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  • event & Updates

    CAREFEST 2015
    Saturday, November 5th
    Florida Friendly Landscaping Planting and Pruning Workshop, Saturday November 5th   9:00 AM – Noon. Click for Details
    Carefest 2016

    On Saturday September 24th, Broadwater volunteers took part in Carefest 2016.  Carefest is a nationwide volunteer day where individuals, groups and associations join forces to complete projects identified by local groups.  This year Broadwater adopted two projects.  Thanks go out to Vicki Linkovich, Junia & Mike Milvain, Gia Ockuly, Tom Ando and Bailey & Sarah Tapia for volunteering to staff the registration tables at Lake Vista Park.  Block Captains Tom Hobgood and Brian Dault along with Sue Lamoureux organized the 40th St. S project where volunteers installed a fence gate and cleaned up a neighbor’s yard.   Thanks also to Ken Lamoureux, Paul Kegel, David Perillo and Evan, Toby & Jedi Dault for volunteering their time and energy. All of you made a difference!! We hope to continue this type of effort on a regular basis to help others and improve Broadwater!  View More Pictures of the event.

    17th annual Broadwater family picnic

    What a perfect day it was for the longest running Annual Broadwater Event on April 24th.  A crowd of 180 enjoyed the beautiful atmosphere as well as complimentary massages from Stern to Stem Massage (thanks Jeff!).  Thanks to all of volunteers lead by Evelyn Hill, Gia Ockuly and Kristie Wagner.  Our chefs (Ray Ockuly, Mike Zito,  Roger Sheahen, Mike Pezze & Mike Roesner) served  hamburgers, hot dogs, and Johnsonville brats from the grill and as usual our residents brought some great dishes to share.  TASCO once again entertained with music and games and inflatables for the kids.  We also had door prizes that were donated by 40 of our generous local merchants.  Please support these great businesses that support Broadwater!

    Many thanks to the following folks for donating their time and energy making this event a success for the 17th straight year: Edie Creter & Chuck Goes (our photographers), Jana Amsler, Dana Ando, Paula Briggs, Melanie Diaz, Mark & Patti Ewin, Linda Farden, John Ferguson, Deb Kedersha, Vivian Linden, Vicki Linkovich, Lee & Paul Krueger, Kristen Mory, Maria Roesner, Tim Stevenson & Tim Wagner and the 9 awesome members of the TASCO Team led by Yoser Pacheco.   Thanks also to all our 2016 Association members and our advertisers who support our social events all year.  Please visit family picnic 2016 to view or download photos of this event..

    May Day Race 2016
    may Day Race showcases the skyway marina district!

    The May Day Race was a huge success with nearly 500 registrants (including many Broadwater residents) for the scenic 5k, 10k and Kids Dashes.  The weather was perfect, the course was beautiful and the competition was tight!  A big thank you goes out to all of the volunteers who made this event a success, especially those from Broadwater.  This event would not be possible without great support from our local businesses as sponsors, especially Ceridian which hosted the pre and post-race activities. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Skyway Marina District and the Fund a Classroom Project for Pinellas County Schools. To view race results, you can visit and photos can be viewed on the Facebook at Skyway Marina District and May Day Race.  Perhaps most importantly, we have gained many more fans of the district and our beautiful Clam Bayou!  Hope to see you again next year!  Thanks to the following Broadwater volunteers who helped make this event a success: Mike Milvain, Dick Collins, Jana Amsler, Tom Ando, Kristen & Evan Mory, Kris Holtman, Vicki Linkovich, Lynn Hanshaw, Gia Ockuly, Phil & Sandy Spence, Hunter Whittle and Kathy Farmer.

    5th Annual Broadwater Boat Parade of Holiday LightS update

    It was the perfect evening for the 5th Annual Broadwater Boat Parade of Holiday Lights!  Thanks to all of our participants for a great parade!! Thanks to all of you who cheered from the shore and those that took the time to vote for their favorite. Thanks to John & Sue O'Conner for organizing the event, Tosti's for donating the 2nd & 3rd place prizes, Maximo Seafood Shack for the pre-party and Jason & Kim for the post party.

    Pictures may be viewed and downloaded here.

    The results of the voting were:
    First place: Boat #2 Jason & Kim Mottert

    1st Place Boat
    Tied for 2nd Place: Boat #5 Kevin & Michelle Stella (The Grinch Boat)

    2nd Place Boat 2015
    and Boat #10 John & Luz Sackett (The Kiss Boat)

    2nd Place Boat 2015 -1


    Your dues are appreciated and support the many activities of the Broadwater Civic Association.  Thanks to our 304 paid members in 2015.  We ended up at 57% and 6 more members than last year’s total.  The 2016 membership form was included in the Winter Broadwater breeze or you can download it here. Please feel free to add a donation to your membership fee to allow us to do more to improve our already great neighborhood.  Please be sure to fill out your membership form completely even if your information has not changed.  This will insure that we have your information up to date.

  • event & Updates

    Debris in our Waters
    4th annual broadwater halloween party

    Saturday, October 22nd at 6pm.

    Party Details:
    This event is for adults and children of all ages. 
    We expect to have beautiful weather and a great sunset!!

    If you have not RSVP'd yet you may still attend.  All attendees will sign in at the entrance so we can get an accurate count. There will be a scary maze, hay ride, corn toss, food and drink, crafts for the kids, and costume contest for kids and adults. See the schedule of events below.  Plan to have a great time!!
    Gia Ockuly is coordinating food so if you have any questions please contact her at or (440) 915-7383

    What to Bring:
    We will be renting chairs this year so no need to bring any.
    Bring a small flashlight for your own use as some areas will be dark.
    Gia Ockuly is coordinating food so if you have any questions please contact her at or (440) 915-7383

    Arrival & Parking
    Please enter the event only at the west end of 42nd Ave S just past 41st St S. on the right see mapParking will be limited so if you can walk or carpool please do.  You may drop passengers off at the gate and proceed to parking along 41st St. S (west side only & cul-de-sacs) and 42nd Ave S (south side only).  There will be traffic control directing you near the intersection.  Please do not park in or block any driveways unless you are instructed to do so.
    Remember Safety First!!

    Schedule of Events

    6:00 – 7:00: Haunted Hay Ride
    7:00 – 9:00: Haunted Maze
    8:00: Kids Prizes
    9:00: Adult Prizes and Dish Winner
    Prizes will be awarded for costumes,  best devilish deserts and sinister sides.

    Click here to view the 2015 Halloween Party. A great time had by all!

    Halloween 2015 - 2

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    Halloween 2015 - 5

    38th St Improvements Survey

    On behalf of our entire 38th St S. Beautification team, I wanted to provide a State of the Project update.
    Project Funding
    To summarize, we started with a survey where 131 neighbors participated and 121 individuals (111 households) pledged funds ranging from $20 to $1200. To date we have collected $19,273 of the $26,643 initial pledged or 72.3% collected from 71 of the 111 households (64%).  15 of our pledgers actually sent in more than their initial pledges that added $1,570, thus making our total pledges $28,213. The voting ultimately chose option #2 out of the four options, with 47% of the vote.  View Vote Results
    We need the remaining 40 pledgers to please mail in their checks (made out to Broadwater Civic Association) or drop them off to Mike Zito at 4369 48th Ave S.  Email any questions to me at

    Another way you can help with the project is to buy Honey Baked Ham Gift certificates online.  Honey Baked Hams will donate 20% of your purchase toward the project!  Order some for yourself or for holiday gifts online before December 22nd and use them anytime. Click for more information

    Project Management
    I know to the naked eye, it appears that not much has been done on this project. I can assure you all that is not the case as 95 % of all the pre-construction work such as the site plan design, surveying, including landscaping and irrigation advisory, meetings with the Maximo Marina management, meetings with city Zoning Department and Department of Review Services is completed.
    Yes, those ugly bollards are just days away from demolition.
    To date, we have our drawings and specifications completed and out for bid to vendors. We have submitted a matching Beautification Grant to the City of St. Petersburg and we expect its approval this month.  Once we receive grant approval the project will be submitted for permits. We  anticipate that our project will be completed by the end of the year barring any unforeseen obstacles.
     Finally, I not only want to thank all of you who have pledged and sent in your checks but also recognize our Broadwater Team Members for all of the volunteer work they have done on this project:
    Kenny Bishop: Advisor & consultant on landscaping & irrigation.
    Tom Ando: Liaison to Broadwater Civic Association & Maximo Marina
    John Sokol: Engineering Liaison: Led all engineering and hardscaping efforts, Liaison to multiple City Departments
    Thom Burton: Advisor on project design and liaison with block captains
    Ted Vandigriff: Consultant for irrigation and project design.
    Mike Zito: Committee chairman, Secretary and finance administrator.
    Mike Zito
    38th St S Beautification Project Committee Chair

    Dirty Water in Broadwater CanalsDebris In Our Waters
    Many of our landscapers routinely blow grass clippings and other yard debris into our waters and streets.  Did you know that no matter where this happens in Broadwater the debris will end up in our canals and Boca Ciega Bay?  Did you know that fines up to $10,000 can be levied for allowing yard debris, grass clippings or pet waste to enter our waters even via street drains?  This type of activity can contribute to algae blooms that lead to red tide and frankly make our canals ugly!  Your lawn service is required to know these facts as well.  In fact they are required to obtain a Best Management Practices (BMP) certification to do business in Pinellas County.  The BMP course is a one-time 3 hour course that all employees are required to take.  In order to protect our waters let’s be proactive and make sure that we and our lawn services are aware of and follow these practices.  If you observe illegal activity you should make the person aware and if it continues you should report it to Pinellas County.  Together we can keep our waters clean.  For much more information please visit 

    BCA Holiday Events
    13th annual bca holiday party update

    The 13th Annual Broadwater Holiday Party was a success thanks to Evelyn Hill and her volunteers. 
    The 180 folks who attended met the new director of the Skyway Marina District Keri Melshenker and elected our 2016 Board of Directors.  We were able to raise $950.00 which included our 50/50 raffle winner Karrie Klement graciously donating her winnings back to the Guard!  With the match from the Broadwater Civic Association and the 50/50 proceeds, a total of $2136.00 went to our National Guard families. Thanks to all who donated and the following who helped make this event a success: Evelyn & Jim Hill, Rhonda Fuller, Linda & Dana Farden, Kristie & Tim Wagner, Dana Ando, Vicki Linkovich, Mike & Maria Roesner, Gerry & Lynne Moore, Sean & Jennifer Nyitray, Ray & Gia Ockuly, Jean & Roger Sheahen, Paul & Lee Krueger, Paula Briggs, Jeff & Anna Klement, Breanna & Tyler New, our photographers Chuck Goes and Edie Creter, Sgt. Ally and the National Guard Armory, The Impacs, Greg Dent for the 360 Vodka and Tequila, Home Depot (22nd Ave N) for the Poinsettias, Pinch A Penny Pools and Smith & Associates for donating raffle prizes.  Pictures may be viewed and downloaded here.

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  • Welcome Aboard!
    Lynne Moore has joined our Welcome Aboard representatives replacing Kris Holtman.  We wish to thank Kris for her time devoted to Welcome Aboard!  Lynne will be working with Maria Roesner and Mary Lisan to make sure all new residents are welcomed in a timely manner. If you need to let our Welcome Aboard ladies know about a new resident please email or call Maria at 498-6899 or Mary at 215-962-8814.  If you are new to Broadwater and have not been formally welcomed by Welcome Aboard, please email so that we can let you know about all of the things that make Broadwater such a great neighborhood and provide you with some welcome gifts.
  • Fall 2016 Beautification
    Mark Lee and Tamara Venditti 3864 46th Ave S Congratulations! Fall Beautification 2016
    Mark and Tamara will receive a $25 gift certificate for their beautiful renovations. Compliments of Debbie & Mike Zito and Lee Krueger, Realtors®. From Bayshore to the Beaches…WE SELL TAMPA BAY! 727-865-TEAM (8326), Homes@StPeteTeam.comSmith & Associates Real Estate
  • Friendly Reminders
    Trash Collection for the week of Sept 5th will be Tuesday & Thursday, Recycling will be picked up on Wednesday. Trash Collection for the week of Nov 21st will be Monday & Wednesday
    Visit for much more information.
    Do not blow yard debris into the streets or canals.  This is illegal and can lead to algae blooms and fish kills
    Please clean up after your pet.  It is against city ordinance to not pick up their waste so carry a bag and help keep Broadwater Beautiful!
    By city ordinance (Sec. 27-471), customers may place both trash and recycling containers at the curb by 7 PM the night before collection and must be moved from the street by 7 PM the same day following collection.
    Please discourage your dock company from using 38th St S (46th Ave to 48th Ave) to load materials.
    Please be mindful of the speed limit in Broadwater especially with children out of school for the summer.
    As a responsible homeowner you are required to maintain the gutter line in front of your property.  Keeping the gutter clean not only enhances the look of your property but also keep water flowing to the storm drains.  Standing water promotes algae growth and mosquito breeding.  Yard clippings should not be left in the gutter or swept into the storm drains as they will end up in the canal.  If you use a lawn service please remind them of these important points.
  • Helping Hands
    Broadwater Helping Hands is a program developed to assist our residents who need temporary or permanent assistance and do not have the resources readily available to obtain effective assistance.

    Click to view a short video of the volunteer effort