This month I will be short and to the point… Just a couple of things to share:
Board stuff: Last month I reported that the PGA POA Board will remain the same. The next election will be January, 2015.
The next project is the 2014-15 operating budget. The Board is working hard to keep your annual assessment at $700.00 again but I will let you know how things add up. One of the difficulties is the number of delinquent owners. Of course there are still some homes pending bank foreclosure but I’m referring to those owners who are just plain not paying. The POA Board has been very generous in working with residents having financial difficulties so I will never understand why some residents allow the account to be referred to the attorney for collection before they pay. Remember, if you can’t pay the bill when due (July 1st) it is important to call the POA office right away rather than waiting.
Beasts of all kinds: Some of you mentioned the articles about wildlife and their attempts to safely cross streets. In addition to the abundance of wild “critters” there are also domestic animals and some have irresponsible owners. I get calls all the time about dogs running loose and even more calls about cats spotted in the communities. The POA Rules require all pets to be on a leash when outside a fenced yard. Some of you are laughing at the picture of a cat walking on a leash but I know several people who trained their cats to do just that!
We realize that pets sometimes escape (after all don’t you enjoy a stroll in this beautiful community?) and when this happens we are happy to alert security and landscapers to watch for lost family members of the four-legged variety. The problem is that many cat owners allow their felines to prowl on their own. Not only are they in danger of being hit by cars, they sometimes get into trash, go into back yards where dogs live (and you know where the saying “fighting like cats and dogs comes from) and, finally, the alligators enjoy cat snacks as much as dogs. Please keep all pets on a leash or inside a fully enclosed yard unless they are on a leash.
Speaking of Roads: The Turnpike tie-in opposite the Northlake Blvd entry is progressing nicely. Rumor has it that work will be complete in February but I’m still betting on April 1st – you can figure out the humor there. Again, we will have to wait to see if this road has any effect on traffic in PGA National.
A Final Word: Don’t forget VALENTINES DAY. Do something nice for someone you care about… Wishing all of you a Happy Valentine’s Day – every day.