Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas decoration contest winners!

Thanks everyone for doing such a great job decorating the neighborhood this year. Here are our contest winners. (Yes, there are two third place winners.)

First Place: 2207 Ridgepark:















Second: 10 Belmont:















Third: 75 Lakeshore:















Third: 32 Barbara:

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Free home security assessments by LRPD

The Little Rock Police Department will visit your home and give you advice on improving security.

You may know Officer Michelle Hill from our meetings or from her television appearances. Contact her for an assessment at 371-4634.

December Broadmoor Meeting Agenda

Broadmoor Property Owners Association/
Broadmoor Recreational Improvement District
Board
of Directors
Thursday, December 4, 2008

I. Introductions

II. November minutes

III. Treasurer's report

IV. Pool report

V. Neighborhood Watch report
(Discussion of long-range issues reserved for item VIII.2.)

VI. Clubhouse, Park, Lake, and Dam Committee report
1. Playground equipment installation
2. Other issues

VII. Quality of Life Committee report
1. Christmas decoration contest
2. University District report
3. Other issues

VIII. 2009 Planning
1. Budget
A. General
B. Pool capital improvements
2. Building Neighborhood Watch
A. Improving communication with police
B. Developing new participants and leaders
C. Welcoming new neighbors
3. Other issues

IX. New, old, other business and announcements

X. Adjourn

Downtown Patrol Division 4th Quarter Meeting

Broadmoor is in the Northwest Patrol Division, but this meeting may be of interest to residents.

The Downtown Patrol Division 4th Quarter Meeting is Thursday, December 11, 6:30pm at the Willie Hinton Resource Center located at 3805 W. 12th Street. This meeting is for Districts 40, 41, 42, 43, 50, 51, 52, 53, and 54. Or generally, those that reside east of University Ave. and north of 39th Street to City limits.

The purpose and objective of Patrol Division Quarterly Neighborhood meetings:
Provide a forum for concerned Citizens to hear crime statistics and crime trends in their respective patrol division areas; Discussion on progress of arrests and investigations; To share success stories, accomplishments and to commend officers for outstanding performance; And, an opportunity for Citizens to express concerns.

Secure to be Sure campaign: Secure your Home, Car and the items inside to be Sure a thief will pass you by. We are promoting this campaign throughout the holiday season to stimulate awareness among Citizenry on how to secure your personal items as well as yourself from criminals. Reduce your chances of becoming a victim of burglary or auto breaking and entering. The Secure to be Sure brochures are available at any Little Rock Police Department Substation or kiosk, all Central Arkansas Library System Branches, Central Arkansas Water's main office and Neighborhood Alert Centers.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Get ready for Christmas decoration contest

Building on last year's successful contest, Broadmoor will award cash prizes for outstanding Christmas decorations again this year.

First Place - $75
Second Place - $50
Third Place - $25

Winners will be selected the third week of December.

Neighborhood Watch

Nosy neighbors are the key to keeping a safe neighborhood. Our neighborhood watch program, headed up by board member Steve Sullivan, is an effort to encourage neighbors to watch out for each other. We also use it to communicate in person, by e-mail, and by telephone. To get on the list, please contact Steve at stevesullivan77@yahoo.com or 944-9297.

Get out your Broadmoor Directory and call the folks around you. Please get to know them.

If you see absolutely anything suspicious, call 911.

See the LRPD's "Secure to be Sure" tips here:
Brochure

Grant adds playground equipment for youngsters

The City of Little Rock recently awarded Broadmoor a matching grant to buy playground equipment for the "little kids" area of Broadmoor Park. We have purchased a nice play set and mulch for the fenced in area near the picnic tables. Volunteers will assemble the set soon. To help, e-mail edwardswaim@yahoo.com.

University District Partnership Town Hall Meeting December 1

The University District Partnership will host a year-end Town Hall meeting to discuss developments and findings throughout the year.

The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, in the Legends Room of the Jack Stephens Center. Parking will be available in Lot 13.

The purpose of the meeting is to review the status of University District Partnership initiatives and related activities and get community input on actions for 2009. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Please contact Shawna Edwards at 501.683.7356 to reserve a space for the meeting.

Monday, November 24, 2008

What can YOU do for Broadmoor?

When there is bad news, people are often at a loss for something positive to do for their neighborhood. Living in Broadmoor is much more than a monthly house payment, you have to be involved. Here are some opportunities:

1. Go next door and meet your neighbors. Stay in touch with them. The Little Rock Police Department time and time again tells us at meetings that watching out for each other is the key to crime prevention.

2. Participate in the neighborhood watch. E-mail me at the address below, and I'll get you involved.

3. Attend monthly Broadmoor meetings at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. We meet at the clubhouse.

4. Show up for volunteer activities. We have plenty. Pool and park work days are some examples.

5. Participate in UALR's University District effort. See the links on our Web page.

6. Do you part to keep the neighborhood clean and nice.

Edward Swaim
BPOA president
edwardswaim@yahoo.com

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fw: Agenda for the November meeting

Broadmoor Property Owners Association/
Broadmoor Recreational Improvement District
Board of Directors
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Note: At our December 4, 2008, meeting, we will discuss ideas and plans
for 2009.

I. Introductions

II. October minutes

III. Treasurer's report

IV. Pool report

V. Neighborhood Watch report

VI. Clubhouse, Park, Lake, and Dam Committee report
1. Security patrol report
2. Dam clearing
3. Playground equipment purchasing
4. Other issues

VII. Quality of Life Committee report
1. Christmas decoration contest
2. University District report
3. Welcoming new neighbors
4. Other issues

VIII. New, old, other business and announcements

IX. Adjourn

Sunday, October 5, 2008

LRPD Quarterly Neighborhood Meeting

The Little Rock Police Department will hold its next quarterly meeting for the Northwest Patrol Division on Thursday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. Broadmoor is in the Northwest Patrol Division, which is located at 10,001 Kanis Road.

Topics will include division crime statistics, burglary prevention, crime prevention, and narcotics. For more information, call 918-3500.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Pool Work Day




Here are some photos from our pool work day a couple of weeks ago. Lots of volunteers showed up on a nice Saturday morning to put the pool cover on.

Enjoy the Walking Path


The walking path around Broadmoor Lake has gotten a bit easier to navigate. Last week, we had a lot of the overgrowth cleared. Enjoy a stroll now that the weather has cooled off.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Energy Savings Assistance

Entergy Arkansas is offering some financial assistance for increasing energy efficiency of homes. See their Web site for more details at www.entergy-arkansas.com/myhouse.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Counselors of Real Estate Visit

A national organization of real estate professionals, the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) is providing a $20,000 grant to underwrite the expenses of five CRE volunteers who will spend several days here analyzing commercial real estate conditions in the University District and making recommendations for commercial revitalization.

Consulting Corp team members are:
-Barton DeLacy (team leader), Managing Director, Chicago office of Cushman & Wakefield
-Byron Koste, Director, University of Colorado Real Estate Center
-John J. Wallace, Principal, Wallace & Steichen, Inc., a real estate consulting, brokerage, appraisal and economics firm in Palo Alto , CA
-James R. (Randy) Harper, President, The McGorrisk Group, Inc. - Austin, TX
-Woodward Hanson, President, Hanson Real Estate Advisors, Inc., Ft. Myers , FL.

The CRE Consulting Corp team will be here the week of September 8 and will be meeting with key stakeholders during the week to learn about factors influencing development in the University District.
For more information on the University District, go to http://ualr.edu/universitydistrict

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Emergency Preparedness Fair September 13

Come out and enjoy a time of free fun, food, and information at the Emergency Preparedness Fair. It will be held Saturday, September 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 13901 Quail Run Drive in Otter Creek. The fair is sponsored by a variety of organizations, both public and private.

Public Hearing on MacArthur Park Use

The City of Little Rock Parks and Recreation Department will host a public hearing to seek community input for the redevelopment of MacArthur Park Monday, September 8, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m. It will be held at the Arkansas Arts Center Lower Lobby, 501 East 9th Street. For more information call 371-4770 or go to http://macarthurpark.pbwiki.com.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Committee meetings Thursday evening

All Broadmoor residents are welcome to attend a meeting of the Clubhouse, Park, Lake, and Dam Committee and Quality of Life Committee Thursday, August 21 at the clubhouse. We will start at 6 p.m. and adjourn at or before 8 p.m.

We will discuss:
-New equipment for little kids playground
-Park signage
-Park fencing
-Lake pathway condition
-Park mowing
-Removing vegitation from dam

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss these issues between our monthly board meetings, when we are less pressed for time.

See you at the clubhouse Thursday.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Certify your Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Turn your backyard into a wildlife-friendly habitat! Help wildlife wherever you live! Whether it's a backyard, a community garden, a schoolyard, a rooftop garden or a business site you can create a habitat that will attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife. It's easier than you may think. The National Wildlife Federation's Certified Wildlife Habitat™ program gives you all the information you'll need! To get started, visit http://www.nwf.org/gardenforwildlife/ today.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Get involved!

Our neighborhood association board of directors, which also serves as the board of commissioners for the Broadmoor Recreational Improvement District, meets monthly on the first Thursday at 7 p.m. We meet in the clubhouse, a hunting lodge built by Raymond Rebsamen when he owned land where our neighborhood now stands. The clubhouse is at 19 1/2 Belmont Drive. Look for the sign and follow the sidewalk into the park.

We have plenty of volunteer opportunities to help manage our park, lake, dam, and clubhouse. We are very active in UALR's University District and other efforts that make our area the most pleasant and convenient place to live in Little Rock.