FUN COMES FIRST
If you were able to get to the Annual Children’s Party in the Park in April, we hope you had a wonderful time! I personally missed it for the first time in 15 years (sorry, I was busy selling my jewelry at The Delray Affair) but the Special Events Committee got some good pictures that are in this issue so take an look see if they caught you or your family members in a moment of great fun! The group of overgrown kids….I mean adults….in the pink shirts are the ladies from the Special Events Committee and POA President, Bob Hodgson (right in the middle of things as usual).
IT’S STILL YOUR MONEY
Last month I told you the budget was being finalized. I am happy to report that your Board has again held the assessment at the same $700.00 it has been for the past several years. This was not an easy accomplishment but they did it!
Remember to check your mail for a large flat envelope containing the budget because it also contains one assessment coupon. Your payment to PGA POA is due July 1, 2014. If you are interested in signing up for auto deduction from your account, there is also a form to accomplish this and, as always, if there is any reason why you cannot pay the full assessment on time, be sure to call me at the POA office to discuss other options before the account ends up in collection where it only costs more to pay off.
The work on the main guardhouse is almost complete and as long as we don’t have a hurricane, the improvements to the common areas will continue.
SPEAKING OF HURRICANES
This is the last time I will use the “H” word until the end of November. The official hurricane season started June 1st and it is time for you to get prepared. You should have all your evacuation procedures in place; friends and family members should know your plans so they know where to find you after the storm; you should have arrangements for your pets in case you need to evacuate your home; important papers should be duplicated and stored somewhere safe and water-tight; and of course, adequate amounts of non-perishable food, water, medicines, batteries, etc. should be stored in your home if you plan to wait out the storm.
The POA has a number of hurricane preparedness brochures available at the office (in LA Fitness Plaza, suite 29) as well as on line (pga-poa.com). We also recently obtained a number of credit-card-size fold open brochures from the PB County Tax Collectors office. These little brochures can literally be carried in your wallet and contain important phone numbers; a list of items you should have in your emergency kit; and list what you will need if you go to a hurricane shelter. As with all the brochures in the POA lobby, these credit card size brochures are free to anyone who wants to pick one up at the POA office.
Many owners have installed permanently attached generators that come on automatically during a power outage. If you are like most people and don’t want to lose your air conditioning and refrigerator during a power outage, you might want to look into this option. Remember ARC approval is needed before installing a generator (or making any changes to the outside of your home.)
HERE FISHY, FISHY, FISHY
Now that those long lazy days of summer are here, many people enjoy fishing along the banks of the beautiful waters in PGA National. (I sure hope you aren’t eating those fish!) Please be aware that a PGA Fishing License is required and fishing is only permitted in certain areas. It isn’t that the POA won’t let you fish in your own community just because we are big ole meanies, but rather because fishing is a great ‘cover’ for scoping out houses to break into. Only residents of PGA National and their guests are permitted to obtain a fishing license. The cost is $10.00 and, unless you are over the age of 65, a valid Florida Fresh Water Fishing license is required before you can get a POA license. POA fishing licenses are good for one year. If you see anyone fishing behind a home or on the golf course, please call PGA Security at 627-1600.
ENDING IN THANKS
The POA Board implemented a program where Karen Warshaw (who is on the PGA POA Board and Co-Chair of the POA Maintenance Committee) is meeting with representatives from each community to offer “another set of eyes”. She is reviewing each association’s common areas and the owner’s lots and making recommendations for improvements without breaking the bank. In addition to numerous associations who have made improvements, many owners have joined the effort and have mulched the property, refreshed ‘tired’ plants, trimmed trees and, in general “spruced up”. It is amazing how great a community looks when the houses their plants trimmed, healthy and mulched! The POA Board wanted to express their appreciation – Keep up the good work!