BAR CODE REMINDERS:
If your barcode isn’t opening the gate, it is probably a result of one of these things:
- you are a renter with an expired lease
- you had a temporary tag that expired and you didn’t notify the POA of the new license plate number; or
- your barcode decal is old and/or damaged.
If the sticker looks gray and black (instead of black and white) or if there are scratches or tears on the decal, it is time for a replacement. If you park outside or use a car wash regularly, the barcode will typically start to fail after approximately two years. The most sensitive reader is at the Northlake Blvd entry so if you are having problems there (or any other PGA gate) just stop by the POA office with the vehicle registration and $5.00 (and the car, of course) and we will have you in and out in minutes.
Please do not pull barcodes off and re-stick them on new cars (or other cars). They are designed to tear but even if you successfully transfer the barcode, it won’t work (or not for long). As indicated above, it only takes a couple minutes to get a new barcode so please help us keep our database accurate and get a new barcode. Likewise, let us know if you get a different license plate so we can update the records.
A point on the weather and barcodes: We are in the regular afternoon rain cycle. It’s good for the plants and grass but doesn’t allow us to attach barcodes. Please don’t get upset with staff when we can’t attach a barcode immediately following rains. We don’t mind getting wet, but the glue on the barcodes does not like any dampness. If there is any moisture at all, the decal just slides off. To answer your next question, no, we can’t just give it to you.
We are hopeful that someday we will have 24 hour access control so it is important the database is accurate. If we don’t attach the decal we have no way of knowing whether it was put on the registered car or given to a friend, relative, housekeeper, etc. (Amazing I know but, yes, it does happen). Also, if the device isn’t attached exactly right, the scanner won’t accurately read it.
Just a quick reminder (again: yes, I’m nagging) storm season started already and late August starts the peak time for those “H” storms to blow in and devastate the place! If you don’t already have your preparation procedures in place please get started. Information for preparation before, during and after a storm can be obtained at any local TV station website and here in the POA website.
A LOSS TO ALL OF US:
After almost 20 years as your property manager, I’ve come to know a lot of you and with deep sorrow and regret, had to weather the loss of a good number of residents. Although I can’t mention everyone, I would be remiss not to mention Phil Slifka who we lost last month.
Phil served on the POA Board from 1999 to 2012 where he Chaired the Maintenance & Landscape Committee. He continued to chair the Landscape Committee for several more years after leaving the Board. He was instrumental in the plan for Masters Park and the “In Honor Of” benches and plants in that park. His daughter Judy has a tranquil bench/arbor on the west side of the park. I remember when residents donated to buy it in Judy’s memory…..so many donated!
That alone speaks volumes for Phil and Naomi Slifka. I think almost everyone in PGA knew and loved Phil and even those who didn’t know him personally saw him walking his best bud, Sammy, along Ryder Cup while keeping an eye on the common areas of The Legends and PGA National. He always had a smile and time to chat; he truly cared about the community and all of PGA National. Phil will be sadly missed by his neighbors and friends, and the Lang Management team at the Legends and at PGA POA. Our thoughts and sympathy to his wife, Naomi.