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VOL. 29 NO. 2                                                                           FEBRUARY 2021

       Security Is A Collaborative Effort

      By Justin Mocha, Director of Security                                          - Ensure you have a functioning alarm system, and arm the system any time you leave your
                                                                                  home unattended.
         Criminal activity within Boca Pointe is lower than surrounding areas. This is due to      - Keep car doors locked with valuables out of plain sight.
      many factors including: manned gated entrances, roving security patrols on-site, strong      - Have a local contact with keys to your home available if you will be away for an extended
      PBSO presence in the vicinity, adequate lighting in villages and common areas, consistent   period of time.
      and effective screening policies for new homeowners and tenants, etc. All of these factors      - Check the lighting around your home. Replace bulbs as needed. Use motion sensing lights.
      deter criminal activity. However, it’s important to recognize that these factors do not exist      - Consider purchasing a camera system for your home. There are many popular brands, and
      in a vacuum. Proper management of criminal opportunity is vital to ensure our deterrents   the cost of these systems has never been more affordable.
      function optimally.                                                            - Ensure any vendors performing work on or within your home are properly licensed and ask
         Opportunity in this context can be illustrated by the following example: an individual   for references. Remove the vendors from your list promptly when work is done.
      walking on the sidewalk at night encounters an unlocked vehicle on the street with a laptop      Also, be sure to contact Access Control if you observe any suspicious activity. Patrol can be
      bag visible on the front passenger seat. The laptop bag on the seat creates temptation. The   dispatched to any location within Boca Pointe in minutes. If a crime has been committed, report
      unlocked vehicle creates opportunity. Our deterrents listed above may no longer be strong   it to both security and PBSO. We collaborate with the Sherriff’s Office extensively, and can assist
      enough to prevent this crime from occurring.                                them with investigations when necessary.
         Good security is a collaborative effort. Here are some ways residents can be active in      For any specific concerns or input, you can reach me directly at (561) 672-3309 or justin.
      managing criminal opportunity, and make our community safer:       
      From The Desk Of Vice Mayor Weinroth

         No doubt about it: The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines                     Progress is being made.
      has been a frustrating source of anxiety for everyone.                         Palm Beach County has vaccinated a higher percentage of its seniors than Broward and
         However, we must continue to remain patient as the Florida               Miami-Dade counties. Another bright note is our county’s positivity rate, which had hovered
      Department of Health and Healthcare District of Palm Beach                  at around 10 percent earlier this month has dipped to 7.3 percent as of Jan. 21.
      County address the issues that have plagued process.                           More than 150,000 people in Palm Beach County have been vaccinated. Statewide, more
         Unfortunately, the FDOH has advised it will likely take                  than 1 million Floridians have been vaccinated!
      several months before all of our seniors can make appointments                 Admittedly, this is a “work in progress,” but I urge you to take a moment to reflect on
      and get their vaccinations due to an imbalance between supply               how successful we have been. The vaccine only received Emergency Use Authorization four
      (not enough) and demand (growing by the day)! With 1.5                      weeks ago. It is unrealistic to expect 1.5 million county residents to be able to receive their
      million county residents (including over 400,000 seniors) the               vaccinations in a week or a month.
      logistical challenges of the rollout have been daunting.                       I’m an optimist.
         Notwithstanding the issues we have been forced to                           I choose to recognize this is but a bump in the road. As adequate supplies of vaccine are
      confront, I am encouraged by positive developments.                         received, a system for equitable distribution will materialize.
         President Biden has ordered federal agencies to tap the Defense Production Act to accelerate      Remember: We are dealing with a global pandemic, unprecedented in the modern age.
      the production of vaccine and streamline the nationwide vaccination program.  Help is coming, again, I ask for your continued patience.
         The 67 Publix pharmacies in Palm Beach County have already begun giving shots, which      Please remain vigilant while we continue to mitigate the virus’ spread within our
      will help to alleviate the long waits being experienced by many of our residents. Palm Beach   community.
      County is by far the most populous county participating in the supermarket’s vaccination      And please adhere to the recommendations of the medical professionals:
      program.                                                                       • Avoid the three Cs: crowded places, close-contact settings and confined/enclosed places
         County staff is working closely with FDOH and the Health Care District to coordinate the      • Continue frequent handwashing
      strategies for equitable distribution of the vaccine in accordance with the Governor’s priorities.     • Continue to wear facial coverings where social distancing is not possible.
         Once sufficient doses of the vaccine are available, county staff will support the state      Together, we will move past these challenges.
      distribution efforts by establishing fixed regionally located vaccination centers, Point of
      Distribution sites (PODS), clinical operations and pop-up community sites.   From The Desk Of on page 3

        Watch Your Speed!                                                                 The BPCA Management office will
                                                                                   be closed on Monday, February 15th in

           Speeding fines were suspended due to COVID-19 but
        have resumed. Fine schedule: 6-20 mph over the limit $50                   observance of Presidents’ Day. 
        and more than 21 mph over the limit $100. Please obey the
        posted speed limit signs and drive safely! 
                                                                                    Please Help

                                                                                      Prior to COVID, Boca Pointe residents were donating their unused, extra clothing to
                                                                                   the homeless. The homeless shelters are now able to accept clothing again. Please bring
                                                                                   any clean clothing that you would like to donate. The drop off location is the BPCA
                                                                                   office located at 6909 SW 18th St. Suite A120 in the Boardwalk shopping plaza. A drop
                                                                                   box will be outside the front door. Due to the generosity of Boca Pointe residents, many
                                                                                   homeless have been given very much needed clothes. Let’s continue helping those less
                                                                                   fortunate. Thank you!! 
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