Village of Golf, Florida Newsletter - November, 2017

A Note From Village Manager Christine Thrower

Dear Resident,

As we gear up for the start of "season," I am looking forward to seeing more familiar faces around the Village. This time of year is always exciting as the Village seems to take on a renewed feeling of excitement and electricity.

There are many items of interest in this month's newsletter. Several items refer to the safety and security of our community. I urge you to make a special note of them.

We have begun to archive this newsletter on the Village website so you are able to print it out or refer back to it at a later date. It's all part of an expanded communications effort intended to keep you as informed as possible.

As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact my office. For those of you returning after a summer absence, welcome back!


Please Obey the Village Speed Limits

For the safety of our residents and visitors, it is important that all drivers obey the village speed limit of 25 miles per hour.

Traffic Hawk is up and running and will document anyone not obeying the posted limits.

As a reminder, please note first time offenders will receive a call from the Village Manager's office. A second offense will trigger a warning letter from the Village. If a car is caught speeding a third time, the gate transponder in that car will be deactivated for 30 days. Upon a fourth offense, the transponder will be permanently deactivated.

This is not only a safety issue, but a quality of life issue as well. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Planning a Home Renovation? The 2018 Construction Dates Have Been Set

The Village Council has approved the dates for 2018 home construction. If you are planning on doing work on the exterior of your home, it must be started and completed between April 3, 2018 and October 31, 2018. Work is permitted Monday through Saturday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. No work may be performed on Sundays or holidays. Meanwhile, due to the summer weather and delays caused by storms, the Village had extended the 2017 deadline for completing exterior construction work until November 17th.

Gate Transponders Can't Be Shared

We have become aware that an increasing number of people are choosing to not affix the gate transponders to their windshield and may be using them in other vehicles that are not registered with Security.

This is not permitted and creates a serious safety issue.

The transponders are issued by security to specific vehicles. They must be permanently installed and may not be removed and used in other cars. Once the transponders begin to float between cars, security has no way of ensuring vehicles coming through the gate belong to authorized residents or club members. You are not permitted to hold up the window transponder as you enter.

Transponders are issued to residents of the Village for each car registered with a Village of Golf address. Club members are issued no more than two transponders only if there are two members living at the same address. If you have been issued a $25 window mounted transponder that is not affixed to the window, please stop by security to have it adhered to the windshield. If your vehicle is newer with electronics embedded in the windshield and the transponder does not work, you will need to purchase an under-car transponder for $85. That transponder can be moved to a new vehicle if you purchase one. Window mounted transponders cannot be moved to a different vehicle. Hand held transponders will be deactivated Dec. 15.

Please remember, having a transponder is a privilege that is designed to ensure the safety and security of Village of Golf residents and guests.