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VOL. 27 NO. 11                                                                         NOVEMBER 2019

        Chairman’s Corner                                                                                  If You See

        Thanksgiving Wishes                              bike path has been completed and looks wonderful with the   Something, Say
                                                         addition of the plastic yellow reflectors and the yellow traffic
        By Barry J. Haberman,                            paint hash markings. The reflective white paint on the outside   Something
        Chairman and President,                          of the roadway was a safety precaution. We will have finished
        Boca Pointe Community                            Promenade Drive and Palms/Valencia entry as well.
        Association                                         Our flu and pneumonia shot clinic was very successful   By Justin Mocha, Director of Security
                                                         as was the semi-annual shredding event.
           We have begun the                                The Boca Pointe Community Association Board is      Boca Pointe’s sprawling, 1,000+ acre property presents
        Boca Pointe Community                            always looking to enhance our Beautiful Boca Pointe   unique challenges to our security operation.
        Association budgetary                            Community.                                           Case in point: our two roving patrols spend 95%+ of
        process for 2020 - 2021.                            On behalf of the Board and myself, I wish to thank all   their time actively ‘on the road’ within the community.
           Guess what!!! We are in                       of the volunteers and staff who give of their time and effort   Administrative tasks and other ‘down time’ are kept to a
        great shape!                                     to help effectuate our fantastic lifestyle.       minimum. Despite this time management, patrols are lucky if
           Boca Pointe Drive                                We wish all of you a Bountiful and Happy       they are both able to get into every subdivision once per shift.
        roadway and the walking/                         Thanksgiving.                                       On top of this challenge, much of Boca Pointe’s property
                                                                                                           lacks line of sight from our roads. Lakes, most of the Golf
                                                                                                           Course, backyards, canals, etc. are all locations which require
      Light Up Downtown Boca Kicks Off With                                                                patrol to discontinue their route and access on foot.
                                                                                                             The key to managing this challenge is to make our security

      Annual Holiday Festival On Saturday,                                                                 operation a collaborative effort. In addition to our patrol and
                                                                                                           gate officers, we have thousands of pairs of eyes on Boca
                                                                                                           Pointe property at any given moment. We rely on our residents,
      November 23 From 4 P.M. To 8 P.M.                                                                    guests, and even vendors to report any and all suspicious
                                                                                                           activity that is witnessed or suspected within our borders. As
                                                                                                           the saying goes: if you see something, say something.
       By Hillary Reynolds                               75 palm trees; poles will be                         Access Control (561-395-3392) is available 24/7 to receive
                                                         laced with garland; lights                        your call, and patrol is rarely more than five minutes away.
          Light Up Downtown Boca, a series of winter holiday   and four wreaths (each 60”                  Patrol is instructed to respond to any resident concern, with
       festivities including parades, concerts and more, kicks off on   in diameter) will be placed        high priority given to calls regarding suspicious activity,
       Saturday, November 23 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater   throughout the center;                      persons, or vehicles on property. The chances of productive
       (MPA), 590 Plaza Real, from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. with a FREE   garland  will  be  swooped                resolution to calls of this nature fall precipitously the more
       Holiday Festival culminating with the City of Boca Raton’s   throughout the gazebos and             time that elapses. Do not hesitate to report your concerns.
       and Mizner Park’s annual tree lighting ceremony.  the valet parking station                            Even in the event that a suspicious activity concludes
          The event will include free carnival rides and bounce   – all of which will be                   before patrol arrives—a report is generated for every call, and
       houses, an artificial ice rink, Santa’s Circus variety show,   decorated with lights and            we use report location and type frequencies to target patrol
       holiday market vendors, Carolers, street performers, letters   holiday trimmings.                   routes on problem areas. Your call will add to this data and
       to Santa, photos with Santa ($5 each), carnival food for      Located at the south end              allow us to make our patrols more effective.
       purchase, and more!                               of the center near Lord &                            Lastly, feel free to contact me directly at the BPCA office
          The highlight of the evening will be the ceremonial   Taylor, Mizner Park’s “iTree” consists of more than 32,000   at (561) 600-5150 with any concern that is not resolved to
       lighting of the City’s tree led by Mayor Scott Singer that   life-like PVC branches, red & gold bows, ornament clusters   your satisfaction by our security team. We are interested in
       will illuminate simultaneously with Mizner Park’s 47-foot   and 25,000 clear & multi-colored LED lights. There will be   making active improvements to our services, and feedback of
       animated tree at the south end of the center near Lord &   20-minute musical light shows performed nightly at 6 p.m.,   any kind is always helpful. 
       Taylor, followed by a spectacular fireworks display above   7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. starting on Wednesday, November
       the MPA.
          Throughout Mizner Park, 50,000 LED lights will adorn   Light Up Downtown Boca on page 3           SAVE THE DATE
      Happy Thanksgiving                                                                                          Community Shred Event

                                                                                                            Date: Wednesday, December 4th
         Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving from the   BPCA Office Will Be Closed
      Board of Directors and the staff at the Boca Pointe      In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the BPCA   Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
      Community Association!                             Management office will be closed on Thursday, November
                                                         28th and Friday, November 29th.                      Location:  The Club at Boca Pointe parking lot

                                                                                                            Please note: Paper only, 5 boxes per household. No
                                                                                                             plastic or metal, no media drives (hard drives, USB
                                                                                                              drives),  no X-rays, CD’s, DVD’s or cardboard. 
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