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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sadie was absent from the Reporter this month...

Yes, Sadie was very absent from the UCO Reporter this month, with reason.
As long as they carry my name on their staff, (and I have asked it to be removed) I can not submit letters to the editor, I can only write "an opinion piece".
As much as I would like to write an piece stating my opinions on some of the ridiculous crapola that has been going on, I really can not. It would then be subject to editing, or being told it would not run because of fear of offending one or more people, no matter how truthful the article is.
I can not in good conscience write a piece that will not reflect my true opinion.
The same goes for Sadie's World. There have been times when my cartoon was a bit controversial even for The Reporter and it was redone.  Only once has it been pulled without my prior knowledge because of fear that someone may be offended. and Frankly, it was probably one of the best.
I will continue to support The Reporter and it's editors Joy Vestal and Myron Silverman, even when we don't always see eye to eye.
It is with that in mind that I take particular offense that someone with absolutely no prior experience in any media other than YouTube will criticize people with 40 or 50 something years of REAL EXPERIENCE in the real world of newspapers and printing.
When he can prove he has half as much experience, then his opinion might mean something other than a bitter renter that is mad at Ed Black for curbing his use of UCO property for his own profit.

Friday, April 24, 2015

UCO ELECTION DOCUMENTS, MARCH 6 2015 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

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Due to the complaints of a few, questioning the integrity of our recent election, we are herewith releasing the election documents for any and all to examine and analyze.
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The release contains the election documents arranged in a logical order, which have been uploaded to the Google Cloud (Google Drive), and shared with all.
 
1) Sign in sheets.
2) Admission tickets
3) Tally sheets
4) Ballots
5) Final Tally sheet.
 
There are total of 299 pages, 1.2Gbyte, so if you download this document, give it time.
Following is the URL:
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Enjoy analyzing the UCO election.
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Dave Israel
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Saturday, April 18, 2015

recycling bins are still adorning the gate at Camden Pool !

Hi Dave,
I accidently deleted the pictures.

The green dumpster was moved to Camden D.

The recycling bins are still adorning the Camden gate pool gate.
Hi Marc, I added property map, all bins are on Benenson (WPRF pool) property, presumable are theirs.
One went to D! dumpster races?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

YOU LOST ESTHER - GET OVER IT - DEMANDS CONTINUE, BUT WITH A VERY IMPORTANT DIFFERENCE

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Below is yet another lawyer letter from Ms. Sutofsky's attorney. So what is different about this demand; the phrase "original records" has been removed. Original records is a non-starter, as they leave the door open to alterations with no audit trail. So, with this issue resolved, UCO shall, as we did after the election of March, 2014, copy and release to any interested party, every scrap of paper generated in the March 2015 election. This production of copies is in accord with the UCO attorneys advice.
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Monday, April 13, 2015

HOLE IN WALL REPAIR IN PROGRESS - DESPITE INTERFERENCE BY MALCONTENTS

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As you may have noticed, repairs of the hole at the  Haverhill entrance have been underway since Friday, April 10, 2015. This project required extensive coordination with Palm Beach County, as this segment of the wall lies on County Right of Way. It is important to note that interference by certain Malcontents did nothing but delay the project.
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Of great importance, is that this project will cost our unit owners nothing, since we have already received payment in full from the insurance carrier covering the driver who ran into the wall.
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Dave Israel
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

WATCH "MURDER IN THE CLUBHOUSE?" ON WED., APRIL 29


The Act II Community Theater presents

“Murder in the Clubhouse?”

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Clubhouse, Classroom C
$1.00 Admission

         Don’t miss this latest production by the intrepid Act II Community Theater actors, singers and dancers. Most of the regulars who performed in “Once Upon a Time,” are back, several of them having performed in the recent Resident Show, which was such a hit.

         In this play Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr. Watson are called in to investigate, and investigate they do, only more Inspector Clouseau-style if you ask me. Misunderstandings and accusations abound, interspersed with catchy song-and-dance numbers.

         Was it murder, and who had motive—nobody or nearly everybody? And in the Clubhouse, no less! That gets pretty close to home!

         Please note: This is a somewhat smaller production than “Once Upon a Time,” so the group is once again performing in Classroom C, and this time there is a $1 admission charge. I would recommend you get in line real early.

                                                      --Lanny Howe

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

VIDEO AND AUDIO RECORDING-A NECESSARY THING

The malcontents on another blog are complaining and misrepresenting the new policy about audio and video recording at WPRF, Inc. owned facilities at CV.  Remember, we do NOT own the club houses--we RENT the use of them from WPRF.  If WPRF wants to record people, check IDs, etc., on their property, that is THEIR business, not UCO or the delegates business.

There have been too many incidents of theft, abuse of guards and staff by CV residents.  Now such bad behavior is recorded and remember, you can be kicked OUT of (or even banned from) these WPRF facilities for bad behavior by the owner of the club houses (which is WPRF).  Now there will be proof on tape.

Seems like it belongs to Camden M

The dumpster is gone but the recycling bins are still there!


Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Robert’s Rules of Order Are Not “The Law” For Association Meetings


By Joseph Adams on April 1st, 2015Posted in Meetings, Operations, Reader Q&A

    Question: Our condominium documents do not specifically mention any parliamentary rules or procedures that are to be used in conducting our meetings. Our president says that the meetings must be conducted pursuant to the “Florida sunshine laws.” Does Florida require that meetings be run pursuant to Robert’s Rules of Order, or some other parliamentary procedures?  R.P. (via e-mail)

Answer: The Florida Statutes do not require the use of any particular parliamentary procedures or rules. Further, there is a 1960 decision from Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal which holds that Robert’s Rules of Order is not binding or mandatory in corporate proceedings. However, the governing documents for many communities incorporate Robert’s Rules of Order as the applicable parliamentary guide for association meetings.

Robert’s Rules of Order can be very confusing, and is often misquoted. Helpful tips on using Robert’s Rules of Order, including handy charts, are available for free on the website of North Carolina attorney Jim Slaughter, at www.jimslaughter.com. Mr. Slaughter, a certified parliamentarian and immediate past president of the College of Community Association Lawyers, has also published helpful books on parliamentary procedure, including “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Parliamentary Procedure” and “Notes and Comments on Robert’s Rules.”  These books are available in most online bookstores.

Regarding to reference to the “Florida sunshine laws,” there are specific rights property owners have at association meetings. All three community association statutes provide that owners have the right to attend board meetings and speak at board meetings with reference to all designated agenda items. Members are also entitled to “participate” in membership meetings.

Further, owners are also entitled tape record or video tape board or membership meetings. The statutes all provide that associations may adopt written reasonable rules governing frequency, duration and manner of owner statements at meetings, and may also regulate the taping of meetings by owners. I have found it a good idea to have such a set of guidelines.


We have an infestation...


We have an infestation here at Salisbury E and it's not termites... It's illegal occupants!
Our Association President has hired a well-known realtor to rent two of our empty condos: one has been vacant for 3-4 years when the owner moved back to Vancouver, and the other, the owner past away in Aug 2014. These new arrivals are given keys without investigations, etc. Our Association doesn't own these condos, the Banks do...
To add insult to injury, Wells Fargo bank and Bank of America, who both hold 50k delinquent mortgages, have not started legal procedures; WPRF Inc is also not pursuing legal action, and the Sheriff’s office tells us only banks can press charges...
How are these illegal occupants
a) getting past the gate?
b) hooking up to utilities?
c) moving about the village without official ID's?
How many other empty condos are being rented illegally around the Century Village? Are we to close our curtains and hope this problem goes away?
Mariel Lauzon, 116 Salisbury E, West Palm Beach, FL 33417, 561-317-7948

Monday, April 6, 2015

Eyesore at the Camden Pool Gate!

Can these dumpsters be moved somewhere else?
The mattress and cardboard are laying there for over a week!
Please help!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

HEARTFELT SYMPATHY

Dear George, We want to give you and Frances' Family our heartfelt Sympathy.

Frank & Barbara...Hope to see you soon

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Boca Del Mar drops golf course development fight

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Its time for Southhampton to give up their losing fight.  There WILL be a development on the closed golf course unless the Waldmans decide not to develop.  More money to third rate lawyers trying to fight this is money wasted.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-golf-land-fight-ends-20150331-story.html
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Del Mar drops golf course 

development fight




A Boca Del Mar residents group has decided not to appeal a ruling allowing homes on the old Mizner Trail golf
Developers for 10 years have been trying to build hundreds of homes on the closed Mizner Trail golf course.
Ten years after the golf carts disappeared, bulldozers may finally come for the closed Mizner Trail golf course.
The Boca Del Mar neighborhood group has decided not to appeal a court ruling that allows building 252 homes on overgrown fairways and putting greens west of Boca Raton.
That could finally clear the way for construction of new homes, town houses and condominiums planned for the 130-acre, former golf course that snakes through Boca Del Mar.




"It's over as far as the organization is concerned," said Peter Sachs, attorney for the Boca Del Mar Improvement Association, the neighborhood group that opposed building plans. "Boca Del Mar has decided to move on."
The former golf course was long an attraction for home buyers and golfers alike at Boca Del Mar, located south of Palmetto Park between Military Trail and Powerline Road.
Yet since the golf course closed in 2005, the course owners and Boca Del Mar residents have differed over what should become of the land.




Developers proposed several building plans through the years, saying the golf course wasn't coming back and that new homes would fit right in with the neighborhood.
But many residents argued that they paid more for their homes because of the nearby golf course and the views of greens and fairways that they thought would be there forever. They had objected to the prospect of more traffic, noise and lights coming from new homes that would replace acres and acres of green, wide-open spaces.




"It's a travesty," Boca Del Mar resident Christine Zambrano said. "Green space and recreational areas are an important part of the quality of life."
Public pressure once was enough to persuade the county not to allow building on the old golf course. But that changed in June, when the County Commission approved the latest building proposal from Compson Mizner Trail Inc.
The Boca Del Mar Improvement Association went to court to try to overturn the county's approval. But in February the court sided with the county, allowing the development plans to proceed.




Finally, in late March the neighborhood group decided against an appeal that would have continued the court fight.
That was good news to a smaller group of Boca Del Mar residents who backed the latest building plans as a better alternative than continuing to live next to a shuttered golf course.
"It just looks ratty," resident Terry Kollman said about the old golf course. "Doing something is better than doing nothing."
The building plans call for 115 zero-lot-line houses, 45 town homes and 92 condominiums or apartments. Even with the new homes, about 74 percent of the golf course property is supposed to remain as open space to create a buffer with the existing neighborhood.
The developers could not be reached for comment Tuesday, despite attempts by phone.
Hurdles remain for construction. Before work can begin, the developers have a host of permitting conditions to meet such as addressing pollution concerns from the former golf course.
Also, individual Boca Del Mar residents could still file lawsuits aimed at the developers to try to derail construction.
"People still don't want the development," Boca Del Mar resident William Vale said. "The fight needs to keep going."
But for the neighborhood association, the cost of continuing the legal fight against the county was considered too great and the chance for a win too remote.
"I bailed [because] I was so concerned with what was going to happen to the neighborhood," said Maryellen Lurie, who added that she sold her home next to the golf course because of the looming development plans. "It's very difficult for a private citizen to fight this."
abreid@sunsentinel.com, 561-228-5504 or Twitter@abreidnews

KARAOKE NOTICE

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BROWN & BROWN INSURANCE POLICIES AVAILABLE AT UCO PER SCHEDULE

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

OFFICERS COMMITTEE - MARCH 26, 2015 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

                     
 b                              Officers 3-26-2015 Part 1 from David B. Israel on Vimeo.
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                                  Officers 3-26-2015 Part 4 from David B. Israel on Vimeo.
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Dave Israel
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Friday, March 27, 2015

PAGES

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Hi all
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What are PAGES?
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In BLOGGER world, they are a very powerful tool allowing creation of additional BLOG channels within a single BLOG. A page may be dedicated to a single subject, or be used to simulate an entire new BLOG. I will also use it to de-clutter the main BLOG by such action as placing all of the UCO Reporter editions on one page for easy reference.
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What I have done to introduce this widget is created a page dedicated to classic movies. The first entry on this new page is titled "Abraham Lincoln". This classic was directed by D.W. Griffith, and released in 1930.
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So, please look in the sidebar for Pages and click on the movie. there will be other pages introduced, and other movies placed in this first new page.
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Please take a minute to comment on this new BLOG feature and suggest other Pages that you would like to see.
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Thanks,
Dave Israel
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Edith B.Sharon 1923-2015

Longtime resident and former president of the Yiddish Culture Club, Edith B. Sharon, has passed away today.
Edy was involved with Century Villages' Democratic Club, The Yiddish Vinkle, the Yiddish Culture Chorus and the Scrabble Club.
She and her late husband Joseph helped establish a Kibutz in Palestine prior to Israel's Freedom.
She will be missed.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BIZARRO WORLD - MORE LAW SUITS COMING- SOME FOLKS JUST CAN'T ACCEPT REALITY

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Hi all
Remember, it's your money and mine being wasted on legal fees:
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Sue! Sue! Sue!
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See this URL for background on this:
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http://village-blog-and-chat.blogspot.com/2015/03/candidate-demands-recount-some-people.html
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Dave Israel
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Monday, March 23, 2015

The 2015 Summer Movie Express Is Almost Here.$1.00 movies at 10am

Regal Royal Palm Beach Stadium 18 & RPX Startinf Tyesday June 3rs Every Tuesday after that The 2015 Summer Movie Express Is Almost Here Admission to the Summer Movie Express is only $1. Tickets available for purchase at the box office and all movies start at 10:00 am. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute. Week 1 Nut Job AnnieWeek 2 Earth to Echo The BoxtrollsWeek 3 Paddington TurboWeek 4 Rio 2 How To Train Your Dragon 2Week 5 Mr. Peabody & Sherman The Book of LifeWeek 6 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Penguins of Madagascar Week 7 The Lego Movie Dolphin Tale 2 Week 8 Muppets Most Wanted Alexander and the Very Bad DayWeek 9 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The SpongeBob Movie

MONTHLY SHOW SCHEDULE

Movies & Shows, all month the shows and movies posted on the blog has been from last month, will this be corrected?
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Hi Marc,
Are you speaking of this Post?


http://village-blog-and-chat.blogspot.com/2015/03/theater-presentations-2015-season.html

Dave

Friday, March 20, 2015

TROPICAL CLEANING SERVICE

I just had Jerry Turner of TROPICAL CLEANING SERVICE clean my carpets. He did a EXCELENT job and showed uo on time and was in and out within a hour. My brother was down and helped me pre clean all the stuff that was on my floors, so it was ready for hime to clean. $65.00 for 1 one bedroom and 1 1/2 bath. When he was done he a a vacuum that sucked up whatever and the floors were ready to use after he had left. WELL DONE JERRY TURNER. 747-6466.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Play Ball! Stadium on its way...


West Palm Beach baseball stadium passes key environmental test



between Haverhill Road and

 Military Trail in West Palm Beach Friday, March 13, 2015. 

The site is a former landfill. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm

 Beach Post)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

BID COMMITTEE

THE BID COMMITTEE FOR MARCH 19TH IS CANCELLED...IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED

THANK YOU, BARBARA

EVERY DELEGATE SHOULD HAVE ONE

Every delegate to the monthly Delegate Assembly should cut out Anita Buchanan's article in the coming April UCO Reporter.  It's entitled "The Executive Board: What and Why." In it, Anita explains both interestingly and in plain language WPB Century Village's complicated system of governance, with special attention paid to the 20-member Executive Board.


Let me amend this: Every UNIT OWNER ought to have a copy of this article. Look for this and either cut out the article or make a copy of it for your reference. It's the best thing on this subject I've seen.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

HASTINGS FITNESS CENTER CLOSURE

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Dave Israel
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Major League Ball Park Down The Road

Has anyone thought of the impact of having a major league baseball park down the road? I hazard a guess Haverhill Road, when the ball park is in use will be impossible. I would be happier if they found another site. PS I am not a baseball fan but even if I were I still don't want them down the road.

Monday, March 16, 2015

WHAT A SHOW!


I sure am glad I saw the Residents’ Show. I had never been to a Residents’ Show, and from what people told me who had, it may have been the best ever. I thought it was fantastic.

It’s hard for me to believe that our seniors could have put on such a professional, excellent performance. The singing was great. There was hardly a word sung off key. There was a great deal of action and there were also poignant moments. The six dancers were terrific. I couldn’t get over how well the show was choreographed.

There were songs from my youth but also songs from my dad’s era, songs I remember from playing his phonograph records on our old Victrola.

Often, when only one, two, or four or five people were singing, a large group of the other singers and dancers were in the background behind them. Sometimes they sang as a chorus, but at other times they were just there, admiring their peers who were singing. It was heartwarming to see their encouraging expressions.

What a great show!




VOLUNTEERS AGAINST SCAMS TEAM - PBSO ANTI-SCAM BRIEFING


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Sunday, March 15, 2015

THANK YOU.......

Thank You... Kathleen Guarnagia and her committee,  for a lovely installation luncheon. The food was delicious, the singer was marvelous and the room was decorated lovely.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

NOTICE OF MEETING - ELECTION COMMITTEE ANNUAL REVIEW

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THE ANNUAL ELECTION REVIEW MEETING WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 27, 2015, AT 1PM, IN THE UCO CONFERENCE ROOM.
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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO WORKED TO MAKE THIS AN HONEST AND WELL-ORGANIZED ELECTION, AS USUAL.
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REMEMBER, EVERYONE, WE DO IT FOR THE GOOD OF ALL RESIDENTS OF CENTURY VILLAGE.

MARILYN S. GORODETZER,
CHAIR ELECTION COMMITTEE
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Dave Israel
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