Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas decoration contest winners


A committee of Broadmoor volunteers braved a rainy evening December 23 to view all the
Christmas decorations in the neighborhood and decide who had the best displays. With all the great displays, it was a difficult job.


First place and $100 went to Zane and Tammy Bray at 10 Barbara Drive. Their yard is packed full of great decorations, from lights to inflatable characters.

Second place and $50 was awarded to Grant and Lindsey Bowman at 2207 Ridgepark Drive.


We presented two third place awards ($25 each), to Monica Hoskins and her family at 32 Barbara Drive and to Sam Wright at 25 Belmont Drive.

Now that the rain has stopped, take a drive around the neighborhood to see the winners and all the other great participants.

Thanks to everyone who took the time and made the effort to decorate this year.

Rain, rain, rain

2009 is officially the wettest in Arkansas history. In Broadmoor, we've recevied over 8 1/2 inches of rain in the last 48 hours! Update: We accumulated 9.32 inches between December 23 and Christmas.

video

Our emergency spillway, seen above back in November, has been protecting the Broadmoor Shopping Center, University Avenue, and UALR continuously all night. If you get a chance, drive by and watch it in action. The spillway takes excess water off the lake so it does not overtop the dam. If it did, the dam might fail.

In the flood of 1978, the dam did overtop, when it rained over 10 inches the morning of September 13. With the new spillway, Broadmoor Dam drains the excess, so it does not build up on the limited "freeboard," the amount of the dam above the ordinary high water mark on the lake side, and go over the top.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

New trees planted in park


Besides living in a quiet area within walking distance of Arkansas's second largest university and 10 minutes from everything you would ever need, one of the great benefits of living in Broadmoor is getting to use the park. In the center of our neighborhood, we have 10 acres of parkland, playgrounds, a tennis court, a swimming pool, a basketball court, and, of course, the clubhouse. The park continues around the 10-acre lake, following a shoreline path.



In the ice big ice storm of December 2000 many trees were damaged in our park. Since then, we have had several diseased and dead trees removed. On the suggestion of Johnnie Chamberlin, we decided to plant some new trees as replacements. Broadmoor Board Secretary Phyllis Holimon led the effort to get bids, select trees, and direct the planting. Bemis Tree Farm was selected to supply and plant the trees.


Since the trees are now dormant, it is an excellent time to plant. Last week, Bemis came out and placed four good-sized trees in the park. They are 3-caliper inch hardwoods selected to do well in the park's soils and to provide nice color in the fall.


Thanks to Johnnie for the suggestion and especially Phyllis for your help and work!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Our legislators

Being right in the middle of Arkansas's most populated city, it is difficult to keep up with legislative district boundaries. Broadmoor appears to be split, both by House districts and Senate districts.

The easiest way to determine which districts you live in is to check your voter registration. Circuit Clerk Pat O'Brien makes it easy here. Type in your name and date of birth, and the computer will show you what districts you are in and the names of your legislators. It works for Justice of the Peace districts, school board zones, etc.

After you find the district number, you can go to the Arkansas General Assembly's site and look up your legislators. Click here. You can e-mail most of them from that site.

Broadmoor lies in Arkansas House of Representatives Districts 32 and 33, and Senate Districts 33 and 34. Senator David Johnson represents the northern end of the neighborhood, with Senator Joyce Elliot (co-chair of the University District Partnership) covering the balance of Broadmoor. Representatives Fred Allen and Wilhelmena Lewellen represent us in the House. It is very difficult to tell from the map, but Rep. Allen probably has a very small portion of Broadmoor.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

City of Little Rock Rental Property Inspection Program

Did you know that it is illegal to lease a dwelling that has not been inspected by the City?

From the City's Web site: "Another component of Code Enforcement is the Systematic Rental Property Inspection Program. This program provides for a biannual inspection of all rental properties located in the City of Little Rock. The purpose of this inspection is to insure that all rental units are maintained in a safe condition to meet Minimum Housing Code Standards. The Rental Inspection Program also provides an avenue for rental property owners to require tenants who damage their property to make repairs or provide financial compensation to cover the cost of repairs."

For more information, contact: Sheila Reynolds - Division Manager, City Hall #120W, 500 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72201 Office: (501) 371-4685 sreynolds@littlerock.org

Monday, December 14, 2009

Great article on working together

From an article on working together within neighborhoods:

"I define neighbourhoods ecologically and highlight variations in the working trust and shared willingness of residents to intervene in achieving social control. The concept of neighbourhood collective efficacy captures the link between cohesion – especially working trust – and shared expectations for action. Just as self-efficacy is situated rather than general (one has self-efficacy relative to a particular task), a neighbourhood’s efficacy exists relative to specific tasks such as maintaining public order. The key causal mechanism in collective efficacy theory is social
control enacted under conditions of social trust."

Robert Sampson, Harvard University
http://www.wjh.harvard.edu/soc/faculty/sampson/articles/2004_NewEc.pdf

Call 311 for special trash pickup

When you see furniture, appliances, or large amounts of waste on the curb, please call 311. If it is put out in a way the the City can pick it up, they will schedule a time to do so. If it is not, they will send out a Code Enforcement officer to see that the problem is taken care of. The City will not know to come make a pickup or to send Code Enforcement without calling 311. Normal trash pickup is limited to a non-overflowing, city-issued garbage can. The city's trucks with arms designed to pick up the "green monsters" are not equipped to pick up anything else. If you believe that the occupant who left the trash on the curb has moved out, the Broadmoor board encourages you to call the property manager or owner to remind them of their responsibility to keep the neighborhood looking good. We try to maintain a current list of absentee owners and managers. If you do not know the owner, and cannot find out from the Assessor's site, please contact a board member for help.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Latest UD Partnership newsletter

New University District Partnership Newsletter:

http://universitydistrict.createsend5.com/t/r/e/kjnc/tljtiie/

Restaurant article

Just south of Broadmoor, you will find lots of restaurants and food stores. We have the usual, Burger King, Subway, etc. We also have the unusual, Van Lang, Sam's Oriental, and Ali Baba, recently profiled in Sync, the tabloid-style free paper published by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Check out the story at:

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New trees planted in park

Phyllis Holiman, Broadmoor board member, oversaw the planting of some new trees in Broadmoor Park today.

Phyllis reports that the trees look good, and she was pleased with the planting process. Bemis Tree Company planted them.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

KARK Report on UDDC efforts

KARK aired a report recently on the University District Development Corporation's home rehabilitation efforts. See the report here.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

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UD Residents invited to Trojan's game Sunday

The UALR Alumni Association has invited University District residents and partners the Trojan Game on Sunday afternoon at 2 p. m.

Persons who want free tickets should call Shawna Edwards at 683-7356 or email her at sxedwards@ualr.edu and arrange to pick them up before close of business Friday.

Broadmoor board meets Thursday at 7 p.m.

Broadmoor Property Owners Association/
Broadmoor Recreational Improvement District
Board of Directors
Thursday, December 3, 2009


I. Introductions

II. November minutes

III. Treasurer's report

IV. Pool report

V. Neighborhood Watch report
1. Chairman's report
2. Report on 14 Glenmere

VI. Public Relations Committee report
1. Newsletter

VII. Clubhouse, Park, Lake, and Dam issues
1. Tree planting
2. Fence work
3. Fall dam clearing
4. Park landscaping service contracting
5. Other items

VIII. Quality of Life Committee issues
1. Neighborhoods USA conference tour
2. Christmas decoration contest
3. Alert Center saved
4. Other items

IX. New, old, other business and announcements

X. Adjourn

Alert Center saved!

Today's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that vocal residents of the area served by the Tyler Street Alert Center convinced the Little Rock Board of Directors not to close the center and fire the neighborhood facilitator.

Thank you to all those who helped save the Alert Center.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Arkansas Business Story on UALR

This story in Arkansas Business talks about the history of UALR and features the University District Development Corporation efforts. Broadmoor is mentioned.

City shutting down our Alert Center

The City of Little Rock plans to close the Tyler Street Alert Center January 1, 2010, to save money.

The Tyler Street Alert Center houses Code Enforcement staff who enforce city codes and the Rental Inspection Program in Broadmoor. It also employs a neighborhood facilitator, who we will lose with the closing.

Many of us have been to meetings at the Alert Center, and our neighborhood has benefited from its presence. It is not clear how the City plans to conduct code enforcement and rental inspection without the centers.

On Tuesday, December 1 at 5 p.m., there will be a rally and press conference on the front steps of Little Rock City Hall for citizens to voice their opposition to the closing of Tyler Street and five other Alert Centers. A City Board meeting will follow at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New fence work on dam










Broadmoor board treasurer Karen Walls has led the effort to have new gates placed at the ends of Broadmoor Dam. The old gates were 40 to 50 years old and were worn out.

The new gates will allow service vehicles to go onto the dam from either end. Formerly, vehicles could only enter from the north. Now, the crest of the dam south of the emergency spillway is accessible.

New fencing was added next to the homes adjacent to the ends of the dam, too. The new fences are 6 feet high, preventing people from hopping into the yards to avoid the high gates.

The new fencing also shuts off a gap that allowed trespassers into the park on the north end.

Thanks, Karen, for your leadership.


University District podcast on The Arkansas Realtor

Ethan Nobles with the Arkansas Realtors Association recently interviewed Ron Copeland, who is heading the University District Partnership. Hear the podcast here.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Some Holiday Safety & Crime Prevention Tips


Tips from Dwight Davis, neighborhood watch coordinator for Little Rock:

Be aware of your surroundings

Shopping
Shop before dark if possible. Possibly coordinate shopping trips with a friend. Never park in an unlit lot or area, no matter how convenient it is.

Lock your packages and gifts in your vehicle's trunk. Keep you vehicle's doors locked and windows closed.

If you have an auto alarm, have your keys in your hand. The alarm can be use as a panic button.

Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. Pay for purchases with a check, credit card, or debit card when possible.

To discourage purse-snatchers, don't overburden yourself with packages. Have your purchases delivered whenever practical.

Be extra careful with purses and wallets. Carry a purse under your arm. Keep a wallet in an inside jacket pocket, not a back trouser pocket.

Teach children to go to a store clerk or security guard and ask for help if you become separated. They should never go into a parking lot alone.

During the year-end holidays, people are often busy, excited and sometimes a little bit careless.


At Home
Be extra cautious about locking doors and windows when you leave your house or apartment, even for a few minutes.

Don't display holiday gifts where they can be seen from a window or doorway. Store gifts before you go away on a holiday trip.

If you go out for the evening, turn on lights and a radio or television so the house or apartment appears to be occupied.


If you take a holiday trip away from your home, have some interior lights activated by an automatic timer. Have a neighbor or family member watch your house, shovel new snow, pick up the mail and newspaper and park his or her car in your driveway from time to time.

Participate in Operation Identification and mark your valuables with a unique identification number. An engraver can be checked out at any Central Arkansas Library system Branch or Alert Center.

Be wary of solicitors and strangers soliciting for charitable donations. They may attempt to take advantage of people's generosity during the holidays. Every stranger is not a criminal, if interested ask for identification and solicitors permit. Don't be afraid to say NO!!

After the holidays, mark new gifts with an identification number and record new serial numbers.

Test your smoke detectors.

Use only fire resistant ornaments on a holiday tree and make sure electric lights are in good working order. Don't leave the lights on overnight or when you are away from home.

If you have house guests, advise them of your security precautions and make sure they follow them.

Avoid leaving boxes from purchases (especially TV's, Computers, Video Game, DVD & CD players etc.) out on the curb for trash pickup. Break the boxes down and turn them inside out.

All door-to-door solicitors must have a Solicitors Permit from the Treasury Office. It can be a For Profit or Non-Profit Permit. Any individual who solicits is required to have their individual permit with them. If you choose to talk to them, immediately ask to see their individual permit and if they don't have it, call the LRPD at 371-4829.


Utility Company Recognition

Entergy –
All meter readers are in Entergy-marked trucks. They have certain uniforms that say "Entergy" or "Baker," which is the contractor used for meter-reading. Additionally, the line crew is always in Entergy trucks and they wear an Entergy hard hat. All employees have a picture ID, which they will present if someone asks them for it. We will follow up with them on requiring that the ID be visible.

Central Arkansas Water –
All meter readers should wear ID badges, but CAW will make an effort to have them make the badges more visible for everybody. Rich said he would also contact his staff about requiring them to wear reflective shirts that say CAW or a CAW hat. He said he would also check with staff to ensure that everyone is wearing their ID badge. Meter readers typically do their work in the neighborhoods in the mornings, at dusk and on weekends.

Comcast –
All Comcast employees wear uniforms and wear pictured ID badges, including the contractors. Wilson said Comcast takes the responsibility seriously and these requirements are written in the contract agreement.

AT&T –
All meter readers have an ID card and they all have uniforms, except the door-to-door sales people. The door-to-door solicitors carry a letter with them identifying them as working for AT&T. AT&T has currently suspended all door-to-door solicitation activity in the Heights.

Centerpoint –
Baker Engineering is the meter-reading contractor and they wear uniforms and have an ID, although they don't wear it. The shirt the employees wear has a big logo on it that clearly identifies them. The meter readers for Centerpoint (that aren't with the contractor) wear shirts that say "Meter Reader" and a Centerpoint hat. They also have an ID, but they don't wear it. Centerpoint talks about these issues in safety meetings regularly and they always want to be clearly identified. In the past, they've had contractors that got lax about this and those contractors were terminated. We will follow up on requiring them to have their ID visible.

Little Rock Wastewater –
All employees wear ID badges and any employees who would go to a door have business cards. Additionally, all employees wear a uniform with the LRWU logo and the employee's name.




Sunday, November 22, 2009

5th Annual University District Thanksgiving Festival

A Night of Thanks
Thanksgiving Eve Service
Wednesday, Nov. 25th 7pm
Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas

Thanksgiving Meal
Thanksgiving Day 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Traditional Thanksgiving Meal
• Games and Fun for Kids
• Clothes Exchange - Have extra clothes? Bring them! - Need clothes? Take them!

Be sure to bring your friends and family to this free two-day celebration!
Call 562-3336 for more info.

Mosaic Church is located at 6420 Colonel Glenn Rd. next to Kroger, just west of the intersection of University and Asher/Colonel Glenn.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The first BPOA newsletter

Read the first Broadmoor Property Owners' Association newsletter here.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

List of homes for sale in our area

Homes for sale in the University District are listed on the Internet by the University District Partnership staff. To see the lists, click here.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thanksgiving tips from the U of A Cooperative Extension Service

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, whose main office is located just across University Avenue from our neighborhood, has great tips on such issues as managing holiday stress, maintaining your lawn, and household finances.

Check out their Web site for more handy information.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Productive town hall meeting

The University District Partnership hosted a great meeting tonight to discuss the Partnership's efforts and what we can do to improve academic achievement in the University District.

Scores of Broadmoor residents have joined their neighbors from throughout the District to help UALR reach beyond its fence. Despite one attendee's assertion that the citizens of the District are doing nothing while "waiting for UALR to do something," the discussion was very productive, focusing on getting past the core leadership who has been involved with the District for the past several years. It is time to reach the rest of the community.

We appreciate the efforts of UALR and of the hundreds of people who live in the District who have helped with the process.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Broadmoor map

Your Broadmoor Directory has a great map showing what houses lie within the Broadmoor Recreational Improvement District of the City of Little Rock.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Christmas Decoration Contest announced

Get out your lights and decorations! Broadmoor residents are all eligible for the annual Christmas Decoration Contest. The contest goes back to the early days of the neighborhood and is great fun. The neighborhood will award the first place winner $100, second place $50, and two third place winners $25 each.

1964 winner

Fifty years ago, the awards were $10, $5, and $2.50.

Judging will occur in the week before Christmas.

Enjoy the flowers

We have a little time before winter.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

University District education town hall meeting

From the University District Partnership news:

Town Hall Meeting on the “State of Our Kids”

The UDP will host a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, November 17, at 6:00 P. M. at the Jack Stephens Center, Legends Room. The meeting will focus on the “state of the kids in the University District”.

Participants will be asked their impressions of the greatest challenges facing kids in the District today and over the next several years, with emphasis on public education and academic achievement. Participants will also be asked to identify and describe existing educational and childhood development assets and whether or how they can be used more effectively.

University District Web page



Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New..A Modern "In-the-city" Suburban Subdivision You'll Love!

This is one of the advertisements that Broadmoor's developers, Fausett and Company, created in the early 1950s. Click on the picture to see a larger version.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Board meeting November 5, 7 PM, Clubhouse

Broadmoor Property Owners Association/

Broadmoor Recreational Improvement District

Board of Directors

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I. Introductions

II. October minutes

III. Treasurer’s report

IV. Pool report

1. Report on ownership of pool

V. Neighborhood Watch report

VI. Public Relations Committee report

1. Newsletter update

VII. Clubhouse, Park, Lake, and Dam issues

1. Rock wall repair status

2. Fall tree planting

3. Fence repair

4. Other issues

5. Fall dam clearing

6. Other items

VIII. Quality of Life Committee issues

1. Neighborhoods USA conference

2. Christmas decoration contest

3. Other items

IX. New, old, other business and announcements

X. Adjourn

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Great Broadmoor Halloween

The weather cleared nicely for Halloween Night in Broadmoor. The layout of our neighborhood makes it ideal for trick-or-treaters. Hundreds of kids enjoyed going door-to-door, greeting residents, and receiving lots of candy.

Thanks to everyone who decorated and participated!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Heavy rains-emergency spillway functions

With about 4.5 inches of rain in Broadmoor on October 28 and 29, intense rains the evening of the 29th were released from Broadmoor Dam's emergency spillway. The spillway is the first and only labyrinth spillway in Arkansas. It draws excess water off the lake during heavy rains.

Monday, October 19, 2009

NUSA Neighborhood Pride Tour meeting new location

The Adult Leisure Center is a total lose due to fire, so, the NUSA Neighborhood Pride Tour meeting for Thursday, October 22 will be held at the Willie Hinton Community Center at 6-8:00 p.m.

This meeting is very important! We will have people available to help with your questions, help with your application, and help you with the neighborhood descriptive write-up that is required for the registration booklet. You will also be given tips and help forms that will simplify your tour process. Please make every effort to attend, time is ticking.

Reminder: deadlines for neighborhood tours - (if you have these completed I'll gladly take them early)
Nov.1 @ 4 p.m. for the application
Dec. 1 @ 4 p.m. for the Write-up for the registration booklet

Neighorhood Connections Meeting October 24

Here's the agenda for the upcoming Neighborhood Connections meeting. Note that yard parking will be discussed. Broadmoor adopted a resolution several years ago to support the adoption of an ordinance to prohibit parking cars on lawns. The city has not taken action on that draft ordinance yet.

Neighborhood Connections Meeting Agenda
October 24, 2009, 7:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Willie L. Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center, 3805 West 12th Street
(Corner of Pine and West 12th Street)

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast


8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. Call To Order – Sandy Becker, President
Moment of Silence
Pledge of Allegiance
Acknowledgement of Elected Officials
Report From Nominating Committee


8:40 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Welcome – Mayor Mark Stodola


8:50 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. NUSA 2010 - Director Joan Adcock


9:05 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Neighborhood Parks/Parks Bond Update
Truman Tolefree


9:20 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 2009 and 2010 Budget Updates
Bruce T. Moore, City Manager


10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Parking Vehicles In Yards
Tony Bozynski, Planning and Development


10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Neighborhood Announcements and Concerns


11:00 a.m. Adjourn

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Northwest Patrol Northwest Patrol Division Quarterly Meeting October 22

The Little Rock Police Department's Northwest Patrol Northwest Patrol Division Quarterly Meeting will be held on October 22nd, 6:30 P.M. at the Northwest Substation, 10,001 Kanis Road. The station is near Baptist Hospital.

Please attend. These meetings are great opportunities to meet and ask questions of the officers who patrol our area.

Upcoming University District Steering Committee meeting

Please mark your calendars for the Fall meeting of the UDP SteeringCommittee scheduled for 10 A. M. on Tuesday, October 27. The meeting agenda will include an update on UDP program initiatives,including the housing rehab program being implemented by the UniversityDistrict Development Corporation, the youth development initiative beingstaffed by AmeriCorps Members, and the University District Education Networkinitiative.

1983 Annual report

For your historical enjoyment, here is the 1983 report of Broadmoor accomplishments.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Northwest Patrol Division Meeting

The Little Rock Police Department, Northwest Patrol Division, which includes Broadmoor, will hold its next quarterly meeting on October 22 at 6:30 p.m.

These are very informative meetings, where our police department tells us about recent activity. Officers will answer questions from the public. Please attend to find out what is going on and to show support for the people who protect us.

The Northwest Patrol Division is at 10,001 Kanis Road near Baptist Hospital.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Target coming to University Avenue

Strode Properties, who is developing the new shopping center where University Mall used to be, announced today that Target has agreed to put a new store on the site. This is great news for us, since it will mean a full retail store in our part of town.

More information is at: http://www.parkavenuelr.com/

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Board meeting agenda September 3

Broadmoor Property Owners Association/Broadmoor Recreational Improvement District

Board of Directors

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Agenda

I. Introductions

II. Appoint minute-taker

III. August minutes

IV. Treasurer’s report

V. Pool report

VI. Neighborhood Watch report

VII. Clubhouse, Park, Lake, and Dam issues

1. Security patrols

2. Fencing on dam

3. Clubhouse rental policies

4. Lawn and vegetation management

5. Other issues

VIII. Quality of Life Committee issues

1. 2010 Neighborhoods USA Conference tours

2. Landlord communication

IX. New, old, other business and announcements

X. Adjourn

Found: Jewelry box

FOUND: little jewelry box found at #29 BROADMOOR, likely stolen and tossed in this yard weeks or months ago. Call Ethelene Moore 568-4866.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Fourche Creek cleanup scheduled

The first annual Fourche Creek Waterway Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, from 8 a.m.until noon. Volunteers will put in Fourche Creek at Benny Craig Park and take out at the Interstate Park . Please bring your shallow boat or canoe.


Fourche Creek, just south of Asher Avenue , will soon be named by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission as an Arkansas Water Trail. Water running off your roof and yard ends up in Fourche Creek. On the west side of Broadmoor, the drainage is to Rock Creek running through Boyle Park . On the east side, the neighborhood drains into Coleman Creek, which runs through the middle of UALR before crossing Asher Avenue and emptying into Fourche Creek. Excess water from Broadmoor Lake travels through a pipe under the Broadmoor Shopping Center , then across the UALR campus into Coleman Creek.


Read more about Fourche Creek at http://www.fourchecreek.org/


The cleanup plan is to make Fourche Creek pristine by picking up all the trash along the waterway. Keep Little Rock Beautiful is working with Melinda Glasgow, Recycling Coordinator, City of Little Rock, (371-4646) and other civic groups to make this event successful.

September board meeting Thursday

Don't miss this month's board meeting Thursday at the clubhouse at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Most recent Yards of the Week

31 Berkshire was our Yard of the Week last week. This week, the award goes to 18 Barbara Circle.

The new residents at 31 Berkshire hit the ground running, trimming shrubbery and doing a great mowing and edging job. The home is on a large corner lot, so it really shines.

Check out 18 Barbara Circle to see some very nice flowers and a well kept lawn!

Keep up the good work Broadmoor.

Special meeting August 26

You are invited to join your neighbors on Wednesday, August 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the Broadmoor clubhouse to discuss changes to the current clubhouse rental rules.

Some areas we will cover are: setting a capacity for the clubhouse; rules for adult chaperone/minor ratio; requiring a deposit; requiring reservations be made by an adult over 21 who will be attending; and placing one or more prominent rules lists on the premises of the clubhouse.

Recommendations will then be presented at the monthly meeting on September 3rd for consideration.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Broadmoor House Plan 3620


This is Plan 3620 from the Broadmoor sales brochure. At least 18 base plans were offered, and buyers could choose to make changes and options.


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Missing cat

Please watch for a missing cat lost on 8/13/09; solid black, short hair with yellow eyes. Name is Little Bitty. If you find the cat please call Lisa at 501-993-1999. You can see a photo of Little Bitty at findtoto.org <http://findtoto.org> .

Owner Name: Lisa
Pet Name: Little Bitty
Pet Type: solid black, short hair cat with yellow eyes
Telephone: 501-993-1999
Lost Date: 08/13/2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Broadmoor floorplans

From time to time, we will post floorplans scanned from the brochure used to sell houses to the original Broadmoor residents. According to this ad, there were 18 floorplans. But, as you drive around the neighborhood, you'll notice quite a bit of variation in layout.

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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Pool hours

Now that summer is winding down and school is starting, Broadmoor Pool has different hours.

As always, the pool is closed on Mondays. Tuesday through Thursday, the pool will be open from 4-7 p.m. Fridays, it will be open 4-8 p.m.

Saturday hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday hours are 1-6 p.m.

The last day to swim is Labor Day, September 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Broadmoor Pool potluck August 23

Join your neighbors on August 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. for a potluck at the pool. Pool members are welcome to bring a dish and visit.

Yard of the Week-5 Fairmont Drive

The most recent Broadmoor Yard of the Week is 5 Fairmont Drive. Drive or stroll by to enjoy the nice flower beds and beautiful crepe myrtles.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

More Yard of the Week awards

Congratulations to the residents of 35 Lakeshore and 3 Belmont, this and last week's Yards of the Week. Thanks for working hard to keep Broadmoor beautiful!

Host a block party

Board member Steve Sullivan, who coordinates our neighborhood watch, recently hosted a very successful block party at his home. On a Sunday afternoon, Steve had neighbors from Berkshire Drive over for a potluck.

Steve encourages other residents to host parties for their neighbors. It is a great way to meet new neighbors or to get to know folks better. A strong, healthy neighborhood depends on our working together and watching out for each other.

To host a party, please e-mail me at edwardswaim@yahoo.com, and I will put you in touch with Steve.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

LRPD asks for help locating suspicious vehicle

UPDATE: Little Rock Police have found the truck and arrested the suspect!
The Little Rock Police Department has asked neighborhood associations to inform their members to be on the lookout for this truck. It was involved in several burglaries and thefts. This is a stolen truck with license plate 044NYS. It’s a 90’s model GMC.



If you see this vehicle, please let Adjutant Sergeant Zebbie Burnett at 501-918-3500 or contact the LRPD Communications Division at 501-918-4829. After hours, dial 911. Of course, you should always dial 911 if you observe an emergency or suspect a crime in progress.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Get involved in your neighorhood

Broadmoor runs on the volunteer efforts of its residents. Here's how you can get involved:

1. Go next door and meet your neighbors. Stay in touch with them. The Little Rock Police Department time and time again tells us 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. The board is made up of volunteers, and we are always appreciative of new participants.

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
501-952-9838 cell
501-661-9879 home

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pool Potluck Sunday


At 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, Broadmoor Pool members are invited to a potluck. Bring your favorite dish and visit your fellow Broadmoor residents.


Update: After a cloudy afternoon, a breeze blew away the clouds just in time for a successful potluck. Several neighbors participated by bringing delicious dishes, swimming, and visiting.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer news from the University District

Click here for the University District summer newsletter.

National Night Out August 4


The evening of August 4th, 2009 is National Night Out. This is a great opportunity for neighbors to spend an evening with one another to get acquainted or reacquainted and talk about your neighborhood. National Night Out is an anti-crime event for heightening crime and drug prevention awareness. Neighborhood groups can generate support and participation in anti-crime efforts like Neighborhood Watch, safety committees, safe seniors, safe children etc. No one knows your neighborhood better than you. If you have an event, emphasize what your residents can do in your neighborhood to reduce the chance of becoming a victim.

Visit: www.natw.org

Little Rock Police Department Northwest Patrol Division Quarterly Meeting


Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
6:30PM: Northwest Substation, 10,001 Kanis Rd.

This meeting is for Districts 60, 61, 63, 64, 70, 71, and 72. Or in general, those that reside west of University Avenue and north of Colonel Glenn Rd.

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.

Recent Yards of the Week

The Broadmoor board encourages neighborhood beautification by designating particulary well kept landscapes as "Yard of the Week." Board member Liz Mackenzie scouts the neighborhood and places the Yard of the Week sign.

This week's winner is 8 Barbara Circle. Congratulations, and thanks to the residents who do a great job on their yard.

Recent winners include:

  • 22 Broadmoor
  • 29 Glenmere
  • 47 Glenmere
  • 17 Belmont
  • 25 Belmont
  • 43 Belmont
  • 63 Glenmere
  • 41 Barbara

Monday, June 22, 2009

Directions to Broadmoor Pool

Coming to a swim meet in Broadmoor? Here's how to find the pool.

On South University Avenue, turn west onto Lakeshore Drive. When you reach a "T" intersection with Berkshire Drive, find a safe parking place. The pool is reached by a walking path on the north property line of 2 Berkshire Drive.

Please park safely without blocking drives.

For a map, just Google "2 Berkshire Drive, Little Rock, 72204."

Friday, June 19, 2009

New logwork in clubhouse






David Peterson has spliced new logs in the clubhouse wall over the fireplace. The old logs were damaged by termites. He did amazing work.

After the logs dry, David will go back in and chink them, then we will paint them to match the original logs.

Berkshire Drive cookout June 28

Broadmoor board member and neighborhood watch coordinator Steve Sullivan will host a cookout June 28.

The purpose is to get Berkshire Drive residents out to meet and get to know each other.

Steve lives at 19 Berkshire, and the cookout starts at 1:30.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Broadmoor Lake restocked with largemouth bass and bluegill bream

On June 16, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission put 1,125 2" Largemouth Bass and 1,600 3"- Bluegill Bream in Broadmoor Lake.

Past President Jack Perciful met the truck about 1:30 and let them in to dump the fish.

Jack asked them about how long it would take these fish to be of a catchable size, and they said it depends on how much food they have.

The lake has catchable fish from previous stockings. Just take care to throw back any grass carp. They are in the lake to reduce the weeds.

Remember, fishing licenses are required, and you must be a Broadmoor resident or accompanied by a Broadmoor resident to use the park and lake.

Thanks, Jack!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Playground equipment installed


The fenced, "little kids" playground area is almost complete. The equipment has been assembled and installed.

The equipment is for kids 4-10 years old who are supervised by adults.

Yard of the Week - 25 Belmont Drive


Congratulations to the residents of 25 Belmont Drive. They've made some beautiful improvements to the front yard, including a nice flower bed around a tree and a great arrangement of stones, pavers, and glazed flower pots around the porch.

Thank you for enhancing the look of Broadmoor!

Informal meeting this Thursday

We are going to have an informal meeting at the clubhouse this Thursday at 7 p.m. We won't be voting on anything at the meeting, just discussing a few issues.

This will give us a chance to brainstorm outside a regular business meeting, when we don't have time to. We'll try to keep it shorter than 2 hours. If you can't make the whole meeting, please feel free to drop by and participate when you can make it. Here's the agenda:

I. Discuss our approach to crime issues
A. Increasing participation in neighborhood watch efforts
B. Improving communication between neighbors
C. Formulating a plan to get and distribute up-to-date information from the police

II. Discuss improving condition of rent houses and encouraging people to buy and live in Broadmoor
A. Improving communication with landlords
1. Encouraging background checks
2. Improving maintenance of yards and houses
B. Connecting with real estate agents
C. Developing a method of systematic code enforcement reporting

The clubhouse is reached through the path between 19 and 21 Belmont Drive.