SHRA General Meeting Minutes - May 26, 2021
HOA President Christina Brownlow called the meeting to order at 7:40 pm and welcomed all. We sang Happy Birthday to Chris, who was celebrating her 57 birthday. Also, Dolly Parton stopped by via a Zoom video prepared by Jason Halberg, to sing Happy Birthday to the tune of “9 to 5”!
Detective Hobales of the Davie Police Department provided an update on the citations and complaints in the Ranches. A car was burglarized on Saxon Circle. Burglars check the car doors to see if they are unlocked. In one case, they took a gun from a car. He reminded the residents: DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAR OPEN. There were several mailbox thefts. He recommends for residents to get Locked mailboxes. Some on Marvin Ln and Hancock were pried open. So, please, get your mail early if you can. Also, use caution if you go to the Bank to make a withdrawal.
Officer Christie Laguna wrote 10 tickets on SW 127 on the day of the meeting! She has noticed that a lot of people are not closing their gates in driveways at night. Close your gates at night!
Officer Perez reminded residents to get in the habit to do the “9 PM check”…: Check that your doors are closed and your lights are on. Also, remember that if you go away, you can ask the Davie police to do a vacation check on your residence.
Chris thanked all the officers for their commitment and for all the support. She also recognized all of the people in the line of work that have given their lives for service, to be honored Memorial Day Week.
Chris introduced Councilman David Kuczenski, from District 4. David also recognized the service people ahead of the Memorial Day weekend. Other Council members and the Mayor were in a conflicting meeting or out of town due to the holiday.
David advised that there is a pending item before the Board regarding regulation of future nurseries in the town. Some residents want to put restrictions on new nurseries. Others feel that it is up to the owners of the nurseries to decide what they want to do.
There is also a big project to put guardrails along Hancock Road where the canal is. This is a Governor issue. Need to ensure that there is access for horses. Legislature also passed a loosening of regulation on home-based business. Waiting to see what Governor will do with it.
The board is also awaiting the surveying for the re- paving of several of our streets. David also mentioned the speeding issues in the Ranches. There has been significant speeding, esp. on Appaloosa.
The Board wants to also address the painting of the entrance ways. Cindy San Martino is one of our residents who faithfully volunteers to do the painting for the entrance ways. We want to acknowledge her and thank her!
David gave his number and is available for any questions or comments. (305-815-0990)
David acknowledged the issues going on next door to the Cailis’ residence. The new owner of the land there continues to dump.
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Memorial Day is not a time to thank people, but to honor those we have lost. 3 pm is a national moment of silence to honor the fallen brothers and sisters.
June 10 and 24 are the next council meeting dates. There is also a monthly open forum by Mayor Steve on the second Wednesday of the month. There is an Advisory board meeting in June, and then a hiatus in July. The meetings will soon begin to be physical meetings instead of Zoom. The Town Hall opens on June 7, from 8:30 am to noon.
Chris opened the meeting to the board for open items. SRHA VP Jason Halberg advised that the HOA fiscal year is from April to March. We have received various renewals and are thankful for these. Some residents have expressed interest in doing online payments and Jason advised that we plan to have it available for next year’s dues.
As a reminder, ANNUAL DUES OF $50 ARE DUE!!
Chris thanked Jason for all his work and enhancements to social media.
Introduced Judi Parker, Treasurer, and congratulated the Parkers (Bob and Judi) who celebrated 47 years of marriage. Treasury update: $22, 580.91 balance, $20,564. as of May. We will provide residents with information, likely on social media about what the $50 annual fee supports.
Finally, resident George Cailis voiced his concern about his neighbor’s land becoming a dump. Approximately 5 loads are coming in per day, and George feels it will become like Vista View Park. The lot is on Hancock on the west side between Luray and Mustang.
Chris’ final remarks were in recognition of several folks who have served our country, and she recognized Bob Parker, a Korean war and Vietnam war veteran. George Cailis also served, and Ed Gonzalez served in military. June 14 is Flag Day. June 20 is Father’s Day.
The meeting adjourned at 8:46 pm. Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 30 at 7:30 pm, via Zoom.