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VOL. 29 NO. 9                                                                         SEPTEMBER 2021

      From The Manager                                                                                      Protecting Yourself

      By Kathleen O’Donovan,                                This year, during season vehicle and pedestrian traffic
      General Manager                                    will increase throughout Boca Pointe, as a reminder please   From Scams
                                                         be aware of bicycles and pedestrians.
         As summer comes to                                 Please use the designated crosswalks throughout Boca
      an end this month, we will                         Pointe.                                            By Justin Mocha, Director of Security
      be  welcoming home our                                Running, walking or bicycle riding is not permitted on
      residents that spend their                         the golf cart paths or the club parking lot.          The Federal Trade Commission received over 1.6
      summers elsewhere as well                             School is back in session, please be aware when driving   million reports of fraud in 2020, with reported losses
      as planning for the return of                      through the community as parents and busses will be picking   totaling $1.61 billion. Florida is among the Top 3 in
      our seasonal residents.                            up and dropping off students in Boca Pointe.       reported fraud cases relative to state population. Locally,
         The first order of business                        If you have a great story to tell about an adventure you   PBSO reports an increasing number of fraud cases
      is  to  remind you that  we                        had over the summer, we are always looking for great articles   reported in the county, and fraud is the most common
      are approaching the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season.   for our monthly community newspaper. You do not have to   criminal activity to affect Boca Pointe residents being 10x
      While hurricane season runs from June 1 through the end of   be a regular contributing feature writer to send along a great   more common than theft or vandalism, and 100x more
      November, the “peak season within the season” runs from mid-  article to share. Encourage your friends to do so as well. All   common than burglary and robbery.
      August through mid-October. If you have not registered for   submissions for Viewpointe should be sent to our BPCA      The following are some guidelines to follow which
      the Community Association’s email blast program, please do   Assistant Manager, Lisa Cammaleri at Lisa.Cammaleri@  could prevent you from becoming the next victim:
      so by registering on our website at It’s                        • Do not share personal or financial information over
      our quickest method to get information out to all our residents.      Again, remember, we are in the “peak” of hurricane   the phone unless you initiate the call. Scammers may have
      During hurricane season, we’ll begin to email “storm updates”   season, think through what you will need to do if a storm   the ability to ‘spoof’ the phone number of a bank or other
      once we have begun tracking an approaching weather system.  approaches South Florida and stay informed!   legitimate institution—do not trust your caller ID. Banks
                                                                                                            will never ask your PIN over the phone.
       From The Desk Of Vice Mayor Weinroth                                                                   in a hurry. Before giving up money or personal information,
                                                                                                               • Scammers will often try to get you to make a decision

      Building safety update                             program  go  beyond threshold buildings and include   talk to someone you trust.
                                                                                                               • Most banks and financial institutions will never contact

                                                         structures that are two or three stories.          you directly and request personal information. Be suspicious
         T he  Pa l m  Be a c h                             Last month, the county building and fire-rescue
      County Board of                                    departments sent letters to property owners, encouraging   Protecting Yourself From Scams on page 5
      County Commissioners                               safety inspections for buildings 25 years or older or
      received an update from                            waterproofing inspections for younger buildings to
      building officials on the                          identify and remediate deterioration.
      development of a building                             The working group will continue to meet and broaden
      recertification program.                           to include structural engineers, insurance industry
         The following are                               representatives, condominium lawyers, and realtors to
      some of the proposed                               generate a comprehensive program in the near future.
      recommendations under
      consideration:                                     Vaccine and testing sites
         • Initial notices will be
      sent to buildings (11,000 sq. ft. or more, 25 years or older,      The Health Care District Palm Beach County (HCD)
      located east of I-95) stating that the property is subject   recently opened three large vaccination sites at the
      to inspection. Notices will be sent between October and   following locations:
      December.                                             • Mid-County Senior Center at 3680 Lake Worth Drive
         • Property owners will have three months to return   in Lake Worth
      their structural and electrical checklist to the county and      •  South  County  Civic  Center  at  6700  Jog  Road  in
      another six months to make repairs related to issues that   Delray Beach
      “pose an immediate threat to life safety”.            • Palm Beach County Gardens Branch Library at 11303
         • The inspection is not intended to review the original   Campus Drive in Palm Beach Gardens
      designs of buildings unless there is apparent overloading      The sites are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to
      or significant deterioration of important structural   7 p.m., and no appointments are required. All vaccines
      elements.                                          and testing services are free.
         • Local cities would have to adopt the program and      Moreover,  local  businesses  and  organizations  can
      may adapt it accordingly.
         Additionally, municipalities are recommending the   From The Desk Of on page 2

                                                                                      Watch Your Speed!

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