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 2013. 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.
2013 Advertising Program
The Spring edition of 2013 The Broadmoor Breeze newsletter will be mailed to all residents in late May. We are now accepting new ads for the other two editions for this year, Summer and Winter. 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.
Broadmoor Safety & Security Forum Report
Thanks to everyone who attended and participated in our Broadmoor Safety & Security Forum on Saturday, January 26th at the Broadmoor United Methodist Church. Special thanks to Outreach Director Eddie Manes and Rev. Fred Wideman, Senior Pastor at BUMC for working with us to make this event a success.
Program participants included District 6 Councilmember Donna Collins-Lewis and EBR Policemen Cpl. Riley Harbor and Sgt. Darren Hunt. Representatives from Alford Safe & Lock Company, Allied Systems, Certified Alarm Systems and Forrest Scott Fencing provided expert additional information about residential security products at their booths after the police presentation. Residents' Association Committees provided handouts and answered questions about their programs and plans for 2013.
Donna Collins-Lewis, Gary Littlefield & Terry Lawrence
Guests visited with their Neighborhood Watch Quad Leaders to learn more about activities in their local areas. Six new Block Captains volunteered to serve in 2013. A delicious jambalaya lunch was served by volunteers from the church and everyone enjoyed desserts provided by the Association.
Are you supporting Neighborhood Watch?
In December 2008, the Neighborhood Watch Committee organized Broadmoor into four quadrants and with the help of neighborhood Block Captains have contacted most residents in each quad to explain the NW program. Participants were given security brochures, and dues paying Association members were given window decals and yard signs. If you are a paid member and have not received your decal or sign, please send us an email or call the Hotline at 926-9829.
We need additional Block Captains to make this program work more effectively. Please consider volunteering. It takes all of us working together to make to prevent crime and make our neighborhoods safer and more secure!
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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Newsletters, Meeting Minutes and Treasurer's Reports
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City-Parish signs letter of intent to acquire
former site of Woman's Hospital
$10 million purchase would include
24 acres near Goodwood and Airline
The Mayor's Office and Woman's Hospital announced today that a non-binding letter of intent has been signed for the City-Parish to purchase the hospital's former 24-acre campus at the intersection of Goodwood Boulevard and Airline Highway for $10 million. The facility would be used for a Public Safety Complex.
The sale would include the hospital building, medical office building, support services building, materials management building, parking garage and all surface parking.
City-Parish officials are still exploring options to fund the purchase, but Mayor-President Melvin "Kip" Holden said the deal is almost too good to pass up, especially considering the need for a new headquarters to house the Baton Rouge Police Department. More . . .
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