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VOL. 31 NO. 10                                                                           OCTOBER 2023

       Meet Your New Board                                                                                  From The Manager

         My name is Paul Hart,                           adults in the Amazon, Moldova, Nepal, Mexico and Zambia,
      M.D. and I am the president                        along with supervising and teaching medical school students   By April Narine, LCAM
      at Esplanada. I also serve                         and residents in the Himalayas, Cambodia, and Moldova. I   General Manager
      as the District 5 Director on                      served in disaster zones treating civil war refugees in Ethiopia
      the Boca Pointe Community                          and Greece as well as victims of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricanes      I  have  now  been
      Association Master Board.                          Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico, the earthquake in Haiti, and   working here at Boca
      I am a semi-retired family                         Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.                 Pointe Community
      physician. Born in Toronto,                           I have had the good fortune to receive numerous awards   Association for just over
      I completed my education                           over the years in recognition of my humanitarian efforts. I have   90 days. It is a pleasure
      in Canada. After practicing                        also had medical articles published in JAMA, the Canadian   working with the Master
      in Ontario for three years,                        Family Physician, The British Journal of Social Psychiatry   Board members and
      I was given an opportunity to become the doctor in Sterling,   and Community Health, the Canadian Medical Association   committee members. We
      Massachusetts, a town whose only physician had moved away. I   Journal and have presented some of my published articles at the   have accomplished a lot in
      practiced there for 45 years until leaving to pursue my passion full   American Psychological Association in Boston.   the last 90 days. Two of the big major items were the security
      time - international volunteer medicine. My medical volunteer      About nine years ago, my wife and I decided that the cold   contract and the landscape contract. These are the 2 biggest
      work has taken me all over the United States and the world. I am   winters were not for us, and we moved to Boca Raton. We   contracts and expense for Boca Pointe. Both contracts have
      currently Mentoring Nurse Practitioners at The Maven Project,   were fortunate to meet several residents of Boca Pointe, and   been shopped around, revisited, and renegotiated. The board
      supporting physicians in Kenya and providing telehealth support   six years ago we moved to Esplanada, where we plan to live   had decided to stay with Garden Leaders for landscaping and
      to the homeless in Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Florida.   out our remaining years. I am pleased to continue my mission   St. Moritz for security. We also hired a new administrative
         Since 1990, I have served as a volunteer for over 45 medical   of volunteer work as a Master Board Member at Boca Pointe   assistant at the front desk. Her name is Diane Escola. She is
      missions in underserved communities treating children and   Community Association.                   very personable and accommodating. She helps you with your
                                                                                                            gate access needs and other needs as well. We have a great
      Executive Suites Now Available                                                                        team here at Boca Pointe and we look forward to continue
                                                                                                            working and providing excellent service to everyone. 
      At Boca Pointe Community Association                                                                 Dear Boca Pointe

         Suites overlooking the beautiful Lake Buttonwood and   Amenities available:
      the Boardwalk. Located in the thriving shopping plaza at SW      • Small conference room             Unit Owners
      18th St. and Powerline Rd. Several size suites are available      • Breakroom
      from 170 sq. ft. to 250 sq. ft.                       • Furniture
                                                                                                             As you know, the BPCA Board worked with the
         Call April for an appointment 561-395-7551.        • WiFi                                          Sachs Sax Caplan law firm to revitalize our covenants
       Director Of Security                                                                                and restrictions pursuant to the requirements set forth

                                                                                                           in  Chapter 720  of  the  Florida  Statutes.  Unfortunately,
                                                                                                           the Revitalization Package submitted by the Sachs law
      Avoiding Gate Arm Strikes                          the gate arm to go “down” or close before trying to enter.   firm was  rejected  by  the Department of Commerce
                                                            • There are stop signs posted at each gate arm which   (DOC) through no fault of our own. The Sachs firm has
      By Marcel Dos Santos,                              clearly state the following: “STOP- gate closes after each   offered to redo the package and we are working through
      Director of Security                               vehicle”. These stop signs should be treated the same as   various channels to confirm when and how that will take
         I would like to discuss                         any stop sign you encounter anywhere. You should come   place. In the interim, we wanted to alert you that a new
      a few key points to assist                         to a complete stop to allow the gate arm to return to the   revitalization package will be  forthcoming and your
      our Boca Pointe family in                          “down” or closed position before you proceed. Do not try to   expedient vote on that package is much appreciated. We
      avoiding a potential gate arm                      beat the gate arm after the vehicle ahead of you has passed   also want to take this opportunity to thank our staff and
      strike, and what to do when                        through the gate! When in doubt, come to a complete stop.  the countless volunteers who worked tirelessly to get the
      this occurs. The following                            If you are involved in a gate arm strike, whether there   vote out the first time. We can and will put the MRTA
      are some important things to                       is damage or not, please do the following:        issue behind us so the Boca Pointe community remains
      consider when approaching                             •  Do  not  leave  the  scene!  Please  provide  all  your   the type of community you want to call home.
      the gate arm:                                      pertinent information (name, address, phone number, and     The BPCA Board of Directors 
         • When approaching the                          vehicle tag number) to security who will document the
      gate arm, it is very important to maintain a slow and steady   incident. The information is forwarded to the Director of
      speed. If the gate arm is already in the “up” or open position,   Security for review.                      Transponder
      you must proceed with caution. If possible, please allow     • A video review will be conducted by the Director
                                                                                 of Security to determine
                                                                                 what happened during the                 Notice
                                                                                   • Post review will dictate
                                                                                 the next step if any in the      Effective October 1st, 2023 the cost of transponder
                                                                                 process.                   devices will increase.
                                                                                   I hope that you find these      $100 New devices
                                                                                 tips helpful to potentially      $75 Replacement devices
                                                                                 avoid being involved in a      Check or money order only and vehicle registration
                                                                                 gate arm strike.           is required. 
                                                                                   Thank you and stay safe. 
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