ALLIANCE OF DELRAY RESIDENTIAL ASSOCIATIONS
By Judy Goldberg
Wishing all of our Palm Greens family a very Happy Holiday Season. Celebrating with family and friends is the best. It is also wonderful to meet & greet our new neighbors as well as returning snowbirds.
As we did last month, due to so many new residents who are not aware of The Alliance of Delray, we would like to tell you about the Alliance of Delray Mission Statement.
Our Mission is to provide the neighborhood Associations of Delray Beach with a non-partisan, unified front and voice to federal, state, and county elected officials for the betterment of its citizens. We also cooperate with these officials to build a community that will serve the best interests of all residents. Areas such as traffic control, road building, traffic lights healthcare, commercial and residential development, and emergency medical services, are just a few of the important subjects that the Alliance pursues with government agencies and officials.
Each month from October to April, as your representative from Palm Greens, we will report on the meetings of the Alliance through the Pulse, our community newspaper, and on the Palm Greens website. Hope that this is helpful and you are welcome to attend any meeting at the South County Civic Center, on the first Wed of every month. 9 AM. The meeting starts at 9:30 AM. The community is always welcome.
Due to the Hurricane, the November Alliance meeting was canceled, but we have a quick update from our PBCFR(Palm Beach County Fire Rescue) and PBSO(Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office.)
Dr. Lori Vinikoor, President of our Delray Alliance Center, did a zoom meeting with PBCFR(Palm Beach County Fire Rescue) and PBSO(Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office). Lieutenant John Wink of the PBCFR warned of the latest holiday scam, especially near malls. A group of people is walking around in the parking lots with jewelry to “sell”. They start putting it on you before you know they have stolen what you are wearing in jewelry. Please be alert! Also, traffic accidents are up 13% with some really ugly crashes. Stay off your phones and take a moment when the light turns green to make sure that someone is not running the light. Stay safe.
Chief Stansbury from PBSO said that our Sheriff’s Station at Jog and Linton received an award for the best station of the year. They also handled the heaviest call volume of 45 station houses. Also, to prepare for the hurricane, the Sheriff’s Office has high-water vehicles ready and the vehicles were used at Kings Point to rescue people during the last storm.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. The Guest speaker will be Joshua Gerstin, Esq. and the Topic will be 2022 Legislative and Case Law Update for Florida’s Community Associations. There will also be updates from PBSO, PBCFR, and the Government and Elected Officials.
The meeting will be held in the South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, across from Morikami Gardens. Doors will open at 9 AM when refreshments are served. The meeting begins at 9:30 and always concludes by 11:30. All are invited to attend. See you there.