Vice President Sandra Farah called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Sandra welcomed attendees and shared Ani apologized for her absence.
Davie Police Department Update by Officer Tara Bradley
Repeated: LOCK YOUR CARS!
431 calls for service in September;
199 citations issued in September;
Reported by Residents: Black Lexus speeding east on Luray, passing other cars;
And hearing gunshots at Abundant Living Ministries two weeks ago, was told they were practice shooting which had been cleared by Pembroke Pines; Officer Bradley recommended complaining to Pembroke Pines.
Sandra recognized Vice Mayor Freddy Fisikelli and Aster Knight in attendance.
Update on Town Events and Projects by Councilman Gary Jablonski
Gary stated that the SRHA bronze plaques were cut into the stones in the oasis area of the Equestrian Park and passed around photos; pictures from our past were installed in the East Room in the Rolling Oaks Barn.
Public Service Announcements:
Classic Car Show (AKF), November 14, 11 am – 3 pm;
Mini-Flow, November 19 and December 11;
Country Estates Park Trail grand opening, December 5, 12 noon – 4 pm.
Public Works Projects:
Dykes Road drainage project;
Stirling Road guard rail installation;
Town Hall roofing project and parking lot.
Gary commented on the report of shooting at ALM; the State of Florida allows this on private property.
Sandra shared concern of damage to swales and canal banks by the bulk waste trucks and took photos of the damage. Gary suggested sending the photos to Sandy Luongo, who will place “Do not place bulk trash here” signs. Sandra commented this won’t solve the problem, as we will run out of space to place bulk trash; the issue needs to be addressed. A resident stated that some residents who do not live on the canal side are placing their bulk trash on the canal side. Also noted that some also place their bulk along the canal and extend the trash five feet into the street, which is dangerous.
President’s Report read by Sandra
The SRHA was present at the Craft Fair, $47 was made from the 50-50 raffle, one resident signed up as a member;
The two large entrance signs were repaired and repainted; the metal plaques were removed to be cleaned and restored; partial landscaping will begin soon with help from volunteer and resident Ryan Case; a resident remarked suggested we use the color scheme from the town signs and adapt it into our signs; she also noted that the landscaping never survives at the Flamingo and Stirling sign because a large locust colony lives in the canal bank; they hatch in the summer and feed on the plants.
Regarding the five smaller metal signs throughout our neighborhood, Ryan Case has volunteered to look into having the signs wrapped;
The Town’s Birthday Celebration: SRHA will host a pumpkin patch, baked goods sale, 50-50 raffle; residents are needed to pick up the pumpkins from the Methodist church on November 1; need volunteers on the day of the event to work our booth
Classic Car Show: Volunteers are needed to solicit Farmer’s Market vendors.
Saied reviewed the report as printed in the Waggler.
Membership (Judi): 311 members, 387 non-members.
Sandra thanked Rosina for bringing the refreshments.
Resident feedback: Ani wants to hear from residents if any traffic changes have occurred (Luray & Mustang) due to increased police presence.
Christmas party, December 19: The SRHA organizing choir to sign Christmas carols; possibly check out neighborhood schools if they have choirs; resident suggested karaoke.
Sandra acknowledged the four veterans present at the meeting and invited all to partake of the refreshments.