Huntington Pointe Community: 6251 North Oriole Blvd. Delray Beach, FL 33484
HP: LATE NEWS UPDATES
HPA BOD Agenda Meeting: Tuesday April 13th @ 2 PM. You can watch and/or participate via our LIVE page.
WEST POOL CLOSED: Once again, a pump in the West Pool is out of order, so the pool is closed. Our maintenance company is aware of the problem, but we still don’t have a projected date when the repair will be completed.
EAST POOL CLOSED: Unlike the West Pool, we were told the East Pool will only be closed Monday. It should reopen Tuesday.
POOL RULES: The HPA BOD made significant changes to the Pool rules during their March 15th meeting. Here’s a couple of changes. The pools will be open until dusk and there are no more restrictions on sitting in your chair. One element which hasn’t changed is the importance of SOCIAL DISTANCING.
Important Pool Changes effective Friday, April 2nd
- All pool furniture will be available for use.
- Hot tubs will be available for use. (At this time the west pool tub may not be available due to repair work).
In addition to our basic rules, the following Covid-19 ones still remain:
- Residents only, No guests
- Social distancing and masks are still required and highly recommended.
- PBC will be lifting restrictions shortly.
- All facilities are used at your own risk.
PAP CORPS WALK: It happened Saturday March 20th. You can see several pictures in the photo array above. However, if you want to see all the photos, go to the PAP CORPS photos page located on the “Photos: Living @ HP page”.
New CDC Covid-19 Vaccine Study: A single dose of Pfizer’s or Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine was 80% effective in preventing coronavirus infections, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study of vaccinated health-care workers.
The effectiveness of partial immunization was seen two weeks after the first dose, according to the CDC, which looked at nearly 4,000 health-care personnel, first responders and front-line workers between Dec. 14 and March 13. The health-care personnel and other essential workers in the study, which was published Monday, had no previous laboratory documentation of Covid-19 infection.
Two doses are better than one, federal health officials said, adding that the vaccines’ effectiveness jumped to 90% two weeks after the second dose.
“These findings indicate that authorized mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are effective for preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection, regardless of symptom status, among working-age adults in real-world conditions,” the U.S. agency wrote in the study. “COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all eligible persons.” The new CDC findings are likely to bolster arguments from some health experts and public health officials that the U.S. should prioritize giving Americans just one dose of the vaccines before moving on to second doses, accelerating the pace of vaccinations across the nation.
Possible Covid-19 Game Changer: Did you watch 60 Minutes Sunday March 7th? They had a fascinating report on a 40 year old pill and its possible impact on Covid-19. If the results of this small experiment can be duplicated on a larger scale, it may be as important as the recent vaccines. Can you imagine having a pill which minimizes the harmful effects of this potentially deadly virus? Here’s part of the story on a drug called fluvoxamine.
Dr. David Seftel: Sixty-Five Covid-19 patients elected to take fluvoxamine and Forty-eight declined the opportunity to take the drug. 12.5% of those who refused fluvoxamine ended up hospitalized and one died. In the group that did take fluvoxamine, none of them were hospitalized. Once again, none of the Covid-19 patients taking fluvoxamine deteriorated.
Sharyn Alfonsi: Could it have been a fluke? Dr. David Seftel: I don’t believe so. You cannot influence a virus that is as wily and as wicked as COVID with a fluke.
March – April Lifestyle: It’s on our website.
Just a reminder that our auction for the clubhouse contents will happen on Saturday, April 10th between 9:00am and 5:00pm. This will take place in person or online. Look for your V.I.P. invitation in the mail with additional information.
New Election Dates: The latest board election information is on our Phase Info page in the resident’s section of the menu.
Online Voting: If you already opted in for online voting, it’s a one-time only process. Therefore, you don’t have to do it again. If you haven’t yet opted in, you can download the consent form on our Phase Info page. Remember, there’s only one vote per unit, but if there are two unit owners, both owners must sign the consent form. In addition, you don’t need to complete a proxy form to vote online. A limited proxy authorizes someone else to vote for you (per your instructions). Therefore, if you’re voting online, that makes a proxy irrelevant.
Electronic Voting is Coming to HP
View/Download Electronic Voting Forms: On our PHASE INFO page, located in the Resident’s section, you can view or download the e-voting forms for your phase. In addition, we try to answer your questions about E-Voting.
The annual BOD elections will happen in May. Residents from each of the four phases will elect members to fill the vacancies on their Board of Directors. They will also vote on other issues, such as waiving fully funded reserves.
Phase I voted to approve the Becker Ballot electronic voting application, while the other three phases are going with a company called HOAst. HP residents will have the option to vote electronically from the comfort of their own home. This will be very helpful for SnowBirds.
Please keep in mind, there is one vote per unit, not one vote per resident. Therefore, each unit with 2 people must decide on only one designated name and one designated email address for the process. Remember, in a unit with 2 people, both registered owners must sign the consent form. For those residents who do not have access to the Internet, they can still vote the old fashioned way. If you have questions, please contact your phase board members.
Latest Covid-19 News: Visit our NEWS page located under “What’s Happening”.
Trash Collection in the Villas: Haven’t you noticed that trash is no longer picked up at 8 AM? SWA generally arrives in Phase I between 11 AM and 12 Noon to start their community wide trash collection. Therefore, it’s no longer necessary to put out your trash the night before. You can comfortably wait until approximately 10:00 AM on the morning of trash collections.
NEW DINNER DELIVERY SERVICE [Go to our Cafe page in the resident’s section to see the menu]
Covid-19 Stats for Palm Beach County, Florida, and the U.S: Visit our NEWS page,
New Corona Virus Study:
“Outside, things like sunlight, wind, rain, ambient temperature, and humidity can affect virus infectivity and transmissibility, so while we can’t say there’s zero risk, it’s likely low unless you are engaging in activities as part of a large crowd (such as a protest). Solitary outdoor exercise is low-risk.”
Rasmussen and Kasten both noted that a perfect sequence of events has to happen for a virus to jump from an infected passerby outdoors to you. The particles, enough of them to be able to kickstart an infection, have to spray out of the passerby with enough force to make their way over to you. The virus inside the particles has to survive while sunlight, humidity, wind, and other forces work to decay and disperse them. The particles have to land right in your upper throat or respiratory tract, or on your hands, which you then use to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth, and they have to get past all the barriers to infection in the respiratory system, like nose hairs and mucus. Then they have to dock up with your cells’ ACE-2 receptors and use them to enter the cells.
This is a pretty arduous sequence to execute properly, and it’s even more difficult for the virus if everyone involved, say, both you and the runner in front of you, is wearing a mask. You can see why, if you’re standing outdoors several feet away from an infected person, the virus might have a hard time making its way over to you at a high enough dose to actually infect you.
Private Landscapers: We received unconfirmed reports that two villa owners hired PRIVATE landscapers to work around their units. Be advised, you are NOT ALLOWED to hire a private landscaper. If you do such, and if there is damage to the landscaping around your unit, you will be liable for damages. You might also be subject to additional penalties.
Architectural Drawings for the Clubhouse Renovation: On March 3rd, our architect [Slattery] showed his initial drawings/plans to HP residents and the BOD. For a capsule summary written by Sue Loeser, go to our NEWS page. To see the drawings of how the clubhouse looks today or how the clubhouse will look after the renovation, please click on one of the links below. Note: The Slattery file (2nd one) below contains drawings of both the clubhouse today, and if you scroll down, it also has the new drawings, illustrating the plans from Slattery.
A Fabulous Pre-Covid 19 Saturday Night with Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis: Wow! What a Show! The singing was incredible, the band was terrific, the choice of songs was right on time, and the connection with the audience was near perfect. It was one of the best shows ever @ HP.
Uptown Performing @ our Theater
The Huntington Pointe Story
Huntington Pointe is an adult only (55+) gated community with no pets, located in one of the most popular towns in Palm Beach County, Delray Beach, FL. The main entrance is on Jog Road north of Atlantic Avenue, just south of Lake Ida Road. Our community is about a 10 minute drive from the downtown Delray shopping area and restaurants which are adjacent to a beautiful beach.
There are 1,096 residential units in the complex. Our residents live in various styles of apartments in our four story condo buildings or three different styles of attached one story villas.
Everyone enjoys our beautiful landscaping and two lakes. We’re large enough to support a wide array of amenities but small enough to maintain a sense of community. When asked what attracts them to Huntington Pointe, many new residents respond by saying our development is just the right size.
Another big attraction is our active lifestyle. We have four outdoor pools, each with a Jacuzzi, plus one indoor heated swimming pool. For those interested in physical activities we have a fitness center, tennis courts, bocce ball, pickleball, a billiards room, and shuffleboard for our residents and their guests. We also offer a series of classes such as zumba, water aerobics, and yoga. We have an on-site Café where people enjoy meeting for breakfast or lunch. Many residents often say they feel as if they’re living in a resort.
We have a wide array of indoor activities organized by a variety of clubs. We are especially proud of our billiards, computer, current events, financial, and theater arts clubs. Numerous card games and art classes are a big part of these organized activities.
Most of the aforementioned clubs meet in our 50,000 square foot clubhouse which has a Theater of Performing Arts seating over 600 people. There’s a year round schedule of very popular variety shows plus an annual concert series. In addition, residents can see first run movies on Tuesday/Thursday afternoons and evenings for free.
Every visitor to our community comments about our gorgeous, lush landscaping which you can see in many of our photos. Finally, what you cannot see on this website, is the feeling/sense of community which makes Huntington Pointe a fabulous place to live.
What Can I Do On This Website?
This is a site with tons of photos illustrating an array of activities and various locations in our community. We have pictures of our homes, our gorgeous landscaping, our residents in action, and the people who work with us. To quickly review upcoming events, check out “Happening Today and Very Soon” located in the right column of the Home Page . To see the Clubhouse reservations schedule, go to What’s Happening on the menu.
In addition, we have news, activities, and an entertainment section which has a schedule of our movies & shows. For the movies, you can click on a link and watch the relevant video trailer.
HP Resident’s Phone Directory: Can’t find your HP Phone Book? Don’t worry. because the listing is on our website in the Resident’s section.
If you need to communicate with Campbell, use the “Contact Us” form on the menu.
We have a link to the “New Residents Welcome Packet” located on the Residents section of the menu. Residents can fill out an “Emergency Contact” Form“ in the Phase section. We also have a link to the “The Lifestyle Newsletter”. The HPA BOD voted to password protect the Lifestyle, so please contact your Phase President for the password. We make it easy for the residents to submit various forms, such as Work Orders and Elevator Pad requests. Check out the “Resident Forms” options on our Menu.
Important HP Phone Numbers
|ADT Alarm System||800-878-7806|
|AT&T U-Verse Customer Service||866-299-6824|
|AT&T U-Verse Technical Support||800-288-2020|
|Campbell After Hours Emergency Number||954-427-8770|
|Florida Power & LIght||800-226-3545|
|Palm Beach County Sheriff [Non-Emergency]||561-995-2800|