Clubhouse Project: Summary of our initial meeting with our Architect written by Sue Loeser
- New entrance
- New doors
- New opening for upstairs booth
- Additional family bathrooms for men and women for the theater bathrooms
- Smaller sky light
- Atrium brought up to be level with the lobby
- Dedicated room for fitness classes on lobby level of atrium
- New large conference room in space in front of current ticket booth
- Expanded admin offices
- Renovated ballroom
- Current ping pong room becomes pre-function room associated with ballroom
- Expanded kitchen
- New fitness room with equipment facing windows overlooking north lake
- Dedicated ping pong room in space that was part of a locker room
- New locker rooms
- Second elevator
- More stairs
- Renovated indoor pool area
- Library/Media room on second floor of atrium above fitness classroom
- Old library and next card room can open to become one large room
- Old phase office becomes ceramics room
- Bathrooms between ceramics room and art room are made smaller
- Spa by the main pool
- Outdoor area between café and main pool revamped
We could all see how many of our ideas from the Focus Group sessions have been incorporated into the design effort. You know now that you have had a part in deciding what will change.
We even compared a photo of the atrium now and a rendering of how it may appear in the future. Our professional team will now continue to refine the First Conceptual Design document. When they are ready to show us the next iteration, we will let you know. It is a pleasure to know that so many excited people could watch and listen and hold their comments until the meeting was over.
Of course, if you want to share your thoughts, just send us an email. Here are some comments from our residents, all of whom had additional suggestions/questions and also said the following:
- “Overall, it looks like we will have a much more functional space.”
- “I couldn’t have made better suggestions than what was shown today.”
- “It was extraordinary for The Team, for the Board and for the Residents. Applause for All……”
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your cooperation and enthusiasm. Together we all excitedly wait to see how our project progresses.
Sue Loeser, For the Renovation Steering Group
Where do I need a password? The HP Phone Book and HPA Info on the BOD page require a password. You can obtain it by sending an email to Campbell Property Management. In addition, we have a PHASE INFO page in the resident”s section where documents, such as budgets and financial records for each of the 4 phases are stored. Every phase has a different password which you can obtain from your phase president. Some shows require a password to purchase tickets.
Corona Virus Update
On Monday March 16th, the HPA BOD closed the clubhouse. That means no shows, movies, club meetings, card games, exercise classes, no gym, and the closing of both the indoor and outdoor main pool. On Thursday March 19th, we learned someone (don’t know who that was) decided to close the Satellite Pools. On Friday March 20th, the HPA BOD closed the Tennis and Pickleball Courts. On Thursday March 26th, the board voted to continue with the policy of a closed clubhouse, as well as all external athletic facilities. The closures also include the satellite pools.
Hopeful Note on Anti Bodies Research: Everyone agrees that we won’t see a vaccine for at least 12-18 months because of protocols and safety research criteria. However, there are about 5 companies who are working on the production of Anti Bodies. Unlike a vaccine, which provides long term protection from catching the disease, this is a treatment for those who already have the virus. Anti Bodies are injected into people who have the Corona Virus, which is essentially a cure. Based on what I’ve read, if everything goes well, it could be ready by September.
Research Note: A recent study by a Chinese team indicates the COVID-19 virus may be negatively impacted by higher temperatures. This is fairly common, as most viruses thrive in cool or cold weather. Please keep in mind, this new study is nothing more than preliminary research. However, if their initial findings turn out to be true, that’s good news for South Florida, where non-stop hot weather is on the horizon.
Will Warm Weather Kill the Virus: Read this interesting, scientific article from the BBC: Will Warm Weather Kill the CoronaVirus?
From the CEO of Campbell Properties, Dan Tiernan
In an effort to enhance the safety of our employees and residents and reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we are closing the on-site office to walk in traffic until further notice. We are still open for business and will help facilitate applications, work orders, etc. please follow the instructions below for assistance with these items:
Sale or Lease Applications, Architectural Review Applications: If you need any of these items please make your request via email to: HPinfo@CampbellProperty.com.
Paperwork that can be emailed will be sent to you. If email is not an option please call 561.496.3801.
Keys, Barcodes, Cafe cards: Please send an email with the items requested to HPinfo@CampbellProperty.com with your request, your address and the name of your community. Items requiring pickup will be available at the front desk for pickup.
Work Orders, Questions, Concerns, Comments: Please contact Marvin Chery 561.359.2073 or Ann Sullivan 561.359.2076. Walk in traffic will not be accepted.
Pay HOA Fees: There is a dropbox at the clubhouse lobby. Payments should be sent via the instructions you received with your coupons. Campbell provides multiple options to pay including check and coupon, online bill pay through your bank, and online payment through the Campbell website at www.Campbellmgt.com.
All Other Issues: Please email HPinfo@CampbellProperty.com or call 561.496.3801 and we will assist you.
Thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times as we try to maintain the highest levels of customer service while limiting the risk of spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
1. There’s some confusion about patio applications reference insurance, so let’s hopefully clear that up. The wrong question to ask your insurance company is “will they insure your patio”. Here’s the question you should ask. Do I have at least $300,000 of personal liability insurance? The HPA also requires a “certificate of insurance”, which includes your insurance company as an additional INTEREST on the policy. There’s a reason for this. It means the HPA will be notified if you cancel the insurance policy.
2. Residents who have an existing patio should have completed their Patio Application before last December 31st or else the HPA may remove the patio and bill the unit owner.
3. You can download, view, or print the updated application by clicking on the following link: http://bit.ly/LandscapeModHPA
Visitor Management Software called “Gate Access”. There are 3 ways to use the application.
1. Call the phone number: 561-562-4422
2. Use their phone app
3. Visit their website
If you want to use the ABDI “Gate Access“ smart phone app or their website, GateAccess.net you will need a 4 digit PIN number. To receive your PIN, please fill out the form at this link http://bit.ly/HPAPinRequest or email HPinfo@CampbellProperty.com Once you receive your PIN, you will be able to manage your guests, including your permanent guest list, from GateAccess.net or from your mobile device by downloading the app:
When using the phone application or their website, here’s what you need to know.
1. Choose HPA as the community
2. The User ID is your 10 digit phone number with no dashes or spaces
3. The Password is your 4 digit PIN number
You will need a PIN number only if you’re calling from an unregistered phone, or if you’re using the GateAccess phone app, or you’re on the GateAccess.net website. In addition, you should know there is just one PIN number per unit, not per resident. Therefore, if you’re a couple, both of you will share/use the same PIN number.
Blue Cafe Cards: Contact our bookkeeper to purchase one. The optional Blue Cafe cards are designed for residents who spend more than their annual $180 limit and want to add additional funds to their account.
Pool Temperature: Did you know that all five pools are calibrated to be 85 degrees year round?
Every HP Villa and Garden Apartment was inspected for dead or missing plants. If you want to pay for additional/optional plants or trees outside off your unit, that is a viable option. Please check out our Landscaping page in the Residents section for news and updates.
Phases I and III
If you live in a villa where the dryer vent is connected to the roof, it is recommended you have the dryer vent cleaned at least once every 2 years. Failing to clean the dryer vent creates a potential fire hazard for you and your neighbors. Phases I and III are working together and they found a good deal for our residents.
Permits and Pets: Residents should be aware that all animals must have current proof of vaccinations, licenses, and required papers for residing within Huntington Pointe. This “permit” paperwork must be updated each year the first of January. This is for the safety of our HP residents and the residents’ guests and workers.
In addition, if you are considering any renovations, you must have an HP permit. This permit must be taped to a front window. There is no cost associated with this permit. The permit protects you and your neighbors. To obtain a renovation permit, you need to state what you will be renovating and give the name and license and insurance company of your contractor to the office. You will receive the permit within a week to ten days.
New HP Unit Application: Our new residents will complete electronic applications to buy or rent at HP. There’s a one-page direction sheet on our website (Phase Info in the Residents section) to guide him/her to the proper website. Each of our four phases has a separate security code (per the direction sheet) to ensure the applicant is in the correct site for his/her on-line application. Those who are not computer savvy will be able to get assistance from their realtor or from our Campbell staff. This new application will streamline the processing for new residents. We are indebted to Campbell’s Marvin Chery for developing this process.
Ask the Energy Expert
Tiffany Spence is an energy expert at Florida Power & Light Company. She’s conducted thousands of energy audits at homes and businesses, helping customers find new ways to make their bills even lower.
Get the most out of your A/C this summer By Tiffany Spence
Did you know the average A/C unit lasts about 12-15 years in Florida? Over time your A/C will lose efficiency, however yearly service and maintenance can help extend its life. If your current air conditioning system is more than 10 years old, has needed frequent repairs, or if you have noticed that it is running longer to keep your home comfortable, it may be time to consider buying a new one.
Purchasing a new A/C is a big and expensive decision. But if you are thinking about replacing your A/C before it stops working, you may be eligible to take advantage of our $150 rebate towards the purchase of a new qualifying unit. A new energy efficient cooling system could save you money on your energy bill. For example, depending on the size of your unit. If you replace a 10 SEER three-ton A/C unit with a 16 SEER system, you could save around $377 annually.
More ways to save:
If replacing your A/C is not in the budget for this year, we have gathered a list of tips that can help you maintain your unit and keep you cool this summer:
- Remove debris – On the exterior condenser/compressor, clean leaves and other debris. Cut back branches and vegetation at least two feet in all directions to ensure proper airflow around the unit.
- Air filters – Check your filter regularly for excess buildup of dirt, dust and pet hair. How often you change the filter depends on the type of filter you have, how often you run your A/C and the number of pets in your home.
- Keep your coils clean – Dirty coils force compressors to run longer and work harder than required, increasing energy usage and utility costs while decreasing the life of your unit.
- Clean evaporator drain – Make sure the drain flows freely and there is no blockage. Clean the drain pan with soap and hot water.
- Air conditioner tune-up – Consider having your unit tuned up by an A/C contractor to ensure your system is working properly.
- Inspect for duct leaks– Look for rapid dust buildup around vents in your home and remove dirt and buildup. If the ducting system is leaking air, it can cause significant energy losses, causing energy bills to increase while affecting air quality and comfort. If you suspect your duct system may have leaks, you should contact an A/C contractor to check your duct system.
Another saving tip: We also recommend setting your A/C to 78 degrees with the fan on “auto” to help you save. When you leave your home, consider raising the temperature to 80 degrees to save even more.