NEWS

Clubhouse Renovation

Clubhouse Project: Summary of our initial meeting with our Architect written by Sue Loeser

Main Floor

  • Theater
    • New entrance
    • New doors
    • New opening for upstairs booth
    • Additional family bathrooms for men and women for the theater bathrooms
  • Lobby/Atrium
    • Expansion
    • 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

Lower Floor

  • 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

Upper Floor

  • 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

Outside

  • 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 May 18th, the HPA BOD voted to open both the Pickleball and Tennis Courts as long as the residents comply with County and HP guidelines. At their next meeting, the HPA BOD voted to open the main pool and then the North Pool.

The U.S. saw a record number of new corona virus cases in a single day, with 45,557 cases reported Wednesday June 24th, per NBC News.

Palm Beach County residents will soon find reusable face masks in their mailboxes. A package of masks. two cloth and two disposable. will be sent to each county residence starting in July.

Palm Beach County Rule: As of June 24th, residents must wear a mask when they’re inside a public store or restaurant. If you’re outdoors, you only need to wear a mask if social distancing is not possible.

Palm Beach County July 4th Update: There are 555 deaths resulting from 16,149 cases.  Note: There are approximately 1.5 million residents in the county.

Florida: We recently moved from 9th to the 3rd highest number of cases in the country. As of July 4th, the total number of cases in the state is 190,052. The total number of deaths in Florida is 3,803

United States:  The US death toll as of July 4th is 129,689 out of 2,841,121 cases.

Covid-19 Mutation: Researchers in Florida say they believe they’ve  shown the new corona virus has mutated in a way that makes it  easier to infect human cells.

They said more research is needed to show whether the change has altered the course of the pandemic, but at least one researcher not involved in the study says it likely has, and the changes may explain why the virus has caused so many infections in the United States and Latin America. It’s a mutation that scientists have been worried about for weeks. 
 
 

News from South Korea:
April 16th, here’s some more potentially horrible news from South Korea. A total of 141 people, who had apparently recovered from Covid-19, tested positive again, South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said on Thursday. KCDC deputy director Kwon Joon-wook said the agency did not know what caused the people to retest positive and was investigating.

Most experts think it’s unlikely that somebody will be re-infected for the coronavirus soon after recovering. It’s possible that issues with testing, or varying amounts of viral RNA in the body, which the tests look for, could explain why people tested positive after testing negative.

Kwon also said that the government is studying cultivated samples from the patients to determine whether the cases could be contagious. Kwon said the study will take about two weeks from today.

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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.

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From the CEO of Campbell Properties, Dan Tiernan

Dear Residents,

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). 

Thank you, 

Dan Tiernan


Patios:

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 application. Choose the correct option on the Forms Menu.

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: 

iPhone/iPad https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/abdi-gateaccess/id437070489?mt=8 or 

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.gateaccess

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?

Landscaping Update:
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.

NEWS UPDATES

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:
I
f 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.