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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Comcast Rep for the Village

I believe the village has a rep from Comcast that we can go to if we have a problem.  If I am correct can someone please supply his name and contact number as well as email address.  Failing that, does
anyone have the name and contact info for someone "high-up" at Comcast who is located in the States.  Thanks in advance.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Peking Duck?

Maybe we should have signs like this around the village. They are again becoming a problem. I wonder if people will ever get the hint, that feeding the ducks cause more problems than not.
Yeah, it's nice to feel like you're back on the farm feeding your livestock, but fact of the matter is, They probably never had a farm nor lived in one and the closest they came to one was feeding the pigeons in the park while sitting on the bench.
Feeding ducks bread hurts them more than helps.  Having them gathering behind the homes of the feeders is causing possible heath hazards to others, as well as making people walk through Duck crap on the perimeter walkways. Someone has started placing food in the middle of the walkways so you have no choice but step through the duck crap. If people would walk their dogs and let them crap all over the walkways and not pick up after them,, everyone would be up in arms. Some would be up in arms even if they pick up after the dogs, which as long as they pick up after them they have nothing to complain about but still do. But do they say anything about the ducks?
Maybe every dog owner in the village should walk their dogs near the homes of these Feeder and not pick up after, then maybe the neighbors would curb their neighbors feedings. Just sayin'...
It cost us fifty bucks a bird to relocate them... I would think we give them $50 and they have freezers full of Peking duck at least once or twice a week.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

AMAZON SAYS DO NOT USE ECLIPSE GLASSES PREVIOUSLY RECOMMENDED


In my August Reporter article on viewing the August 21 solar eclipse and again in a blog post, I quoted information I had read that dark glasses for  viewing the eclipse of the sun should be safe if they were CE-ISO certified with an "ISO 12312-2" or an "ISO 12312-2:2015" marking. NOT NECESSARILY SO, now says Amazon.com.

I ordered sets of eight, five and four such pairs of glasses for relatives and friends, and now, one by one, Amazon has sent me warnings to not use them. This applies to looking at the sun at ANY time. The glasses I ordered were manufactured by different companies but ordered from Amazon, and all had BOTH of the above certifications. Amazon is giving me a credit for these purchases and says I do not need to return the merchandise.

This is a bummer for those wanting a convenient way to watch the partial eclipse, but there are other ways one can safely view it. One is the "pinhole" method described in my article (just do it right). Another is using a fully developed film negative to look through, but you need to know how to do this. There are other methods as well.

I wonder how many millions of these "questionable" glasses have been sold and how many people are going to be very inconvenienced. Some have made plans to travel long distances to see "totality." During the 2+ minutes of totality, they say it is safe to look without eye protection, but ONLY then and not at all before or after, when the slightest bit of the sun can be seen. We won't see totality here.




Wednesday, August 9, 2017

OUR CENTURY VILLAGE BY IRINA


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Original video by Irina Shatravka
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Dave Israel
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Saturday, August 5, 2017

CV REAL ESTATE BUILDING - APPRAISED VALUE CONFIRMED AS ZERO - AUGUST 5, 2017

A Plymouth V delegate, I attended the delegate meeting yesterday (8/4/17), at which a rather vehement disagreement about the value of the CV Real Estate Building and grounds erupted. To undergird further discussion, I am posting the PBCounty Appraiser's evaluation, as downloaded today, 8/5/17) of both the Real Estate Building (2729 East Drive) and the Cenvill Storage Building and grounds(5400 Fairway Street). The detailed appraisals are lengthy, but I can summarize them: They are exactly as shown in the United Civic Organization Agenda handout the delegates received when we registered.
The Real Estate Building:
Location Address     2729 EAST DR
Municipality     UNINCORPORATED
Parcel Control Number     00-42-43-23-01-000-0040
Subdivision     CENTURY VILLAGE PLAT NO 1 IN
Official Records Book    
11381     Page     0404
Sale Date     OCT-1999
Legal Description     CENTURY VILLAGE PL NO 1 TR 4 (LESS STRATFORD CONDS A TO E & G TO O) Owner Information
Owners
UNITED CIVIC ORGANIZATION INC
   
Mailing address
2102 WEST DR
WEST PALM BEACH FL 33417 2593
Sales Information
Sales Date    Price    OR Book/Page    Sale Type     Owner
OCT-1999    $100    11381 / 00404     QUIT CLAIM    
Exemption Information

No Exemption Information Available.

   
Property Information
Number of Units     0
*Total Square Feet     0
Acres     0.42
Use Code     0900 - RESIDENTIAL COMMON AREA/ELEMENT
Zoning     RH - Multi-Family (High Density) ( 00-UNINCORPORATED )
* May indicate living area in residential properties.
   
Appraisals
Tax Year                     2016     2015     2014
Improvement Value     $0     $0     $0
Land Value                  $0     $0     $0
Total Market Value     $0     $0     $0
   
    All values are as of January 1st each year
Assessed and Taxable Values
Tax Year                         2016     2015     2014
Assessed Value                 $0     $0     $0
Exemption                       $0     $0     $0
Taxable Value                 $0     $0     $0
   
Taxes
Tax Year                2016     2015     2014
Ad Valorem              $0     $0     $0
Non Ad Valorem     $0     $0     $0
Total tax                 $0     $0     $0


Tax Collector Website
Property Control Number Property Tax Search (Dashes must be used. Example: 11-22-33-44-55-666-7777)

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Cenvill Storage Building
Property Detail
Location Address     5400 FAIRWAY ST
Municipality     UNINCORPORATED
Parcel Control Number     00-42-43-23-00-000-5080
Subdivision    
Official Records Book    
03574     Page     0670
Sale Date     MAY-1981
Legal Description     23-43-42, W 120 FT OF E 2063 FT OF N 250 FT OF S 631 FT OF SE 1/4
   

Owner Information
Owners
VILLAGE MGMT INC
   
Mailing address
1601 FORUM PL STE 500
WEST PALM BEACH FL 33401 8103
Sales Information
Sales Date    Price    OR Book/Page    Sale Type     Owner
MAY-1981    $100    03574 / 00670     WARRANTY DEED    
Exemption Information

No Exemption Information Available.

   
Property Information
Number of Units     0
*Total Square Feet     1274
Acres     0.6887
Use Code     4800 - WAREH/DIST TERM
Zoning     CG - General Commercial ( 00-UNINCORPORATED )
* May indicate living area in residential properties.
   
Appraisals
Tax Year                               2016     2015     2014
Improvement Value     $48,350     $43,470     $40,357
Land Value               $150,000     $107,700     $107,730
Total Market Value     $198,350     $151,170     $148,087
   
    All values are as of January 1st each year
Assessed and Taxable Values
Tax Year                    2016     2015     2014
Assessed Value     $166,287     $151,170     $148,087
Exemption Amount     $0     $0     $0
Taxable Value     $166,287     $151,170     $148,087
   
Taxes
Tax Year                 2016     2015     2014
Ad Valorem     $3,217     $2,811     $2,784
Non Ad Valorem     $296     $297     $316
Total tax     $3,513     $3,108     $3,100

   

Tax Collector Website
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DELEGATE ASSEMBLY - AUGUST 4, 2017 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

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Don't miss the Malcontents effort to incite the Assembly to near riot state. Much misinformation was delivered in their attempt to crash the building swap. Don't miss Mr. Grossman charging up on stage, all in all a disgusting display! Exactly as I predicted.
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Delegates, please do not let these meeting disrupters lose this opportunity for our Residents
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Dave Israel
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DA 8-4-17-1 from David B. Israel on Vimeo

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DA 8-4-17-2 from David B. Israel on Vimeo.
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DA 8-4-17-4 from David B. Israel on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

VOTE YES TO SWAP TITLES OF THE CV REAL ESTATE WITH THE CENVILL STORAGE FACILITY

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The people who publish nasty lies about UCO on the Internet, the people who are suing UCO and their neighbors, the people who disrupt our Delegate Assembly monthly are working very hard to crash the UCO effort to accomplish the swap of the CV Realty building for the Cenvill utility building.
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The CV Realty building, an old temporary wooden structure, is in very bad condition, and it is in need of major repair. This would cost upwards of $200,000.00. UCO does not have the budget for this project, Cenvill does, and if the Delegates vote for the Title swap, they will raze the decaying structure, and bring CV Realty to new condition, no longer an eyesore on our Perimeter road.
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The Cenvill utility building on the other hand is a solid concrete block structure, which Cenvill will bring up to full Office building code, and then quit claim it to UCO. The building will be the final home of the UCO Reporter, and may also generate some income, up to $1,200.00 per month from Atlantic Broadband, during the rollout of the new Cable and Internet projects.
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So, what is the downside of this planned swap?
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1) No cost to UCO/unit owners
2) Beautiful new structures for both parties
3) Nominal income to UCO to help offset unit owner costs.
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There is no downside!
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Delegates, ignore the Fake-News being generated by the Messenger Club, Vote yes at Delegate Assembly on the initiative to swap buildings.
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Dave Israel


Monday, July 31, 2017

NEW: Florida man accused of stalking Century Village neighbors

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http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime--law/new-florida-man-accused-stalking-century-village-neighbors/1U6d7jYDGmiAmyh81UKWHN/
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NEW: Florida man accused of stalking Century Village neighbors
 

Randolph Malcolm

A suburban West Palm Beach man is accused of terrorizing his female neighbors in Century Village by sitting in front of their homes, leaving notes and staring through their windows, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.
Randolph Malcolm, 67, was arrested Tuesday on three counts of stalking, sheriff’s reports show. Neighbors told deputies Malcolm started having problems as soon as he moved into the senior community just west of the city limits about a month prior to his arrest. 
During a brief court hearing at the Palm Beach County Jail, a judge denied his bond, according to online court records. The judge ordered him no contact with the victims, witnesses and board members of the community, and he was also court ordered a mental-health evaluation. The results of that investigation were not immediately available.
 

     

One neighbor on the community’s board said Malcolm started harassing her and two other women since his residence had plumbing problems, the affidavit said. The woman had helped Malcolm sweep out the water, but he became angry for an “unknown reason.”
He started sending letters to the community office and posted notes around the building, the affidavit said. The woman told authorities he would follow her around the apartment building to the mailboxes, yell at her and shine a flashlight through her window.
Malcolm would also follow another woman on the board, sit on her front steps and yell at her, the affidavit said. She believed he might have blamed her for the water leak.
According to the affidavit, he sent her 12 text messages to her cellphone “bothering her about legal and civil issues.” He would also stare into her windows and knock on her door.


SIGNING IN: WHY SUDDENLY SO IMPORTANT?


It is commonplace for committees and clubs to ask meeting attendees to "sign in." Often the committee or club members sign in in one place and visitors in another. What is unusual about the Cornishes incident is the insistence of the Messenger Club president they sign in when they declined to do so. I've never heard of that happening before. What would be not at all out of the ordinary would be for an attendee not signing in to be simply overlooked. No one normally makes a big deal about a non-member failing to sign in. But in this case Mr. Grossman apparently did make a big deal out of it. Enough to insist the Cornishes be thrown out of the meeting (Okay, not literally thrown out, but TOLD TO LEAVE!)

I can't help but wonder from this if something fishy was going on. It will be denied, I am sure, but it would be only a small step from using an attendance sign-in sheet to gather signatures for a petition—and wouldn't you know, garnering enough signatures for a rash of petitions for the Advisory Committee to consider was just then very high on the Messenger Club agenda.


I doubt very much that the Cornishes went to the Messenger Club meeting in order to cause trouble as Neil Moore suggests in his July 30 Messenger Club blog post. On the contrary, I have found Frank & Barbara to be among the most open people in the Village. Furthermore, they have served this Village selflessly for many years. I expect they sincerely attended to listen to "the other side."

Friday, July 28, 2017

UCO REPORTER - AUGUST EDITION 2017 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE


SOLAR ECLIPSE ON MONDAY, AUGUST 21


The Countdown Begins . . .

In the afternoon of Monday, August 21, weather permitting, there will be a partial eclipse of the sun visible throughout the continental United States.

For many people this will be the celestial show of a lifetime. An eclipse of the moon is interesting enough. A partial eclipse of the sun, which we will experience in West Palm Beach, is rare. Rarest of all is a total eclipse of the sun, which will be seen on August 21 by thousands—more likely millions—of people in the U.S. in a 70-mile-wide band stretching diagonally across the country from the Oregon coast to Charleston, South Carolina.


Those in this band will see "totality" for about two minutes—the sun's disk completely black and only able to be seen because of the sun's beautiful corona of spewed-out flaming, colorful  gases around the black disk. This is the prize. Astrophysicists come from around the world to see it. Daytime turns to nighttime for a brief period. Birds and animals take their cue accordingly, some to sleep, some to hunt.

The weather will need to cooperate for us in West Palm to see about three quarters of the sun blocked out at 2:57 in the afternoon, and you will need special dark glasses (not ordinary sunglasses) to see this phenomenon and protect your eyes from severe retina damage, possibly even blindness. Read the article in the August Reporter for further information.

The show for us (the time varies a little for those in other parts of the country) begins about 1:25 p.m. and ends about 4:18 p.m., so you have almost a two-hour spread to see something—if the afternoon storms hold off.

The special dark glasses are a must, not only to protect your eyes, but because without such a light filter, the small amount of light that gets through is so brilliant the sun's disk will still appear nearly whole. Not so with the glasses. You will see the blacked-out part clearly, like a bite out of an apple.


The good news is that the right kind of viewing glasses are available all over and very inexpensive. $15 will buy you four pairs through Amazon. com. Just be sure they are CE and ISO certified with an "IS0 12312-2" or an "ISO 12312-2:2015" marking. These have the proper density lens filter.

DEMONSTRATION OF OUR NEW UCO ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEM




DEMONSTRATION OF OUR NEW UCO ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEM

AT THE COMPUTER CLUB MEETING

When: Thursday, August 3 at 1:30 p.m.

Where: Clubhouse Room C


All interested residents welcome

THE NEW SIMPLIFIED VOTING SYSTEM WILL BE DEMONSTRATED

"Just click it."


Sunday, July 23, 2017

CHRISTOPHER GLENN SENTENCED TO LIFE



6:00 p.m Friday, July 21, 2017 Palm Beach County Crime

CV lessee in the news for various crimes. I wonder from whom did he lease? And did the landlord request a UCO investigation??

WEST PALM BEACH

A former government contractor with ties to West Palm Beach was sentenced to life in prison Friday on a convictions for sex trafficking and child exploitation while he worked at a U.S. military base in Honduras.

Christopher Rennie Glenn was sentenced during an appearance before U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. He was convicted in March following a month-long trial in Miami. He was already serving prison time for stealing national defense secrets.

Read The Post’s complete coverage of human trafficking in Palm Beach County

He previously was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty in 2015 to stealing military plans and intelligence reports from the U.S. Department of Defense. Federal prosecutors say in 2010, and from 2012 through 2014, Glenn engaged in an elaborate scheme to sexually exploit teenage girls while working as a computer system administrator at Soto Air Base in Honduras.

In January 2015, Glenn pleaded guilty to stealing government secrets while working at the base. According to authorities, he stored some secret documents at an apartment he leased in Century Village and a warehouse in West Palm Beach.

More Florida children forced into sex trade, state finds

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

THE UPCOMING ENTERTAINMENT SEASON - PREVIEW LIVE IN CYBERSPACE


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