AN IMPORTANT REMINDER
The PGA POA Annual meeting is Wednesday, January 16, 2013 in the Masters Ballroom at the Resort. Sign in is at 5:00 p.m. with the meeting starting promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Four PGA POA Board members are running for re-election along with two other owners for a total of six candidates to fill four positions. Each of the candidate’s biographies linked on the Home page. If you haven’t already sent your ballot, please do so immediately – the meeting is just around the corner!
The POA President, Bob Hodgson will update the residents on the POA’s projects over the past year as well as future objectives and guest speakers from the city, county and Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District will also be providing brief presentations. We will miss the presence of long time District 1 County Commissioner Karen Marcus but the new County Commissioner, Hal Valeche will be reporting. It is important for the PGA residents to show support for all of the busy city and county officials. In addition, the new security company, Elite, will be providing a presentation on the security improvements at PGA National.
If you aren’t enticed by all the information, perhaps a free pass to the Honda Classic (or some other “surprise freebies” will get you to the meeting? Sorry but you have to be present to win so please come to the annual meeting!
SOME QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ASKED
About the work on the south side of Northlake Blvd at Ryder Cup. By now, most of you know the County is completing Jog Road from Northlake Blvd to Bee Line Highway. Other than a delay at the light when trying to exit the community, we are hopeful there won’t be too much of an impact on the community.
About the delay in the Visitor Lanes when entering PGA: As you know, all of the gates have two lanes that narrow to one. This presents an opportunity for visitors and residents to race and there are intersections very close to each gate where the race could result in an accident. Because the bar code opens the resident lane (not the guard) we’ve asked the guards to hold visitors until residents have entered and, if traffic starts to “stack up” to try to ‘stagger’ the lanes as much as possible. Recently, a device was installed that doesn’t allow the guard to open the visitor lane until the resident lane gate is clear. The POA is still working out the bugs so we appreciate your patience.
About the construction at LA Fitness Plaza. A new car wash is being built in the north east corner (behind Ebisu). It will be some time before it opens but we understand it will be a very nice building with a drive thru and hand-finish system. There are a number of other new tenants in the Plaza such as Fairway Jewelry, Brooklyn Water Bagel and Pizza, and Tunies Natural Grocey and Vitamin Supercenter is coming soon. If you haven’t stopped by for a while you should!
PATHS AND PASSING AND PLAYING NICE
I promised a resident I would re-print this reminder. The paths along the main roads were originally asphalt and were shared by walkers, joggers, bicyclists, skate-boarders and others. Northern PBC Improvement District has been changing the paths to concrete over the past twelve or so years and the POA has worked with golf maintenance to get the equipment off the paths. These paths get a lot of use but now the problem seems to be bicycles sharing the path. If you ride a bicycle and like to race by, you might want to consider using the edge of the roadway. Since the paths were designed to be shared, if you are going to bike on the paths, please be courteous of walkers and others and slow down when approaching those walking. Often the people walking have dogs on a leash that the bicyclist might not see; the pedestrian may become confused about which way the bike is trying to pass and not all of us are as sure footed as goats. Bicyclists should let those walking know they are approaching. In short, be courteous and play nice or take your toys home.
SPEAKING OF DOGS
Each day while in the community I see more and more residents picking up after their pets… I really appreciate it; the maintenance personnel appreciate it; and my SHOES thank you! Unfortunately, there are still a few residents who refuse to clean up after their pet and some use the excuse “it’s a tiny little dog”. Perhaps you would like to step in their tiny little waste but I don’t. Again, be considerate of others and be a responsible pet owner.
FOR THE NEW YEAR
As you can see in the above, this is the “be nice to others” year! PGA National is a great community. The artists who participate in the annual Art Festival in Masters Park all comment on how nice everyone is and it’s true. After spending almost 14 years with you and seeing the community change, the one constant is how nice the people are in this community.
WISHES AS WE BEGIN 2013
My closing comment which is made on behalf of everyone at the POA office: Lori (ARC/Compliance), Samantha (front desk and Lease & Resale processing); Dee (the administrative assistant) and me (well, no one really knows what I do) would like to wish each of you a Very Happy and Healthy New Year.