HAPPY NEW YEAR!
On behalf of the entire staff at PGA Property Owners Association, I would like to wish all of you a happy and healthy 2011.
WHAT IS GOING ON…
PAVING: For residents of the Eagleton/Championship communities and especially Villa d’Este and Windermere (who have only one road into their community) I extend my most sincere apologies. The asphalt on General Drive is an absolute mess. Everyone thought it would be paved in November but that date has come and gone and it looks like the paving will take place during “season” (ie: when everyone from “up north” is in town). Again, my apologies but I’m sure that the residents who have had to drive over the tooth-jarring road would not want to wait any longer than necessary to get the paving done!
Because I don’t want to mis-quote a date and be let down by a contractor (again) I will only tell you that the road will be paved as soon as possible. A letter will be sent to all Windermere Villa d’Este and Eagleton/Championship residents providing advance notice of the paving date and signs will be placed along the roadway at least a week before the work starts. Be prepared: it will be a mess! The old surface must be milled off before the new layer of asphalt can be put on.
Old Meadow Way (from Avenue of the Masters to the Patio Homes “causeway” (stamped concrete) will be done at the same time but this is a faster (and neater) project. Again, thank you for your patience.
Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District will be paving Tournament Blvd in approximately May or June.
PAINTING: By the time you read this, a color should be selected for the entry monuments and the Northlake Blvd wall. At present, it looks like the colors will be similar to the Mirasol walls and while the Board knows you can’t make everyone happy, it will definitely be an improvement!
ONE FISH TWO FISH, COLD, DEAD SMELLY FISH?
Any time we experience cold weather (well, it’s cold for Florida!) there are certain species of fish that die. This brings buzzards who then feed on the fish ….usually on someone’s lake or canal bank. Needless to say, it is not pretty and it definitely does not smell nice. Both Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District (who are responsible for the maintenance and clean up) and the POA (who get the calls complaining about the dead fish and Buzzard Café) appreciate your patience and understanding.
NEW SECURITY COMPANY?
We have been receiving calls asking if Wackenhut is still providing security in PGA National. The answer is yes…..and no! Wackenhut has a new name: G4S and you will notice that all the vehicles have the G4S logo on the side and, of course, the uniforms all say G4S. The personnel are the same it’s just a new look.
The POA Security Committee has been working very had to improve security and of course G4S (f/k/a Wackenhut) has also been working to protect the residents and property. In addition to the guard hired to conduct covert and foot patrols, the Security Committee implemented a “Car Smart” program with G4S a few years ago. It has been very successful but “we aren’t there yet!”
Security randomly selects a community and walks up to each car and looks inside (without touching the car) to see if any items of value are left in view. If so, they get the owner’s contact information and call the owner (or knock on the door if it is a private home) to remind the owner that they should remove such items and lock their car doors. Since the program started, the number of vehicle break ins has reduced and so have the number of owners who leave valuable items in view! Keep up the good work!
To those who attended the PGA Art Festival and Craft Fair in December, Thank you! The Special Events Committee worked hard to coordinate the event and the weather was absolutely perfect. If you were able to attend, please give us your opinion so the Committee can improve this event each year.
I will end this article as I began it: WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY, HEALTHY NEW YEAR!