President Ani Ruiz Chang called the meeting to order at 7:35pm and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Ani acknowledged two new attendees.

Davie Police Department Update by Officer D. Graziadei

  • 70 service calls in Sunshine Ranches this month;

  • 162 citations issued in August and 18 accidents reported;

  • Two golf carts were stolen from a fenced-in yard on Stirling;

  • Be vigilant of school zones and report any suspicious activity;

  • Resident asked that more attention be given to the side streets (Luray and Mustang) with regard to speeders trying to avoid Stirling.

Update on Town Events and Projects by Councilman Gary Jablonski

  • The Stirling Road guardrails will be installed before the striping is applied to the road, which will narrow the lanes;

  • A resident requested that the pothole on Holatee (Luray and Mustang) be filled

  • A resident asked how long a permitted building site can remain vacant

Guest Speaker: Chief Lee Bennett of the SWR Volunteer Fire Rescue

  • Has been involved with fire/rescue for 31 years, was Chief of Port Everglades;

  • SWRVFR has 40 certified firefighters, majority are EMTs and paramedics;

  • Area covered: 160th Avenue to US27 and Griffin to Sheridan

  • SWRVFR provides quicker emergency response; starting CPR & basics;

  • The contract with Davie is for $2.6 million, Town’s firefighters receive $340,000;

  • SWRVFR will schedule a night to teach a CPR class.

President’s Report by Ani Ruiz Chang

  • Safety Grant Application: Securing final bid, need letters from residents on Luray and Mustang related to speeding

  • Adopt a Corner: Both large signs are cleaned up; need volunteers on 9/12 & 9/26, 8-11:00 am for improvements; the Town has approved use of the water from the fire hydrant at Griffin and Hancock to water the plants there; the Town will provide a logo sign for the Flamingo and Stirling entrance.

  • Board Appreciation Event for the board members will take place on Sept. 4th.

  • Upcoming Events: Farmer’s Market at Craft Fair and the Aster Knight fundraiser; SRHA will host a tent at the Town’s birthday celebration on 11/7, joint HOA town-wide Christmas party on 12/19.

Treasurer’s Report by Ani Ruiz Chang

  • Dennis Hugdahl has resigned; Saied was appointed to serve as Treasurer until the next election;

  • Report: beginning balance of $1,549.02, one check written for $33.90, ending balance of $1,515.12.

Committee Reports

Waggler: There will be new ads in the October issue.

Membership: Two new members, 305 members total.

Sunshine (Rachel Greene): Sent three welcome letters to new property owners; her nephew, Vinton Blount, is a finalist on “America’s Got Talent”; advice: if your property is declared a wetland, fight it; the Greenes and Rosina won their cases.

Drainage (Vince Falletta): People use the canals as a disposal unit; Central Broward Water Control District uses thousands of our dollars to clean up our canals; volunteered to call members to attend our meetings.

Beautification: There are handouts for the Adopt-a-Corner project.

Unfinished Business

Ani thanked Chris for the new meeting signs and the Parkers, who placed the signs.

New Business

  • Rick Bell: AKF fundraiser: Nov. 14th, 11:00am-3:00pm; 200-300 classic cars, $20 to enter a car, prizes will be awarded; a country fair for families, staffed byTown volunteers; a booth run by the Rare Fruit and Vegetable Council; purpose is to raise funds to supplement and help improve the Town’s parks; Councilman Doug McKay challenged his fellow councilmen to participate in a “Dunk Booth.”

  • The SRHA has been asked to host a tent at the Town’s birthday party on 11/7

  • Call to Action: Volunteer sign up, show up for the clean-up events; speak passionately about the association to our neighbors.

Ani wished all a Happy Labor Day.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.

President Ani Ruiz Chang called the meeting to order at 7:34pm and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Special guests welcomed: New attendees, Vice-Mayor Freddy Fisikelli, Emily McCord, and CAHOA President, Bob Hartman.

Approval of Minutes of May 2015 General Meeting: no quorum, unable to approve.

Davie Police Department update: by Officer D. Graziadei

  • No major crime activity reported since last meeting

  • Reminded everyone to continue to be vigilant because nearby neighborhoods have experienced car and home burglaries;

  • Year to date: 1299 traffic citations written town wide, 397 incidents reported.

  • Residents reported mail being stolen from mailboxes in Country Estates and Mustang Trail in SR. Officer was not aware but will check and report back next month.

  • Reminder to be on the lookout for credit card skimming devices on gas station pumps.

Update on Town Events & Projects: by Councilman Gary Jablonski:

  • As requested, provided copies of the full TISDOR repaving project from 2016-2035;

Update on Park and Ride off of I-75 and Griffin: by Vice Mayor Fisikelli:

  • July 9th MPO meeting resulted in this project not likely included in the long-term I-75 plan. Efforts by Councilman Doug McKay resulting in this victory were recognized.

President’s Report: by Ani Ruiz Chang

  • Waggler increased from 16 to 20 pages: new features, new ads, spaced out and easier to read. Encouraged all members to be advocates in promoting the Waggler and seeking new advertisers and content.

  • Continuing to work on Adopt a Corner initiative, Safety Grant application, and upcoming community events. Volunteers needed for Beautification & Hospitality Committees.

  • Thanks to Chris Brownslow for new SRHA meeting signs. Volunteers needed for monthly placement and removal.

Treasurer’s Report: by Dennis Hugdahl.

  • Current bank balance $1,549.02

  • Checks to be deposited $0.00

Committee Reports:

Waggler: Saied and Ellen were unable to attend this month’s meeting, but reported: $1,200 in checks for advertising and 12 checks from membership fees; New classified ad section - $10 for non-members, free to members, so encourage interested people to become members. (Clarification to statement made by Ani at meeting: “Residents or non-residents could be members.” - This is accurate, but according to the SRHA bylaws, members have to be property owners.)

Membership (Judi Parker): Current membership 303 – 12 new applications received during July – better than usual for this time of year. 47 away from goal of 350.

Sunshine (Rachel Greene): Reported Susan Winn’s sister’s passing. Susan served as past SRHA President. Also related story of resident calling her (through Waggler) for assistance with baby geese stuck in an un-occupied neighbor’s yard. Rachel and Bill Green were able to help with release of trapped animals which were extremely dehydrated. Rachel also proudly reported that her nephew, Vinton Blount is advancing on TV program “America’s Got Talent”!

Drainage (Vince Falletta): Thanked Councilman Doug McKay for motion to increase the membership of the Drainage Advisory Committee from 7 to 9 members. The contract for the improvements to the Mustang and Hancock drainage project is pending approval by Town. Also, Central Broward Drainage District has had to remove truckloads of garbage from our canals for years. He reminded residents not to use the canals as a waste disposal area and to be on the lookout for people that do.

Hospitality (Rosina Marrapodi): Asked for feedback on what snacks/drinks members most like to have at our monthly meetings so that she can accommodate them.

Guest Speaker: Emily McCord – Town Grant Writer

  • Will be requesting approval from Town Council for $50K grant submittal to the State for the development of a passive ball field at the Country Estates Park on 190th and Griffin Rd. This will not require a match from the town. Also reported that the Town is seeking bids for the installation of guardrails along portions of Stirling Rd. in SR. Confirmed that contract for drainage project on Hancock and Mustang has been awarded by the Town.

Unfinished Business:

  • Meeting Reminder Signs: Thanks to Chris Brownslow for getting new signs made. Bob Parker made a motion for $100 donation as appreciation for Chris’ school Art program (for work on new signs). No quorum was present for motion’s approval. Ani will check into ways to secure a donation for the group.

  • Neighborhood Safety Grant: Application will be submitted for installation of rumble strips before STOP signs on Mustang and Luray Roads as a traffic calming solution.

  • Adopt a Corner initiative: Plan is to beautify the surrounding area of all SR existing signs. Looking for donations of plants and/or maintenance. An informational hand-out will be provided for use when approaching businesses/nurseries/residents for contributions.

New Business:

  • Guest Speakers: Please submit ideas for guest speakers for future meetings.

  • Historical Materials: Historical Society is working on display of historical material at Town Hall. Residents are encouraged to donate memorabilia to add to the display. Contact Juanita Romance at Town Hall for information/donations. Special thanks to Vince Falleta and Ruth Wolff for their efforts, additional volunteers would be welcomed to help sort & tag items.

  • Road Signs: Preparation of comprehensive plan of all road signs that are needed within SR (STOP signs, horse signs etc.) as well as to remove any damaged metal stakes that previously had signs attached. Town Councilman Doug McKay agreed to provide large area map to Ani to facilitate this.

Open Discussion:

  • A resident reported that a cover is missing from a fire hydrant on Mustang trail;

  • A resident asked if out of town guests can come to our meetings - Ani confirmed;

  • Aster Knight (AKF) reminded members about the Classic Car show fundraiser scheduled for November 14th at the Rolling Oaks Park. Funds will be used to supplement any grants received from the State for the addition of the passive ball field at Rolling Oaks Park.

  • Call to Action: Ani encouraged the members to do one of the following:

  • Volunteer on the SRHA Beautification or Event Committees;

  • Try to secure a new advertiser for the Waggler;

  • Invite someone to next month’s meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm.

President Ani Ruiz Chang called the meeting to order at 7:36pm and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approval of Minutes of May 2015 General Meeting: no quorum, so unable to approve.

Davie Police Department update: by Officer D. Graziadei

  • No major crime activity reported since last meeting;

  • Year to date: 1250 traffic citations written town wide;

  • 124 accidents year to date, down from last year at same time

Update on Town Events & Projects: by Councilman Gary Jablonski:

  • Regardless of posted speed limits, according to a 2001 SWR code ordinance based on State law, drivers should exercise “reasonable care” around horses on roadway or swails;

  • As requested, a couple of “Slow for Horses” signs installed on Mustang Trail;

  • Reminders about upcoming town wide family celebrations.

  • Town will send email reminder to be considerate of the animals in our town as we celebrate the July 4th holiday with fireworks.

President’s Report: by Ani Ruiz Chang

  • SRHA board members helped at the successful Education Board’s Scholarship Food Truck fundraiser on May 30.

  • New SRHA Logo finalized

  • Target date for updated Waggler design is August edition. A few changes already visible in July edition. Personal classified ads will be available free to SHRA members; $10 for non-members. Saied Taie-tehrani and Minute Man Press recognized for great job in taking on the layout/production of the Waggler for the June and July editions.

Treasurer’s Report: by Dennis Hugdahl.

  • Current bank balance $3,969.07;

  • Checks to be deposited $150;

  • Outstanding check of $1,400 for Waggler expenses not included.

  • Trending about the same as last year at this time.

Committee Reports:

Waggler: 7 advertisement contracts received; No outstanding receivables collected during June. New ads will not be printed unless payment & contract is submitted.

Membership: Current membership 291 – 5 new applications received. Up about by 44 compared with same time last year - 59 away from goal of 350 for this year.

Sunshine: Sunshine and Membership committees implementing new process to send welcome letters and application to new residents.

Drainage: Mustang and Hancock project is going forward. Jose Chang will be joining Vince Falletta on the Drainage Committee.

Beautification: Courtesy of John Zito, low maintenance landscape designs created for 7 Sunshine Ranches entrances – 5 small, 2 large; landscape improvements approved by Town. As part of the SRHA “Adopt-a-Corner” initiative, local nurseries will be invited to donate plants and monthly maintenance of one or more entrances. Volunteers welcomed to approach nurseries on our behalf.

Unfinished Business:

  • Meeting reminder signs for all entrances can be made now that logo is finalized. Ani will coordinate with Chris Brownslow.

  • Suggestion Box: input from May meeting:

  • Safety Grant suggestions:

  • LED lighting around STOP signs;

  • A few (one or two) rumble strips before STOP signs (preferred option);

  • Real Estate feature for Waggler: Monthly list of SWR properties for sale

New Business:

  • Proposed Park and Ride off of Griffin and I-75: Residents encouraged by Councilman Doug McKay (town representative to the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization) to attend a meeting of the MPO on July 9th to support the REMOVAL of the Park and Ride plan along portion of Griffin & I-75. The SRHA will send a reminder to members with all details.

  • 2015-2016 social/fundraising events: there will be a mix of joint (with other HOA’s) and Sunshine Ranches only events. Tentative plans are for:

  • July ’15: SRHA Board and Committee Leader appreciation event proposed;

  • Sep. ’15: SRHA Membership appreciation – perhaps pot-luck gathering at Equestrian Park.

  • Oct. ’15: Addition of Farmer’s Market component at Town Craft Fair; this would be expanded in 2016 to a Spring and Fall SRHA family event;

  • Nov. ’15: Addition of Country Festival component at AKF Car Show Fundraiser

  • Dec. ’15: Joint Christmas party at Rolling Oaks park with other HOA”s.

  • Summer 2016: Summer Splash family event - water based because of hot weather. Open to all Town residents, but planned and run by SRHA.

Open Discussion:

  • Reminder from Councilman Steve Breitkreuz about the “the Hazardous Waste Pick-up scheduled for July 11th at Rolling Oaks Park.

  • Call to Action: Ani encouraged the members to do one of the following:

  • Volunteer on the SRHA Beautification or Hospitality Committees;

  • Join one of the town advisory boards where our SRHA is underrepresented;

  • Invite someone to next month’s meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 8:29 pm.