The Broadmoor Breeze 2014

2014
BOARD OF DIRECTORS


President
Terry Lawrence

Vice President
Clifford Grout

Secretary
Ellen Grout

Treasurer
Bob Thorne

COMMITTEES

Advertising
Avery Sloan

Beautification
Liz & Sterling Core

Christmas Parade
George Mermigas

Communications
Avery Sloan

Community Relations
Hallie Dozier

Neighborhood Watch
M. J. Chustz, Jr.

Welcoming
Heather Graham

Zoning & Restrictions
Clifford Grout

BOARD MEMBERS

Liz Core
Sterling Core
Marcelle M. DeSoto
Hallie Dozier
Steven Graham
Jerry Graves
Clifford Grout
Ellen Grout
Terry Hicks
Bobbi Lawrence
Terry Lawrence
Gary Littlefield
George Mermigas
Doug Olsen
Greg Scott
Bob Thorne
Julie Brown White

CONTACT US

Broadmoor Residents Association
P. O. Box 15312
Baton Rouge, LA 70895

(225) 926-9829

EMAIL




Important Numbers

Police
Emergencies - 911
Non-Emergencies - 389-2000
3rd District - 389-5247
This precinct covers the Broadmoor area. Call to address parking violations or other non-emergency issues.

Fire Department
Emergencies - 911
Non-Emergencies - 354-1400


Emergency Medical Services
Emergencies - 911
Non-Emergencies - 389-3300


311 Non-Emergency Hotline
Call 311 for non-emergency complaints such as drainage, sewer, pothole repairs, weed cutting, street/stop signs missing, garbage and recycling issues, junk/trash/debris on premises, illegal home businesses. If you cannot dial 311, then call 389-3090.

Metro Council
Call 389-5165 for Metro Councilwoman Donna Collins-Lewis' office.

Animal Control
Call 774-7700 for complaints regarding loose/stray animals, nuisance and animal cruelty complaints. If it is an emergency (a person is in danger of being harmed by an animal; an animal has bitten someone; trapped, injured or otherwise in danger) call 911.

Mosquito Abatement & Rodent Control
Call 356-3297 for this agency to spray your yard or deliver bait for rodent control.

Sewer Control Commission
Call 389-5378 if you have questions/problems with a sewer bill.

Broadmoor Residents' Association
Hotline - 926-9829




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Welcome

sign on GoodwoodWelcome 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

Terry LawrenceWHAT LIES AHEAD - 2014 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. With the Broadmoor Crime Prevention and Improvement District (BPCID) taking over all of the Private Police Patrol operation we will be able to put our efforts more towards community wide activities and improvements. But we need your input. What activities or improvements would you like to see made? 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.

  1. Light up Broadmoor (see article in Feb. 2014 newsletter).
  2. Christmas parade (December 6, 2014).
  3. 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.)
  4. Banners/flags lining Goodwood Blvd.
  5. Replace the damaged sign at Airline and Goodwood Blvd. (This is a BPCID project.)
  6. Significant increase in the number or hours of our police patrols (BPCID project). As of January 1st, the hours of coverage increased almost 600%. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. New bicycle lanes on Cora and Marilyn. The restriping to add bike lanes should be completed by summer.

DUES AND MEMBERSHIP - Dues for 2014 will remain the same. We are looking to utilize our funds for activities and general improvements to our neighborhood. We have not altered the dues, up or down, since we really do not yet have a firm grasp on what our operational costs will be. Once we see how this year goes, we will be able to better define our future financial needs. So 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 - We hope you are able to attend one or more of our meetings. This year we will have 4 public meetings. They are the 3rd Monday of the month (Jan 20, Apr 21, Jul 21, and Oct 20). All meetings are in the Adult Education Center, room 201, at the Broadmoor United Methodist Church (Sharp Rd. @ Mollylea). Association officers and committees will have additional meetings on an as needed basis.

REMEMBER - Send us your ideas for Broadmoor activities and laissez les bon temps rouler!


Membership

Dues are now payable for 2014. 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.

Communications

2014 Advertising Program

The Fall edition of 2013 The Broadmoor Breeze newsletter was mailed to all residents in October. We are now accepting new ads for the three editions for 2014, Winter, Spring and Fall. All paid advertisements will also be included in our web site at no additional cost. See our Advertising Page for details.

Are you on our Email 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 emails 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/Security

BCPID starts new PPP in January 2014

In 2014, all of our Private Police Patrols (PPP) will be under Broadmoor Crime Prevention and Improvement District (BCPID) control. The number of hours of PPP each week will be drastically increased and the PPP officers will be supervised by Baton Rouge Police Captain Mark Browning. This will be an off duty part time employment situation for him. His extensive management and diverse police experience will be a great asset to Broadmoor's PPP.

Neighborhood Watch News

M. J. Chustz has agreed to be our Neighborhood Watch Chairman. 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 watch@broadmoor-br.org. Visit the NW Page for details.


Complaints

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.

Recent News Items

Newsletters

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For details about committee activities and officers' reports, visit those sections listed in the navigation sections to the left side or top of this page.

Hi Nabor Supermarket to open in Broadmoor Village Shopping Center

(5/25/14) The Hi Nabor store at Drusilla Village Shopping Center will be closing soon and the owners will relocate the store to the recently remodeled Broadmoor Village Shopping Center on Florida Boulevard between Cora Drive and Marilyn Drive. The new Hi Nabor will be located in a currently vacant 23,000-square-foot space in the Broadmoor center. More . . .

Goodwood Boulevard Detour starts Wednesday, 5/28

DPW Drainage will begin the replacement of a 6 foot diameter drainage pipe that runs under Goodwood Boulevard between E. Riveroaks Dr. to Frances Harriet Dr. The full closure of the roadway to all traffic will start Wednesday 5/28 at 9 AM and remain in place until the work is completed, estimated Monday 6/2. All residential access will be maintained. More . . .

EBR Police to move into former Woman's Hospital

(May 23, 2013) The former Woman's Hospital is officially on its way to becoming a new public safety complex for Baton Rouge Police and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The Metro Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve paying $11 million to buy the hospital site, applauding the move as a great deal for the entire parish. More . . .


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QUARTERLY MEETINGS IN 2014

Beginning in 2014, Association Meetings will be held quarterly on the third MONDAY of each month. If you want to speak out about your neighborhood or learn what's your board is doing, please join us at 7 PM in the Adult Activities Building at the Broadmoor United Methodist Church, Room 201, located at Sharp Road and Mollylea Drive.

  • January 20th
  • April 21st
  • July 21st
  • October 20th

2014 Dues Are Due

Thanks to everyone who has paid their dues recently. If you haven't sent your check, please visit our Membership Page for a form, or send your payment online using PayPal.



Good Neighbors . . .

. . . always park smart. Single family residences require a minimum of two off-street parking spaces. All parking areas must be surfaced with permanent "dust free" paving.

Visit the Zoning & Restrictions page and refer to the "Municipal Code -Title 11- Traffic, Chapter 28 - Parking" for details regarding all parking laws.

  • Parking is not allowed on the grass in a yard between the residence & the street

  • Parking of wreckers, buses, trucks, semi-trailers & watercraft is prohibited

  • Overnight on-street parking is regulated in residential areas - there is a 9 hour limit

  • Vehicles cannot be driven or parked on neutral grounds, parks, or public ways

  • All vehicles visible from the street must be operable & currently licensed




Broadmoor Village Florist
Custom Security Systems
C. J. Brown Realtors - Glenda Foster
Emerald Syke Condominium
Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co.
Harrison Finance
Home Instead Senior Care, LLC
J & R Renovators, LLC
Lake Sherwood Village
McLavy, Ltd.
Sherwin-Williams Paint Store #7132
Vernon's Hardware
WCK Foundation Repair
WalterWebstar Web Designs


Friends of Broadmoor

Broadmoor Baptist Church
Broadmoor High School
Broadmoor United Methodist Church
St. Christopher's


Important Numbers

Police
Emergencies - 911
Non-Emergencies - 389-2000
3rd District - 389-5247
This precinct covers the Broadmoor area. Call to address parking violations or other non-emergency issues.

Fire Department
Emergencies - 911
Non-Emergencies - 354-1400


Emergency Medical Services
Emergencies - 911
Non-Emergencies - 389-3300


311 Non-Emergency Hotline
Call 311 for non-emergency complaints such as drainage, sewer, pothole repairs, weed cutting, street/stop signs missing, garbage and recycling issues, junk/trash/debris on premises, illegal home businesses. If you cannot dial 311, then call 389-3090.

Metro Council
Call 389-5165 for Metro Councilwoman Donna Collins-Lewis' office.

Animal Control
Call 774-7700 for complaints regarding loose/stray animals, nuisance and animal cruelty complaints. If it is an emergency (a person is in danger of being harmed by an animal; an animal has bitten someone; trapped, injured or otherwise in danger) call 911.

Mosquito Abatement & Rodent Control
Call 356-3297 for this agency to spray your yard or deliver bait for rodent control.

Sewer Control Commission
Call 389-5378 if you have questions/problems with a sewer bill.

Broadmoor Residents' Association
Hotline - 926-9829