This Is our Village

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Good news, bad news?

Eva announced that a decision favorable to the Levys has been made in response to Donald T. Kelly's attempt at dissolution of condominium. The Levys will purchase all the Sheffield O units.

Now if the AirB&B Issue can be addressed. We have a unit somewhere in the village being rented out as an AirB&B. owned by someone named Alicia from Rochester, NY. It is advertised on AirB&B and has 15 favorable reviews, including one that praises her two dogs Mini and Mouse.

I thought this was not allowed in the village, or is it?

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018

KAYE BENDER REMBAUM - LEGAL MORSELS

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Hi all,
I have placed a link in the sidebar, under the heading of "KAYE BENDER REMBAUM - LEGAL MORSELS"
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This link to information on Condo law may prove useful in your research into  Condo operations.
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The making of new Condo law, is like the tides - never ending.
This link is well worth your time to read over from time to time.
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Dave Israel
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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A request for information: FPL has mailed me, and probably everyone in Century Village, this offer:

ElectricShield®
Repair or replacement of your home's electrical system could cost hundreds of dollars. ElectricShield® offers coverage if you need to repair or replace your home's electrical wiring, outlets, switches, dimmers, circuit breakers, electric panel and more for failure due to normal wear and tear.

Electrical Wiring Protection

Benefits of ElectricShield
Friendly, expert service from our in-house team of licensed and insured electricians
Your home's electrical system repaired or replaced, up to $1,000 a year
No deductibles or co-payments
15% discount on labor portion of upgrades and/or improvements
One-year workmanship warranty
No minimum contract term — cancel at anytime
For only $9.95per month
added to your FPL bill

My question: Re electrical wiring: What does our monthly COA fee cover and not not cover? To what extent is the above redundant?

Thanks for any information.



Sunday, April 29, 2018

WOMEN CODEBREAKERS WHO HELPED WIN WWII

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National Cryptologic Museum Foundation hosts Liza Mundy, author of "CODE GIRLS: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II" for the 2018 Spring Cryptologic Program in Maryland. - The video runs over one hour - but is well worth your time.
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Dave Israel

COMCAST AND ALLIGATORS


Hello David

Thank you for making this blog available. It is a valuable resource.

I have two questions:

I would like to know if the Comcast representative is still available in the clubhouse? I don’t believe I have seen the ad about their availability in the last couple issues of the Reporter .

The second question is that it appears that the signs on the bridges, warning about alligators are gone.

Are the signs indeed gone?

Thank you.
 

 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tarps over buildings

Does anyone know why the tarps are over the three buildings by the Haverhill Gate?

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Mama said there would be days like this

It looks like Comcast TV and internet is dead in the water in the Camden area.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

APPLYING FOR WEAPONS CARRY PERMIT

Dave
Just wondering where and what is involved in applying and getting a carry permit.
 I'm former military.
Thanks,
Mike
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Hi Mike,

https://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Licensing/Concealed-Weapon-License/Applying-for-a-Concealed-Weapon-License

Dave Israel

Front Door Repair

Does anyone have the name of a company that services and/or has parts for the original front door to our units? I apologize for not knowing what this type of door is called. Thanks!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

VOLUNTEER HELP BADLY NEEDED?


THINK SERIOUSLY ABOUT USING OUR RENTERS AND PAYING THE EXTRA FOR INSURANCE.

That's what I wish we could do. At the Reporter we are only one place in the Village where we could use more volunteer help. We have lost SEVERAL very helpful, good volunteers over the past few years because they were renters and it was discovered our insurance didn't cover renters. At least that's how I understand it.

Can't something be done about this? Just how much would it cost us to cover renters? Is it really out of the question? Think about how many renters there are. Are perhaps a third of our residents renters, or even a quarter? One fourth of (say) 10,000  residents is 2500 persons. Seems we could get some badly needed volunteer help from that big a pool—especially if people were notified of this. I wish (if it hasn't) that this would be looked into seriously for the benefit we might obtain from it. It would make for some happy campers in not only some of our organizations, but among the volunteer renters themselves.



Thursday, March 22, 2018

FOR A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THE ATLANTIC BROADBAND PROJECT WILL BE IMPLEMENTED . . .



. . . WATCH THE MARCH 14 VIDEO OF THE BROADBAND COMMITTEE MEETING

I have just watched the video of the latest Broadband Committee meeting, on March 14 on this blog. All you need to do is scroll down a bit to watch it. Use the icon at the top right to enlarge the screen and adjust the volume if needed.

I can't think of a better way to learn about how the various parts of this large project are going to take place—indeed, how some parts are underway now. Representatives from Atlantic Broadband and CSI answer question after question from not only the Committee members but residents of the Village who chose to attend. These very keen "back and forths" are understandable. You will find some of the  same points are gone over again and again by different attendees, which helps to make them clear. Excellent special considerations are brought up certain Committee members, and Dave Israel is simply superb in keeping the discussion on target, asking penetrating questions, and making clear to the representatives what we want.

This is a "must see." The video takes only an hour and 20 minutes to watch. Of course you can stop it at any time and come back to it, or replay segments.

Monday, March 19, 2018

BROWN & BROWN INSURANCE - POLICY FLASH DRIVES AND HARD COPY AVAILABLE TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018

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BROWN  &  BROWN
FLASH DRIVES AND BOOKS ORDERED WHEN YOU COMPLETED YOUR OPTIONS SHEETS
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WILL BE AVAILABLE ON TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018
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THEY CAN BE CLAIMED AT THE FRONT DESK AT UCO DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS.
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IF YOU DIDN’T ORDER A DRIVE OR BOOK, PLEASE ADVISE FRONT DESK PERSONNEL AND
YOU CAN ORDER ONE FOR DELIVERY IN ABOUT TWO WEEKS.
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ANY PROBLEMS, PLEASE CALL TONI 683-9189 X 150
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THANKS
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Dave Israel
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A couple of questions about installation of Atlantic Cable

Is there any type of list of projected installation dates for each of our condo buildings? Is there a contractual date that sets forth when all installations must be completed? A more specific question relates to how does each unit owner get Atlantic to place the lines in the proper place within their unit and get the necessary "boxes" to decode the signal? Many snow birds will be away until the winter months next year. How will the individual installations be accomplished if they are absent? How will Atlantic know where to place the lines?
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The Blogmeister responds: in part:
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Following is an approximate schedule for installation of the fiber conduit, which is well underway:
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Section/Area Installations:

April to October

1-2.
1. Dover, Clubhouse
2. Salisbury, East Hampton, Golf's Edge
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May to October
3-4.
3. Stratford, Waltham, Greenbrier
4. Southampton, Norwich, Coventry-East
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June to October 

5-6.
 
5. Kingswood, Plymouth
6) Coventry-West, Hastings, Sheffield, Bedford
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July to October

7-8.
 
 
 
7. Chattam-North, Andover, Oxford 300
8. Wellington, Dorchester, Oxford
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August- November

9-11.
 
9. Chatham-South, Somerset10. Berkshire, Cambridge
11. Windsor, Canterbury
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September- December
 
12-14.
12. Kent, Camden-dry
13. Camden-water, Sussex14. Northampton
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As the project proceeds, each unit owner will be given an appointment for placing the Cable drops in your unit.

Dave Israel