Message from the President - September 2023
September is a month with much history, remembrance, and reflection. We will celebrate Labor Day, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, our Constitution, and welcome fall. Let us do all of this with love and light
News, Updates, and Reminders:
Please join us for our new monthly meeting time of 7 PM. This will align to other town meeting schedules and allow us to finish sooner.
The Davie Police Department is requesting assistance from the Rolling Oaks Com
munity regarding the recently stolen horses. The suspected vehicle may have driven southbound along SW 178 Avenue. As part of the investigation, Davie PD is asking residents to look through their video camera footage to see if a horse trailer was spotted between 6pm on August 10th through 6am on August 11th. Any images could be helpful in solving the case, and any help is greatly appreciated. Please contact Detective Velazquez at (954) 693-8290 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any information. There is a reward on this case.
The SRHOA will be supporting the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) grant for improvements to the Southwest Meadows Sanctuary Park, as we understand local parks have a profound power to affect our lives. They vitalize us by encouraging activity, relaxation, renewal, connection with the environment, ourselves and with each other. We are wholly in favor of the Town’s efforts in applying for funding that will assist in developing recreation elements planned at this park.
Should you see any shoddy cable work in which lines are laying on property fences, grounds or draping within livestock areas, please report it to the Town immediately.
Storm season is upon us…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/atrisk. 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.
Mail theft is still an issue. Do not become a victim. 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/box/pa... and follow the instructions on the page. This service is a daily email of any scan-able pieces of mail and notifies the person of any packages coming as well as that day with the package tracking number. Though nothing is 100% guaranteed, it’s something people can use in case of package interception or stolen re-routed credit card pickups.
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/
Should you be in need of mosquito spraying, go to https://browardcountyfl.qscend.com/311/request/add to complete the application. You will be sent an email and/or text verification for your request.
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.
The SWR Farmers’ Market continues to run each Saturday at Green Meadows Sanctuary. Summer hours are from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Come and support our local vendors and artisans.
Mayor Breitkreuz’s “Q & A with Mayor Breitkreuz” will resume on an “as-need” basis. We will keep you informed.
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.”
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.
South Florida Wildlife Center (954) 524-4302.
Sawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital (954) 752-9453
Pelican Harbor Seabird Station (305) 751-9840
As always be safe, be happy, and be loved.