February Bee

 

                                                        IMPORTANT MEETING                      FEBRUARY, 2011

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1st, 7:30 P.M.

SUNVIEW PARK RECREATION CENTER

1500 S.W. 42ND AVENUE

DAVIE HAS DECIDED TO PURSUE THE ANNEXATION OF BROADVIEW PARK.

After a four-year study of our community, the Town of Davie is once again considering annexing this community.  They have determined that we would be revenue neutral – that is, we would not be a drain on their finances.  On January 4th a number of Davie officials met with the Board of Directors of the Broadview Park Civic Association.  Led by Russell Muniz, Davie’s Director of Administrative Services, the group included the Chief of Police, the Asst. Director of Public Works, the Code Compliance Official, and representatives of Fire/Rescue, Housing and Community Development, and other departments.  If the Town Council votes to proceed, the Town of Davie would file a bill with the 2012 state legislature to annex Broadview Park effective September 15, 2012.

            The Broadview Park Civic Association will meet at Sunview Park, Tuesday, February 1st, 7:30 PM.  We will try to summarize the information the Davie officials provided and we need to hear your reaction to this annexation proposal.  In 2005 in a straw ballot, we approved annexation to Davie.  Do we need to vote again?

            We will also have reports from BSO and Code Enforcement.  Chris Dickey who handles public relations for the Neighborhood Improvement Project wants to hear comments from you regarding the progress of the work.

JUST TWO MORE ISSUES OF THE BROADVIEW PARK BEE – APRIL AND JUNE

Now that so many residents have internet access and e-mail, the Bee will be discontinued after the June issue.  It has been a constant battle to find people to deliver the Bee, and we question how many people actually read it.

If you want to be notified of meetings, events, and special news, we need your e-mail address.

IMPORTANT:  E-mail the following information to BroadviewPark@hotmail.com.

    Name, Address, Telephone, and E-mail address

If you do not have internet access, find a friend or neighbor who will pass important information on to you.  We will not bother you with frequent messages and spam.  We will continue to put out the signs to remind you of meetings.

PRETTIESTCHRISTMAS LIGHTS – In spite of the economy, there were plenty of beautiful displays of lights at Christmas this year.  Don’t you love it when the homes and yards are aglow with colorful decorations.  Although it was tricky to drive around the community with the roads torn up, we picked the following as our winners this year:

                        The Pearse family – 1349 SW 48th Avenue 

                        The Mitchell family – 2115 SW 46th Terrace

                        The Henriquez family – 1837 SW 43rd Avenue

Congratulations for brightening the neighborhood over the holidays.

BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED

The Civic Association has two vacancies on the Board of Directors.  Would you be willing to assist in making this community a nicer place to live – just one meeting per month.  Try it – you’ll like it.  Call 954-583-0796 to volunteer.

A MERRY CHRISTMAS FOR TWENTY-TWO FAMILIES

A big Thank You to all of you who supported the Christmas food drive in December with your donations or by lending a helping hand.  Twenty-two families enjoyed a merrier holiday with a turkey, milk and a generous supply of canned and dry goods.  Once again Firefighter Jim Chandler organized the tour with Santa (a/k/a Firefighter Al Macias) aboard the fire truck.  Thanks go to the young Explorers who assisted and to Mr. D who provided pizza for them and for the super volunteers who accompanied Santa with their pickup trucks. 

            Many, many thanks also go to the great crew of helpers who sorted and distributed the food on Saturday morning.  With so many helping hands, the work was done by 10 AM.

Go to our website, www.BroadviewPark.org, to view pictures of the volunteers at the firehouse sorting food and preparing boxes to deliver to the families.  Click on the link there or click on “Community Service”.

THE NUMBER OF SEX OFFENDERS IN THE COMMUNITY IS DWINDLING

In early 2009, there were 106 sex offenders and predators living in our one-square mile community.  The Civic Association appealed to the county commission to increase the buffer zone between the offenders and the schools, playgrounds and other places where children gather from 1000 feet to 2500 feet like the surrounding cities.  In April 2009 the commission passed a temporary ordinance increasing the distance to 2500 feet in Broadview Park and made the ordinance permanent in September 2009.  While offenders already residing here did not have to move out, no new offenders could move in.  Further, if an offender moved out, he could not move back in again.  As a result we have seen the number of offenders steadily dropping.  Nearly two years after the buffer zone was increased, the count of offenders here is now 47.

 

  

 

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WE WELCOME YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR PROJECTS. The membership year is May 31, 2010 through June 1, 2011.  Make checks payable to the Broadview Park Civic Association and mail them to Nancy Walton,  4224 S.W. 20th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317

______ Enclosed is $10.00 Membership for my family through JUNE 1, 2011.

______ (Optional –  Enclosed is a donation for the maintenance of the entryway.)

NAME __________________________________________ PHONE _____________________

ADDRESS __________________________E-mail______________________________

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