Seems like we are back to “normal” with afternoon rainstorms. Let’s hope that we only get rain storms and the “H” word doesn’t strike! Hurricane season is June 1st through November 30th. Here on the website we have information regarding what to do before, during and after a storm.
Remember, in PGA National, plain metal hurricane panels and plywood may only be installed at the issuance of a Hurricane Warning (not a Watch) and must be removed within 7 days after the storm passes or the “all clear” is given. Accordion shutters, clear panels and factory finished panels that match the color of the house can be installed through hurricane season.
PAVING: Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District has begun paving Avenue of the Champions (the main road). It is suggested that other routes be used while this work is on-going. The work should go quickly but pending rain or other delays, an October completion date has been posted. A new crosswalk will be installed across Fairway Drive, closest to the ellipse (sometimes called the circle). Plans include a button for pedestrians so that a flasher will alert drivers that a pedestrian is crossing. A new crosswalk has also been added near the Championship Drive (Eagleton entry) which is at the bottom of the golf course overpass. Please use care! As with all crossings, drivers should yield to pedestrians.
SLOW DOWN: The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department has been asked to assist with traffic enforcement. The speed limit on the main roads in PGA National is 25 mph except on Ave of the Masters and the central portion of Ryder Cup Blvd where it is 35 mph. There are lots of pets, wildlife, walkers, joggers, bicyclists, etc. sharing the roads and sidewalks. Motorized equipment is not permitted on the sidewalks. Remember what I keep telling you: We all learned to be courteous and share by the first grade so make your Momma proud: Be nice and if you ride a bike on the walkway, alert those you are coming up behind. If you are driving, be patient: We want you to arrive safely. Besides, if you get a ticket, someone is going to yell at you (the traffic magistrate, your spouse, your parents?) Okay, so you’ll yell at me because we all know everything is my fault, right?
YOU OWE – YOU OWE, SO OFF TO WORK I GO: Well, that may not be exactly how the song went but you understand. I have to send you letters when the payment is late. The $765.00 annual assessment to PGA POA was due July 1st and if you haven’t paid, interest has now begun accruing. The Board cannot waive the interest penalties so if there is any reason why you cannot pay the assessment right away, it’s important that you contact the POA office. Reminder notices will be mailed in the next couple of weeks.
OKAY – GOT YOUR MONEY, WHERE’S THE STUFF? I’ve mentioned the plans for the playground equipment. In the 20 years that the existing equipment has been there, the prices have gone up…a lot. The Board didn’t want to replace the equipment with something that looked like it was inexpensive and, of course, number one priority was that the equipment be safe. It has taken some time to get the designs done and the costs approved and we are finally ready to move forward. Your patience is appreciated and I think you’ll be happy with the result.
I’ve also mentioned plans for the “ellipse” (formally called the circle although it never was a circle). I’ve hinted at Pallo and I’ve told you an artist was hired. I will continue to hold out until all the preliminary work is done, then the Board will be sharing all the info and photos. Of course, everyone will have their own ideas and opinions but I think the Board of Governors, and especially the artist, did a good job finding a piece that symbolizes unity of all the people who live in the community and also represents not only the golf that PGA National is known for but also incorporates tennis, croquet, pickleball, etc. That’s all I’m saying!
Have a happy month!