Information for New Residents

Welcome to The Landings, your new home and community.  Once the boxes are unpacked, and the furniture is moved to its final place, we hope that you find the following information useful. 

Welcome Committee

After moving into your home, expect a call from any of the following residents:

Kathy Chichester, Alberta Kiminyo and Annette Feldman, members of our welcoming committee. You will be notified of their intent to visit, and at that time, they will provide you with a community directory.

Important Telephone Numbers:

Sheriff: Non-Emergency

We have regular patrols by the Deputies in our neighborhood, but If you feel the need to call the Sheriff's office for a non-emergency situation, the number is: 561-688-3000.

The Citizen Observer Patrol (COP) is in need of volunteers. Should you be interested, you must commit to 3 hours per week driving through the community with a partner, and a 1 hour meeting per month. Interested? Contact Alex Forster at 561-376-6043.

Comcast Xfinity Cable, Phone, Internet Service

Our community has a contract with Comcast to provide us with cable TV, home telephone, and internet service. The cost is included in our monthly HOA bill.

Customer Service 1-800-266-2278

Comcast Meetings

Twice per month on Thursdays, (exact dates listed in Newsletter) you can meet with a Comcast Representative at 8081 Aberdeen Drive in the Activities Center. This address is off Le Chalet, across Jog Road on the road leading to the Country Club, on the right.

There are several options to get help. Press A on your remote, call 1-800-xfinity (1-800-934-6489), or go online at www.xfinity.com.

Florida Power & Light (FPL)

Our electric company can be reached by phone and website:

Customer Service:             561-994-8227

Website:                              www fpl.com

Palm Beach County Water (WUD)

9045 S. Jog Road

Boynton Beach, FL 33472

561-493-6000

Republic Services – Recyclables

Order a new yellow or blue bin for recyclables by calling 1-866-NEW-BINS

These bins are emptied on Saturdays, so put them out when you place your garbage at the curb.

If you need information on specific disposal sites for electronics, paint, chemicals, and batteries, go to www.SWA.org/RecycleRight. Do not place these items into your trash.

 

Waste Management – Trash pickup twice per week.

Wednesdays                        Trash only

Saturday                               Trash and recyclable bins

Customer Service               561-547-4000

 

Driver License/Auto Registration & Title

If you're new to Florida, contact Florida Highway Safety Motor Vehicle Department in order to obtain your Florida driver’s license.

After your license has been issued, you can purchase automobile insurance from a company licensed to do business in Florida. Finally, title and register your vehicle and receive a Florida license plate. Also, at this time, you can register to vote.

Since the lines can be extremely long, making an appointment will save time.

Prior to making an appointment, call the location you wish to visit to ensure that they can provide you with a license AND car registration during the same visit. Access https://www.flhsmv.gov/locations/palm-beach/  for locations and appointments.

 

Homestead Exemption

As a resident of Florida, you may be eligible for up to a $50,000 tax break when your home is your permanent residence, but you must apply for a Homestead Exemption.

To learn more: apply online at https://secure.co.palm-beach.fl.us/papaefile/web/HEApplication/Login.aspx, or call the Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks, at 561-355-3230, Exemption Services at 355-2866, or visit the local county tax office to see if you qualify. The address is  South County Service Center 14925 Cumberland Dr. Delray Beach, FL 33446

(561) 276-1250

 

Nearby Hospitals

JFK Medical Center

5301 S Congress Ave, Atlantis, FL 33462

Phone: (561) 965-7300

Bethesda Hospital East

2815 S. Seacrest Boulevard, Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Phone: (561) 737-7733

Bethesda Hospital West

9655 W Boynton Beach Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL 33472

Phone: (561) 336-7000

Hurricane Preparation

Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th every year. During this time, weather forecasts should be monitored regularly.

If we receive a hurricane warning, begin your preparations:  First, fill your cars with gas. Some stations do not yet have generators and cannot pump gas without electricity. The lines may be long, but they will be much longer once the storm moves away from us. Also, if you wait too long, gas supplies may become depleted.

Buy batteries for flashlights, radios, etc. ALL outdoor furniture, umbrellas, flower pots, lawn ornaments, garbage cans, recycle bins, etc. MUST be removed from the outside of your home and carport. Hurricane winds turn these items into projectiles that will slam into your home, or those of your neighbors.

You will need more water than usual. Purchase food that can be cooked on your BBQ grill in case of power outages, as well as items such as peanut butter, tuna, and soup.  

Once informed that we are in a hurricane watch, all the above should be completed. Your final preparation is  planning when to close your hurricane shutters. Do not wait until the last minute!