I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday and I know you are all preparing for the New Year!
In thinking about accomplishments over the past year I kind of feel like a hamster on a wheel but in reality things are getting done! It took longer than expected to pave General Drive (and I thank all of you for your patience, even those who gave me the ole, “I bet if the board lived off this road it would get done”….as if they had some control over contractors). When we found out the contractor who was supposed to have the paving done in November couldn’t get to it until January I asked the Board if they wanted to wait until “after season”. Wisely, they chose to proceed just as soon as we could get someone there to pave. I can’t tell you the estimated date as of this writing (it is still November as I write this article) but the residents of Windermere and Villa D’Este will be notified by letter and those in Championship communities will see the signs warning of the closing of the ‘back’ gate (ie: the Championship gate on General Drive).
The Maintenance and Long Range Planning Committees are still working on getting projects completed without a serious impact on your wallet. The Board wanted to have the entry monument at Ave of the Champions refinished with stone to match the Resort but couldn’t work out the details so that entry and the monuments at the other entries will all be re-painted. Deciding on the color is the latest adventure! Personally I think it should be purple just to hear the reaction but don’t worry, I don’t have a vote!
SOME FUN THINGS TO DO
If you are reading this before December 11th, don’t forget the Annual Art Festival and Craft Fair at Masters Park (10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.) on Saturday, December 11th. It is only one day so don’t miss it!
Before you know it, April will be here and it will again be time for the Children’s Party in the Park. Announcements for these events and others in the neighborhood will be on TV Channel 63 but this channel can only be viewed in PGA National.
BAR CODES AND YOUR CAR
Just a reminder, if you get a new car (or just get rid of an old one) don’t forget to contact the POA office. We will disable the bar code for any sold car. You should not attempt to peel the bar code and attach it to a different vehicle. While it might work for a period of time, it will eventually stop opening the gate.
Guests and family members who do not live with you full time are not permitted to get a bar code; they are considered guests. The vehicle registration must show the approved tenant or homeowner’s name or the address on the registration must reflect the PGA address. We attach the bar code to the car, not the person so if you drive your son’s car and your son is not on your deed or lease and doesn’t have an address in PGA National, we cannot attach a bar code to his car. We have a lot of owners/tenants who have family members staying with them for a month or two – they cannot get bar codes. They will use the visitor’s lane and show photo ID after 9:00 p.m. (note for owners in The Island, Preston and the Eagleton/Championship communities, your guests will need to show ID at all times at the community’s gate).
Next month (on January 13th at 6:00 p.m.) the POA will hold its annual meeting. For the first time since transition from developer control, there are no candidates other than incumbent Board members. Instead of mailing a ballot, we will be sending a proxy form in case there are any nominations from the floor on the night of the meeting. If you are not planning to be at the annual meeting, please be sure to complete and return your proxy to the POA office so your proxy holder can vote on your behalf if there any nominations at the meeting.
Having said that, here comes the guilt: you should attend the meeting in person! It only takes about an hour (and is a great excuse to go out to a nice dinner after the meeting). There are important topics addressed by County Commissioner Karen Marcus, Mayor Levy of Palm Beach Gardens, the Police and Fire Chiefs, and representatives of Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District (the ‘lake people’). If that doesn’t entice you how about this: FREE PASSES TO HONDA CLASSIC! Messrs McEnroe and Waugh have generously provided a number of free passes to the Honda Classic, including two Saturday and two Sunday exclusive passes to the Championship Club on the 18th hole! A drawing will be held at the meeting with the only catch being that you must be present to win. Hope to see you there!
ALL THE BEST FROM US TO YOU
The Lang Management POA Staff wishes you and your family a very happy holiday season and all the best in the coming year!