Sunday, December 11, 2011

Little Rock Technology Park Authority Meeting

Wednesday December 14, 2011
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Entergy Arkansas - Redding Room

Street: 9th and Louisiana Streets
City State Zip: Little Rock, AR 72202
Phone: 501-377-6005

The Little Rock Research & Technology Park Authority will host a community briefing on the Reseach & Technology Park.

The Public is invited to attend.

The purpose of this meeting is to give the public the opportunity to understand the Reseach Park.

The meeting will be held in the Reddy Room of Entergy Arkansas at 9th and Louisiana Streets, Little Rock.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Be on the Lookout!

Little Rock Police are actively trying to catch the driver of this red Ford Ranger truck, license plate 645 RHP.

The truck is suspected of being involved in several burglaries in the Northwest area.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Technology Park - UPDATE

The Little Rock Research and Technology Park Authority had its first meeting on Wednesday, November 9. The seven-member authority is a partnership of the city, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, all of which have representatives sitting on the board.

Their first item of business was to set a Public Briefing and monthly schedule and elected officers.

On Dec. 14, the board will hold a Public Briefing to lay out its purpose and plans. The location for the Public Briefing meetings will be announced later.

WATCH for Updates Announcing Detailed Information about the Public Briefing.

The board chose the second Wednesday of each month for its regular meeting date.

The board elected Dr. Mary Good as its chairman, Eddie Drilling as vice chairman, Jay Chesshir as secretary and Dickson Flake as treasurer. Good is the former dean of UALR's Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology. Drilling is president of the Arkansas division of AT&T. Chesshir is chief executive officer of the chamber of commerce. Flake is co-founder of Colliers International Arkansas.

The two universities, along with the chamber and the city, formed the research park authority last year after prompting the state to pass legislation in 2007 allowing such partnerships. In addition to the sales-tax revenue, the city and two university partners have agreed to each provide $125,000 over three years as seed money.

When built, the research park will provide space for startup companies that will attempt to turn research.

Friday, November 11, 2011

First Technology Park Meeting

The Little Rock Research and Technology Park Authority had its first meeting on Wednesday, November 9. The seven-member authority is a partnership of the city, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, all of which have representatives sitting on the board.

Their first item of business was to set a Public Briefing and monthly schedule and elected officers.

On Dec. 14, the board will hold a Public Briefing to lay out its purpose and plans. The location for the Public Briefing meetings will be announced later.

WATCH for Updates Announcing Detailed Information about the Public Briefing.

The board chose the second Wednesday of each month for its regular meeting date.

The board elected Dr. Mary Good as its chairman, Eddie Drilling as vice chairman, Jay Chesshir as secretary and Dickson Flake as treasurer. Good is the former dean of UALR's Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology. Drilling is president of the Arkansas division of AT&T. Chesshir is chief executive officer of the chamber of commerce. Flake is co-founder of Colliers International Arkansas.

The two universities, along with the chamber and the city, formed the research park authority last year after prompting the state to pass legislation in 2007 allowing such partnerships. In addition to the sales-tax revenue, the city and two university partners have agreed to each provide $125,000 over three years as seed money.

When built, the research park will provide space for startup companies that will attempt to turn research.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

CareLink Honors Residents

CareLink honored Calvin and Pat Mitchell and Cleo Tucker, among other volunteers, at the Arkansas Aging Conference for their service in the Meals on Wheels program in the Broadmoor area. The Mitchells and Mr. Tucker have been involved in the program since it started in the area in 1996. Cooperating organizations include the Southwest Shepherd's Center, and St. Luke United and Western Hills Methodist Churches.

The group estimates that Broadmoor volunteers have delivered approximately 32,400 meals!

October Yard of the Month

Congratulations to Marilyn Loomis, 45 Rosemont Dr., for being named the October Yard of the Month.

Stay tuned for details about the December Holiday Lighting and Decoration Contest!

UALR Healthy Harvest Summit

UALR's Growing Healthy Communities Healthy Harvest Summit is scheduled for Thursday, December 8 in UALR DSC rooms B & C from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Arkansas Surgeon General Dr. Joe Thompson will be the keynote speaker.

The summit will highlight Healthy People 2020, all GHC efforts and its impact that it has had on university district residents, in addition to expressing appreciation to all who have taken part in making Growing Healthy Communities a success for the University District.

To register please access the following link: http://ualr.edu/universitydistrict/



Senior Justice Workshop Nov. 22

The University District Partnership and the UALR Criminal Justice Department Senior Justice Center are co-sponsoring a Senior Justice Workshop on Tuesday, November 22 from 3:30 to 4:30 at the Bailey Alumni and Friends Center.

David Montague, Ph.D., UALR Associate Professor and Director of the Senior Justice Center will conduct the workshop and provide information on how to avoid becoming a victim of crime and what seniors can do if they become victims of crime.

The workshop is intended for seniors and their families and caretakers who reside in the University District. The workshop is open to all with an interest in Senior Justice and public safety in the University District.

Please consider attending and also pass this information along to persons whom you think will be interested in attending.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Broadmoor Neighborhood Meeting Thursday Night

The Broadmoor POA Board will meet on Thursday, November 3, at 7:00pm in the Clubhouse at 19 1/2 Belmont.

All are welcome to attend.

City Regulation of Open Burning

City of Little Rock
Requirements for Open Burning

1) You must have a Burn Permit from the Little Rock Fire
Department. You can get your Burn Permit at LRFD Main Fire Station, 624
S. Chester. The cost is $5.00 for an annual permit. (Good for one
year.)

2) You must call LRFD at 371-4829 each day you wish to
burn and get permission. (This allows LRFD to know who and where open
burns are.)

3) You can only burn yard waste like leaves, grass
clipping and small limb trimmings. No trash or building materials.

4) You must keep your open fire 50 feet from any structure
or any burn barrel 10 feet from any structure.

5) You can only burn from sunup to sundown.

6) You must have an adult supervision of the fire at all
times.

UALR Fitness Center Discounts for UD Residents

There have been some inquiries regarding memberships at UALR's Fitness Center. As a component of the Growing Healthy Communities grant (which allowed for free memberships for one year if you attended a fitness fair) the second year of the grant provided for discounted memberships for University District residents. I have spoken to the grant administrators regarding folks who were not able to attend the fitness fair and new folks to the district and UALR has agreed to begin providing membership discounts beginning now instead of next September.

If you are interested in joining, University District residents can now start their UALR Donaghey Student Fitness Center membership at the reduced rate of $20/month family or $12/month individual. In order to join, you will need a Photo ID which has a University District address on it OR a photo ID and a current Utility bill with your billing address on it.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Easy On-Line University District Survey


Broadmoor Residents – Please take this very short survey for the University District.  A few of the questions do not relate to Broadmoor and you can leave those blank.
 
There is a link for the survey for websites and a link for emails.  Here are the two links:


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Neighborhood Board Meeting Thursday

The Broadmoor POA Board will meet on Thursday, October 6 at 7:00pm in the clubhouse at 19 1/2 Belmont.

All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Little Rock Voters Approve Sales Tax

Little Rock City Tax Increase Approved

The city-wide special election to increase our sales tax by 1 cent passed:   5/8 of the 1-cent sales tax will go towards city operations and  3/8 of the 1-cent sales tax will go to capital projects.  The new sales tax will begin to be collected in 3 months. 

With the increased funding for the city's operation, city officials promise to add more policemen, firemen and code officers.  Many public works projects were promised to help restore/repair the city's infrastructure, streets, potholes, parks, drainage and more.  The Mayor, City Director and the City Manager all promised to have meetings by Wards to prioritize the projects in each Ward.

The Capital Projects planned include a high-tech research park in the 12th Street corridor and/or University District south of I-630, expansion of the River Port industrial park, and establishment of an economic development fund to attract new business to our city.

What does this mean for the Broadmoor Neighborhood?

The Broadmoor Property Owner’s Association needs to make our needs and wishes known clearly to our city government. The BPOA needs to have a large number of members at every city meeting that relates to spending these new tax dollars.  Your neighborhood should have representation on the board that makes decisions for the high-tech research park, since it will be in our neighborhood or adjoining it.

What can you do?   

Look around your area of the neighborhood and make notes of what is needed.  Email  the items that you know need to be corrected to mayor@littlerock.org, board@littlerock.org, and citymanager@littlerock.org.

Post these same things to your Facebook page and all your social media connections. This way we have a complete list of items for which to hold the city accountable.  Call the Mayor, City Board of Directors and City Manager at 371-4510 and tell them what is needed to improve our area.

Every member needs to email the Mayor (mayor@littlerock.org), City Board of Directors (board@littlerock.org) and City Manager (citymanager@littlerock.org) and tell them that our neighborhood needs to have a representative on the high-tech research park governing body.  Don't accept that the appointments have already been done, ask why we were not included.  Call the Mayor, City Board of Directors and City Manager (371-4510) and demand that we have a voice in the high-tech research park.

Attend YOUR neighborhood association's meetings, go to City meetings, send those emails, make that phone call!  Together we can raise our voices and take charge of our area of the city and insure that we benefit from the funds raised by the increased sales tax!

Friday, September 2, 2011

PRE-REGISTRATION is now open for the Fall Wellness Fair Sept. 15, 16 & 17


PRE-REGISTRATION is now open for the Fall Wellness Fair Sept. 15, 16 & 17.

To receive your FREE 1 Year UALR Gym Membership you MUST:

PRE-REGISTER and ATTEND the Fall Wellness Fair held on Sept. 15, 16 & 17.


To PRE-REGISTER, contact Janea Synder:

or
Call - 501-952-2311

Friday, August 26, 2011

New information on UALR gym membership

PRE - registration does not begin until September 1  - Mark your Calendars 

 

The due to the large number of responses to the UALR Fitness Center Membership, made possible by the Growing Healthy Communities grant, in order to have enough staff available PRE-REGISTRATION is REQUIRED for the Fall Wellness Fair Sept. 15, 16 & 17.

To PRE-REGISTER, contact Janea Synder:

Email - udresidents@gmail.com

or

Call - 501-952-2311

To receive your FREE 1 Year UALR Gym Membership you MUST:

PRE-REGISTER and ATTEND the Fall Wellness Fair held on Sept. 15, 16 & 17.

 

You must bring proof of residence and a photo I.D. the day that you attend the wellness fair.

Free gym memberships are available to any University District Resident 16 years old or older.

 

 Please share this with all of your neighbors!

 

Friday, August 12, 2011

To Access the UALR Fitness Center….spread the news please


The Healthy Communities Project Grant will allow University District residents to get free memberships to the UALR Donaghey Fitness Center.

To qualify you must live in the University District (everyone who lives in Broadmoor qualifies)  and attend the upcoming Healthy Communities Project Health Fair, you can receive a FREE membership to the Donaghey Fitness Center at UALR.  All of the facilities at the Donaghey Fitness Center will be available; aerobics classes, pool, lockers, exercise machines, treadmills, indoor track, racquetball courts and more.
  • Free one (1) year membership to the Donaghey Fitness Center at UALR.
  • Healthy Communities Project Health Fair will be September 15, 16 & 17.
  • The Health Fair will be the ONLY dates that a UD resident will be able to sign-up for using the Donaghey Fitness Center.
  • Failure to attend the Health Fair results in that resident NOT being allowed to use the Donaghey Fitness Center under this program.
  • The Health Fair will have typical health fair activities; blood pressure taking, body fat index taken, nurses, etc.
  • Residents will be expected to participate in the Health Fair, but not taking part in a health assessment can be waived on a case by case basis and the resident will/may still be able to sign-up for the Donaghey Fitness Center.
  • ID cards will be issued and orientation of the Donaghey Fitness Center will be done at the Health Fair.
  • More details will be posted when they are shared, LOOK FOR UPDATES!
Another benefit for living in one of the best neighborhoods and areas of the city, Broadmoor and the University District!!!

What is the “Research Park” you may be hearing about?


In recent news, the potential benefit of a research park to our neighborhood has been criticized. What is it, and how will it be good for Broadmoor? Here are some answers.

As you may be aware, volunteers from Broadmoor, other neighborhoods in the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) area, and interested citizens of Little Rock, have worked for the past decade on strategic plans to enhance the quality of life around the UALR campus. This has been done through the University District Partnership.

One of the highlights of the plan is the construction of a research park to bring high-technology activity and jobs to the area. Here is how a 2007 report describes one potential site for the project:

14 University Research and Office Park
Figure 4-5 depicts the future redevelopment of the Broadmoor Shopping Center as a University Research and Office Park. Ideally located directly across University Avenue from UALR science buildings, including the new Computer Information Sciences (CIS) facility, this is considered an ideal location for technology firms, research, and related office space. Depicted in the diagram in Fig. 4-5 are two, three-story office structures totaling approximately 200,000 square feet, along with a 5 level 900 space parking structure. To expand and improve the efficiency of this development site the Lakeshore Drive connection to University Avenue should be closed and diverted to W. 32nd Street, allowing a consolidation with the triangular property at the northwest corner of the W. 32nd Street / University Avenue intersection. 


Bringing high-technology activity and jobs to the University District is a priority for our efforts.

The Arkansas General Assembly passed a law allowing for the creation of an entity to handle financing, construction, and operation of a research park. This legislation was a result of hard work of University District effort participants.

Since 2007, other potential sites for the park have been explored, so it probably will not be placed at the site outlined in that year’s strategic planning documents. The plan now is to place the park more central to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, UALR, and other institutions in and near the University District. However, the park would remain within the District’s boundaries and would greatly benefit our efforts to improve the area.

Other University District efforts take the park into account. Based on the revolutionary Harlem Children’s Zone, the University District has also initiated the Promise Neighborhood Program. The research park fits into this effort to encourage children and parents in the District to succeed in their educational efforts. See page 5 of this document on the Promise Neighborhood for information on how the research park will benefit Broadmoor and the surrounding University District.

When thinking about the potential to finance a Research Park in the University District, please consider the history and purpose of the park and the benefits to you as a resident of the District when you hear the arguments of those who are always against change and who are no-shows in the quiet, day-to-day volunteer work that leads to positive activity in our city.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Monthly Neighborhood Association Meeting this Thursday

The Broadmoor Board meets on Thursday, August 4 at 7:00pm in the clubhouse at 19 1/2 Belmont.

All are welcome to attend. 

Friday, July 22, 2011

Promise Neighborhood Forums

Last night 40 persons participated in a Promise Forum, discussing conditions that influence the growth and development of children and youth in the Promise Neighborhood area. They articulated a vision for providing children and youth safe, healthy and happy neighborhood conditions to support their development from "Cradle to Career".
Another Promise Forum is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, July 23 from 8:30 AM to 12 Noon at the Bishop Leodies & Goldie Warren Community Development Center at 1200 Bishop Warren Drive (formerly 1200 Lewis Street). Please plan to attend and participate.
Be a part of Making the Promise to neighborhood children and youth to ensure happy, healthy and productive childhoods and greater academic success from pre-school through college and career training. This effort aims to work with all children in the community and will include schools, after-school programs, community-based services to families and improved neighborhood conditions such as health and safety.
Go to littlerockpromise.org for more information about the Central Little Rock Promise Neighborhood.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Projects Meeting Thursday, July 21

The Broadmoor Board will meet on Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 in the clubhouse.

This meeting has been scheduled to work on details of projects related to the park, pool and lake that require more time than is available during the regularly scheduled Board meetings.

The Board also needs increased participation by Broadmoor neighbors. Be a good neighbor and support the Board's efforts to provide a more attractive and safe neighborhood!

See you Thursday night.

Adult Swim Night Phased Out

Broadmoor Pool is eliminating adult swim night. Adults are enjoying the pool along with all the kids, so it is not needed.

Northwest Patrol Division Public Meeting Thursday

Join the officers who protect us this Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. Every quarter, our patrol division hosts interested citizens to update them on recent activity.

The police station is in the 10,000 block of Kanis Road near Baptist Hospital.

As reported at our July Broadmoor board meeting, we are experiencing very little crime in our area. Find out more at the quarterly meeting.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

June Broadmoor Board Draft Minutes

Draft Minutes 
Board of Directors
Broadmoor Property Owners Association/
Broadmoor Recreational Improvement District
Thursday, June 2, 2011

Board Members Present: 
Liz Mackenzie, President 
Antje Harris, Vice President 
Phyllis Holimon, Secretary 
Karen Walls, Treasurer 
Rhiannon Morgan 
Edward Swaim 
Calvin Mitchell 
India Lee 
Cloe Thomas   

Executive Committee Members Present (Past Presidents): 
Bill Looney 

Broadmoor Residents and Others Present: 
Pat Mitchell 
Cleo Tucker 
Michael McCann 
June Gillen 
Bobby Blount 
Jim Minors 
Donnell Williams 
Keith Gillen 

Call to order 
1) Liz called the meeting to order and asked each person present to introduce themselves. 
1) Meeting called to order at 7:04 pm 
Liz asked if there were any changes/additions to the May minutes; none were brought forward. 

Karen made a motion to accept the minutes as written: seconded by Rhiannon. 
Approved by all present. 

Treasurer’s Report 
Karen reported that we have received $30,745 from the Pulaski County Treasurer. Julien Nieto was paid for maintenance at the pool. The remainder of the report reflects routine expenses. The CD matures on on Monday June 6, 2011. Karen proposed to renew it for one year. 

Antje made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Seconded by Cal. Approved by all present. 

Pool Report 
Pat reported that the pool has enrolled 50 members (33 Broadmoor residents and 17 outside the neighborhood) for $5,882. Two Day Care centers have asked to use the pool. Expenses to date include filters, paint, and pressure washer. The Arkansas Department of Health approved the pool opening. The Health Department Inspector did require additional patching of the pool deck before opening the pool. Engineer needed to assess drainage issues west of the pool. 

No action proposed. 

Neighborhood Watch 
Rhiannon reported a suspicious car in the neighborhood; she described it as an older white Dodge Dynasty. Call the police if you see this car. Edward reported that we have not had many burglaries in the first quarter of the year. There have been some arrests related to burglaries. However, a burglary was reported at 30 Broadmoor in the past week to 10 days. Email Edward if you see problems around the neighborhood. Call Children’s Services regarding the continuing concern of small children playing in the street. 

Clubhouse, Park, Lake and Dam Issues 

1) Tree Trimming: Karen said Matt Marshall will be in the Broadmoor on Monday, June 6, to trim trees in the park. He is offering a discount to Broadmoor residents for tree trimming to be done while he is in Broadmoor. Call Mr. Marshall to make arrangements for tree trimming/removal on your property. 

2) Dam Issues: Edward had no report to give. 

3) Security doing excellent job: Have increased the number of patrols. 

4) Cable needed at street to block service entrance: Liz reported that cars are being parked in the service entrance to the park and people are climbing over the fence to fish in the lake. She proposed to install two metal posts and cable to prevent cars being parked in that location. Cost approximately $250. 

Liz will make arrangements for the cable and posts.

5) Landscape Committee: Phyllis reported she had walked the park this afternoon with Issac Carroccio a graduate of the UA Fayetteville Landscaping Program. He has had two years experience working at Garvan Gardens in Hot Springs, but has recently left to open his own business. Phyllis and Kenny Roberts showed him the various locations in the park and discussed the Board’s wish to develop an overall plan for the area. Issac said he would charge $45.00 per hour and would need 10-12 hours to prepare a preliminary draft to bring back to the board in June. 

Liz made a motion to approve $600.00 for the preliminary draft. Seconded by Rhiannon. Approved by all present. 

Quality of Life Committee Issues 

1) Yard of the Month: #7 Glenmere Drive was selected as the Yard of the Month. 

Bobby Blount, homeowner, was present to accept the award and the $50.00 check. 

Congratulations!! 

Keith has resigned from this committee. 

1) Rhiannon will take the responsibility for choosing the Yard of the Month. Thank you Rhiannon. 

Jim Minor 
Covenants for Neighborhoods 
Jim Minor, student at Bowen Law School, was present to share a report he made to the UDDC regarding updating homeowner deeds to include Opt-in Covenants that are not in our current deeds. See attached report for full details. 

No action required. 


New, old, other business and announcements 
1) Liz announced a Landscape meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00 in the Clubhouse. Ron Copeland will be present to discuss grants 

2) Update on proposed Development at Fair Park and I-630. This issue was tabled at the last City Board meeting. 

3) Neighborhood Connections Meeting; 


Adjourn 
Adjourned at 8:46 

July Neighborhood Meeting Thursday

The Broadmoor Neighborhood Association Board holds its July PUBLIC meeting Thursday, July 7. We meet in the clubhouse at 19 1/2 Belmont Drive. City Director Joan Adcock is expected to attend.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The next Broadmoor Neighborhood Association board of directors meeting is Thursday, July 7, at 7 p.m. at the Clubhouse, 19-1/2 Belmont Dr. Our guest speaker is Landscape Designer Issac Carroccio.

Also, Joan Adcock is expected to attend and address the new sales tax issue.

Everyone is welcome!

Monday, June 20, 2011

University District Article

Check out the article in today's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette about UALR's University District.

Friday, June 3, 2011

POULTRY SWAP IN LITTLE ROCK!

Dunbar Community Garden in Little Rock is hosting a Poultry Swap

June 18th
7:00AM-12:00PM 

1800 S. Chester 

Chickens Ducks Quail
Guineas Baby Chicks Bunnies
Backyard Coops Produce Fresh Eggs
Eggs for Hatching

And Lots More���.

Vendor fees are $5.00
(Vendor Set Up at 6:AM) 

Certified Testers on site.

Backyard coop owners will find a wide variety of birds to enhance their flocks!

Please contact Debbie Wyman if you would like to be a vendor. 
501-690-3944 or dwyman@medicusrg.com

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Free Mulch

Pulaski County is giving away FREE mulch. They will load it for FREE.

Fri June 10th & Sat June 11th, 8am-4pm, 3200 Woodrow St.

This mulch is from all the downed trees from the recent storms.

Monthly Broadmoor Neighborhood Meeting This Thursday

June 2, 2011       Board Meeting  Agenda                                            
Call to Order – Introductions
Approval of Last Month’s Minutes
Treasurer’s Report    
Pool Report –
·         New bids for pool decking?
Neighborhood Watch
·         Edward Swaim  – updates
Clubhouse, Park, Lake and Dam –
·         Tree trimming scheduled for
·         Dam issues - Edward
·         Security doing excellent job
·         Cable needed at street to block service entrance – Approx. $200.00
·         Landscape Committee – Phyllis – Guest  Issac
GUEST Speaker – Jim Minors – Covenants for Neighborhoods
YOM – Yard of the Month Winner
New, Old, Other Business and Announcements
Update on proposed Development at Fair Park and I-630 – Tabled at last City Board meeting and letters have been sent to the Mayor and Board Members
Neighborhood  Connections Meeting –Join the Coalition of Greater LR Neighborhoods = $50 membership


UALR University District –www.ualr.edu/universitydistrict or uddclittlerock.org
Police NON-emergency – 371-4829         City Services – 311  or www.LR311.org  
Alert Center – Carla Nichols – 666-0916

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Door-to-door alarm company subject of Seven on your Side

Those persistent door-to-door alarm salesmen who have hounded Broadmoor residents constantly for the past couple of weeks work for a company that has been sued by the Arkansas Attorney General and several other states.

KATV's "Seven on your Side" recently ran a story on the company. See it here http://www.katv.com/story/14701520/vivint-home-security

Jason Pederson offers several tips on with alarm companies to make sure you get a good system from a reputable dealer.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Broadmoor Pool News

Broadmoor Pool News
Pool Phone: 562-0089
Pool Manager Pat Mitchell: 565-5613 
Broadmoor Website 
Broadmoor Blog 
Broadmoor on Facebook 
Hope you are looking forward to enjoying another summer at the Broadmoor pool, midtown's best kept secret. Here are a few announcements for your consideration:

Memorial Day Holiday Opening Weekend Hours
Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday 11 am. - 6 p.m.

Regular Summer Schedule
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday - Friday Noon - 8 p.m.
Wednesday Adult Swim 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Dues and Fees - NO INCREASE!
Broadmoor Residents - $115
   Covers family members who live in the home and children/grandchildren who live elsewhere.
Non-resident Guest Membership - $175

Guest Fees
Under age 16 - $3
Age 16 and over - $4
Family Rate - $10
Guests must be accompanied by a pool member and live outside Broadmoor

Membership Recruiting 
More members means a better pool! By getting just 15 new members, we can boost the budget and our ability to maintain and improve the pool. Recruit a new member and get a $10 concession stand card! 

Fourth Sunday Potlucks 
Join friends and neighbors on the fourth Sunday of every month, starting at 6 p.m. for a pool potluck. Bring what you like, there's always plenty for everyone!

Concession Stand
Broadmoor pool is affordable because of hundred of volunteer hours spent at pool work days, at the concession stand, and countless other ways. If you are available to pick up a brief shift at the concession stand, please check the volunteer schedule in the concession stand. Thanks so much to all of you who volunteer!

Thank You!
We cannot thank Pat and Calvin Mitchell enough for serving as pool managers. It is a BIG job and we are grateful to them. Please tell Mrs. Pat or Mr. Calvin "thank you" the next time you see one of them.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Broadmoor's Chris Allbritton Reuters Bureau Chief in Pakistan

Chris Allbritton, who grew up in Broadmoor, is now reporting from Pakistan as the Reuters bureau chief in that country. Chris has spent several years reporting from the Middle East, especially in countries where the United States has been fighting. Follow the link to learn more.

Draft Minutes of April Broadmoor Board Meeting

These are the draft minutes--subject to correction--for our April Broadmoor Board meeting:



Board Members Present: 
Board Members Absent:
Antje Harris, Vice President   
Phyllis Holimon, Secretary   
Karen Walls, Treasurer               
Edward Swaim, President
Rhiannon Morgan   
Liz  Mackenzie                        
Executive Committee Members Present (Past Presidents):
Bill Looney                     
Calvin Mitchell
India Lee


Broadmoor Residents and Others Present:
Pat Mitchell                    Josh Nocire      
Laura Luce                      Ken Oberste
Michael McCann
Scott Jones
Topic
Discussion
Action
Call to order
1) Antje Harris called the meeting to order and asked each person present to introduce themselves.
1) Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm
March, 2011 minutes
Antje asked if there were any changes/additions to the March minutes; none were brought forward.
Liz made a motion to accept the minutes as written: seconded by Cal.
Approved by all present.
Approval of 2011 Board members
Antje presented a list of Broadmoor Board members for 2011. See attached list.
-a. Antje proposed to add Rhiannon Morgan to the Board for a term of one year to complete the term for Steve Sullivan who has resigned due to work
-b Antje moved to approve Liz Mackenzie as President of the Broadmoor POA Board.
c) Antje proposed to accept the list of Broadmoor Property Owners Board as presented. See attached list for all names.
Antje turned the meeting to Liz Mackenzie, President of the Broadmoor Property Owners’s Board for the remainder of the meeting.

-a Seconded by Karen. Approved by all present.
-b Seconded by Karen. Approved by all present
-c Seconded by India
Suggestions from the March 21, 2011 Annual Board meeting
Liz shared the following items as suggested by Broadmoor residents who attended the Annual Meeting.
-trim tree along shore of lake
-attempt to decrease the number of people who re running red lights and stop signs in and around Broadmoor. Perhaps install cameras.
-open clubhouse and/or build a gazebo to rent for weddings, other events.
-place map of Broadmoor streets on our website.
-repair backyard fence at #3 Broadmoor and charge the owner for the repair. Antje will call 311 regarding this continuing problem.
No action necessary at this time.
Treasurer’s Report
Karen commented on the amount of money in our CD and suggested we discuss use of these funds in our June meeting. She also commented on the small amount of money received to date from the Personal Property tax. She indicated this amount will increase significantly in the next couple of months. She commented on the continuing good work by Dylan Pilot, the report reflected payment for two months work by Dylan. The remainder of the report relates to routine expenses. Liz asked if there were questions or comments regarding the Treasurer’s report; none were made.
Rhiannon made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Seconded by Antje. Approved by all present.
Pool Report
Pat reported the pool must be painted this year. The cover will need to be removed the last weekend in April and schedule the clean-up and painting the next weekend.
Opening day for the pool will be Memorial Day. Pat will notify Broadmoor residents of the date and time of the pool opening. Suggestion made to ask Dylan to help paint if he is needed.
Report accepted as presented. 
Neighborhood Watch
Rhiannon will consider taking responsibility for the Neighborhood Watch Progarm following discussion with Edward.
Pending
Clubhouse, Park, Lake and Dam Issues





Clubhouse, Park, Lake and Dam Issues
Continued......
1) Tree Trimming: Karen and Matt Marshall walked the park and identified dead trees, trees interfering with electrical wires, broken branches, etc. Mr. Marshall made a bid of $2,000 to do the work identified and discussed with Karen.


2) Bid for repair of pool deck: Liz reported she has received a bid of $24,004 from Mark Smith, Contractor. He stipulated that he is not responsible for damage to plumbing or electrical conduits in the deck. Josh commented that he thought this bid was excessive and asked if he could search for lower bids. Liz said the work would be scheduled for September after the pool closes. She commented on the possibility of getting a line of credit and use part of the tax money coming in this year to pay for this long needed repair.
3) Grant to the pool:  Antje suggested a grant of $1,500 to pool as we have done in past years and $100 each to Pat and Cal and to provide free pool membership their efforts to manage the pool.



4) Liz commented on the need to replace the pressure washer used at the pool. Pat will shop for a Pressure Washer.

5) Josh asked about the possibility of building a boat dock somewhere on the lake that would facilitate the placing of boats on the lake. Suggestion made to look at a site behind #26 Lakeshore.
1) Karen made a motion to accept the bid of $2,000. Seconded by Antje. Approved by all present.  
2) Tabled until Josh reports results of his investigation.





3)  Antje proposed that the Board approve a $1,700 for this purpose. Seconded by India. Approved by all present.
4) Tabled until price of pressure washer reported to the Board.
5) Josh will get a bid for this project.
Quality of Life Committee Issues
1) Yard of the Month: Karen displayed a new sign to be used in the Yard of the Month contest. Rhiannon will help Keith in the selection and notification of the home owner for Yard of the Month. They will be asked to sign consent so that photos of the yard can be placed on the Broadmoor website.
2) Proposed changes to in clubhouse rental terms: Rental fees to Broadmoor home owners will remain at $25.00. Renters of a home in Broadmoor will be required to make a deposit of $100.00 in addition to the $25.00 rental fee. If the clubhouse is left clean and the clubhouse rules are followed the deposit will be refunded.
1) No action necessary.



2) Karen proposed we approve this change to renting the clubhouse. Seconded by Rhiannon. Approved by all present.
New, old, other business and announcements
1) Liz discussed a letter she wrote on behalf of the Broadmoor Property Owners Board to Tony Bozynski, Director , City of Little Rock Planning & Development Department regarding the revised request to allow the placement of a convenience store with gas pumps at the intersection of I-630 and Fair Park Boulevard. In the letter Liz states that the Broadmoor Property Owners Association supported the Fair Park Residents Association in its opposition to the application. She commented on the reasons for the opposition. See the attached letter for full details.
2) UDDC update:  Liz said the committee meets next Thursday and she will report action from the meeting to the May Broadmoor POA Board.
3) Thank you gift for Edward: Liz said we will get the President’s plaque updated and suggested we make cash gift to Edward and Anne for their work with Broadmoor POA Board


4) Gift cards/certificates for the students and Dr. Payne who worked on the project to evaluate the quality of the Broadmoor Lake was discussed.





5) Fishing Derby: Liz talked with AG&F and they are not able to assist us due their regulations regarding lake vs. pond derbies. Suggestion made to invite the Broadmoor resident children and perhaps Fair Park children to a fishing derby in August. Have a Pot Luck picnic, hot dogs and burgers, prizes for the children.
6) Mr. Ken Oberste from the Maryton Park neighborhood was present to comment on code violations he identified in Broadmoor. He said he reported these to Joan Adcock, At Large Director of the City Council ,who was successful in sending a Code Team member out to address the problems.
1) Karen proposed that we support the proposed changes. Seconded by Rhiannon. Approved by all present.


2) No action necessary.

3) Karen proposed a check for $100.00. Seconded by Antje. Approved by all present.
4) Antje proposed to give Dr. Payne a check for $100.00 so he could take the students out to dinner. Seconded by Karen. Approved by all present.
5) Tabled pending further discussion.


6) Liz thanked Mr. Oberste for his comments. She encouraged those present to call #311 to report code violations.
Announcements
1) Planning Hearing – April 21 at 4:00pm regarding – change in development proposal.






2) NW Patrol quarterly meeting:

3) Greater LR Neighborhoods meeting: April 9, 20:00 am at the Hinton Center.

1) Karen plans to attend this meeting and will report information from the meeting to the Broadmoor POA Board in May.

2) Rhiannon will try to go.
3) Open to anyone who wants to attend.
Adjourn

Adjourned at 8:13.