SRHA General Meeting Minutes April 27, 2022
Jason Halberg advised that President Christine Brownlow’s would not be in attendance. He introduced DaNell D’Alfonso as the new Vice President for the SRHOA. The meeting was called to order at 7:37 PM by DaNell and Jason led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. DaNell welcomed everyone. Next month’s meeting will be on Wednesday, February 23rd via Zoom.
Davie Police/Crime Report: Detective Hobales provided an update. 133 citations in SWR, 42 in Sunshine Ranches. Crime overall was light, however, there are catalytic convertors being stolen throughout the area. He urged residents to keep cars close to their houses, locked and in a well-lit area. Detective Hobales introduced Det. Jessica Wollschlager, the Town’s expert auto theft detective.
Det. Hobales has stressed repeatedly for residents not to leave keyfobs in their cars. Firearms and keyfobs are being left in cars and there have been “rumors” spreading around about this area being a good target for thefts due to cars being left unlocked.
A resident asked about 911 calls not being answered, which was on the local news recently, and wanted to find out about response times. Detective Hobales confirmed that there is a staff shortage at this time.
Town Council Member Comments:
Mayor Steve Breitkreuz advised that the Farmers Market will be held this Saturday and that it will be the last market until the fall. All of the vendors and participants have been very pleased with this new addition to our town. The location is the southwest corner of Dykes and Griffin Roads and the time is from 10 am to 2 pm.
Councilman David Kuczenski… FPL has been installing underground powerlines on Luray and Mustang Roads and is putting transformers in front of every road. This does not include AT&T or Comcast lines, just FPL. Want to know if we want to have an FPL rep come to the next HOA meeting or have a separate meeting for the whole town. Each Homeowner will have to give an easement to FPL and we will need to come up with a decision. FPL published info about how flooding could affect electric service with underground power lines vs. above the ground powerlines.
Judy Parker had reiterated her concern about heavy traffic on Mustang. Luray will be the next road to be paved, so the concern is that folks are crossing over to get to Franklin Academy. Concern about speeding and heavier traffic. Shotz community is also concerned about the increased traffic. Carlos Martinez asked about the clean-up of our canals and what we can do. David said that it is Central Broward’s jurisdiction. In the past, they used to clean the canals but there is no funding for cleaning of the canals at this time.
Councilman Jim Allbritton thanked the board for the invitation to the great Party at the Park which took place in April. Residents in Green Meadows are very pleased with the Farmers Market. He also gave a shout-out to the Sheik run, as $10,000 was raised for the Scholarship Fund. He invited all to the committee meeting on May 3 to help address the speeding issues on Volunteer Road and throughout. Earth Day at Caloosa Park was a success, new plants were put in. Finally, Green Meadows District 3 is working to get its Association back together! Looking forward to having that up again, and they will be joining us by the end of the year.
DaNell introduced Carlos Martinez, a town resident, and developer who bought the land on Griffin and Hancock from the Baptist Church. The closing was 2 months ago and he sent a copy of the warranty deed to Jason. Looking forward to getting the project started. Mr. Mayor and Councilmembers Jim and David signed off to allow Carlos to speak freely. Mr. Martinez shared his vision and current site plan for the development: 16 lots on 40 acres, each 2 acres net, not 2 acres plus (gross per lot is 2.5 acres); provide horse trails, including an interior horse trail in the development. Will not be public roads. All properties will slope toward their own pond, so no water will be passed on to others, thus maintaining all water on site. Mr. Martinez wants to have full support and for all neighbors to feel involved. He said that as a resident and as a neighbor himself, he wants to feel the needs. He has spoken to Andy Burns and Councilmembers. Will not be putting any entrances into the community.
There were several questions and discussions. Many residents showed support and some said that this is the best development plan yet. DaNell thanked him and shared that President Chris is in support.
President’s report. May meeting will be on Zoom. In the summer, will look to do some in-person meetings. Picnic in the Park was great; we had $450 in donations and added several new members. We will be doing a Military Tribute in the May Waggler. The Plaques are up!
Treasurer’s report: Balance $36,437 as of March 31, 2022.
Membership report: 233 members.
Meeting was adjourned at 9:21 PM.