Huntington Pointe Community: 6251 North Oriole Blvd. Delray Beach, FL 33484
Tuesday June 15th @ 2 PM: HPA Agenda Meeting on Zoom – Watch and/or participate via our LIVE page.
Landscaping: Drought Emergency
Note: We had a storm Sunday night, June 13th, which brought much needed rain, but it also knocked down 2 big trees. See the photos below.
Even though we finally had some rainfall 2 out of the past 3 days, it’s a drop in the bucket. We are in the middle of a major drought in south Florida, as we had virtually no rain for the past 4 months. Our canals and lakes are at their lowest point that anyone can remember. The irrigation pump @ Pointe Pleasant Circle was shut down because there’s no water in the canal. If we turn on the pump, it will suck up mud and destroy the pump. Even if the pump was working, it is not enough to compensate for the long-term lack of rain. Our irrigation system is designed to work in conjunction with rain. The pumps are not a substitute for a long term lack of rainwater.
If the long-term drought wasn’t bad enough, the roofing company recently spent several weeks cleaning villa roofs, which caused damage to many of the plants in our villas. If we had normal rainfall during the cleaning of the roofs, the rainwater would have washed away the chemicals and most of the plants would have been fine. In essence, there’s nothing we can do about the plants which are turning brown.
There is some good news in this dreary update. Our landscaper advised that if and when we start to get some serious rain, he believes most of the brown plants will come back to life. For those which do not recover, he will replace them. Meanwhile, if you own a villa or a garden apartment, please get out your hose and regularly water your grass, trees, and plants.
CAFE NEWS: The hours are 9 AM – 2 PM and there’s a new menu. Check it out on our Café page, located in the Resident’s section. The café is closed on Mondays. We cannot expect the employees to work a seven day week, so in exchange for Sunday availability, we are giving up Mondays.
Here’s Another Reason to Sign Up for E-VOTING:
In addition to the simplicity and efficiency of voting from the comfort of your own home, there’s another reason to sign up for electronic voting. Phase I signed a contract with Becker Ballot, while the other three phases signed a contract with HOAst. Becker Ballot gives us unlimited surveys of residents. We’re not sure about HOAst, but we believe it’s also true for them. What does that mean for you and why would you care?
The Phase Boards are going to start conducting electronic surveys of their residents, obtaining feedback on an array of issues which impact your phase and the HP Community at large. The surveys will be conducted by Becker Ballot and HOAst. Therefore, if you want your voice heard on a variety of issues, you need to sign up for E-Voting.
You can find lots more information plus the sign up forms on our PHASE INFO page located in the Resident’s section of the menu.
HPA BOD Meeting: On May 17th, the board voted in favor of a proposal, effective May 18th, which grants guests permission to use the facilities, as long as they are accompanied by a resident. In addition, the board removed the mandatory mask rule. However, the board strongly recommends the wearing of a mask in the clubhouse and inside pool bathrooms. Here are the changes and some guidelines.
As of May 18, 2021, the board approved to allow guests at the outdoor recreational facilities. We know there is some excitement surrounding the new rules, however, Huntington Pointe is a private Community. That being said, we can enforce rulings that are stronger than the CDC has in place.
- The Clubhouse remains closed indefinitely.
- No open invitations to outside residents.
- Guests that will be using our outdoor recreational facilities must be fully vaccinated.
- Guests are permitted to use our outdoor recreational facilities; however, a resident must accompany their guest.
- Guests are not permitted to attend Water Aerobics classes.
If you have any questions regarding these rules, please feel free to contact the front desk at 561-496-3801.
May 13th Update from the CDC: Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a face mask or stay 6 feet away from others in most settings, whether outdoors or indoors, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in updated public health guidance release. There are a handful of instances where people still need to wear masks. They are in a health-care setting, or at a business which requires them. Fully vaccinated people also must wear masks on airplanes, buses, trains and other public transportation.
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.
Landscaping: Effective May 1st, all landscaping requests will be placed on hold for approximately 2 months, as we finish our current backlog and prepare for Hurricane Season. Visit our Landscaping page in the Resident’s section for more information.
Latest Covid-19 News: Visit our NEWS page located under “What’s Happening”.
Trash Collection in the Villas: Have 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 wait until approximately 9:30 AM on the morning of trash collections.
“Outside, 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|