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 - 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.
- Light up Broadmoor (see article in Feb. 2014 newsletter).
- Christmas parade (December 6, 2014).
- 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 damaged sign at Airline and Goodwood Blvd. (This is a BPCID project.)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
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. 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 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.
BCPID Meeting set for January 27th
The first quarterly BCPID board meeting will be held on Janaury 27, 2014 at 5:30 PM in Room 201 of the Broadmoor United Methodist Church located at SHarp Road & Mollylea. Meetings are usually held at the Goodwood Library but due to construction of the new facility, this meeting will be at BUMC. Click here for the agenda. Agenda items include Private Police Patrol, new signage on Airline and Goodwood, windshield decals, new website, management contact and lawn service contract.
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.
We also have vacancies for Quad Leaders in Quads 2 & 4 (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 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 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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