THE POA NEEDS YOU!
The annual meeting of PGA POA will be held JANUARY 12, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Masters Ballroom at the PGA Resort. The board is LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES TO RUN FOR ELECTION. If you have served on other boards or have expertise you can offer, please call me at 627-2800 or send a brief note to PGA POA so the Nominating Committee can contact you for an interview. Five individuals will be elected to the nine member Board of Governors for a two year term.
I’m starting right off nagging you: slow down, slow down, slow down. The kids all back in school and buses are running. Please use extra care and drive carefully.
Hope you read my article last month and secured outside items because we barely missed Irene. She isn’t my cousin – she was that storm (you know, the dreaded “H” word). Looks like perhaps the forecasters may be correct and it just might be an active season! If you have any questions about preparing before, during or after a storm, just go to pga-poa.com and we have lots of info on the website.
Paving: I am happy to report that the long awaited paving of General Drive is now complete. Thank you again for your patience …. Especially those in Windermere and Villa D’Este who had no other road to get in or out of their community!
Sidewalk: Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District finished paving Tournament Blvd at the end of August and they are getting ready to “tie in” the sidewalk at the north end of Ryder Cup Blvd. If you walk or bicycle, you probably know that the sidewalk on Ryder Cup Blvd doesn’t connect to the PGA Blvd sidewalk making it a necessity to walk into the roadway. Sometime over the next couple of months this too will be corrected and the sidewalk will be continuous.
Signs: The main entry monument signs (at Ave of the Champions) are getting their “face lift” soon. These signs ended up below the grade of PGA Blvd once that road was widened so we will be elevating the walls slightly and changing the lighting on the sign face. The walls themselves will be finished with the same “ledge stone” used at the PGA Resort. Eventually all the entry signs (ie: the one at each end of Ryder Cup Blvd) will receive the same treatment which should only help PGA’s property values!
REMINDERS REGARDING YOUR IMPROVEMENTS:
PGA National had its first demolition. The home in Marlwood that was partially constructed was torn down and will be re-built. The POA ARC was expecting to see “demo jobs” soon just because the community is getting close to 30 years old. Fortunately, most owners have maintained their homes and have updated the appearance so it isn’t necessary.
With that thought, I just wanted to remind everyone that all changes to the exterior of your home/property requires the prior written approval of the POA ARC (Architectural Review Committee). The By-Laws go into detail with “including but not limited to” examples that include everything from roofing and painting to installing potted plants, small statues, etc. In a word ANYTHING on the outside of your home that is changed, added or modified in any way needs approval. The POA actually has the right to go into your lot and remove any unauthorized modification at the owners expense so it really is easier to just do it the right way. JoAnn O’Mara at the POA office (627-2800) can answer questions about making application.
One final reminder: on December 10th the POA Special Events Committee will hold the 6th Annual Art Festival and Craft Fair in Masters Park. Are you a sneaky sculpture artist, a paranoid painter, a closet crafter? Come out of your shell and join us to sell your creations! Get together with someone else and buy a canopy (Wal-Mart, Target, etc) for $80, pay the $60 participation fee, submit your application and make some holiday money! Who knows – you might just get discovered!
If I can’t get you to participate at least mark the date and come enjoy all the beautiful items at PGA’s own Arts & Crafts Festival….it just keeps getting better and better! More info is available on this website.