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SRHA General Meeting Minutes - June 24, 2015

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.

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