HAPPY NEW YEAR!
First, and most importantly, the Staff at the PGA POA office wishes all of you a Happy and Healthy New Year. It’s true that the older we get the faster time goes by; it seems like it was yesterday that I started managing the POA but it will be Seventeen years on February 1st – WOW!
As we begin another year, I think back on all the fantastic people I’ve met at PGA National. My thoughts and prayers also go back to the wonderful people who we’ve lost over the past seventeen years. The community really is a family and it has been a pleasure working for all of you.
FIRST THINGS FIRST
The annual meeting is Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. (sign in starts at 5:pm). The meeting notice was mailed to all owners along with a ballot. In this issue, you will find candidate information for each of the six candidates running for four positions on the PGA POA Board of Governors.
Please be sure to follow the directions for casting your ballot so your vote will count! As usual, Bob Hodgson, your POA President, will give an overview of the past year and review plans for upcoming projects and events. City and County officials will be present to give a brief presentation and there will again be a drawing for Honda Classic passes due to the generosity of the Honda Classic officials. The drawing will be held at the end of the Annual meeting and you have to attend to win so join us on January 22nd.
NORTHLAKE BLVD ENTRY
I’ve been referring to the plans to enhance the entry for a while. We met with representatives from the City of Palm Beach Gardens who were very helpful, as always. Because we have to work within restrictions on rights of way and because of the official ownership of the various lands adjacent to each side of the entry, it will take some time. It looks like the plans for a low stone wall on each side of Ryder Cup Blvd (to match – on a much smaller scale) will be something we can accomplish. We are still working out details to see whether we can continue the re-landscaping all the way up Ryder Cup Blvd to the gatehouse. I will keep you informed as we finalize plans.
For those of you who have been painting, mulching and landscaping- thank you! I still think we should start a “most beautiful” award for the best maintained home or community because some homes and communities have come a long way in making improvements.
Just a reminder, before you do any type of work on the outside of your home, you need to get written approval from the POA Architectural Review Committee (“ARC”). Lori Moody is in the POA office to help you with the process. She has a great southern accent but she also has southern hospitality and will assist you with the process. It isn’t difficult but the committee only meets once per month so please be sure to submit your application in a timely manner so we can get it approved prior to the date you want to start working.
Every couple months I include a reminder about the barcode decals for the gates. If you have had the same barcode on your car for more than four years and the gate doesn’t always open (especially at Northlake Blvd) it may be time to replace the barcode. They wear out when the vehicle isn’t kept in the garage or when the people who wash your car use chemicals on the windows. Just stop by the POA with the vehicle registration, $5.00 and the car (of course) and we will be happy to replace the device. Remember, only owners and authorized renters can get a barcode.
Don’t’ forget about the annual meeting and whether you plan to attend or not, be sure to send in your ballot! Every vote counts!