Message from the President - May 2023
We honor two incredibly special groups of people this month: our mothers and our fallen veterans. On Sunday, May 14th, please tell your mother how much you love and appreciate her (even if she is not physically here). On Monday, May 29th, pay tribute and remembrance to military personnel who have given the ultimate sacrifice, while also thanking those who are still with us.
Current News and Updates:
Please take caution from mail theft and auto burglaries! Folks, we cannot stress enough the importance of bringing your mail inside in a timely fashion and securing your valuables from your vehicles (as well as ensuring your keys/key fobs are with you). Report any suspicious activity immediately to the Davie Police Department!
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 by DPD within this issue.
DPD’s apprehension of our mail thief resulted in the discovery of victims both in and out of SWR. This case has been turned over to the feds for prosecution. Great work DPD and our newest Detective, Eddy Velazquez! Your SRHOA board made a formal request to the Town for an elevated police presence within Sunshine Ranches.
I am pleased to welcome returning SRHOA officers and board members DaNell D’Alfonso, Jason Halberg, Patty Garcia Wareham, Vilma Lopez, Saied Taie-Tehrani, and Mac Rivenbark. I am equally pleased to welcome our newest board members Nicole Alluin and Jonathan Pirie!
In this issue of the Waggler, we have the honor of recognizing military veterans who live in our community. Although Memorial Day is a day to remember those we have lost, we feel it important to thank those who are still with us. Time is precious, as are these fine individuals. Thank you for your service…thank you for being our neighbors.
Thank you, Carlos Martinez, for hosting April’s SRHOA meeting. We had a wonderful time under your pavilion, enjoyed great food and great camaraderie. We appreciate your hospitality.
Items of interest or concern: the status of the properties at Griffin and Hancock, as well as Sheridan and Flamingo; the status of the fireworks and fill ordinances/language; effects of latest bills, i.e., community housing and permitless carry.
Watch as our own Laura Warren continues her magic along the wall behind the CVS Pharmacy.
FPL is working to meet with customers in our area for the line hardening project. Please take the time to talk and secure your homes.
The SWR Farmers’ Market continues to run each Saturday at Green Meadows Sanctuary. Come and support our local vendors and artisans.
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.
Springtime is Baby Animal Time: It is common to see baby wild animals outside during spring, as a new generation makes its way into the world. Baby wild animals might seem like they need our help, but unless the animal is truly orphaned or injured, there is no need to rescue them. These tips can help you decide whether to act: the animal is brought to you by a cat or dog; there’s evidence of bleeding; the animal has an apparent or obvious broken limb; a bird is featherless or featherless and on the ground; the animal is shivering; there is a dead parent nearby; the animal is crying and wandering all day long. If you see any of these signs, find help for the animal. If necessary, safely capture and transport them to the appropriate place for treatment.
Mayor Breitkreuz’s “Q & A with Mayor Breitkreuz” occurs on the second Wednesday of the month. Please join Steve for an informal 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 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.”
As always be safe, be happy, and be loved.
HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY BILL GREENE