Welcome to the Broadmoor Residents' Association web site! We are a Louisiana non-profit corporation and our objectives are to unite Broadmoor subdivision residents for the betterment of the area and to promote its general welfare and prosperity.
Membership in the Association is completely voluntary and dues payable at any time during the year for the calendar year beginning in January. We rely entirely upon dues paying members, donations and fund raising activities to support our programs. Please join. The Association needs your support to carry out its programs. Donations are always appreciated. Visit the Membership Information Section for more information.
President's Message - Terry Lawrence
WHAT LIES AHEAD?
2015 will undoubtedly bring a lot of changes for many of you. And we are looking forward to many changes within the Broadmoor Resident's Association. The Broadmoor Crime Prevention and Improvement District (BPCID) took over all of the Private Police Patrol operations in 2014 and now we are concentrating all of our efforts more towards community wide activities and improvements. But we need your input. What activities or improvements would you like to see made in 2015 and beyond? At this point the sky is the limit. The activities/improvements could be small or large. Here are some ideas we are working on right now. (The board voted on January 19, 2015 to have another Christmas Parade in 2015.)
- Light up Broadmoor Christmas Decorations.
- Christmas Parade
- Working closer with Sherwood and Sharpstowne associations for improvement of our general area. What benefits one neighborhood, benefits the other two. (By the way, between the 3 neighborhoods we have almost 8-9000 registered voters. That is a pretty darn influential group if you think about it.)
- Banners/flags lining Goodwood Blvd.
- Replace the "Broadmoor" entrance signs. (This is a BPCID project.)
- Significant increase in the number or hours of our police patrols (BPCID project). We now have patrols 7 days a week instead of 4-5 days a week. If you see one of our patrolling officers, wave to them and say hello.
- We are working with DPW to get Goodwood Blvd. totally redone (pavement, drainage, etc.). This is a long range project and first needs to be budgeted for by the city. We are on the drawing board so to speak and this is moving ahead.
DUES AND MEMBERSHIP
Dues for 2015 will remain the same. We are looking to utilize our funds for activities and general improvements to our neighborhood. We continue to need your support and help in our efforts of making Broadmoor a neighborhood to be proud of. And selfishly, the better we look, the more our property values go up.
ASSOCIATION MEETINGS - NEW TIME AT 6:30 PM
We hope you are able to attend one or more of our meetings. This year we will have 6 public meetings. They are the 3rd Monday of the month (Jan 19th, Mar 16, May 18th, Jul 20th, Sep 21st and Nov 16th). All meetings are in the Adult Education Center, Room 201, at the Broadmoor United Methodist Church on Sharp Road at Mollylea. Association officers and committees will have additional meetings on an as needed basis. Beginning in March, meetings will start at 6:30 PM.
Send us your ideas for Broadmoor activities and laissez les bon temps rouler!
Dues are now payable for 2015. Thanks to those of you who have already paid. Download our convenient online form today and send your payment to help us maintain services this year. Visit the Membership Page for more information.
Recent News Items
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2014-15 Advertising Program
The Winter/Spring edition of 2015 The Broadmoor Breeze newsletter was mailed to all residents in March 2015. We are now accepting new ads for the two remaining editions for 2015 - Summer and Fall. All paid advertisements will also be included in our web site at no additional cost. See our Advertising Page for details.
Keep in touch! Are you on our E-blast list?
Our email database is used each week to send important messages to residents regarding such things as monthly meetings, social events, lost and found pets, crime alerts, notices from Metro Council and EBR Parish, and other items of interest to the community. Residents now register their email addresses online.
So, if you aren't receiving weekly e-blasts from us, please register. Please keep us up to date with your current address and start receiving our weekly bulletins.
To register, GO TO EMAIL REGISTRATION and give us your new email address. OR, send us an EMAIL update with your old and new address. Visit the Communications Committee page.
BCPID started new PPP in January 2014
In 2014, the management and funding for all of our Private Police Patrols (PPP) came under the control of the Broadmoor Crime Prevention and Improvement District (BCPID). The number of hours of PPP each week were drastically increased and the PPP officers are now supervised by Baton Rouge Police Captain Mark Browning. This is an off duty part time employment situation for him. His extensive management and diverse police experience is a great asset to Broadmoor's PPP.
BCPID has new web address - bcpid.com
Effective in 2015, the website address for BCPID has changed to bcpid.com
Neighborhood Watch News
M. J. Chustz has agreed to be our Security Chairman again in 2015. He also serves as a board member at BCPID. Thank you, M.J.!
Although the crime rate in Broadmoor is lower than in most other Baton Rouge subdivisions, we can do even better. Neighborhood Watch has been successful across the country in reducing burglary and related offenses. Neighborhood Watch is based on the concept of law enforcement and private citizens working cooperatively to prevent crime. A key to success is to secure a high participation rate of residents throughout the subdivision. When citizens take positive steps to secure their own property and learn how to report suspicious activity around their homes, it makes a difference.
Broadmoor is divided into groups of homes, typically a city block. Each group of homes should have a Block Captain who will get to know the residents in his or her "block". This Block Captain will be the liaison between residents and, Neighborhood Watch Quad Coordinators. Suspicious activity will be reported through the Block Captain and the Block Captain will make useful information available to other residents. We have vacancies in several Quads for Block Leaders. (click to see enlarged map) and are asking interested person to contact M. J. Chustz. Visit the NW Page for more information.
What does a Block Captain do? They keep us informed as to what is going on in their areas. Preferably, we would like to have persons who are retired or are at home a lot in these positions.
If you are interested, please consider volunteering, and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the NW Page for details.
Parking, illegal signs and trash complaints
We continue to receive complaints of illegally parked vehicles in yards, on the streets or in other public space in Broadmoor. Beginning in 2014, we will be more agressive in contacting authorities to investigate and take the necessary action to see that all laws and regulations are enforced.
- It is illegal to park on your front yard grass on a regular basis, or on the street for longer than nine hours.
- All off street front yard parking must be on paved surfaces or other dust free surfaces such as gravel.
- Signs should not be placed on city property without permission and they will be removed by us or the police. For example, it is illegal to post any advertising signs on right of ways, medians or in the area between sidewalks and the streets. It is also illegal to post signs or flyers of any kind over a stop sign, traffic sign or other property of the city. The most frequent abuse of this regulation is by persons who have lost or found pets. Please do not post signs such as this on public property. Take advantage of our Lost & Found Page and we'll post your message to our web site and send email blasts to residents in Broadmoor. Temporary signs for open house events and garage sales may be staked to the ground subject to certain size limitations, and must be removed after the events have ended. Political campaign signs must be on private property.
- It is illegal to post signs in the right of way area between the street and sidewalk, and signs must be at least 15 feet from the curb. Signs must be less than 8 square feet in residential areas such as Broadmoor. See the Signs Section on the Zoning & Restrictions Page.
- Homeowners with accumulated trash, tree limbs, stumps and construction debris on their property have been or will be reported to the EBR's 311 Complaint Line for investigation by authorities and possible citations or summonses to appear at Litter Court. It is the homeowner's responsibility to have tree limbs and other debris removed when a tree has been cut down by a tree trimmer or arborist. EBR trash collection service will not remove these large items from curbside.
Visit the Community Relations Committee Page for more information about Litter Court and filing complaints and the Zoning & Restrictions Page for details about zoning and deed restrictions.
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