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

following:


www.sunshineranches.org

facebook.com/SunshineRanches

sunshinerancheshoa@gmail.com


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 sunshinerancheshoa@gmail.com). 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

https://www.frontlinepss.com/daviepd

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

following individuals:


Bob Parker - judiparker52474@gmail.com

Lori Parrish - lorip01@bellsouth.net and

Rose Williams - jwilli1348@aol.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.


With love,

Chris Brownlow


• 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.”

With love,

Chris Brownlow


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