DUMPING ON ME: Yes, that is in my job description but I’m not talking about verbal dumping (although that too sounds really bad). I am referring to owners and/or their contractors who drive into a different community (or look around their own community) for a dumpster and throw all kinds of debris into the dumpster. Emptying dumpsters is not free and the property owner can be held responsible if improper materials are in the dumpster.
For the residents: Please be aware that all dumpsters, including those in the Condo or multi-family communities (like Cypress Point, Glenwood, etc.) are paid for by the lot owner or by that association. If you have debris, you are responsible to properly dispose of it. Either put it out on trash day, or if you have special items that are either too big or can’t be disposed of ‘at the curb’ then you need to call Waste Management to make arrangements. They will pick up large items with special arrangements but other things like paint cans, batteries, etc. must be properly disposed of. Now that you can go straight across Northlake Blvd at the Northlake/Ryder Cup entry to PGA National, and end up on Jog Road it is super simple to go to the Waste Management facility on Jog Road – there is even a sign directing you to the area for “hazardous waste”. I don’t believe they charge private citizens for disposal of old paint cans, batteries and the like.
For your contractors: If you have hired a contractor to do work, remind them that they are required to remove their debris (including and specifically landscape) at the end of each work day. They should be told not to dump in containers they see around PGA National.
Many associations and a good number of private owners are installing surveillance and other technology to record license plates, etc. and they may take legal action.
As usual, the message was taught in first grade: Be considerate.
LOST THE BET: Well, last month I indicated that I thought Jog Road wouldn’t be open until April 1st…..Yep, wrong again! I am happy to report that the work was completed as planned (just before Honda Classic) but there are still some ‘finishing touches’ needed. I received a number of calls about the middle lane being changed to a straight only lane. Although the POA had no ‘say’ in the Jog Road project, I was able to find out that the middle lane would be re-striped to a straight AND left turn lane. Hopefully by the time this article appears, all the corrections will be made and everyone will be getting used to having cars going straight across Northlake Blvd. Change is never easy!
SPEAKING OF HONDA CLASSIC: I hope everyone got to enjoy the event. Let me apologize for the delay in restoring Marlwood Park following the Honda Classic and the delay in re-opening the park to residents. Unfortunately, there were a couple of rainy days which resulted in more damage to the grass areas than usual. The folks at Honda Classic and Golf Maintenance have been diligently cleaning up and restoring the park. We appreciate your patience.
A FINAL FUN NOTE: Just one more thing: The Annual Children’s Party in the Park is being held Saturday April 26th. If you have children or grandchildren between the ages of 2-16 (or if, like me, you are never too old to enjoy your childhood) then come on by the park between 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on April 26th. To get a hotdog or hamburger you must be a resident of PGA National and pay $5.00 for a food pass. All food passes must be picked up at the POA Office before April 26th. As usual, you can have cotton candy, snow cones and popcorn without a food pass so feel free to give the kids lunch then bring them over to enjoy clowns, face painting, relay races, carnival rides, games, prizes and all kinds of fun. See you there!