With the Holiday Season now behind us, the Christmas lights have been put back into storage, the pool heaters are working overtime and the very active winter season is once again upon us. I’d like to formally WELCOME all the new residents that have moved to our Vizcaya community in the last few months. Time will show that you’ve made a wise move.
In the last six months, our Palm Aire community has experienced a variety of long needed infrastructure upgrades including the repaving of most of the roadways, new landscaping and upgraded signage on SW 36th Street. A new focal point for the community is the Esplanade Gazebo next to the Palm Aire Drive bridge. Coming soon are improved lighting on both South and West Palm Aire Drive, and new sidewalks in areas previously without them. In the next year, construction will commence on the new EMS/Fire Station on the corner of McNab Rd and 36th Street, enabling even quicker response time to Vizcaya, if needed.
Vizcaya has also been active in many infrastructure initiatives, some planned and some unexpected. The most visible recent event was the removal of the two large Black Olive trees in front of Tower 3 and the replacement of the damaged sidewalks caused by the trees. It was the culmination of over two years dialogue with the Pompano Beach Urban Forester who long resisted our removing the trees. As of this writing, we are still awaiting the final permits for our also extensively discussed concrete restoration project that are expected momentarily.
Our Fall plantings, under the watchful supervision of our own Jerry Schwartz, have been particularly outstanding this year and have received widespread positive comment for their bright eye appeal and overall beauty. When the combination of our Florida sun and adequate rain combine, nature tends to outdo itself.
By now, you should have received notice of our Annual Meeting to be held on February 4th. We will not have a Board election this year since there was only one candidate for the only one open seat and the other four Board members who ran had no competition for their seats. Therefore, the prior Board members consisting of Jerry Schwartz, Gene Ferris, Randy Randolph and myself, will be joined by new member Jeremy Pierce on the Board. We Thank retiring Board member Michael Lynch for his service and counsel on the board this past year.
Please feel free to contact me or any of our Board members if you have any questions.
Updated 01/14/2020 GF