Stephanie Coker, will be his replacement.  Niki said they were down one code enforcement officer, but Broadview Park is scheduled to be next to have a sweep where the officers go up and down each street checking for problems and violations of code.

Copies of the Bee were distributed.  Heather Cunniff brought them because they were not mailed out in time to reach residents before the meeting.  Illustrations of plans for the new pocket park and the permanent building at Sunview were also circulated to the members.  Rose Bickford expressed concern about the parking spaces in front of the pocket park.  50th Avenue curves at that point and she feels it will lead to accidents.  It was agreed that Heather would invite Gayle Preston of the Parks Department to attend our February meeting to discuss the plans.

Gabriel Pelligrino, the new manager of Sunview Park, introduced himself to the group and invited questions.

Elaine Barrett of Waste and Recycling reported 14 code violations in the district west of 46th Avenue.  People there continue to put out bulk trash on the 5th Monday of the month, because it’s the last Monday, instead of on the 4th Monday which is the scheduled day.  One member reported problems with the truck doing one side of the street, but failing to come back and do the other side.  Elaine said to report problems to 954-474-1870 or 1880, or to her phone 954-553-0041.  She said the department’s clean-up in November was successful.  There were 17 volunteers between BSO inmates and young people earning volunteer  hours.

Heather Cunniff reported that the county is reviewing zoning categories and are changing some to make them simpler.  She will give us the results at our next meeting.  There will be three public meetings  to discuss these changes before they are approved.

Jan said she will forward items sent to her from the county about events in the unincorporated or “Municipal Services” areas if they would be of interest to Broadview.  She said most of these events are held at the African American Research Library and are directed more at the Central Broward residents rather than at Broadview.  She said there will be a series of free computer classes there for anyone interested.  Jan will soon be posting the scholarship application.  Rose Bickford offered to be one of the judges.

Barbara Smith asked about the streetlight situation and Jan promised to check on that.  Dave Nielsen said he plans to attend the Davie town meeting the following day to re-emphasize our objections to annexcation by Davie.   There was no further business and the meeting was adjourned.

Jan Washburn, Secretary

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