This Is our Village

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




 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

PREPARING FOR HURRICANE SEASON AND WATER LEAKS - MARK FRIEDMAN ESQ.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018
Seminar
 Preparing for hurricanes and water leaks
By Mark Friedman, Esquire
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Hurricane Season is approaching fast.
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What you need to know before you leave for the season
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Main Clubhouse - Classroom C 10:00 a.m.
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NEW PLATINUM SECURITY TIP LINE

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HELP KEEP OUR VILLAGE SAFE
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PLATINUM EMAIL TIP LINE
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Dave Israel
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Monday, March 12, 2018

BULK TRASH

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To Mr. Israel's excellent idea that all commercial traffic enter through a third entrance/exit gate,  I would add that all handymen and remodelers register at the UCO office. After they sign an acknowledgement of the rules for disposal promulgated by both Century Village and Palm Beach County's Solid Waste Authority, they will be issued a large placard bearing the address of their work site. This process should greatly lessen construction debris being placed into and around dumpsters.
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NOTICE OF BINGO CANCELLATION - MARCH 14, 2018

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Dave Israel
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SENIORS VS. CRIME - THEY CAN HELP YOU

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Friday, March 9, 2018

CALL FOR C.E.R.T. VOLUNTEERS - NOTICE OF TRAINING

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Atlantic Broadband Ground Breaking



Finally all the naysayers can begin to relax. Ground breaking for Atlantic Broadband has arrived.
This gives the village much to celebrate about, especially since our current provider is giving many headache and raising internet prices (personal experience). I for one will be glad when it is all complete, and I will be watching and the Broadband committee will surely get and give updates. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Elections at Annual Meeting

Hi,
One of our unit resident is a sole occupant. Her son whose name is on the deed lives in a New York area where the storm is currently going through. Her son is now living in a hotel because of flood damages to his house.
The board has one question as follows: Can her son e-mail her and sign the e-mail  giving her authority to vote on his behalf. Could this be a valid proxy. We are having board elections next week and that is the reason she would like to vote for him.
Again, I appreciate all your answers and info on this matter. Helene
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Your Blogmeister responds.

I AM NOT AN ATTORNEY, AND WHAT FOLLOWS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE
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Virtually anyone may hold a proxy so long as the unit owner giving the proxy is the actual owner of the unit.  Thus a non unit owner occupant (the mother)  can hold a proxy given to her by her unit owner son where the proxy names his mother as the proxy holder.

The question arises, as to under what conditions may the Proxy be voted; is it a Limited Proxy or a General proxy. These are complex issues, and the following extract from FS-718 (The Florida Condominium Act) will show clearly some of the issues involved.

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(b) Quorum; voting requirements; proxies.

1. Unless a lower number is provided in the bylaws, the percentage of voting interests required to constitute a quorum at a meeting of the members is a majority of the voting interests. Unless otherwise provided in this chapter or in the declaration, articles of incorporation, or bylaws, and except as provided in subparagraph (d)4., decisions shall be made by a majority of the voting interests represented at a meeting at which a quorum is present.

2. Except as specifically otherwise provided herein, unit owners in a residential condominium may not vote by general proxy, but may vote by limited proxies substantially conforming to a limited proxy form adopted by the division. A voting interest or consent right allocated to a unit owned by the association may not be exercised or considered for any purpose, whether for a quorum, an election, or otherwise. Limited proxies and general proxies may be used to establish a quorum. Limited proxies shall be used for votes taken to waive or reduce reserves in accordance with subparagraph (f)2.; for votes taken to waive the financial reporting requirements of s. 718.111(13); for votes taken to amend the declaration pursuant to s. 718.110; for votes taken to amend the articles of incorporation or bylaws pursuant to this section; and for any other matter for which this chapter requires or permits a vote of the unit owners. Except as provided in paragraph (d), a proxy, limited or general, may not be used in the election of board members in a residential condominium. General proxies may be used for other matters for which limited proxies are not required, and may be used in voting for nonsubstantive changes to items for which a limited proxy is required and given. Notwithstanding this subparagraph, unit owners may vote in person at unit owner meetings. This subparagraph does not limit the use of general proxies or require the use of limited proxies for any agenda item or election at any meeting of a timeshare condominium association or a nonresidential condominium association.

13. A proxy given is effective only for the specific meeting for which originally given and any lawfully adjourned meetings thereof. A proxy is not valid longer than 90 days after the date of the first meeting for which it was given. Each proxy is revocable at any time at the pleasure of the unit owner executing it.

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I hope the reader is beginning to see some of the complex issues deriving from this not so simple question.

Following is a sample DBPR Limited Proxy form

 DBPR Form CO 6000-7 Rule 61B-23.002, F.A.C. Effective:_June 23, 2009_ 1 SAMPLE LIMITED PROXY FORM

The undersigned, owner(s) or designated voter of unit No. ______ in______(name)___________ Condominium, appoints (PRINT NAME OF PROXYHOLDER) or _________________ (Instructions to associations: Fill in the name or position of an officer or director who will serve as proxy holder.) as my proxyholder to attend the meeting of the members of ___________(name)___________Condominium Association, Inc., to be held ___(date)_____, 20__, at _____(time)_____, in __________(place)_______, Florida. The proxyholder named above has the authority to vote and act for me to the same extent that I would if personally present, with power of substitution, except that my proxyholder’s authority is limited as indicated below: GENERAL POWERS (You may choose to grant general powers, limited powers or both. Check “General Powers” if you want your proxyholder to vote on other issues which might come up at the meeting and for which a limited proxy is not required). _______ I authorize and instruct my proxy to use his or her best judgment on all other matters which properly come before the meeting and for which a general power may be used. LIMITED POWERS (FOR YOUR VOTE TO BE COUNTED ON THE FOLLOWING ISSUES, YOU MUST INDICATE YOUR PREFERENCE IN THE BLANK(S) PROVIDED BELOW). I SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZE AND INSTRUCT MY PROXYHOLDER TO CAST MY VOTE IN REFERENCE TO THE FOLLOWING MATTERS AS INDICATED BELOW: (Instructions to associations; List below the specific questions or issues to be voted on. The following are only examples.) Financial Reporting Waiver A. Do you want to provide for a lower level of year-end financial reporting than is required by § 718.111(13), Florida Statutes, for the next fiscal/calendar year? Currently, the Association is required to prepare a (list the level). ________ YES _______ NO If yes, vote for one of the board proposed options below: (The option with the most votes will be the one implemented.) LIST OPTIONS HERE DBPR Form CO 6000-7 Rule 61B-23.002, F.A.C. Effective:_June 23, 2009_ 2 Reserve Funding Waiver WAIVING OF RESERVES, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, OR ALLOWING ALTERNATIVE USES OF EXISTING RESERVES MAY RESULT IN UNIT OWNER LIABILITY FOR PAYMENT OF UNANTICIPATED SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS REGARDING THOSE ITEMS: B. Do you want to provide for less than full funding of reserves than is required by § 718.112(2)(f), Florida Statutes, for the next fiscal/calendar year? ________ YES _______ NO If yes, vote for one of the board proposed options below: (The option with the most votes will be the one implemented.) LIST OPTIONS HERE DATE: _________ ______________________________________________________________________ SIGNATURE(S) of OWNER(S) OR DESIGNATED VOTER SUBSTITUTION OF PROXYHOLDER The undersigned, appointed as proxyholder above, designates _____________________________ to substitute for me in voting the proxy as set forth above. (print name) _____________________________________ Date: _____________ Signature of proxyholder THIS PROXY IS REVOCABLE BY THE UNIT OWNER AND IS VALID ONLY FOR THE MEETING FOR WHICH IT IS GIVEN AND ANY LAWFUL ADJOURNMENT. IN NO EVENT IS THE PROXY VALID FOR MORE THAN NINETY (90) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THE ORIGINAL MEETING FOR WHICH IT WAS GIVEN.

So Finally, I say, I do not wish to be tagged with the charge of Unlicensed Practice of Law, so, if your Annual Unit Owners meeting and Election is contemplating using Proxies for anything other than establishing Quorum, consult your Attorney.

 

Dave Israel
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NOTICE OF UCO INSTALLATION LUNCHEON - AT PORT OF PALM BEACH

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Dave Israel
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Sunday, March 4, 2018

UCO ELECTION RESULTS - PRESIDENT - DAVE ISRAEL ELECTED

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Candidates: Jack Adams, Marcia Ziccardy, Dave Israel
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Dave Israel
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Saturday, March 3, 2018

UCO ELECTION RESULTS - VICE PRESIDENT POLL ONE - DAVID BOAS ELECTED

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Candidates, David Boas, Joy Vestal, Louise Warner
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Dave Israel
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