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
Hello to all, I'm Terry Lawrence, your President for 2013. My wife Bobbi and I purchased our home in Broadmoor in early 2009 and are rapidly adjusting to life in Louisiana after bouncing around in the Air Force for 20 years and then living in northeast Ohio for about 23 years. We were in Baton Rouge for hurricane Gustav, and weren't scared off from our future move. I look forward to meeting many of you over the next few months and having a productive year with the Broadmoor Resident's Association.
It looks like property values are finally starting to creep up after the long 'value dry spell' experienced across the country. We can all help to increase property values in Broadmoor by doing some of the common sense things that attract buyers to an area. (1) Keep Broadmoor properties and common areas attractive by just doing routine maintenance. Of course a few flowers and well kept yard will not hurt the look of any property. If you're out for a walk or bike ride and see litter, help us all by picking it up. (2) Make Broadmoor an 'unattractive' place for potential criminals. Don't leave valuable things in your carport or yard. Don't put boxes from your new TV or computer at the curb. Break the boxes down and put them in your recycle can and this way you don't broadcast to criminals that you have a brand new TV. Keep your car and house doors locked at all times. (3) Be considerate of your neighbors. If you don't know your neighbors, get out and meet them. I'll bet they will be just as nice as my neighbors.
I'm asking everyone to spend a little more time in your front yard, instead of staying indoors or in the back yard. Potential burglars will avoid an area where people are out and about. Meet in front with a neighbor for a few minutes and just chat. Heck, have a front yard hot dog cook out for your immediate neighbors. Be visible and enjoy each other's company.
Also, if you have a green thumb with not enough things to do, we are seeking volunteers to help adopt/maintain a Broadmoor entrance sign area. If you can adopt an area, just give leave a message on our Hotline (926-9829) and a board member will get in touch with you.
Like every organization, we need volunteers and dues paying supporters. If you have any ideas that can help maintain and improve our neighborhood, please let us know. Your input is needed.
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.
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. The addresses in our database are those that we receive from Membership Forms, Neighborhood Watch Forms, and from sign up sheets at meetings and events, and some are no longer valid. 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.
Meet our Private Police Patrol
on November 18th
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.
Our November 18th meeting will be mostly dedicated to introducing the BCPID board, Captain Browning and the PPP officers. There will be an open discussion period, so come with your questions and suggestions.
There is no December public meeting for the Broadmoor Resident's Association. The first public meeting for 2014 will be January 20th.
Neighborhood Watch News
M. J. Chustz has agreed to be our new 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.
We also have vacancies for Quad Leaders in Quads 2 and 4 (click to see enlarged map) and are asking interested person to contact M. J. Chustz. Wayne Davis (Quad 2) and Benny Vernice (Quad 4) are no longer able to serve and we want to thank them for their hard work as leaders. Wayne is a former President of the Association and was one of the founders of Neighborhood Watch.
What does a Quad Leader do? Quad Leaders are responsible for recruiting and supervising Block Captains; and communicating information to and from residents and Block captains to the Neighborhood Watch Chairman. 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. Quad Leaders should have a personal computer, Internet access and email.
If you are interested, please consider volunteering, and attend the next board meeting on November 18th.
Community Relations / Zoning & Restrictions
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, and will contact 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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EBR council OKs purchase of 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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