Hello, Sunshine Ranches Homeowners Association
(SRHOA) residents! May I begin by wishing all of you
health, wealth, and happiness for 2021! We live in a
beautiful community with wonderful people. Together, I
know we will make this an exceptional year.
Here are issues/activities/events I wish to share:
• Perhaps you have seen our communications via email
and/or Facebook. With support from the Town, we are
engaging in initiatives to promote traffic calming, noise
abatement, safety, and responsible use of fireworks.
Thank you for all the positive feedback we have received.
If you have not seen our messages, please check the
Waggler and keep in touch with us through any of the
Also, please read the Town’s monthly Southwest Rancher
for other vital information and contacts. I would be
remiss to not thank Jason Halberg and the rest of the
SRHOA board for their assistance and support.
• In late November, the Town contacted the SRHOA
concerning a proposed Northbound turn lane onto
148th Avenue (Volunteer Road) from Eastbound Sheridan
Street: your input was needed within a short twoweek
response window. You, the residents of Sunshine
Ranches, responded in overwhelming opposition to this
proposal (via our firstname.lastname@example.org). At
the December 9th general meeting, in the presence of
a quorum, the residents motioned to request Council
adopt a resolution supporting our position. The motion
was presented at the December 10th Town Council
meeting, and will move forward in January. Thank you to
Councilman Kuczenski for supporting his residents.
• We have a goal to install our Pioneer Plaques in
2021… if we missed you (a resident of 30 years or more),
please contact us. These tokens of thanks and recognition
will be installed at both major entryways into Sunshine
Ranches (Griffin and Hancock & Flamingo and Stirling),
commemorating our community’s founding families.
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Message from the President
• Are you planning to go away for the holidays? If
so, please consider Davie Police Department’s (DPD)
Homeowners Vacation Extra Watch, a program created
so homeowners, on brief trips or vacations, can request
an extra watch of their residence. Simply fill out the
form and a Davie Police Officer will make every effort
to conduct an extra watch of your residence while you
are away. DPD urges you not to announce on social
media you are away, and to make arrangements with a
trustworthy neighbor, friend, or family member to collect
your mail or any deliveries you may be expecting. They
also recommend setting outside lights to turn on and off
with a timer. To apply for this program, visit
and complete the online form.
• Have you thought about getting more involved with
the Town or the HOA? Do you believe in our community’s
vision? Here are some ways to help. The Town has several
volunteer boards: consider applying to one which suits
your interest and expertise. Both the Town and the
HOA have publications: consider writing an article for
submission. The HOA has upcoming elections in March.
The SRHOA Nominating Committee is establishing the
slate of officers and board members (which must be
announced in January). If you would like to serve on
the HOA board, and appear on the slate, contact the
Bob Parker - email@example.com
Lori Parrish - firstname.lastname@example.org and
Rose Williams - email@example.com
Candidates must submit written notice to the SRHOA
secretary, Vilma Lopez.
• The next general meeting of the SRHOA will be
Wednesday, January 27th at 7:30pm. Please look for
Zoom details to be provided.
Again, I wish you a wonderful start to the year, with
warmest wishes for the months ahead.
• Meeting started at 7:35pm on Wednesday, December 9th,
2020, and a quorum was confirmed. President Chris Brownlow
commented on the proposed U-Turn/left turn traffic change
at Sheridan and SW 148 Avenue. A motion was made by Tony
Browne and seconded by Bob Parker opposing the above
modification which would present potential traffic issues. This
motion was approved unanimously.
• Officer Elliot, Salston and Jeff provided police report: 47
citations, enforcement of speeding on Griffin Road as bicycles
are increasing, as well as cars broken into on Old Sheridan Street.
It was further recommended to be careful when shopping. Also
mentioned was the “Drive Slow in the Ranches” campaign.
• Mayor Steve Breitkreuz was pleased with the number of
residents who applied to volunteer on the Town’s Advisory
Boards for this year. He also commented on the issue relating
to noise and the direction needed to mitigate, especially at the
end of the year celebrations. He also talked in depth about the
comprehensive advisory board on their current discussions
to protect our community from developers and suggesting
additional protection measures.
• Council member Jim Albritton commented on starting civic
associations which would include Green Meadows, Rolling
Oaks and/or Country Estates.
• Jason Halberg commented on the timing it takes to repair
potholes. Mayor Breitkreuz then commented on the process/
logistics on how the Town gets the potholes repaired.
• Christine shared who would be on the Nominating Committee
for the upcoming HOA Board Elections in March: Lori Parrish,
Rose Williams, and Bob Parker. She also commented about the
new names added to the plaques.
• Lori Parrish asked the Board, Mayor and Council Members,
who were present, for a new vision opposing commercial
development, except agricultural, and for maintaining our rural
lifestyle. Lori also mentioned that the town residents voted in
support of the 5-0 amendment. Lori further shared some concerns
regarding the recent Council’s appointments to the Advisory
Boards. She stated that the Council should only appoint those
who support our rural lifestyle and represent the respective
views of that Council Member.
• Treasurer reported $24,009.33 in the bank
• Membership 232 members
• Vilma, Jason and Tony will work on QuickBooks options for
membership to be paid online. Christine, Judi and Vilma will
contact advertisers for renewals.
• Lori will help with the list of new owners in the Sunshine
Ranches boundaries to have the membership list updated.
• Meeting adjourned at 9 o’clock.
It is December, the holidays are upon us, and a new year will soon arrive. May I say, “Thank you.” To my parents, who, in the mid-60s, purchased our property, giving me and my sister a wonderful place to call home, I say, “Thank you.”
To our outgoing council members, Doug McKay, Dee Schroeder, and Delsa Amundson, I also say, “Thank you.” You gave of your time, expertise, and heart. To our new mayor, Steve Breitkreuz, and councilmen, Jim Allbritton and David Kuczenski, I say, “Thank you.”
The November 19th council meeting was exceptional. Along with council members Hartmann and Jablonski, you have started addressing (and in some instances solved) pressing issues: re tax, drainage, large animal relocation during storms, goals for 2021, etc. Our newly elected state representative, Robin Bartleman, was in attendance providing support.
To the Sunshine Ranches Executive Board and Directors, I say, “Thank you.” Your support of David’s work as president, town events, and resident welfare has been unwavering. We will appoint an election committee (per the by laws) this month at our Zoom meeting (date TBA),
as the March elections will soon arrive. I hope you will consider running for re-election so we may continue our positive work.
To our Sunshine Ranches residents… “Thank you.” You have been amazing in your support of town events and fundraisers, voiced your concerns on issues which would have adverse effects on our community, and rallied behind individuals who have our best interests at heart.
Please do not stop here…consider helping the SRHOAby volunteering, writing for the Waggler, posting an ad, or serving the town by applying to one of several advisory boards.
Pioneers, yes, Pioneers, our beautiful plaques will be installed soon. If we missed your inclusion, please contact us, as this is easily remedied.
Have a wonderful and safe holiday. Toast to a new start and a new year. Enjoy the love of family. Remember to say, “Thank you.”