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VOL. 31 NO. 5                                    FAX 561-624-9088 • E-MAIL                                            MAY 2021

      PGA POA Jottings

      By Dawn Levinstein,                                assessment is due on July 1 so for those who struggle in      Last year Northern Palm Beach County Improvement

      PGA POA                                            July to pay the quarterly HOA/Condo assessment and the   District paved Ryder Cup Blvd and did an excellent job
         Summer time is almost                           annual to PGA POA, it is important that you call me to try   keeping traffic moving while all that work was happening
      here! Hopefully things will                        to make arrangements. Also, please remember that once   (great job NPBCID!). This year they will be paving
      get back to “normal” soon                          the assessment is paid for the year, you can always pre-pay   Avenue of the Champions. I don’t yet know the exact date
      (yes, I keep saying that).                         a monthly amount which we can apply to the next annual   but notices will be posted. Once the paving begins, it is
      Along with summer comes                            assessment so that the bill in July isn’t quite so painful. You   recommended that you use alternate routes if possible.
      the annual assessment to                           just need to mark “pre-pay” on your check so we know why   DING A LING
      PGA POA due on July 1. The                         you’re sending a random payment when your account has      No,  I’m  not  calling  you  names  –  it  is  yet  another
      POA Board of Governors                             a zero balance!                                   reminder to those using the sidewalks. Bicyclists who
      held the assessment at                             PROJECTS                                          ride on the sidewalk should have a bell on their bicycle
      $740.00 for the last few                              I’ve been talking about the ellipse plans (a/k/a the   to alert walkers/joggers. We all must share and play nice
      years.                                             traffic circle….even though it is really an oval divided   – remember first grade? Okay, so it was too long ago for
         Costs keep going up and last year, since so many were   roadway!). The Board has been meeting with the artist   many of us but you get the concept! Please also remember
      out of work and struggling due to various issues related to   Peter Garaj and soon we will be able to share the plans   that motorized vehicles (regardless of whether it is an
      the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board deferred an increase.   for the center sculpture. I’ll give you a clue: The sculpture   electric motor) are not permitted to use the sidewalks.
      This July the annual assessment will need to be raised   will be in keeping with PGA National’s golf, tennis,   The exception, of course, is motorized wheelchairs. To
      slightly in order to cover operating expenses. As of this   croquet, pickleball and other sports as well as represent   everyone sharing the sidewalk: Please be courteous; please
      writing the budget is not yet adopted but it looks like   the beautiful unified community where you live. Don’t   be patient.
      the assessment will increase by $20 or $25 for the year.   worry, you will soon get lots of information – but for now      Wishing you all a happy and HEALTHY summer. More
      The assessment notices will be mailed June 1 and the   you’ll have to wait.                          next month!
      Commissioner’s Update

      Hurricane Preparedness                             org/publicsafety/dem/Pages/Preparedness.aspx, you can   over 3,200 CERTs throughout Palm Beach County in
                                                         explore links to find out how you can best prepare, based
                                                                                                           disaster preparedness, response, and communications.
      2021                                               on your personal situation. The basic steps include:  Things I’ve Learned Along The Way

                                                                                                             Although you may have insured your valuables, take

                                                           •  Make a plan – devise your own disaster plan
      By Commissioner                                    including where you will wait out a storm, what you will   pictures of them and if you can, move them to a safe place.
      Maria Marino                                       do with your pets and whether a loved one requires the   Make sure to remove your ice from the icemaker and turn
         With hurricane season                           care of a special needs shelter.                  it off. If you lose power, this will prevent melting. Put that
      around the corner, it is                              • Build a kit – in additional to nonperishable food,   ice in a plastic tub and keep it in the freezer. Take all of
      important that we remain                           health and first-aid supplies, paper goods and a full   those recyclable water bottles you have around the house
      mindful  of  preparation.                          prescription  of  your required medications,  keeping   and fill with tap water and any other container you can
      After the past year of                             important documents secured in a waterproof container   seal. This saves you from having to buy an overabundance
      stocking up on toilet paper,                       can  save  you  time  and  aggravation  later.  Cleaning   of plastic water bottles. Your dishwasher, washer and
      paper towels, cleaning                             supplies, tools, and of course, candles and/or flashlights   dryer make great storage places for items you want to
      products and hand sanitizer,                       and batteries are essential.                      keep dry if you experience water intrusion. I remember
      we cannot neglect our                                 •  Be informed – along with monitoring local   once filling my dishwasher with my heirloom china. If
      hurricane supply kits.                             radio, television and social media, you can sign up for   you are a diabetic or have any medications that need to
         I can already hear the collective groan, made worse   ALERTPBC, the county’s emergency notification system,   be kept cold, please make sure to have enough ice in a
      by recent news reports from the National Oceanic and   that will quickly provide you with critical information   cooler to keep your medicines cold should you lose power.
      Atmospheric Administration about moving up the season   in severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing   Have a phone charger you can use in your car, especially
      start  date  by  a  few  weeks. The  storm  season  of  2020   persons and evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.   if you do not have a landline phone. Lastly, be a “check-
      was the sixth in a row in which named tropical storms   You can specify where you want the message sent.   in buddy” with your friends and family so that everyone
      developed before the official start on June 1.     By downloading the free PBC DART  app on your     will know who is safe.
         Palm Beach  County  has  the resources  you need   smartphone, you will have immediate access to up-to-     Remember to complete all major cutting of vegetation,
      to  prepare  and  respond.  Our  Division  of  Emergency   the-minute emergency information, and you can report   including tree removal long before June, which means that
      Management is your go-to for the latest information on   damage following a storm event.             you should focus on this type of property maintenance
      matters you should consider, such as your flood zone,      • Get involved – our emergency managers like to say   between December and  April. If your trimmings
      evacuation zone, emergency shopping list, FEMA tips   that preparedness is a responsibility we all share, and   exceed the allowable six cubic yards at the curb for
      for storage of food and water, shelters, gas stations and   this is so true. You can volunteer with organizations that   unincorporated areas or beyond what your municipality
      grocery stores with generators, and the list goes on.  activate during disasters such as American Red Cross, The   allows, Solid Waste Authority can arrange for removal
         From the county’s webpage at https://discover.pbcgov.  Salvation Army, United Way, Medical Reserve Corps, and   of vegetation at a rate of $8 per cubic yard. For more
                                                                                 the Community Emergency   information about debris removal, visit https://www.swa.
                                                                                 Response Team  (CERT).    org/153/Before-During-and-After-the-Storm.
                                                                                 CERT is a community-         If you have specific questions or concerns about the
                                                                                 based organization of     accessibility of the Official Palm Beach County Hurricane
                                                                                 residents who learn how   Planning Guide, we have trained individuals available to
                                                                                 to take emergency response   assist you. Please contact public affairs directly at (561)
                                                                                 actions in safe ways until   355-2754, or via email at As
                                                                                 the professional emergency   always, if I can be of assistance to you, please call me at
                                                                                 responders can respond.   (561) 355-2201 or send an email to
                                                                                 The Division of Emergency
                                                                                 Management  has trained
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