HP Chronicle
by President Sue Loeser

And here is our 48th edition of the HP Chronicle.

Grandparents for Safe Schools

Are you interested in joining HPA for a quiet march on Jog Road?  There will first be a sign making party.  We already have a sponsor to pay for the sign supplies.  Then there will be the day of the march.  Dates are TBD.  If you are interested in either of these, please contact Bob Leeson at bleeson@sbcglobal.net or 561-499-0677.

 

Please note that the speed limit for HP is 25 mph.  Too many of us are speeding.  And we expect you to STOP at each stop sign, not glide through as many people seem to be doing.  This is for our own good!

 

To the “Resident of HP” who left an envelope at the front desk for me re “observed inappropriate incident” please know I was notified at 10:22 AM that morning that the sleeping guard was fired.

 

Villa residents, when you place your trash in front of your villa your garbage should be bagged in closed containers.  We do not want bags of trash at the edge of your driveway because such bags attract rodents.

 

The Balance Class is now part of our regularly scheduled class offerings and will take place on Mondays from 9:15 to 10:00 AM.

 

A Reminder:  The PB Sheriff’s Office is presenting a free program to teach all residents how to protect themselves against scams on Sunday, March 4th at 1 PM in our theater.  

 

The front gate once again has an operational printer.  Now if your guests ask for directions the guard should be able to print out directions to your unit as opposed to giving them a map of our grounds with a noted highlighted pathway.

 

Our clubs, committees and phases will be in the upper lobby on Mondays from 9:30 – 11 AM and Thursdays from 2 – 3:30 PM selling tickets to their various events.  If you have any questions please contact Esley Isseks (495-6686 or esleyiz1490@gmail.com).

Reminders:

  • The next Open Mic session will be held on Tuesday, March 6th at 11 AM in the Ping Pong Room.
  • The next HPA Agenda meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 13th at 2 PM in the Conference Room.
  • The next HPA BOD meeting will be held on Monday, March 19th at 10 AM in the Theater.
  • The next AARP Driver Safety Refresher classes are scheduled for February 27th and March 27th.  If you are interested tell the front desk.  Class is from 10 AM – 4 PM.
  • The phone number to call in a guest is 561.922.9083.
  • The Campbell Management after hours emergency phone number is 954-427-8770.  IF THERE IS NO ANSWER LEAVE A MESSAGE.  SOMEONE WILL RETURN YOUR CALL.

And now for this week’s HP news:

  • The following motions were passed at Monday’s HPA Board of Directors’ meeting which was attended by nine members of the Board:
    • Motion to accept a proposal from Wiring.com to furnish a total of 26 cameras, 6 network video recorders and 1 POE network switch, plus cabling, wiring, mounting gear and wall unit for a total amount of $46,250.  Funds will come from Reserves, Capital Contributions, Reserve Account No. 2543 Security Cameras.  (Passed 9-0).
    • Motion to approve a proposal from our Technology Committee to institute a combination Café Debit Card (Blue Card) with a maximum renewable amount of $250/year.  This Café card is strictly discretionary and is available to those homeowners who desire an additional amount for Café expenses beyond their existing $180 per year on the Red Card. (8 yes, 1 abstention)
    • Motion to approve the HPA Board of Directors to schedule a Special Meeting for the purpose of proposing an assessment to Phases I, II, III and IV to recover expenses due to Hurricane Irma and prior years’ operating losses.  (9-0)
    • Motion to approve the purchase of a Digital Projection M-Vision Laser 16K Projector with 16,000 Lumens with Native 1920 x 1200 Resolutions.  Included will be a Digital projection lens, ceiling mount, cabling and installation at a cost of $29,861.94.  Funds will come from Reserves Account 3745 Theater. (9-0)
    • Motion to approve the purchase of new aluminum poles and LED light fixtures for the Tennis Courts.  The purchase will include the new aluminum poles, brackets, plate covers and new LED Area Light Fixtures for Courts 1 and 2.  Cost of this purchase is $39,600.40 from Lite Maintenance, Inc.  Funds will come from Reserves – Account 3749 Capital Improvements. (9-0)
    • Motion to approve the repairs to the ladies steam room ceiling through Frank Litrento Construction at a cost of $5,515.75 as well as to replace the ladies Steam Generator at a cost of $9,850.  Funds for both will come from Reserves, Capital Expenditures. (9-0)
    • Motion to approve the formal adoption of a balance class to be held temporarily on Mondays at 9:15 AM in the second floor card room where Yoga classes are currently being held.  Funds for these classes are already included in the Operating Recreation budget for 2018. (9-0)
    • Motion to approve the purchase of two pickleball nets and posts from Fast Dry Courts at a cost of $2,200.  Funds will come from the Operating Account Recreation 80200 Bocce/Tennis. (9-0)
    • Motion to approve the purchase of four new benches for the satellite pool bathrooms.  The cost is $204.50 each or a total of $818.  Additional costs will be taxes and shipping.  Funds will come from Operating Account 7410 Repair/Maintenance. (9-0)
    • Motion to approve the purchase of a 4000 PSI Power Washer at the cost of $1,149.99 plus tax plus an additional Scrubber Device used in conjunction with the power washer at the cost of $369.99 plus tax.  Total cost for both units is $1,519.98 plus tax.  Funds will come from Operating Account 7410 Repair/Maintenance. (9-0)
  • Also this month the board decided that instead of purchasing a new Bingo board to replace the existing one the Bingo games will use an “app” and display the called numbers on the screen in the Ballroom.  This is a huge savings.  The Bingo folks tried this approach and we have received positive feedback from them.
  • The new Swimming Pool Committee has submitted a list of items the members feel should be addressed.  Jessie and Danny will meet with the committee next week and as a result of that meeting any issue that costs more than a nominal amount will be brought to the HPA BOD.
  • Last weekend one of our guards on a golf cart ran into the front gate on Jog Road and broke off the arm.  The guard company is paying for these repairs.
  • We are providing new coffee pots so that our theater performers can have hot tea in addition to hot coffee.
  • This week we had the clubhouse gutters replaced/repaired.  Next will be the tile replacement for the clubhouse roof.  We have two proposals that appear to be for the same job but are very far apart price-wise, so we need to look into this further before awarding the contract.
  • We now have one proposal for installing four lollypop lights on Pointe Pleasant Circle, but since this is a new installation (for a very dark area) we first need to get a permit from the County.
  • We still have two original A/C units above the theater.  One unit is losing refrigerant badly so we are now getting proposals to replace the old unit(s).
  • This week we shifted some of the work load from one employee to another.  Until now Laura has been managing the Work Orders and as of this week we moved that responsibility to Danny.  Since most of the Work Orders involve maintenance this change makes sense.  Once this new assignment has been streamlined a bit it is our hope that our residents will get the long awaited feedback on their Work Order requests.  Also this change should give Laura some extra time so that she can assist Marvin more so that he has more time to devote to communicating with the residents.  Hopefully this is a win-win situation for all of us.
  • Channel 8001 is still not operational.
  • The light in the north fountain is still out.

Each phase is having an election in March as part of its Annual Meeting.  By now everyone should have received a ballot and a proxy in the mail.  Please make sure that your ballot is submitted before 10 AM on the day of your Annual Meeting.

Here are the dates and times for those meetings:

  • Phase I, March 12, 10 AM
  • Phase II, March 15, 10 AM
  • Phase III, March 21, 10 AM
  1. Phase IV, March 20, 10 AM

All meetings are scheduled for the Theater.

Please make sure that you vote on the official ballot.  You cannot vote for more than the number of available seats, but you can vote for less than the number of available seats (for example, if there are 3 seats available you cannot vote for 4 people, but you can vote for 1, 2 or 3 people).  Place your ballot into the “SECRET BALLOT ENVELOPE” and seal that envelope.  Do not sign your name on your ballot or on the secret ballot envelope.  Place that envelope into the outer envelope with your name and address on it.

Just in case you may not attend your Annual Meeting why not complete the General Proxy and also place it in the outer envelope?  This will help your phase reach a quorum for the meeting.  If you attend your Annual Meeting you will already have been registered because of the General Proxy you previously submitted.  There is no down-side in submitting the General Proxy ahead of time.

Once you have placed your sealed Secret Ballot Envelope and your General Proxy into the outer envelope you should seal the outer envelope.  You can mail in the outer envelope or just submit your sealed outer envelope to Susan at the front desk at any time before your meeting date.

Of course you may also bring your ballot and proxy to your phase’s Annual Meeting, but remember to be there early enough since all the envelopes have to be processed by 10 AM and there may be a line that morning.

If you do not follow these rules, your ballot and proxy will not be counted.  If you have any further questions, please contact me or one of your phase board members.

Please be kind to your neighbors.  If they do not have email, print out a copy of our weekly Chronicle for them as there is no official hard-copy (paper version) of this weekly email.

Til next week,

Sue Loeser


And here is our 47th edition of the HP Chronicle.

The February 8th patio meeting has generated a lot of questions.   Two major items head the list.

The first is the definition of a “patio.”  Some people think the lanai is the patio, but it is not.  Others thought that “patio” referred to the pool decks.  A patio is “a paved outdoor area adjoining a residence.”

The second issue is that residents from Phases II and IV thought that the patio meeting was not for them.  Here are the facts:  each HP resident received a robocall and an email (if Campbell has a phone number and email address on file for the resident) announcing the meeting.  If the issue were not relevant to phases II and IV they would never have been informed that such a meeting was taking place.

The definition of a condominium is “a type of real estate divided into several units that are each separately owned, surrounded by common areas jointly owned.”  Thus the patio issue concerns a paved area put down by a resident on land that does not solely belong to him.

I made an assumption that the above three paragraphs of explanation were not required when I announced the patio meeting.  Obviously this was a faulty assumption on my part and I apologize for that.

There will be a subsequent patio meeting.  When you get that notification, please feel free to attend and ask your questions.

 

Anyone entering information regarding guests in the Dwelling Live system should NOT enter any person or company under VENDORS.  Your cleaning service, CAC, a contractor, etc. are not considered vendors…..  They are all considered guests.  Who knew???  I certainly did not!  To me these types of visitor are indeed vendors.  I learned the hard way that unless you are a “super Dwelling Live user” which only a few people at HP are, you are never to enter information in the Vendor section that you see if you use your computer to access the system.  One might question why that option is available to us common folk, but that is a question for another time…….

 

The Ping Pong room is a room for residents to enjoy playing just that—ping pong.  Those who wish to continue their card games may do so.  However, the primary use for the ping pong room is to play ping pong.  If the noise level is a little higher than card players would like, the card players should move their game to a different location.  Please do not expect the ping pong players to acquiesce to the card players.

 

Most people know that we recently installed a 65” TV into the library.  That TV is to be used by clubs, committees, phases and HPA as a screen when a presentation is made.  That could, in fact, conflict with afternoon card games.  When that happens if there is not enough room in the existing card rooms then we will open the Ballroom for card and Maj Jongg games.  Yes, this is a change from how we operated in the past.  Most clubs meet in the mornings when no one should be playing in the card rooms, but there are times, as we had this week, when the TV needs to be available for an afternoon meeting and the card players will be accommodated in other locations.  

 

The front gate once again has an operational printer.  Now if your guests ask for directions the guard should be able to print out directions to your unit as opposed to giving them a map of our grounds with a noted highlighted pathway.

 

Anyone with a background in survey research willing to help us a bit here at HP please contact Andrea Weiss (weissaz@gmail.com or 908.2360).  Thank you.  Last week’s Chronicle had an error in Andrea’s email address.  This is correct.

 

Our clubs, committees and phases will be in the upper lobby on Mondays from 9:30 – 11 AM and Thursdays from 2 – 3:30 PM selling tickets to their various events.  If you have any questions please contact Esley Isseks (495-6686 or esleyiz1490@gmail.com).

Reminders:

  • The next HPA Board of Directors’ Meeting will be held on Monday, February 19th at 10 AM in the Theater..
  • The next AARP Driver Safety Refresher class is scheduled for February 27th.  If you are interested tell the front desk.  Class is from 10 AM – 4 PM.
  • The PB Sheriff’s Office is presenting a free program to teach all residents how to protect themselves against scams on Sunday, March 4th at 1 PM in our theater.
  • The phone number to call in a guest is 561.922.9083.
  • The Campbell Management after hours emergency phone number is 954-427-8770.  IF THERE IS NO ANSWER LEAVE A MESSAGE.  SOMEONE WILL RETURN YOUR CALL.

And now for this week’s HP news:

  • The HP Valentine’s Day party was a huge success.  Our thanks go to Paul Cohen and his committee for planning the party and to all 150 who attended for making the evening such a success.  The next big HP event is our Memorial Day celebration.
  • Last Friday the new Café refrigerator was received and installed.
  • We received complaints about the temperature of the north pool and found that it is indeed too hot.  Our vendor was called in for repairs.
  • We have received many complaints about the pool furniture and are looking into this situation.  Stay tuned!
  • We had emergency service last weekend for the electrical board of the back gate.
  • Our maintenance team is painting all the poles under the pool awnings at all pools.
  • We have a new towing service.  City Towing put up new signs at both entries to our property.
  • All of our clubhouse air conditioners are currently being serviced under our quarterly maintenance service contract.
  • There is a light out in the north fountain which will be repaired soon.
  • Channel 8001 is still down.

Please be kind to your neighbors.  If they do not have email, print out a copy of our weekly Chronicle for them as there is no official hard-copy (paper version) of this weekly email.

Til next week,

Sue Loeser, HPA President
sueloeser@gmail.com


And here is our 46th edition of the HP Chronicle.

The February Lifestyle has an error in its calendar.  The Women’s Club Fashion Show is at HP on February 19th at 11:30 AM.  This is not an outside event. There will be fashions to buy so bring your money and have fun.

 

The February Lifestyle has an error on page 11.  The box office is open from 9 AM – noon on Wednesdays and Fridays; it is not open on Mondays.

 

If anyone is willing to rent an HP condo to the children of a resident for 10 days in August please contact Simon.Brodeur@starsgroup.com or 514 386 5519 .  Thank you.

 

Please remember to tell your guests NOT to use the numbered parking spots as they belong to the people who live in the building.  Guests should park in the yellow spaces noted as Guest spots.

 

Anyone with a background in survey research willing to help us a bit here at HP please contact Andrea Weiss (weissag@gmail.com or 908.2360).  Thank you.

 

When I returned from the patio meeting yesterday I received a phone call on my cell phone from the IRS telling me that they are involving me in a law suit and that I should call a specific number.  I knew it was a scam and hung up!

 

Our clubs, committees and phases will be in the upper lobby on Mondays from 9:30 – 11 AM and Thursdays from 2 – 3:30 PM selling tickets to their various events.  If you have any questions please contact Esley Isseks (495-6686 or esleyiz1490@gmail.com).

 

When you get new furniture or appliances including an air conditioning unit PLEASE make sure that you installer breaks down the cartons that s/he puts in the trash.  It is the resident’s responsibility to make sure that all cartons have been properly taken apart.  Thank you.

 

This Monday, February 12th we will be holding another demonstration Balance Class at 9:15 – 10:00 AM in the Clubhouse in a second floor card room.

Reminders:

  • The next HPA Agenda Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 13th at 2 PM in the Conference Room.
  • The next HPA Board of Directors’ Meeting will be held on Monday, February 19th at 10 AM in the Theater..
  • The next AARP Driver Safety Refresher class is scheduled for February 27th.  If you are interested tell the front desk.  Class is from 10 AM – 4 PM.
  • The PB Sheriff’s Office is presenting a free program to teach all residents how to protect themselves against scams on Sunday, March 4th at 1 PM in our theater.
  • The phone number to call in a guest is 561.922.9083.
  • The Campbell Management after hours emergency phone number is 954-427-8770.  IF THERE IS NO ANSWER LEAVE A MESSAGE.  SOMEONE WILL RETURN YOUR CALL.
  • If you buy your show tickets on-line at home, but opt to not print them at home, you MUST bring your confirmation number to the box office so the tickets can be printed there.  Without the confirmation number it is impossible for the ladies at the box office to print the tickets.

 Community News:

  • Highlights from the monthly Alliance of Delray meeting held this week:
    • Palm Beach Fire Rescue CPR Day will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 9 AM to 12 noon.  Come to Fire Station 42, 14276 Hagen Ranch Road (next to the library), and learn CPR.  Each class last 30 minutes.
    • The Nostalgic Magazine Expo, will be held at the South Community Civic Center,16700 Jog Road, on Wednesday March 28, 2018, from 9 AM to 2 PM.  Sponsor for the event is Humana.  Come and be entertained and educated.  Delicious treats. Everyone is invited.  It’s free.
    • Capt. Shawn Eastman from the Sheriff’s Office spoke about a system called Vigilante Solutions, where cameras take pictures of a car tag and that information immediately goes into a system to check whether the car is stolen, etc.  He didn’t go into details about setup or the cost.  If you are interested call him at 561-688-4791.

 Good News:

  • Eileen & Barry Black are proud to announce that their daughter Attorney Shari Steinfeld has been made a partner in her law firm.  Congratulations Shari!

And now for this week’s HP news:

  • The covered parking spots in Phases II and IV have been checked and the burned out bulbs/fixtures are being replaced.  It is an involved process since usually one or two cars have to be removed before the old fixture can be removed and the new one is installed and tested.
  • There was a special HPA Board of Directors’ meeting yesterday regarding the patio issue.  The following motion passed unanimously:
    • Motion to promulgate a supplemental rule that HPA can enter into a non-exclusive patio lease with an HP owner in exchange for an initial fee and/or an annual renewal fee plus still to be determined mandatory guidelines.

The next step will be that the HPA Board of Directors decide on the details associated with the lease.  When we have that information we will again let everyone know.

  • Our maintenance team was able to patch and paint the perimeter wall that was damaged by the one car accident last week.
  • Our outside wall and all the associated projects with the wall are all finally complete.  We have paid the last installment to our vendor.
  • At the Open Mic meeting this week the following issues were raised.  In parentheses you will find the committee or person who will probably be addressing the issue.
    • Use large old phase office and adjoining room for aerobics. (Long Range Planning Committee)
    • Gym lockers are too rusty to use. (Long Range Planning Committee)
    • Light outside of back gate blinds drivers leaving and going north on El Claire. (Landscape)
    • Gym should open at 6 AM. (Fitness)
    • Aerobics gym too hot. (Maintenance)
    • Billiard room and ping pong room lack air circulation.
    • Keys should not be needed to use the bathrooms from the main pool. –
      • The reason for this is that the saunas and Jacuzzis are not monitored.  We also keep the doors locked to prevent children or non-residents from entering the facility and using clubhouse services.  
  • The pool furniture needs to be replaced (we hear this often). (Swim Committee)
    • The south side of the entrance on Jog Road has one old light fixture that does not light up.  Shouldn’t it be removed?  The flowers are not lit by the entrance light fixtures. (Maintenance/Landscape)
    • The leaf blower at the tennis courts should not start at 6:15 AM.  Other noise cannot begin until 8, why not limit the leaf blowers too?  Use a brush early in the AM and then the blower later in the day.
      • The blowing of the tennis courts actually starts around 7:15 or 7:30 AM.  Our maintenance staff does not clock in until 6:30 AM.  At that time they meet with Danny for their schedules, gather their equipment and get their golf carts set up for the day.  The first tennis courts that are blown are the ones away from any building.  We recently bought a new blower that is considered one of the quietest existing blowers to ease the noise.
  • We need more Jewish Journals delivered.  Why are they no longer bringing them to the buildings? (Jessie)
    • The north pool ladies bathroom has a toilet that is VERY dirty.(Joseph)
    • The east pool has one non-functioning faucet in the ladies bathroom.
      • A faucet has been ordered.  Our maintenance team will install the faucet.
  • Can’t there be a rubber stopper added so that the gate at the east pool does not slam? (Maintenance)
    • There should be a spread sheet on the website that indicates each work order and what the status of that work order is. (?)
    • Signs at the pool should no longer forbid swimmers under 4 since swim diapers are now available. (Swim Committee)
  • Our maintenance team is painting the vertical poles that hold up the awnings on the tennis courts.
  • We have installed new fire extinguisher boxes and new signage re those boxes at all the pools.
  • The Leg Extension/Leg Curl machine was jammed this week.  It appear that this may have been an issue of sabotage since it is almost impossible for this condition to occur without human force.  The machine has been repaired.
  • You may see ground areas spray painted with neon orange to mark hazardous conditions.  Please be careful when walking near those areas.
  • Channel 8001 is still down.  We are waiting for AT&T to reconnect the system.  We looked at getting another vendor for this, but we found that 8001 must be accessed through the AT&T lines.

Please be kind to your neighbors.  If they do not have email, print out a copy of our weekly Chronicle for them as there is no official hard-copy (paper version) of this weekly email.

Til next week,
Sue Loeser, HPA President
sueloeser@gmail.com


And here is our 45th edition of the HP Chronicle.

Earlier this week our daytime guard had to make 62 calls in one shift to residents to ensure that the guest at the gate was valid.  You can just imagine how those calls delayed the entry of legitimate guests.  Therefore, as of February 1, 2018, the guards will no longer call residents to validate guests.  If you as a resident have neither called in a guest nor placed that guest’s name on your guest list then that guest will not be allowed to enter.  The call-in number is 561.922.9083.

 

This Monday, February 5th we will be holding a second demonstration Balance Class at 9:15 – 10:00 AM in the Clubhouse in a second floor card room.

 

Scam artists posing as U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents are calling physicians and consumers as part of an international extortion scheme. The scammers target victims who have previously purchased prescriptions by telephone or the internet and identify themselves as DEA agents or other law enforcement. They tell their victims that purchasing drugs over the internet or telephone is illegal and that enforcement action will be taken against them if they don’t pay a fine, usually thousands of dollars.  No DEA agent will ever contact physicians or members of the public by telephone to demand money or any other form of payment. If you receive a call such as the one described, refuse the demand for payment and immediately report the threat using the DEA’s online form located here: https://apps.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/esor/.  For more information, the DEA’s news release is available here: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubs/pressreleases/extortion_scam.htm

Reminders:

  • The next Open Mic session will be held Tuesday, February 6th at 11 AM in the Ping Pong room.
  • The next HPA Agenda Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 13th at 2 PM in the Conference Room.
  • The next HPA Board of Directors’ Meeting will be held on Monday, February 19th at 10 AM in the Theater..
  • The next AARP Driver Safety Refresher class is scheduled for February 27th.  If you are interested tell the front desk.  Class is from 10 AM – 4 PM.
  • The PB Sheriff’s Office is presenting a free program to teach all residents how to protect themselves against scams on Sunday, March 4th at 1 PM in our theater.
  • The phone number to call in a guest is 561.922.9083.
  • The Campbell Management after hours emergency phone number is 954-427-8770.  IF THERE IS NO ANSWER LEAVE A MESSAGE.  SOMEONE WILL RETURN YOUR CALL.
  • If you buy your show tickets on-line at home, but opt to not print them at home, you MUST bring your confirmation number to the box office so the tickets can be printed there.  Without the confirmation number it is impossible for the ladies at the box office to print the tickets.

Community News:

  • (From a resident)  Do you know there is a medical facility called the JFK EMERGENCY ROOM at 10921 Jog Road  (corner of Woolbright, next to Publix), Boynton Beach, 561-548-8250?  It is a 12 room 24 /7 emergency clinic affiliated with JFK Medical Center.  When the resident was there at 9 PM, there was no wait.  This could be a much better alternative to a hospital emergency room for non-life threatening issues.  The staff and doctor were excellent.
  • Our Palm Beach Commissioner (Mary Lou Berger) has recently announced that the county operates 17 libraries, four of which are in our district:  Glades Road, West Boca, Hagen Ranch and West Boynton.  As of the January 23rd board meeting the Board of County Commissioners added the Canyon Branch Library to the Library Capital Improvement Plan.  This action authorizes staff to initiate the process to secure design and construction services for the new branch library to serve the Canyon Town Center area, west of the turnpike in Boynton Beach.  This site is currently occupied by temporary athletic fields operated by the Parks & Recreation Department.  Development of the site will begin after athletic fields are constructed at the new and adjacent Canyon Park in 2019.

Event of the Week:

  • On Monday evening the Snowbirds Plus Club hosted a Night at the Oscars.  And what a night it was!!  Everyone entered on a red carpet in his/her very formal attire.  The magnificent center pieces highlighted our luxuriously decorated Ballroom.  Highlights included a visit by Joan Rivers, Elvis Presley and an extended performance by Marilyn Monroe.  Photos can be found on our website:  http://huntingtonpointe.net.  Go to Photos:  Living at HP and then Resident Parties.  A sumptuous meal (catered by Mario) was enjoyed by all.  Videos of our Oscar attendees were simultaneously taken and streamed on the screen at the front of the room.  This was definitely the event of the week and we have Esley Isseks and her team to thank for a ritzy, posh, classy evening with every detail covered!  If you missed this, know that next time Esley and her crew plan an event you will definitely want to attend!

Good News:

  • Michael Wassarman’s son Aaron and his wife Ashley had their first son, Landon Robert Wassarman, on Friday, January 26th.  Congratulations to all!
  • Haley Litt, granddaughter of Rieva Litt, will be competing at Disney World as a member of the Los Alamitos High School Cheerleading team February 9 – 12th.  Go Haley!

And now for this week’s HP news:

  • The Landscape Committee has announced that the planting of 1600 plants began this week.  This project is a result of the survey that the landscapers made of our entire property to determine where plants are needed.  The project began at Mill Pointe Circle.
  • We are still waiting for wall vendor to complete the trim on one of the front columns by Jog Road.
  • New lighting has been installed to accent the new landscaping by the front and back exits.
  • There was a bad one-car accident outside our community on Jog Road this week.  The young driver lost control of her car and hit our perimeter wall.  Her car was demolished, but the driver was not badly injured.  Firemen had to cut her out of the car.  We now have to determine if the wall needs to be repaired in the area of the accident before the wall is repainted.
  • Our maintenance staff has repainted the satellite pool red emergency phones this week.  We have also gotten signs for the top of the poles where the phones are located so that in an emergency the location of the phones can be easily spotted.
  • Channel 8001 is down.  Apparently AT&T disconnected the IP address.  We are trying to get it re-activated.
  • The east pool was re-opened on Saturday, January 27th.
  • A garden hose was taken from the front of a villa this week.  Who would do that?
  • Yesterday we held our annual HP-wide calendar meeting for all phases, clubs and committees to create a schedule of non-conflicting events for next season.
  • Pierre Marie Laurent has joined our janitorial staff to replace Jeff Nicholas who moved up to our maintenance staff.
  • Wilfred Junior Jean-Baptiste has joined our janitorial team to replace Fashon Limoge who left for another property.
  • Susan Caljean has replaced Sonjah Ferguson at the front desk.  Sonjah has replaced Regina Matos who has returned to her prior property to be trained to become their property manager.
  • Danny Davern, our Chief of Maintenance, conducted our first new monthly Safety Class for our staff this week.  He gives the class twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon, so that every staff member is able to attend.

 

REMEMBER

Earlier this week our daytime guard had to make 62 calls in one shift to residents to ensure that the guest at the gate was valid.  You can just imagine how those calls delayed the entry of legitimate guests.  Therefore, as of February 1, 2018, the guards will no longer call residents to validate guests.  If you as a resident have neither called in a guest nor placed that guest’s name on your guest list then that guest will not be allowed to enter.  The call-in number is 561.922.9083.

Please be kind to your neighbors.  If they do not have email, print out a copy of our weekly Chronicle for them as there is no official hard-copy (paper version) of this weekly email.

Til next week,
Sue Loeser,  HPA President
sueloeser@gmail.com

 


And here is our 44nd edition of the HP Chronicle.

PLEASE NOTE #1:  THE CLINT HOLMES SHOW IS AT 7 PM ON SATURDAY…..

 

PLEASE NOTE # 2:  THE PATIO MEETING TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 29TH HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL A DATE TO BE DETERMINED.

 

I received a call from a resident who had his A/C unit serviced this week.  The technician had to go to the clubhouse to get the key for the roof.  When the technician returned to the apartment he told the resident that he services three counties and he thinks ours is the nicest clubhouse he has seen in 10 years!  Just wanted to share this with everyone!!!

 

Bocce will now take place on 9:30 AM Saturdays and at 10 AM Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

 

Please wash out your recyclables before depositing them into the blue bins.

 

This Monday, January 29 we will be holding a demonstration Balance Class at 9:15 – 10:00 AM in the Clubhouse in a second floor card room. All you need to do is wear comfortable clothing and join your fellow residents. Hope to see you there.

 

Please mark your calendars.  On Sunday, March 4th at 1 PM there will be an important free presentation to our residents by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s VAST (Volunteers Against Scam Team) in our theater.  We can learn how to protect ourselves against the latest Scams that are occurring in our neighborhood.  Please come and join us.

 

I have been asked to request our residents to refrain from using perfume anywhere in the clubhouse.  Until this point this request has only been for the theater, but we have found that the card players with breathing conditions cannot tolerate any fragrances.  Thank you for your assistance in keeping the air clean in our clubhouse.

Reminders:

  • The next AARP Driver Safety Refresher class is scheduled for February 27th.  If you are interested tell the front desk.  Class is from 10 AM – 4 PM.
  • The annual HP-wide calendar meeting will be held on February 1 at 2 PM.
  • The phone number to call in a guest is 561.922.9083.
  • The Campbell Management after hours emergency phone number is 954-427-8770.  IF THERE IS NO ANSWER LEAVE A MESSAGE.  SOMEONE WILL RETURN YOUR CALL.
  • If you buy your show tickets on-line at home, but opt to not print them at home, you MUST bring your confirmation number to the box office so the tickets can be printed there.  Without the confirmation number it is impossible for the ladies at the box office to print the tickets.
  • Please check out channel 8001 which can keep you well informed.

Community News:

o    Tuscan Gardens Delray BeachThe project may be abandoned.  New signs for County changes went up last week.

·         Lacys LandscapingIn September, a few days before the owners were scheduled to be fined, they removed the fence and tanks. The land is completely cleared of all the nursery shade structures and plastic pots.

·         Emerald Place Townhouses – The project is now in full construction.  https://www.emeralddelray.com/.

·         Palm Greens Golf Course13th Floor homes made presentations on their proposal twice a day from January 16-19, 2018.

·         Shores of Delray Senior LivingThe memory care and assisted living facility at Lake Ida and Via Flora was approved on August 21, 2016.

·         Sims and Lake Ida PropertyLand has been sold.

·         Sims / Atlantic Stoplight– Traffic light working since July 2017.

·         Marina Lakes Golf Course (Orioles) – The Orioles owners approved the proposals for housing in the golf course in February 2017.  Developer 13th Floor Homes submitted the applications to the County.  Everything is in process.

·         Behind Winn-Dixie Property – The 5 acres has been removed from the market.  Unknown if sold or just withdrawn.

·         Cambria Parc Homes (On Flavor Pict) – The model units opened on April 1 and can be toured.  Most units are now complete.  Click here for more information:  http://www.lennar.com/new-homes/florida/palm-beach/boynton-beach/cambria-parc.

·         Polo Trace Golf Course (On Hagen Ranch) – The owners have approved a plan by GL Homes to build homes in the golf course.  The specifics are being negotiated now.

·         Westchester Country Club Golf Course (On El Clair Ranch) – Golf course removed from sale.

 

Good HP News:

  • Andrea Mosca, daughter of Esley Isseks was recently promoted to Director of the Academic Advisement Center at Fairleigh Dickenson University.  Congratulations Andrea (and Esley)!!!

And now for this week’s HP news:

  • Belated thank you to Milt Anger for a very successful Club Expo on January 7th.
  • Our vendor has completed the perimeter wall/gatehouse project with one exception.   There is still one piece of trim on the one of the columns at the Jog Road exit that still needs to be done.
  • There was concern this week that there are dark blotches on the on the white column tops on the outside wall on the south side of the front gate.  Apparently there are also some dark blotches on the inside of the wall.  These are caterpillars and upon closer examination we find many caterpillars everywhere.  I guess that beats problems with the stucco or the concrete!  We are now going to discuss with Eric from Maximum what we might spray to keep the caterpillars off the freshly painted walls.
  • Our Bocce court vendor came yesterday and gave additional training to our maintenance staff.  We now know how to groom the Bocce court.  The vendor told us our rake was inadequate and gave us a better one to use.  When the vendor comes each week they will use a special roller to make the court look professionally groomed.
  • As of July 1, 2018, there are new requirements for Florida condominium associations regarding websites.  Not only is every condo required to have a website, each condo’s website must contain many digitized documents.  Some of these requirements include the posting of the recorded declaration of condominium, every amendment to the declaration, articles of incorporation of the association, management agreements, all bids for materials, equipment and services, the annual budget, all financial reports, the certifications of all directors, all contracts, etc. etc. etc.  We are ahead of the game because we already have a website.  There are still many condos without one!
  • Those residents who use the east pool know that the pool has been down all week long.  The leaks were found and repaired.  The wiring and the voltage were checked.  The pool was refilled.  Our maintenance team feels that the pool will be up and running by mid week.
  • Our maintenance team has gotten instruction from our pool maintenance company regarding the chemical testing that needs to be done daily per another change of the law.  We started the testing this week.
  • There was a leak in the main pool equipment room this week.  The floor was jackhammered and a broken pipe was found under the slab.  This has all be repaired.
  • Palm Beach County was out on Wednesday doing some sewer maintenance on our property.
  • The resident gate arm on Jog Road cracked and was replaced this week.
  • Last week I mentioned that Maximum Services was willing to regrade one location for drainage work as a proof of concept free of charge.  That work was done this week.  It rained one evening after the work was done and an hour after the rain started all the surface water was gone.  Now we want to wait for a real storm to see how the proof of concept works under those conditions.
  • We have learned from a resident that there is no WiFi reception in the ballroom.  We have ordered another Access Point and when that arrives and is installed, it will be tested and hopefully the problem will be solved.
  • Regina Matos, our very able admin, is leaving HP today for another Campbell position which in essence will be a promotion for her.  We wish her well as she furthers her career.
  • Sonjah Ferguson will be moving from our reception desk to take over Regina’s position.
  • A replacement for Sonjah has been hired and will be joining us on Monday, January 29th.  She is a seasoned Customer Service person with great computer skills.  Please welcome her when you see her next week.
  • One of our janitorial staff is leaving and his replacement will also begin on Monday, January 29th.

Please be kind to your neighbors.  If they do not have email, print out a copy of our weekly Chronicle for them as there is no official hard-copy (paper version) of this weekly email.

Til next week,
Sue Loeser,  HPA President,
sueloeser@gmail.com


And here is our 42nd edition of the HP Chronicle.

The landscapers are complaining that there is dog excrement behind the clubhouse.  We are a no-pet community.  If your pet is a registered support animal, you still need to pick up after it.

 

The WiFi in the clubhouse and the pools is now operational.

 

There is an error in the current Lifestyle magazine.  The ORT meeting is January 22nd, not the 29th, at 10:30 AM in the Ballroom.

 

If you are in the clubhouse (or in your residence for that matter) and you hear an alarm go off, please vacate the area/building.  It makes no sense for us to spend all that money to maintain alarm systems if our residents are going to ignore them when they sound.

 

If you are in the indoor pool area and somehow get locked in, please do NOT use the alarm button.  That alarm button is to be used when someone needs emergency assistance due to a health issue in the water, perhaps.  It is not to be used if the person is okay but just locked in a space during daytime hours.

 

There is a new procedure for bulk service homeowners that put their AT&T services on vacation mode.  You should now call the Bulk Center at 866.299.6824, identify yourself as a HP Bulk Customer and ask to be on vacation hold.  The Bulk Center will suspend your service and provide you with the credit when you call to restore services.  Going forward all these requests should go through the Bulk Center.

Reminders:

  • The HPA Board of Directors meeting will be held on Monday, January 15th at 10 AM in the theater.
  • The next AARP Driver Safety Refresher classes are scheduled for January 23rd and February 27th.  If you are interested tell Sonjah at the front desk.  Classes are from 10 AM – 4 PM.
  • The annual HP-wide calendar meeting will be held on February 1.
  • The phone number to call in a guest is 561.922.9083.
  • The Campbell Management after hours emergency phone number is 954-427-8770.  IF THERE IS NO ANSWER LEAVE A MESSAGE.  SOMEONE WILL RETURN YOUR CALL.
  • If you buy your show tickets on-line at home, but opt to not print them at home, you MUST bring your confirmation number to the box office so the tickets can be printed there.  Without the confirmation number it is impossible for the ladies at the box office to print the tickets.
  • Please check out channel 8001 which can keep you well informed.

Good HP News:

  • There are two issues worth mentioning re good news this week:
    • On January 9th a resident from one of the apartment buildings arrived home at 12:52 AM to find an open car door and a hood ajar on a car in front of the building.  He was not sure if it was a break in and called the sheriff’s office.   The officer arrived quickly and said either the owner left the door open and pulled the hood release by accident or the car was left unlocked and someone may have rummaged through the car.  The gentleman who found the car took a photo of the HP barcode.  Later in the morning he let us know that barcode number so we could track whose car it was.  Our Campbell staff found the owner who told us she had a grandson stay with her over the weekend, and the grandson drove her car.  She said there was no break-in in her car.  She mentioned something about the car needing a push, so that may explain why her hood was open and the driver’s door was ajar.  She thanked us for checking up on her.  We also thanked the alert resident who reported the open car door and the raised hood.
    • A resident tried to enter via the back gate.  Another car was too close to her and she was stuck between the two bars.  She got out of her car and told the driver he had to back up so the gate could close.  He refused.  She also saw he had no barcode.  She asked again and he used profanity and said he was not moving.  In the meantime another car came to the back gate.  The first resident went to the third car driven by a man and that man told the offending man he had to go to the Jog Road entrance. The offending driver did at that point back up and pull away from the back exit.  The first driver then drove straight to the front gate and told the guard what happened.  Sure enough the offending driver then arrived at the front gate.  The guard went to the car and asked the offending driver if he just tried to get in via the back gate and the offending driver swore at him.  The guard then told that driver that he was not getting in today and the driver drove off.  Hooray for the gate guard!

And now for this week’s HP news:

  • Our vendor has started to work on the gatehouses and touching up the columns.  Monday and Tuesday were spent power washing and the painting started Wednesday.  Of course this activity is weather dependent.
  • The gate people arrived this week and installed the three new gates for the dumpster areas by the maintenance shed and the café.  The third gate is for the landscaping storage by the maintenance shed.  The new gates are black coated chain link with slats.  The wood surrounding the concrete block walls was removed.  The walls will now be cleaned and repainted.
  • We were experiencing connection issues with the bar code system in the office and the two gates.  The vendor was called and they fixed the problem; now data is flowing to both gates.
  • Palm Beach County sent us confirmation that HPA will be used as a polling location for the January 30 and March 6 elections.
  • On Monday our vendor came to check the heating units for the main pool and found the outdoor pool heater failed  and was replaced.
  • The east pool had two issues Tuesday.  The circulation motor stopped working.  That motor was replaced in June of 2016 and is out of warranty, but Danny told the pool company that a motor should last more than 1 ½ years.  The pool company is working with the manufacturer of the motor to extend our warrantee.  The second issue was an electric problem with the jet contactors.  This has been fixed.
  • The men’s steam room had an issue of no steam!  We just installed new equipment about six months ago.  This turned out to be a solenoid valve that was not allowing steam into the steam room.  This problem has been resolved.
  • The water fountain in the ladies locker room was not cooling.  The breaker was reset and now all is well.
  • For the past two weeks I mentioned that the south lake’s lights are not working.  This week we learned that apparently we have a bad light fixture.  The vendor was able to get two lights working but we now have to replace the fixture.
  • Building 117 had patchwork done on the outside along the front walkway and trash room.
  • The keys for our four seater golf cart are missing.  We have ordered new keys.
  • Maintenance is working on the signs on the property.  New poles have been ordered and in some cases new signs have been ordered.
  • Our pool vendor is training our maintenance staff to use the pool test kits on the days that the pool company is not on site.
  • One of the benches on tennis court #1 is broken.  A new bench is being ordered.
  • Yesterday the Events Committee chaired a New Residents’ Welcome Party from 4-6 PM.  Refreshments were available.  Board members circulated and answered the new residents’ questions.  It was a successful event attended by many of our new residents.

Please be kind to your neighbors.  If they do not have email, print out a copy of our weekly Chronicle for them as there is no official hard-copy (paper version) of this weekly email.

Til next week,
Sue Loeser, HPA President
sueloeser@gmail.com