The Messenger | Issue 4 - January 2020

Newsletter for the Palm Beach Bath & Tennis Homeowner's Association


BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE

Board Workshop

The Board will now be meeting on Thursdays at 10:00 AM whenever there are Board matters to discuss. These meetings are open to any homeowner who wants to attend.


Annual Board Meeting for Palm Beach Bath and Tennis

There was no annual meeting due to no quorum.

  • 11 People Present

  • 10 Proxies received


The following are the board members for 2020:

  • Ed Kelly – President

  • Barbara Krugman – Vice President

  • Lilliam Janata – Treasurer

  • Terry Deich – Secretary

  • Len Briggs – Director

Respectfully submitted by Terry Deich - Secretary.


COMMUNITY UPDATES

Garbage & Trash

5.7 Garbage, trash, refuse or rubbish that is required to be picked up

in order to be collected, may be placed and kept at the front of the lot

AFTER 5:00 the day before pickup. All containers or garbage facilities

shall be stored inside a UNIT or fenced-in and screened from view.


Paver Repair

Today Deck & Drive Paver Company started the job of

repairing the sidewalks around the community. Hopefully

when they’re done, you’ll be able to walk around on the paver

sidewalks comfortably. They said that the repair should be

good for approximately five years.


2018 & 2019 New Homeowners

Scott Jeshiva – 5255 Grande Palm Circle

George Vitini – 5239 Grande Palm Circle

Lourie Albanese – 5279 Grande Palm Circle

Igor Podoprigora and Heather Hibert – 5554 Grande Palm Circle

Michael Stiverson and Julie Kugel – 5509 Grande Palm Circle

Joe and Constanza Mayorga – 5409 Grande Palm Circle

Yevgeniy and Monic Bukhgalter – 13284 Royale Sabal Court

Brian Marquardt and Leah Rinaldi – 5219 Grande Palm Circle

Samuel and Deborah Connor – 5518 Grande Palm Circle

Bekir Pinarli – 5288 Grande Palm Circle

Bernard and Nilsa Gallagher – 5275 Grande Palm Circle

Levince Bailey and Yennired Uzcategui – 5392 Grande Palm Circle

Sylvana Docal – 5501 Grande Palm Circle

William and Laureen Rice – 5251 Grande Palm Circle


Some homeowners are here since 2018. It’s better late than never. We wish them all the best of luck!


ODDS & ENDS

You Can't Vote If You Aren't Registered

Florida’s presidential preference primary will be March 17, 2020. To vote you

must be registered at least 29 days before the date of the election in the political

party for which the primary is being held. If you are new to Florida or your

address has changed, call the Supervisor of Elections office at (561) 656-6200 or

go online at www.pbcelections.org. As long as you have access to a computer, the

www.pbcelections.org website is designed to give you all the information you

need for Palm Beach County voting, whether you are asking for a vote-by-mail

ballot, wanting to work at the polls, or are interested in voter and election

statistics.


Don't Feed the Wildlife

Help keep wildlife wild and healthy. Wildlife Services encourages you to avoid feeding wildlife such as ducks, geese, gulls, raccoons, deer, squirrels or coyotes. One way you can help reduce wildlife conflicts with people is by not feeding wildlife near human populations and in parks.


Wildlife Services experts are often asked to assist with wildlife damage problems related to animals that have been accidentally or intentionally fed by people. Feeding wildlife can lead to a number of serious problems:

  • Human food is not healthy for wild animals, and they do not need food from humans to survive. Wild animals have specialized diets, and they can become malnourished or die if fed the wrong foods. Also, animals cannot distinguish food from wrappers or foil and can get sick eating these items.

  • Feeding leads to public health concerns. Too many animals in one place increases the chance of disease transmission to people and among other wildlife.

  • Animals accustomed to people often lose their fear of people and can become aggressive. Those that become too aggressive may have to be destroyed to protect people and property.

  • Birds gathering near or on airports can become victims of bird-aircraft collisions, potentially causing flight delays, damage to aircraft, and loss of human life.

  • Animals fed along roads tend to stay near roads, increasing the chance of vehicle-animal accidents.

  • Large concentrations of ducks and geese can pollute nearby waterways, backyards and athletic fields. Some waterfowl species drop up to a pound of feces every day!

How You Can Help 


Many people enjoy living near and watching wildlife. You can help keep animals wild by keeping the following tips in mind. 

  • Do not encourage wildlife by feeding or leaving food for them.

  • Don't allow bird food to accumulate on the ground.

  • Don't place food scraps in gardens or compost bins, and use a closed compost bin.Keep pet food and water containers indoors, especially at night.

  • If you have fruit trees, harvest or dispose of fruit when it is ripe.

  • Use metal or durable plastic trash containers with tight fitting lids.

  • Enjoy viewing wildlife at a distance. Respect their space and remember they are wild animals that should stay wild.

For more information or assistance with a wildlife damage issue, please call your WS state office at 1-866-4USDA-WS (1-866-487-3297). 


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