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Message from the President - March 2023

During March, we celebrate Women’s History Month, “spring ahead” one hour on the 12th, shout, “Erin go bragh!” on the 17th, and welcome the equinox on the 20th. Broward and Dade County schools will observe spring breaks, so do take extra caution when out driving.

Thank you Lori Parrish and Geoff Cohen for opening your home for the February SRHOA meeting and celebration of Sally Brokken and Judi Parker. It was a wonderful evening full of hospitality and friendship.

Current News and Updates:
  • If you would like to host the DPD flashing traffic sign on your swale, please notify the Town. They will help you coordinate with the department. Also, please review (and keep) the valuable information provided on pages 11 and 14 within this issue.

  • The Comprehensive Board is discussing the fireworks and dangerous dog language/ordinances. The Drainage Board is discussing fill language/penalties. Please attend these meetings and have your voices heard. All town board meeting dates/locations may be found at

  • The 2023 Election Committee consists of the following residents: Geoff Cohen, Wendi Halberg, and James Starkweather. Elections will take place on March 29th.

  • To encourage harmony be

tween humans and wildlife, our publication shares information which provides factual, practical, and humane alternatives to conflict. Here is a valuable resource: This is a company providing humane alternatives to predator control. As well as protecting farms, gardens and livestock, their products protect native predators, creating a means for people to co-exist with wildlife.

Community events:
  • Please support SWR by attending Water Matters Day at Tree Tops Park this March 11th. Visit SWR’s live demonstration garden which is an annual hit.

  • The SWR Farmers’ Market continues to run each Saturday at Green Meadows Sanctuary. Come and support our local vendors and artisans.

Stay Connected:
  • Support Southwest Ranches’ Certified Community Habitat status by certifying your own backyard through the National Wildlife Federation’s backyard habitat program…it is easy, plus you may purchase and proudly display a certification sign. Go to today to certify.

  • Mayor Breitkreuz’s “Q & A with Mayor Breitkreuz,” occurs on the second Wednesday of the month. Please join Steve for an info

rmal discussion pertaining to your concerns.

  • Remember, the Council meets face-to-face at Town Hall on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Occasionally, dates may change. Please check the Southwest Rancher and/or for meeting dates, times, and agendas. Internet viewing is also an option, just go to your YouTube connection and type “Town of Southwest Ranches Official Channel.”

  • Please stay connected…join our SRHOA Gmail (, visit our website (, or view our posts at

As always be safe, be happy, and be loved.



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