CHANGE OF SEASONS
To the exiting seasonal residents we wish you a very pleasant summer. Don’t worry about us…..we will be here melting in the heat and waiting for hurricane season (I can use the “h” word until June!)
If you are leaving for the summer, please remember to secure outdoor items and arrange for someone to look after your home. Don’t forget about things like washing machine hoses and hot water heater lines that can cause major damage if they leak in your absence. Without someone checking on your home, WE might not know there is a problem until water runs down your drive or a downstairs neighbor complains about rain INSIDE their unit.
Ask your “home-minder” to run the water in all sinks and flush the toilets. Plumbing has “traps” which dry out when fixtures aren’t used. If they dry out, you’ll smell it upon your return (not a pleasant aroma!)
RESIDENTIAL BREAK INS
Communities all over Palm Beach County are experiencing break-ins. We used to report that criminals were gaining entry through sliding glass doors with tempered glass that shatters and falls to the ground, but now it seems it is too much trouble to walk around the house and they are kicking in the front doors. PGA had a couple of these break-ins a few months ago and one attempted break-in. In EVERY case of a break in, no alarm was set. For the one attempt, the alarm panel malfunctioned causing a noise that chased off the burglars. Seems like a simple thing: SET YOUR ALARM! Surprisingly to some, most break-ins occur during the day or while owners are out to dinner in the early evening. Just because you live in a gated community, even those with 24 hour access control, remember that you are not in a fully secure community; if they want to get in, they will. Why make it easy for them? Keep doors locked, alarms on, and perhaps invest in a glass break sensor.
The PGA Resort has made a request to make 80 new condominium units part of the Resort. The plan is to modify the golf course near the rear/side of the Spa and redesign the Spa entry. The condo units would be sold to individual owners but would be used by hotel guests. The POA and the City still have to approve the plans so as information becomes available, the POA will include it in this newsletter.
PARKS and FUN STUFF
I’m happy to report the parts needed to repair the Marlwood Park play equipment have finally arrived. I am hoping that by the time you read this, work will be in progress….or, with any luck, maybe repairs will be complete! Thanks so much for your patience.
CHILDREN’S PARTY IN THE PARK
Don’t forget April 28th is the Annual CHILDREN’S PARTY IN THE PARK. The event is open to PGA residents and their guests. Mark your calendar and head to Masters Park between 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Postcards were mailed to remind you to RSVP and purchase a food pass before April 27th (the day before the event) if you want a hotdog or hamburger. As always, cotton candy, snow cones and popcorn are free and no food pass is needed for these items. We hope you will join us for carnival rides and games with prizes, events for kids of all ages (including clowns, face painting and relay races) and something new: This year there will be climbing wall! Waivers MUST be signed at the event before climbing so parents must accompany their kids to sign the papers.
Masters Park will be receiving a “face lift” this summer. All of the “theme garden” beds will be filled in and, in some cases, like the “butterfly garden”, will be completely re-planted. The long-awaited replacement of the “In Honor Of” markers will be installed after the beds are planted. I hope you will take a stroll through this beautiful park when the work is done.
Have a great summer!