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Our Village Voice

        VOL. 31 NO. 7                                                                                  JULY 2020

      Architectural Control Committee                                                                        Bill’s Box

      Guidelines 2020 Update                                                                                By Bill Thompson

                                                                                                            Place and Time
      By Emily O’Mahoney                                 ACC request or not.  The committee felt that it was     First, in case you noticed,
        It became evident in 2017 that major changes were   imperative that fining be an integral part  of this  new   we had no newsletter in
      needed to this document. Our community was a mature   approach to the ACC. Several years ago, the Board had   May and June.  That was
      community facing different issues than it did as a growing   researched the fining aspect. After much consideration,   due to shutdowns, including
      community. A committee was formed of two board     the Board let it drop concerned that it would be sending   our publisher, Seabreeze
      members and four interested residents. Several meetings   the wrong message. With the conclusions of the guideline   Communications. It was one
      were  held,  and  concerns  discussed.  One  of  the  main   committee, the research was dusted off and updated. As   of so many modifications to
      thrusts of these workshops was that there should be some   of the summer of 2019, the Fining Committee has been   our way of living. The ‘virus’ has disrupted our lives in
      things that are able to be done without an Architectural   in place. The guidelines were totally restructured and   almost every way. It continues to be a serious threat to
      Control Committee (ACC) request. Homeowners should                                                    life; thus, we live with unwelcome restrictions and there
      be responsible for what they do, whether through an   Architectural Control Committee on page 2       is little light at the end of the tunnel. So, we persevere.
                                                                                                            I am at a vulnerable time of life. Precautions are burned
       Jupiter Senior Softball Association                                                                  into my psyche. I cannot die because I am busy and have
                                                                                                            no time for funerals, especially mine.
                                                                                                              Well, where are we now? The Shores of Jupiter, a
      By Mike Richmond                                     T om Cosentino,                                  first-class development in Jupiter, Fla. It is classy. It is
        Ted Battistone, 87, a long-time Shores resident who died   Commissioner of the                      beautiful. Good people see it as a highly desirable place
      April 19 after a battle with cancer, is the inaugural inductee to   Jupiter Senior Softball           to live and to raise children. The streets are canopied
      the Jupiter Senior Softball Association (JSSA) Hall of Fame.   Asso c i a t i o n ,   sa i d ,        by magnificent mature oaks. Homes are kept in good
        Established just five days before Ted’s passing, the Hall   “Ted had many great                     condition to maintain appearances of homeowners who
      of Fame honors members who represent the very best of the   accomplishments  on  the                  are proud of their homes and The Shores community.
      JSSA. They are players who have set the highest standards for   softball  field,  but  he  will       Now and then a reminder is sent to homeowners who
      membership and teach us that sportsmanship and competition   be remembered for how he                 need to improve their home and landscaping. For reasons
      are not mutually exclusive. Ted played in the Jupiter Senior   treated people off the field.          or circumstances, owners sometimes overlook the way
      Softball League for more than 20 years following his retirement   He was everyone’s  friend           their roofs, driveways and sidewalks look. It is a matter
      from Ford Motor Company where he was employed for 39-plus   and mentor. We will surely                of upholding standards of our community and protecting
      years. He was also a player and general manager for 22 years for   miss him.”                         everyone’s property. [I like the word Village.] Recently,
      the Florida Investment Properties Team and was inducted into     The Jupiter Senior                   Association’s Board of Directors approached needed
      the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame in 2005.  Softball program is open                          corrections to properties that fall short of document
        Ted’s wife, Juanita, said he learned of his selection for   to persons 55 and over. For             requirements. Central to the revisions to the lengthy,
      the Jupiter Senior Softball Association Hall of Fame before   more information contact                tedious and arduous process were board members Art
      he died and was very pleased to be honored. “He was a   Tom  Cosentino  at  (412)   Ted Battistone, inductee to   Cummings, Andrea Peralta, Emily O’Mahone. The board
      wonderful man and a great husband and father to their   721-0173 or go to www.  the Jupiter Senior Softball   as a whole reviewed the work as it moved along and
      blended family of six children,” she said.  Association Hall of Fame   Bill’s Box on page 4
       Northern Notes

       Draining Swimming Pools                           or just lowering water levels,
                                                         pool draining is a common
       By Katie Roundtree,                               activity.
       Finance Director, Northern                          Disposal of pool water into
       Palm Beach County                                 a storm drain is harmful to
       Improvement District                              the environment. Pool water
         If you live in South                            enters the storm drain system
       Florida, odds are you have                        untreated and may contain                                         PLEASE
       a swimming pool. One of                           chemicals that can harm
       the reasons we live here is                       canals, ponds, lakes and wetlands, as well as the wildlife   Homeowners email addresses are
       the great climate where you                       living in and around them. Chlorine, bromine, algaecides,   essential to receive timely notices or
       can enjoy swimming year-                          biocides, water conditioners, stabilizers and other chemicals   important information.
       round. If you have a pool,                        in pool water are toxic to fish and other aquatic life.
       it is also critical that you                        Here are some things to remember about draining pools:  Simply send your email address to Realtime
       maintain the structure and                          1) Only drain your pool when absolutely necessary. Avoid   Property Management, Beth White,
       treat the water to keep you and your family healthy and safe.   draining/backwashing your pool during periods of drought or mail to
       From time to time, it may be necessary to drain your pool   and during significant rainfall events. Do not drain your pool   140 Intercoastal Dr., Jupiter, FL 33477
       for repairs. Whether the reason is cleaning, water changes,   when watering restrictions are in place.
                                                                                   2) Leave the water in the
                                                                                 pool for at least one week     REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
                                                                                 without adding chlorine                  IMMEDIATELY
                                                                                 or  other  chemicals  before
                                                                                 draining. If you can’t wait        TO THE JUPITER POLICE
                                                                                 that long, use a chlorine                DEPARTMENT
                                                                                 neutralizing chemical found            (561) 799-4445
                                                                                 at most pool supply stores.
                                                                                 Please consult your pool            Use 911 for emergencies only.
                                                                                                             Lock car doors. Do not leave valuables in the car.
                                                                                 Northern Notes on page 3
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