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VOL. 28 NO. 9                                                                         SEPTEMBER 2020

       From The Manager

      By Kathleen O’Donovan,                             do so by registering on our website at www.bocapointe.     School buildings have been closed since March due to
      General Manager                                    com. It’s our quickest method to get information out to   the coronavirus pandemic. In Palm Beach County, they
                                                         all our residents. During hurricane season, we’ll begin to   reopened virtually on Aug. 31. A date for students to
         As summer comes to                              email “storm updates” once we have begun tracking an   return for in-person instruction has not been determined.
      an end this month, we will                         approaching weather system.                       However, there are some private schools in the area
      be welcoming home our                                 This year, season will look a little different as we all   picking up and dropping off students in busses at Boca
      residents that spend their                         continue to work through the challenges and change brought   Pointe.
      summers elsewhere as well                          by the Covid 19 virus.                               If you have a great story to tell about an adventure
      as planning for the return of                         We have postponed our shredding event, however as   you had over the summer, we are always looking for great
      our seasonal residents.                            Palm Beach County’s numbers improve, we will bring back   articles for our monthly community newspaper. You do
         The first order of                              this popular event.                               not have to be a regular contributing feature writer to send
      business is to remind you                             Vehicle and pedestrian traffic will increase throughout   along a great article to share. Encourage your friends to
      that we are approaching the                        Boca Pointe, as a reminder please be aware of bicycles and   do so as well. All submissions for Viewpointe should be
      peak of the Atlantic hurricane season. While hurricane   pedestrians.                                sent to our BPCA Assistant Manager, Lisa Cammaleri at
      season runs from June 1 through the end of November, the      Please use the designated crosswalks throughout Boca
      “peak season within the season” runs from mid-August   Pointe.                                          Again, remember, we are in the “peak” of hurricane
      through mid-October. If you have not registered for the      Running, walking or bicycle riding is not permitted on   season, think through what you will need to do if a storm
      Community Association’s email blast program, please   the golf cart paths or the club parking lot.   approaches South Florida and stay informed!  And Mobile App

       By Justin Mocha, Director of Security       also allows you to update your contact   Information. After navigating to using
                                                         information. Clicking on the ‘Contact Info’ tab, you may   an internet browser, you can log into your account using
 allows residents to have more control   update e-mail addresses and phone numbers associated   the following credentials:
       over their guest lists—you would be surprised at the   with your account. It’s important for BPCA and security      Community Code: 2722
       number of residents who have permanent guests listed   to have reliable ways of contacting residents in the event      User Name: Primary 10-digit Phone Number on
       who have not visited in 10+ years. Some of these may   of an emergency. Additionally, you can set up Entry   Account (no dashes or spaces, with area code)
       be guests you no longer wish to have access to property.   Notifications on this page that will automatically e-mail      Password: Access Code
       Logging into and clicking the ‘Guest   or text you a message when an officer logs an entry to      These same credentials also work for the GateAccess
       List’ tab allows you to view your list in its entirety and   your address. You can even review entries on the ‘Entry   mobile app. When using the app select ‘Remember Me’
       remove guests who no longer visit.                Logs’ tab.                                        so you do not have to log in every time.
          While viewing your Guest List you may click on the      All  of  these  functions  are  also  available  on  the      If you have problems logging in you can call Access
       ‘View/Send Voucher’ button to send a Fast Pass to one   GateAccess mobile app for iPhone and Android!   Control or the BPCA Office to assist you. I encourage
       of your guests. A Fast Pass will make processing your      Although our operators are always here to assist   everyone to make use of this tool. 
       guests much faster at the gate, and you can disable a Fast   you, I encourage everyone to log-in to GateAccess.
       Pass at any time by simply removing the guest.    net at least once to review your Guest List and Contact
       A Short History Of Boca Pointe

      By Harold Katz, R.Ph.                                 The first shovel of soil was turned over in the early     Running through BP is a state road (Powerline Road),
                                                         80’s, and the Community Association of Boca Pointe   a county road (Southwest 18th street), and three BP roads
          Many newer residents of...                     has been growing, renewing, and revitalizing itself ever   (Boca Pointe Drive, Promenade Drive, and Via de Sonrisa
       and visitors to... Boca Pointe                    since. A parcel of land just over 1,000 acres in size was   del Norte). There are more than 40 lakes and retention
       (BP) may not be familiar with                     purchased from the Hudson Bay Company (a name that   ponds within its boundaries, with just 7 belonging to the
       this organization or know                         dates back to pre-colonial America!) and segments were   Community Association that total 75 acres.
       how it functions. For these                       sold off to individual developers, who erected dwellings of      The BP community also contains:
       individuals, and for the history                  different sizes, shapes, and styles to meet the needs of their      1960 condominium units
       buffs, statistic collectors, and                  buyers. There are luxury high-rise condos, medium-rise      1272 single-family homes
       the curious here is a brief                       condos, townhouses, coach houses, patio houses, garden      295 townhomes/cluster villas
       history, and more than you ever                   villas, single- family homes, and attached houses. Each      Two assisted living communities
       wanted to know about this beautiful, peaceful community   segment is called a village. There are presently 29 villages,      A church
       in which we live:                                 the last one, Pointe 100 is now completely sold out. It      A synagogue
                                                                                 occupies the former site of      A fire/ rescue station
                                                                                 the Boca Pointe Country      A bank
                                                                                 Club Athletic Center, which      A commercial shopping center, The Boardwalk, with
                                                                                 has been relocated onto   offices and restaurants.
                                                                                 the  club’s  campus.  BP’s      A country club with golf course, tennis courts, and
                                                                                 boundaries stretch from the   restaurants
                                                                                 Florida Turnpike on the west      The largest village is the Plum, with 341 living units
                                                                                 to Boca del Mar on the east,      The smallest is Palladium with 35 units.
                                                                                 and from Camino Real on      Ten villages have community swimming pools
                                                                                 the north to the Hillsborough
                                                                                 Canal at the south end.   A Short History on page 2
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