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Message from the President - March 2024

News, Updates, and Reminders:

  • Thank you to the following members of the 2024 SRHOA Election Committee: Geoff Cohen, Francis Cordero, and David Kuczenski. Elections will take place on March 27th.

  • Davie PD’s Vacation Watch has been an enormous success! A plus to this is an extra police presence in our community. Thank you to all who utilize this valuable resource. Also, keep up the good work and vigilance…there have not been any reports of mail issues or car concerns. The USPS provides a service called “Informed Delivery” that might minimize people becoming victims. Anyone in a household can sign up on this link: https://informeddelivery.usps.com/

  • Sunshine Ranches will be receiving three traffic speed signs. Locations will be on Mustang Trail (between Volunteer and Hancock), Luray Road (between Volunteer and Hancock), and Hancock (between Stirling and Griffin). We have applied for grant funding to secure another.

  • Per holes created by bulk pickup, please read the following: Section 5. Residential Collection Service B. Residential Bulk Waste Collection (5) on page 11 of the Agreement also outlined below: (5)  The Contractor shall promptly restore the soil and grade at any location where the Contractor's Collection creates a depression that is six (6) inches or more below the surrounding grade (e.g., when collecting with a grapple/knuckle-boom). The Contractor shall fill such depressions and restore the grade to match the surrounding area. The Contractor also shall replace any sod that was removed or killed by the Contractor's actions.

  • Emergencies happen…for our elderly, at-risk, or vulnerable population, we are here for you. Here are a few items I would like to bring to your attention (if you need anything, do not hesitate to reach out to your SRHOA board):

  • You may register with the Vulnerable Population Registry online at Broward.org/at risk. If you do not have access to a computer, you may call Town Hall at 954.434.0008, the Broward County Call Center at 311, or 954.831.4000.

  • The following link will take you to the Directory of Resources for Broward County Senior Citizens (an extensive guide of senior services and help agencies) https://www.adrcbroward.org/sites/default/files/documents/20192020adrcresourcedirectory.pdf

  • The Davie Police Department provides services as well through their At-Risk Resident application.

  • Please visit  https://www.frontlinepss.com/daviepd to apply.

  • If you believe you are witnessing illegal fishing or hunting of our local wildlife, please call the Davie Police Department immediately at 954.693.8200. Try to gather visual information (vehicle color, plate, descriptions of persons involved, etc.) but do not get physically involved or put yourself in harm’s way. We live in an amazing area with abundant environmental gifts. As a result of development, Florida's wildlife and human populations encounter each other more than ever before, and the circumstances which create conflicts with wildlife are as varied as the environment of Florida itself. As people develop more open space and wildlife habitat is reduced and fragmented, conditions are often created which attract wildlife. Such contacts between people and wildlife often result in conflicts. Understanding wildlife behavior can help you appreciate and coexist while reducing negative impacts. Here is a link with humane, safe alternatives: https://predatorguard.com/. The FWC is here to help. Please visit the following link to learn more. https://myfwc.com/conservation/you-conserve/wildlife/

  • The property appraiser’s office has vital information on protecting yourself from fraud, keeping your deed safe from thieves, and new exemptions on the horizon. Please visit Marty Kiar’s property appraiser site at http://bcpa.net/

  • Work is continuing with the town and volunteers who are working to oppose the incinerator plans near Sheridan and 27. Please read the SWR Rancher. Please attend or watch the bi-monthly council meetings. Check our SRHOA Facebook and emails. Stay informed and/or get involved. This will be our biggest issue to date. A new town board has formed to assist with ideas for composting, recycling, etc.

  • There are preliminary discussions concerning a round-a-bout for the Volunteer/Stirling intersection. We will keep you posted.


Community Events:

  • The SWR Farmers’ Market is open once again! Please visit on Saturdays.

  • Runners, your big day for The Diversity Run (sponsored by the Sikh Youth) is March 9th. Proceeds benefit the town’s scholarship fund.

  • Water Matters Day is March 9th at Tree Tops Park.

  • Please support


  • the upcoming Barn Dance on March 16th. Proceeds benefit the town’s scholarship fund.

  • The annual Easter Egg hunt at ROCA takes place March 23rd.

  • The Mayor’s Chess Open takes place on March 30th, from 10-2, at Town Hall.

 Stay Connected:

  • 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 www.southwestranches.org 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 (sunshinerancheshoa@gmail.com), visit our website (www.sunshineranches.org), or view our posts at facebook.com/SunshineRanches.

  • 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 nwf.org/certifiedwildlifehabitat today to certify. (It is migratory bird season. Please welcome our feathered friends travelling along the Atlantic Corridor Flyway. Extra seeds and supplemental foods assist these weary travelers as they make their annual journeys.)


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

Chris

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