A note from the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County


I received this email from the SWA, please check your piles and make sure they abide by the following SWA requirements.  Hopefully they will get to our neighborhood sooner than later. 

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Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County – HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE Sept. 15, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

SWA offers tips to help Palm Beach County clean up quickly
As our community recovers from Hurricane Irma, the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County offers these tips to home owners when putting their debris piles at the curb:
Residents are encouraged to pile yard waste, such as branches, limbs and tree trunks (less than 6 feet in length) at the curb as soon as they can.
However, yard waste debris in plastic bags should not be placed on these large piles. Any yard waste placed in bags and cans at the curb will be picked up beginning Tuesday, Sept. 19 by regular curbside collection haulers, along with small vegetation piles that are 4 cubic yards or less.

Emergency debris collection teams are only removing the large piles of yard waste on the first pass. Construction debris, such as fencing, will be removed during the next pass. Mixed yard waste with construction debris or other trash will be collected last.
Waste and debris should continue to be separated into three different piles at the curb:

1. Put garbage and recyclables out by 6 a.m. on your regularly scheduled day. These will be picked up first to remove any spoiled food.
2. Put all vegetation only in a second pile.
3. And, put all other construction storm debris in a third pile.
Be sure to keep these three piles separate and away from:

– Fences

– Fire hydrants

– Mailboxes
– Power line equipment, such as poles, transformers, downed electrical wiring
– Storm drains

– Water meters

Palm Beach County residents are asked for patience during this emergency collection effort. There is a tremendous amount of yard waste at the curb, and everyone will have their debris collected in a safe manner. In the two collection days after the storm, there has been an almost 30 percent increase in waste collected compared to the week prior to the storm. This percentage is only expected to increase.
The SWA anticipates the cleanup to take approximately 6 to 8 weeks. Once the emergency collection teams are done, the 6 cubic yard rule will once again be enforced.

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Hurricane Irma aftermath, a note from your HOA President


I’ve checked up on many of you personally and It looks like we got through Irma with just a lot of tree damage and some fences in our community.  We definitely got lucky with this one. 

I’m very proud of this neighborhood coming together and helping each other out before, and after the storm. I thank each and every one of you for making our little neighborhood feel like an extended family!  Special thanks to Christian, Jismarie, Rich and Brooke for helping me clear the tree blocking the entrance.  It was a lot heavier than it looked! 


Our landscaper, Danny deserves special thanks too for coming out so quickly and starting the clean-up. He will be finishing up over the next couple days then will be back to his normal routine next week. If there’s something he missed, please email him at vividgreendanny@gmail.com 

I spoke to the driver from waste pro about picking up all the vegetation debris. He said they are contracting out another company that will come and sweep through all the neighborhoods with a clamshell crane truck. They ask that you please don’t pile up debris under any trees. They can’t get the crane in there when you do. Hopefully they can get in here by the weekend, but they have a lot to do so we need to be patient.  

Shutters can come off now too, it doesn’t look like Hurricane Jose is going to bother us. If you need help, just ask around!  If you haven’t gotten the wingnut driver tool, I highly recommend it! It make the job so much easier.  Hopefully we won’t have to do it again this season. 

Take care,

-James 

Rush any Hurricane Irma preparations to completion today!


This is the last day to complete any hurricane preps you may have. Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall to our south as a major hurricane on Sunday, then move straight up the state. Tropical storm force winds will pick up on Saturday, the we will experience damaging hurricane force winds in our community on Sunday. Proper preparations need to be made. 

Here are a few do’s and don’ts 

DO:

Do have food, water, and fuel to last a week. Batteries flashlights, radios also important. 

Do put ALL shutters up!  Leaving the top floor unprotected can be detrimental to your house. If your window breaks, the roof can fly off like an extended umbrella flying in the wind. Always shut all windows and doors. 

Do lock your garage door down. There are clamps on the side that you can lock. Just remember to unlock them before you try to open it again. 

Do find a safe room in your house, (a closet on the lowest floor) and put supplies on there. Be prepared to go in there if it gets really bad. 

Do throw some shock in your pool and turn the pump off until after the storm and debris is out of pool. 

DON’T

Don’t tape windows. It offers no protection what-so-ever. 

Don’t drain your pool or throw any furniture in it.  Your pool can pop out of the ground if it’s not full of water. And you’re furniture will be ruined.

Don’t park your car between the houses. Between houses can act as a wind tunnel speeding up winds making it worse. Plus your car will sink into the ground from all the rain and you will cause more damage than necessary.

Don’t crack windows to relieve the pressure. Your house isn’t air tight enough for that to matter. You want to keep all wind OUT of your house. Wind can take advantage of little cracks and make them bigger. Even behind shutters. 

Don’t wander around in the eye. It may get calm for a time, but the second half of the storm will come up on you quickly. You don’t want to be caught off guard outside away from your house. 

Always rely on local officials for Evacuation notices and more info. 

We have been advised to leave the gate open, and shut off the pumps during the storm. We will turn everything back on after the storm, provided their power. 

Good luck to everyone, and Godspeed.

Prepare for Hurricane Irma

A hurricane watch may be issued for south Florida in the upcoming days.  The time is now to start preparing your house for possible hurricane conditions. 
We recommend you take all lose objects in from your porch, back and side yards. That includes planters, furniture, pool toys, tables, grills, and anything else that is not tied down. Please do that by Friday. If we get in a hurricane watch or warning, Make a plan to put up hurricane shutters no later than Friday night.   Friday will be the last day to make any preparations. Remember, some insurance companies will not cover any losses unless you protect your house. Get gas, water and food for 3 days, and any medications. For more info on evacuations, hurricane plans, and what the governor’s statements are…visit http://www.floridadisaster.org/index.asp.
You should never empty your pool or throw anything in it. Visit Pool Tips for more info.  If anyone needs help…ask around. We are lucky to have a small and friendly neighborhood with people willing to help each other out. 

Report any damages like trees down, gate issues, etc to the management company tel: 954-969-1330 and also email palisadeshoa@yahoo.com.
Thanks and good luck to all of us! 

Why isn’t my code, clicker working? 

There was a glitch in the system and the database was corrupted in the call box. Some names, clickers, and codes got deleted. I’m working as fast as possible to put all the info back in, but it’s a slow tedious process. Please bear with me. If your code or clickers don’t work, please email palisadeshoa@yahoo.com with your name, address, gate code, and clicker code.  I will get them back in as soon as possible. Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience. 

New mailboxes!


The board of directors has decided that it is in the best interest of the community and its residents to replace all of the mailboxes.  Homeowners will not be responsible for this one time replacement cost, however you will be responsible for the upkeep.  Please keep your new mailbox clean and in working order from now on. 

We also cleaned up the landscaping around all the boxes, and replaced the plants where needed. For those who got the new plants, please water them daily for about a month if it doesn’t rain. In the future it is the homeowners responsibility to replace any plants that die. 

Oak tree trimming/pruning 

The oaks in the front and along the streets are getting pruned and lifted. The special way they are getting trimmed allows them to grow upward and outward, and not hang down hitting trucks or bother people. Which is the only way oaks are supposed to be trimmed. 

Unfortunately the oaks in the front yards are not covered, only the ones on the swale. If you would like your tree pruned, contact Danny at Vividgreendanny@gmail.com he charges $35 per oak.

Remember, trees are important to our neighborhood and no unauthorized removal of any trees anywhere is allowed.