What’s that road?
Palm Beach County will soon begin construction on Jog Road south of the PGA National Northlake Blvd gates. Directly opposite Ryder Cup at Northlake is where the Jog Road tie-in to the Turnpike will be constructed. In summary, the road will connect Northlake Blvd to Bee Line Highway at the Turnpike entry on Bee Line. A copy of the plans can be viewed in the POA office lobby.
Rumors of Tenants at the Plaza
The LA Fitness Plaza (fka Shoppes on the Green) should have some new tenants soon. There are a lot of rumors going around but the landlord has reported that they are finalizing negotiations with the Brooklyn Water Bagel and Pizza shop (yep, Brooklyn Bagel will be serving Pizza too!). They are planning to occupy the former Mama Leone’s space at the mid/north section of the plaza.
There is a second tenant finalizing the lease for the former Walgreen’s space. It will be a specialty food store that some of you may know: Tunies Natural Grocery. They have vitamins, supplements and natural foods.
Next month the POA will hold the 26th Annual Children’s Party in the Park. As always it will be in Masters Park. This year the POA will be charging $5 per food pass (instead of the previous $1).
The POA Special Events Committee established the $1.00 charge to not only slightly offset costs, but to also prevent people from inviting their whole school at the PGA residents’ expense. Over the past few years the POA has seen an increase again in residents using the event to fund their personal parties and have had friends and neighbors buy food passes for them so they can get 30 or more passes. This event is limited to residents of PGA and their family members so the Committee was faced with either canceling the event due to the cost or they could raise the price of the food passes to actually defray some of the expense. The event is a huge success so the committee chose the latter option of raising the food ticket prices. It is still a VERY reasonable amount for a full day of fun.
As a reminder, residents may attend the event free of charge and have snowcones, cotton candy and other snacks without buying a food pass. If you want a hotdog or hamburger and a soda the tickets will be $5.00 each with a maximum of ten tickets.
Speaking of keeping costs down, I can hardly believe that in just 3 months it will again be time for the annual assessments to be mailed. Your POA assessment is mailed June 1st and payment is due by July 1st. Because of the number of homes in foreclosure it is more important than ever for residents to pay the assessment on time. The POA is a not-for-profit corporation so there is no stash of cash available. The assessment covers the operating expenses and your assessment needs to be paid so the POA can pay their bills. As with all notices, the POA reminds owners who cannot pay on time to contact the POA office – don’t just ignore the bill.
To all of you who cleaned up your property for the cameras and guests in PGA: THANK YOU!