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Friday, June 23, 2017

PBSO SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE 2017

                                    PLEASE POST TO YOUR BULLETIN BOARD
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PLEASE BRING ITEMS TO UCO
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Dave Israel
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PBSO SKIMMER ALERT - PROTECT YOUR CREDIT CARD AT THE GAS PUMP

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Please post to bulletin board
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Dave Israel


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

THANK YOU, GEORGE FRANKLIN.


I have just finished proofreading George Franklin's safety article for the August issue of the Reporter. (Yes, I know it isn't even July. We're that far ahead on some things, though!)

I am just so struck by George's care for the people of this Village. What a service he has rendered us in his columns and articles alone. His particular concern is for the more elderly among us. He doesn't want you to be cheated or hurt, your car stolen or your apartment burglarized. His columns invariably begin with "Hi folks" and end with "Be safe out there." You can tell he loves us and wants us to be well and safe. When we need a little chiding, he gives us a little chiding. George is a former law enforcement officer—with a great heart, I should say.

George's August column is about carjacking for one thing. Carjacking can be a brutal crime, and you can be hurt, not to mention have your car stolen.

Thank you, George, for all you have done and do for this Village.


UCO OPEN MEETINGS - JULY 2017

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Dave Israel
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SPECIAL SECURITY COMMITTEE MEETING - JUNE 21, 2017

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Dave Israel
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Saturday, June 17, 2017

PHASE II ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT - REFLECTION BAY PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT - FORMER GOLF COURSE

Hi all,
The following link leads to an in-depth Environmental assessment of the former golf course.

https://goo.gl/4KCSdx

It is not know at this time what impact this report will have on the Reflection Bay development - if any.

It is possible that the Florida Department of Environment Protection may supervise the mitigation of the property.

Dave Israel

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

CONDO BOARD QUESTION

Is there any mandate for a Condo Board Member to be a "deeded" owner of a unit within that condo? If so, where is that requirement found?

Monday, June 5, 2017

DELEGATES APPROVE ATLANTIC BROADBAND CONTRACT IN ROLL CALL VOTE

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On June 2, 2017, after much vigorous debate, our Delegate Assembly approved the Contract with Atlantic Broadband for bulk video and optional Internet and Telephone. The vote was 95 in favor and 80 opposed.
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The signing of the contract will occur shortly
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AB - Vote Results from David B. Israel on Vimeo.

Thanks to Franco for the video clip
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Dave Israel
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Sunday, June 4, 2017

KUDOS TO TWO

Like many others here, I receive Dave Israel's update e-mails on what is going on in the Village. Dave calls these reports Information Forward Initiatives. (Talk about "Armyspeak," that's a mouthful for you!) One of the things I look forward to the most is Donald Foster's weekly CAM report. It's concise and right up to date on the progress of things big and small needing repair and maintenance in CV. The photos with notes are a big help, too. (Don't change a thing, Donald.) It's amazing how much work is going on right under our noses, and with our CAM's reports we get the straight skinny, not pool and bus rider guesswork. THANK YOU, DONALD.

One of Donald's photos showed one of our new buses with Bob Rivera's colorful Century Village sign on it. I saw the same bus "live" parked outside the Clubhouse on Friday. It is BEAUTIFUL. I love the tropical scene and the script printing. (Some would have preferred one of the block printing choices, I'm told, but I like the script.) What a professional job. THANK YOU, BOB, and I hope you are doing better in the hospital. You have been and are still going through some ordeal. Why don't you send Bob a card, guys—the address is Kingston Hospital, 396 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401. 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

SECURITY COMMITTEE - LIVE IN CYBEPSPACE - jUNE 2, 2017


CONSIDER THE SOURCE

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On Friday, June 2, our Delegates will be asked to approve a marvelous Atlantic Broadband contract for bulk video services and optional Internet services. This contract (two years in the making), beats their competition in financial terms and in terms of entertainment content!
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Despite the superiority of the Atlantic Broadband offer, there will be a few Residents who will rise in opposition, simply because they are considering their own needs rather than the needs of the Village.
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Who are these few nay-sayers? They are the people who are suing us (me), they are the people who stay up all hours of the night on the Internet suggesting that UCO (me) are Nazis, Fascists or other sorts of reprobates. They are the people who publicly spew the foulest sort of language. They are the people who squeal and shriek to disrupt meetings - You know who they are! They talk much, but contribute nothing!
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So, on Friday, when the best entertainment package we have ever had comes up for a vote, just note who gets up to trash it-and consider the source, and then, please ignore their diatribe and vote to approve the Atlantic Broadband contract.
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Those of you who elected us - have trust in your choices - know that we exercise the highest degree of fiduciary responsibility - enable us to provide the best for the entire Village.
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Dave Israel
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Friday, June 2, 2017

FINANCIAL COMPARISON - ATLANTIC BROADBAND VS COMCAST - REVISED MAY 31, 2017

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This chart compares purely the numbers showing the cost of the two offers over life of contract. It is significant to note that over the life of the two offers, Atlantic Broadbands offer is almost $4 million dollars less. ($3,913,859.21). The critical difference is Comcast's iniquitous truck roll fee, the number of these Sixty Dollar truck rolls will escalate because of Residents lack of familiarity with the new equipment, which will require much customer education. The fee for Atlantic Broadband truck rolls is ZERO!
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Thanks to Ed Black for the analysis.
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Dave Israel
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OPERATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING - MAY 30, 2017 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE


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UCO REPORTER - JUNE 2017 EDITION - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE


Thursday, June 1, 2017

IN DEFENSE OF A MAN'S REPUTATION


The following is copied word for word from "another" Village blog:

"Tuesday, May 30, 2017
WOW ! I just found out that Regan Anderson, the Atlantic broadband rep who is giving us a hard sell about Atlantic Broadband, was the Comcast rep who sold a cable contract to Century Village Boca Raton. Shortly after the contract was finalized he jumped ship and went to work for Atlantic. My source tells me that he extolled the wonderful virtues of Comcast to Boca. CV. Now that he has changed horses and gone to work for Atlantic he is talking out of the other side of his mouth."

I haven't the least idea whether it is true that Regan Anderson, the personable, NOT "hard sell" Atlantic Broadband rep, previously worked for Comcast as alleged by the unnamed writer's "source." (Boy, they like their anonymity!) But if true, must such a move be characterized as "jumping ship" and Regan be accused of "talking out of the other side of his mouth"? Is it not possible to like the company you work for and do a good job there, yet change jobs to another company in the same field without one being a "traitor"? Just yesterday I found that the salesman I always went to at Stewart Toyota left their employ to work for another dealership. This happens all the time, and often there are no hard feelings about it. In fact, my friend is missed at the shop. And so what if there is some dissatisfaction? That's normal. The above about Regan, typical of much on this other blog, strikes me as an unwarranted cheap shot at a man's character. For what purpose? To gain supporters for  Comcast? That's legitimate—but in this way? For the "purpose" of working against ANYTHING Dave Israel is for, no matter how beneficial to the Village? Ah, perhaps this gets closer to the bone: Throw the Village under the bus as long as we "get" Dave.




Tuesday, May 30, 2017

David why do you post-date your posts so that they stay at the top for days?

David why do you post-date your posts so that they stay at the top for days?  Someone glancing at the blog will see the same postings for  2, 3, or 4 days and think there is nothing new.  I just posted and thought I had done something wrong and did it again.  When it didn't appear a second time I scrolled down and there it was buried under 3 of your postings.  The top article is dated Friday June 2nd when it is only Tuesday May 30th.  Reason??.

Comcast does not charge snowbirds $5.00 for internet when they are not in Florida!!

I just read in the Reporter Comcast charges snowbirds $5.00 for internet when they are not in Florida!!  Not so.  I cancel it every April and reinstate it when I come back down in November.
The $5.00 charge is  for Snowbirds who have a Comcast phone and want the number held for them.
Those who do not wish to pay this charge just get a new number each season.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

IMPORTANT WE HAVE QUORUM AT JUNE 2 DELEGATE ASSEMBLY

Please remember, delegates, that it is vital we have a quorum at the June 2 (this coming Friday's) Delegate Assembly if we are to give Atlantic Broadband a chance at being our cable TV and optional Internet/phone provider when the present Comcast contract ends.

Those who tell you we can wait and wait are wrong and may know it in saying so.

Thank you.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

GET WELL SOON, BOB RIVERA

Hi Bob,
In case you should be reading this blog up in Kingston, NY, here is wishing you well there. We hope you make a speedy, but in any case complete, recovery in hospital.

I like your sign on the Plymouth Laundry. Knowing you had painted it on the laundry wall, nevertheless the other day in driving past it, I did a double-take for a second, thinking there actually was a clothesline there with a sheet hanging on it!

Lanny Howe

Saturday, May 20, 2017

COMCAST MODIFIES OFFER - ATLANTIC BROADBAND PRESENTS RED LINED CONTRACT LEGAL MARKUP

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The Officers of UCO met with Comcast on Friday, May 19th. 2017. We were eagerly anticipating a major new offer. Guess what, one major improvement was presented, the Video Bulk rate was reduced one dollar to $28.99 - distinctly underwhelming!!
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We also have in hand the Atlantic Broadband contract, which has been redlined for legal issues. Additionally, a number of our concern's have been addressed. This redlined contract has been sent to 1000 unit owners by Email.
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As this contract will be presented to the Delegates at the June meeting, any Delegate needing hardcopy of the Agreement, may obtain it at UCO.
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Delegates, know the issues, read the contract, be prepared to vote. Of course, if we receive a Comcast redlined contract, it will be Emailed and made available.
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Dave Israel