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Friday, February 24, 2017

UCO PRESIDENT'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MARCH 3, 2017 ELECTION

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As you all know, we have an election coming up on March 3, 2017. I would like to make my recommendations as to whom to vote for. These recommendations are not made arbitrarily, but are based on one or more of the following characteristics that I have personally observed in the individuals:
Long years of service to the Village and to UCO, Consistently willing to volunteer to get jobs done and problems solved. and finally, clearly observable potential for service now and in the future.
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FOR VICE PRESIDENT - TWO POSITIONS OPEN
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1) ROBERT (BOB) MARSHALL
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2) STEWART RICHLAND
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FOR EXECUTIVE BOARD - 12 POSITIONS OPEN
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1) DAVID BOAS
2) SUZIE BYRNES
3) HERB FINKELSTEIN
4) MARY PATRICK
5) GEORGE PITTELL
6) MIKE RAYBER
7) LOUISE WARNER
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Please vote only for these seven, there is no need to vote for 12.
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So, please consider these recommendations, send the best Candidates to UCO, serve yourselves by voting for Candidates who will best serve the Village.
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Dave Israel
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Shame on Esther


Shame on Esther for her nastiness and lies. Has anyone spoken to Bob lately? I have at different times. There is nothing wrong with his speech, his brain or memory. The Association I live in will vote for Bob Marshall for Vice President!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Are unit members allowed during reorganization of board members???

I have a question to ask concerning who in a condo association is allowed in reorganization meetings for our board members. We just had a general election this morning at our condo association and after the election, the newly elected board decided to meet privately in an unit to establish who would be officers. Were we allowed as a unit owner to be present during the selection of officers? Some say yes but on the condition that we do not voice our opinion. I would like to be cleared on this subject. Much appreciation for your response.

Friday, February 17, 2017

ELECTIONS COMMITTEE MEETING - FEBRUARY 16, 2017


THIS VIDEO HAS A GLITCH, SO, CLICK ON ARROW AT UPPER RIGHT. THEN CLICK ON PLAY ARROW AT LOWER LEFT. VIDEO WILL THEN PLAY.

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BID COMMITTEE MEETING - FEBRUARY 16, 2017

- Dave Israel

Sunday, February 12, 2017

DOES ANYBODY KNOW

Does anyone know of a gas station within, say, a five-mile radius of CV that will pump gas for you and, if requested, check your tire pressures and put air in your tires? The person on whose behalf I am asking would be more than glad to tip the attendant well for this service.
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Your Blogmeister replies:

The following is the result of INTERNET research so, Caveat Emptor:

full service gas station where attendant pumps gas:
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Lanny Howe & Dave Israel
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Saturday, February 11, 2017

under redundant, see redundant...

First, let's all thank the volunteers of the nominations committee. They obviously tried to make it as easy as possible, because we all know, some are going to complain, so here goes ...
The Nomination process was so redundant. They ask for nominations for an office i.e. vice president but you still had to had say your name, your association (clearly understandable) your nominee's name, your nominee's association and the office you are nominating the person for. Simplify this!
A person may not know (as we so obviously all suffered through the process) their nominee's association. They called for nominations for a particular office, obviously the nominations are going be for that office, redundancy just prolongs the process, making it painful.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

BASEBALL IS COMING - GET YOUR TICKETS - SIGN UP FOR THE BUS - DON'T GET SHUT OUT

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Dave Israel
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Cease and Desist ??

I think a question needs to be brought up... Why is Ed Grossman, a delegate and NOT an officer or committee member (that I am aware of) calling anyone and trying to negotiate ANYTHING for the village? HE IS NOT AN ELECTED OFFICIAL and therefore has absolutely no authority to call anyone and try to negotiate anything. He should be reprimanded for doing so.
It is the job of the ELECTED officials of the United Civic Organization of Century Village.  The reason for UCO existing is to negotiate the best possible contracts for the village. THAT is the function and purpose of UCO.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

BROADBAND COMMITTEE MEETING CANCELLED - FEBRUARY 8, 2017

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The Broadband Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 8, 2017 is cancelled.
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If you have any questions regarding the Atlantic Broadband and Comcast offers, please put your questions in the Comment stream.
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Dave Israel
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Monday, February 6, 2017

THE CSI PRESENTATION AT THE FEB. 3 DELEGATE ASSEMBLY


EXAGGERATED CLAIMS AND FALSE CHARGES

Regarding the CSI presentation at the Feb. 3 Delegate Assembly and Mr. Grossman's claim that HE (or the Messenger Club or Mr. Moore) deserved the credit for bringing Comcast "to the table," of course such a claimed phone call may have been made to Comcast. Anyone can have made a phone call. Anyone, too, could have even made a phone call that possibly triggered something. It has been, however, the Broadband-Cable Committee and CSI—and those negotiating for AT&T, Comcast and Atlantic Broadband—who have done the hard work and brought us step by step to where we are.

 Also, it is patently false, as alleged by Gary Olman in his Feb. 4 post on the "My Village Blogger," that Dave Israel (always the scapegoat, of course) wanted to foist Atlantic Broadband on us from the outset. Here is what Gary said: "What was happening was that the UCO President had decided who he wanted to supply us with TV, Wifi and maybe telephone services, This was done to the exclusion of all other applicants. David Israel did not invite any other bids.That is until Ed Grossman spoke to Comcast. They were not aware that there was bidding going on."

This is preposterous. Perhaps one man at Comcast did not know (or said he did not know) what was going on, but Comcast certainly did! I remember Dave much earlier on making the point repeatedly that our Village was a "plum," and we WANTED the "big boys" to compete for our business. Comcast was in the running from the beginning.

Gary goes on to say (tellingly) a little later: "What I do not understand, why no additional bidders? Why accept Atlantic and nobody else?" Well, Gary, that would indeed be puzzling if it were true! But it is not! I would suggest you pay a little closer attention to what is going on at the Committee meetings and perhaps read the UCO Reporter.

Getting the right deal and the best deal in a business as complicated and fast-changing as the telecommunications industry requires expertise. Fortunately for us, we have CSI, a company that specializes in this; Dave Israel himself, who spent 30 years at the NSA, where such expertise is of paramount importance to the NATION; and an experienced Committee.

Could it be that Mr. Grossman and Mr. Moore are glory-seekers? And Mr. Olman too easily duped?


abolish nominations from the floor

Total chaos and waste of everyone's time at the last delegate assembly.
The people nominated knew they were running, why didn't they submit their names ahead of time?
Some people just love to disrupt the meetings, after one hour of the circus me and other delegates left the meeting.
Thanks for posting the meeting online.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

NOMINATIONS from the FLOOR: Delegate Meeting Friday, February 3


If you plan to nominate, second or accept a Nomination from the Floor on Friday, February 3rd for the UCO elections on March 3rd, here’s what you need to know:

Any unit owner in good standing is eligible, not just delegates.

You must be signed in as a delegate to nominate or second.

Only a delegate can nominate.

Only a delegate can second.

Your nominee must be present in order for you to nominate.

Please present your Century Village ID when you come to the microphone as directed.

When you nominate or second, state (1) your Name and Association, (2) your nominee’s Name and Association and (3) the Office you’re nominating for (VP or Executive Board).

When you accept a nomination, state (1) your Name and Association and (2) the Office you are accepting as a nominee.

Nominees will be given a Voluntary Declaration to sign stating 9-months’ residency, availability for 2 committees and good standing in your association.

After the Delegate Meeting, please go the lobby where a photographer will take nominees’ pictures for the UCO Reporter.

Nominees, email your bio no later than end of day Sunday, February 5 to ruthdreiss@comcast.net.


2017 UCO election on March 3 in the Clubhouse, 8 AM-9AM followed by the Delegate Meeting. Thank you!

PHASE II ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT - REFLECTION BAY DEVELOPMENT - FORMER TURTLE BAY GOLF CLUB

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Dave Israel
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