The community has spoken, and it loves the fountain upgrade! In a landslide 34-2 vote, the fountain amendment has officially passed and is being recorded! Thanks to everyone who helped support the boards decision to install the fountain in our lake. We really appreciate it, as will the wildlife that call the lake home. The fountain will resume it’s normal operating hours of 9am-9pm in the winter, 9am-10pm in the summer.
Your HOA board would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
Look for the holiday lights to go up soon, and the hopefully the mulch will be delivered soon. (They tell us they are backed up because of the hurricane. )
Reminder, the Holiday party is coming up December 15th. Hope to see you there! (See previous post for details)
After a brief hiatus last year, the Palisades Holiday party will be back this year!
We will be hosting our annual holiday party on December 15, 2017 from 7pm to midnight at 8608 Palisades Lake Drive.
There will be 2 babysitters upstairs with crafts for the kids. If you need a sitter, this is an inexpensive way to enjoy the party and have the kids close.
We will do a gift exchange so if you would like to participate, bring a $10.00 gift.
There will be some catering, but we ask if you can, Bring an appetizer or dessert. Coordinate with Leah at 561 568- 1656 firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a DJ who will stop playing music at 10:00 pm to respect our neighbors.
**Special thanks to our new residents, the Millers, for opening up their home and organizing the whole event. Also big thanks go out to the Valby’s, for helping plan and donating the beverages.
Hope to see you there!
We will have two HOA meetings in November, the last two of the year.
-November 16th at 8pm will be a budget meeting. Everyone received a proposed budget and meeting notice in the mail. There will be no increase in HOA dues this year.
-November 29th at 8pm will be a member meeting to discuss the new fountain amendment. -Member meeting agenda-
Both meetings will take place in the playground(1746 Palisades dr)
Next meeting after these will be the third week in January.
It’s time for our annual trimming of all the sable palmettos in the neighborhood. Our landscaper Danny has started today, and will finish on Monday. He asks that all cars be moved either on the opposite side of the driveway as the trees, or temporarily put them in the street on Monday. Thanks for your cooperation.
Look for more to be done before the winter season:
-Planting new annual flowers around signs and trees at the front entrance.
– New mulch in the common areas
-Top off safety mulch in the playground
-Pressure cleaning sidewalks, street gutters and street pavers, front pillars, and signs, lake path, all picnic tables and benches. ** If you need your roof or driveway done, contact Dennis Marshall of Marshalls pressure cleaning at email@example.com tel:(561)221-0556 he will be here on November 2nd and/or 3rd.
-Re-striping the lines on the street at the entrance and stop sign.
-Replace sod where the hurricane debris piles are, and the patches on some swales throughout the community. (FYI – I’ve called Solid Waste Authority several times to come pick up the piles. They assure me they will get them within the next couple weeks)
Thank you for your patience!
A Maserati was stolen out of a residents driveway on Palisades Lake Drive this past Sunday (10/8/17) morning between 430am and 5am. There is some security camera footage that shows at least 3 thieves walking around cars on that block before tearing out of the driveway with the Maserati. We also have reports of a Tahoe at the front circle at that time. The car was later found dumped in Riviera Beach with $20,000 worth of damage to it.
There is a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of any of these individuals.
If you saw anything, contact Deputy Robert Woods at WoodsR@pbso.org. The police indicated that they have seen an uptick of transient activity in our area and would encourage anyone who sees ANYTHING suspect to call the police. They are going to recommend more patrols in our area as well.
As a small community, our greatest defense against criminals is staying vigilant. If you see something, say something! Call 911 and report it.
We are working on upgrading our gate surveillance system and possibly adding some more cameras. If you have a camera system, please check the footage from Sunday morning. If you come across something suspicious, please send it to officer Woods at the email listed above.
Since the Solid Waste Authority is backed up for months on picking up the debris left behind from hurricane Irma, The board has been looking into options to get rid of all the piles sooner rather than later. Since the SWA is not waiving any dump fees, it’s just too expensive to haul it all to the dump ourselves. BUT, We came up with a creative solution. The board unanimously decided to pay our landscaper to move all the piles inside the community into two huge piles at the entrance right off Okeechobee Blvd.
This will solve a few things.
1. Any hazards will be away from people’s houses.
2. It’s a wide open area for SWA trucks to get in and load it without trees or obsticals in the way.
3. The SWA will be able to see it from Okeechobee Blvd…and hopefully not forget our quiet little nook, which they have done in the past.
4. It may get picked up sooner, as the SWA says they are picking up the biggest piles first. And these piles will be huge.
5. It’s about half the price! Danny will also rake up all the leaves, leaving the streets clean.
The grass in the swales should spring back in a couple weeks or so.
I called SWA and they said it’s ok with them as long as it’s accessible. I looked up those parcels of land in PAPA and they do belong to us so we’re not dumping it on someone else’s property(aside from a little spill over). We may have to replace some grass out front but it’s better than everyone’s swale dying which each homeowner would be responsible for. We’re looking out for you.
Unfortunately the sidewalks may be covered in some areas. We will do our best to keep a path through but it may be unavoidable in some spots.
As for regular grass mowing, it will resume Monday or Tuesday.
Thank you for your patience!