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Our Village Voice

        VOL. 32 NO. 12                                                                         DECEMBER 2021

        Management Snippet:                                Management is working diligently on the 100% compliance   Bill’s Box
          The community has been very active with home   inspection tour. So far, we’ve inspected 312 homes. We are in
        improvements projects this year, totaling 188 ACC project   the process of touring and sending out letters.
        requests. Projects are approved by the ACC committee.    Please feel free to email Alexa at aschuck@realtimepm.  By Bill Thompson
          There have been 41 new sales this year.        com with any questions or concerns.                Gators
                                                                                                              Yea verily, they
                                                                                                            shall be with us always.
      Comprehensive Compliance                                                                              Alligators have been
                                                                                                            sighted over the last few
      Improvement Project October 2021                                                                      months close to shore in
                                                                                                            the north fork of Silver
                                                                                                            Lake right behind my
                                                                                                            house on the eastern
      To all Shores of Jupiter Home Owners Association members:    After a few years of discussion and review, the board   shoreline. One was lying on my neighbor’s lawn.
      Please take the time to read this important information  made the difficult decision to utilize the State of Florida   Neighbors are good about calling our trapper who extracts
      History:                                           statute allowing for imposition of fines if homeowners   gators 4 feet and over. Sightings can be reported to Florida
        Over the past 5 years, the Board of Directors has worked   do not correct deficiencies, in other words some leverage   Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at
      extensively to provide resources and efforts for improving   in that there could be fines of up to $1,000 if issues were   (866) 392-4266 or call our property management company
      compliance with the Landscape/home care requirements   left uncorrected.                              Realtime Property Management, (561) 676-0086. They
      in our Association documents and have conducted the     Multiple communiques were initiated, and a proactive   have to approve the trapper coming on property. The
      following:                                         quality improvement project was initiated. Guided and in   Shores contains six lakes that interlock and drain into the
        - Making Management company changes to contract a   concert with the Association legal representative, this project   C Canal. It is a good bet there are gators in any of other
      company who understands our community, its aging and   was initiated and focused on the highest priority items such   lakes. The creatures like dogs, cats, children, and even
      provide resources to improve compliance            as Roofs, driveways, and mailboxes in need of cleaning/  adults. They can launch themselves from the water in a
        - Increasing management conducted compliance tours   repair. This phase was initiated approximately two years ago.   split second. Don’t get near and be ready to retreat.
      and sending noncompliance notices Board members-initiated   The effort was extensive, and the board realizes that it was     How do these gators get into our lakes? Busy roads
      compliance reviews for ACC requests and sales approval   difficult for all parties and getting “violation” letters is not   to cross. Do they reach us from the C Canal? But then
      requests to improve compliance                     the most positive program. Neither is getting a traffic ticket.  where do they find our lakes on foot and ease themselves
        - Initiated follow-up actions for homeowner commitments     The project has a well-defined process of offering you,   unseen into the water? I’ll research and let you know, or
      made for sales approvals, response to compliance letters and   the homeowner, several opportunities to correct the issue,   our readers may know the answers and will tell me.
      ACC approvals                                      ask questions, and offer alternative information regarding   December Dates Of Note
        - Increased financial resources to provide more resources   the issue prior to imposition of any monetary fine. To date   Dec. 6  Hanukah ends
      as property aesthetics declined                    after well over 1,000 violation notice letters, there have been   Dec. 7  Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
        It was determined that aesthetics/homeowner maintenance/  4 fines assessed. Homeowners are notified:  Dec. 21  Winter Solstice
      landscape deterioration was increasing and response to friendly                                       Dec. 25  Christmas Day (Yes, I know you will remember
      compliance letters was not effective, and it was significant.  Comprehensive Compliance Improvement Project on page 3  that one.)
                                                                                                            Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve (Make reservations if you
      The Shores Of Jupiter                                                                                 have not.)
                                                                                                            It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
      Sixth Annual Holiday Plant Swap                                                                         The magic of Christmas can be seen throughout the
                                                                                                            Shores beginning at the entrance and the many creative
                                                                                                            decorations and lights at individual homes. Try the old-
                                                                                                            fashioned tradition of walking or driving throughout the
      Save The Date – Jan. 1, 2022                         Plant swap will also be announced on Nextdoor, The   neighborhoods to enjoy the sights. Your spirits will be
      8 To 11 a.m.                                       Shores, Friends of the VA Gardens, Master Gardener website,   uplifted.
                                                                                                              As we go about the holiday shopping, we should think
                                                         Jupiter Garden Club, Facebook, and other social media.
                                                           This is a family-friendly event to meet neighbors,   about shopping in local stores and boutiques. They need
        Master gardener Maura and her husband Steven Miller   make new friends, swap interesting plants, and learn how   our support after being hit so hard by the pandemic.
      invite you to the sixth annual holiday plant swap at The   to care for plants growing in subtropical Florida Zone     We are on the verge of a new year. It can be a time to
      Shores of Jupiter.                                 10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)   reassess and refresh our lives. If we wish longevity, we
                                                                                 COVID-19 guidelines will   may be inspired to examine what we are not doing toward
                                                                                 be followed.               that end. The National Geographic magazine published an
          REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IMMEDIATELY                                   Maura plans to swap

               TO THE JUPITER POLICE DEPARTMENT                                  century plants, plumeria,   Bill’s Box on page 3
                                                                                 bromeliads, various herbs,
                                (561) 799-4445                                   pineapples, and necklace
                                                                                 pod (but you never know
                      Use 911 for emergencies only. Lock car doors.              what other plants might
                            Do not leave valuables in the car.                   be available). If you don’t
                                                                                 have anything  to  swap,
                                                                                 that is okay. Everyone is
                                                                                 welcomed. No monies will
                                                                                 be exchanged. Leftover
                                                                                 plants will be donated!
                                                                                   Thank you to all who
                                                                                 participated in past years.
                                                                                 We look forward to another
                                                                                 fun plant swap!
                                                                                   Address: Maura and Steve
                                                                                 Miller, 6526 Winding Lake
                                                                                 Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458.
                                                                                 Phone: (561) 889-1878.
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