THOSE “D” NAMES!
As soon as I found out that storm name started with a “D” I knew we should be concerned. But someone was looking out for South Florida! Our thoughts and prayers go to those who were not so fortunate.
Thank you to all the residents who took action early to secure their property. I drove through all communities a few days before we were expecting the storm and found that most residents and their associations had taken the necessary action to secure personal items and install storm protection. A big thank you to your Board members and property manager for their efforts in contacting owners and preparing common areas. It was a good “test run” for all of us.
As a reminder, Plywood and plain (unfinished) metal panels may only be installed at the issuance of a Hurricane Warning and must be removed no later than seven days after the storm passes or the ‘all clear’ is given. As of this writing, there are still homes with metal panels and/or plywood over windows so if you are one of them, please make arrangements to immediately remove the panels or wood to avoid fines or other enforcement action.
Wanted to give you a quick reminder that if you haven’t sent your payment to PGA POA, you are very late and the account is about to be referred to collection. The annual assessment is due each year on July 1st. Final reminders are currently being mailed and any unpaid accounts will be referred to collection by November 1st so if you aren’t sure whether you owe PGA POA just give us a call at 561-627-2800 and we will let you know.
In addition to the regular maintenance expenses, the POA has “Long Range” plans that are budgeted over several years. The irrigation pumps are quite dated and before beginning plans for landscape enhancements in Masters Park, the ‘ellipse’ (f/k/a the traffic circle) or PGA Blvd frontage, the irrigation pumps all need to be replaced. Work on the first three pumps is beginning immediately and when complete, the system will be fully automated so that if there is a broken line or any other malfunction, a text alert is sent. Gone will be the days of running a zone to see whether coverage is proper.
Before the major re-landscaping projects begin along the PGA Blvd frontage or the ellipse, the POA will provide renderings and information to all residents. These projects are still a couple years away due to the approvals required and infrastructure needed before the improvements are noticeable, but work is beginning!
A CHANGE TO GATE ACCESS
PGA POA only has access control after 9:pm but The Island, Preston and the Eagleton/Championship communities have access control 24/7. We recently discovered that the access system has the ability to text you an alert when your guest arrives at the gate, provided that your cell phone is listed on your contact sheet. You can “opt out” of this service at www.gateaccess.net where you will need your 5-digit access code and user name (main contact phone number) to log in. At the bottom under “Contact info” there is a place to disable the service. If you don’t know your access code, come by the POA office with a photo ID and we will provide you with your code.
To keep the data in the gate access system accurate, please go to the gate-access.net site and if any changes are needed, call the POA so we can update the records. Also, if your license plate number has changed, please remember to let us know.
It’s almost that time for Ghosties and Ghoulies and things that go bump in the night. It is often a time of mischief so if you see suspicious activity on Halloween or anytime, call PGA Security (51-6274-1600). October 31st falls on a Thursday so the POA staff will be dressed appropriately for the fun and, of course, there is candy in the lobby to stop by for a laugh and something sweet. You’re never too old to enjoy your childhood!