You should have received a text or email (or both) from the PGA POA office to let you know a black bear was seen in the Glengary community during the night of August 18th . The Florida Fish & Wildlife (“FWC”) offices were alerted and their representative said bears can travel up to 20 miles in a day (I guess when you’re a big ‘ole bear, not much gets in your way and you can travel unobstructed?). There have been no further sightings in PGA National but residents should use care outside. The term “hungry as a bear” isn’t just an expression – they are looking for food so be sure to place trash cans inside a garage if possible. Dumpster lids should be closed. If you have fruit trees in your yard (which the POA discourages) use even more caution. If you see a bear, call the FWC Dispatch at 561-357-4200
The POA sends texts and/or emails to residents when there is an important matter you should be aware of. If you didn’t get a communication regarding the bear sighting, we probably don’t have your contact info. We respectfully suggest that you supply the POA staff with your email address and cell phone number(s). To ensure we have your contact info, please go to www.pga-poa.com and print/complete the “Owner Information Form for Gate Access” or email your name, PGA address, email address and cell phone number to LaurenU@LangManagement.com and be sure to note “for POA files”.
The annual assessment to PGA POA was due on July 1st. Per the Declaration of Covenants, interest (1.5% per month) begins accruing at the end of July and is posted on the last day of each month until the account is current. Because the governing documents indicate unpaid accounts shall bear interest (rather than may bear interest) the Board cannot waive these penalties. The reminder notices have been mailed so if you received a notice or if you have any questions regarding whether you paid the annual assessment, please call the POA staff at 561-627-2800
Remember that this time of year we don’t use the “H” word but I will instead refer to “storms”. September is usually the busiest month for those big storms to blow in so please be sure you have made arrangements for someone to install/close your storm shutters. Plywood and bare metal panels may only be closed at the issuance of a Warning (not a Watch). Patio furniture and accessory items should be stored if you are an absentee owner or plan to travel between July 1st and November 30th . If you plan to install a generator, impact glass windows or storm protection of any type,
please remember that POA ARC approval is needed. The Architectural Review Committee meets once per month so don’t wait to submit your application! Information regarding this procedure as well as all POA rules can be found at on this site.
AT THE POA OFFICE
The Communications Committee will be providing regular updates in this Newsletter beginning next month. In the interim, I am happy to report that the garden renovations at Masters Park are underway and the plants that make the letters ‘PGA’ under the flag poles (at the PGA main entry) have been replaced. It will take some time for the plants to grow in so the PGA is clear but they are coming along nicely! The landscape lighting at the Northlake entry has been updated and the main entry landscape lighting will be complete soon.
Regarding your PGA POA/Lang staff, please welcome DeAnna Thomas. She has assumed responsibilities for the front desk and processing all leases and sales. Lauren Utting who held this position for the past ten years is working part time as an admin assistant along with JoAnn Polimeni who will celebrate her 5 th year at PGA POA on January 1 st . Most of you know Lori Moody (the ARC/Compliance Administrator) who has been part of the team for 16 years. You’ve got a great team at the POA office and we’re here to help.
A FINAL WORD ON FUN
We have all heard of the factory delays, shipping delays, and every other delay “because of Covid”. I have reported the anticipated dates for the new playground equipment to be installed per information provided by Miracle Recreation Equipment and their local installer. As of the writing of this article, the work on the playgrounds has STILL not started. A number of anticipated completion dates were shared in good faith but, unfortunately, this is out of the POA’s control. The latest information received was that all equipment was expected to ship at the end of August so we are hopeful that the installation will be in September. I can only assure you that we are regularly following up and as soon as the equipment is installed, we will make the announcement. You’ll probably see me playing on the slides because by the time it finally gets done, I will fully revert back to childhood. Your patience and understanding are sincerely appreciated.
Have a happy September!