This Is our Village

Thursday, July 12, 2018

NOTICE OF CLUBHOUSE CLOSURE

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Dave Israel
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Appalling

There are OVER 300 Associations in the village, yet even during season, barely little over half send their delegate to Assembly meetings every month. THIS IS APPALLING.
Does it mean that More than Half of the residents/owners do not care what goes on with the village or how their money is spent?
I don't want to believe that. Is it the board of directors just want the prestige of a title in their buildings just to make themselves feel self important?  Most likely.
Over 5 thousand full time residents/owners are here year round and the number swells to 16 thousand easily during season.
Yes, snowbirds are also owners, but lets face it, they are not here full time, they only care about what they can get when they are here. Other than that, the village is way down on the list for them. The people that live here full time are the ones that bear the brunt of all the decisions made during season. We have to suffer through the construction phases and inconveniences of detours and workers all over the roads and parking lots. All so the snowbirds can come and enjoy everything the village has to offer without much impediment.
I don't mind having some of the inconveniences of detours, nor construction knowing that it is eventually going to make the village better.
What bothers me, what infuriates me, is the people that buy a unit here, and don't care what goes on after. This may be a vacation spot for some, but to us, it is home.
Each Association has a RESPONSIBILITY to their association to send a representative to the Delegate Assembly Meeting ant the first Friday of every month and represent the owners of their building. Too many shirk that responsibility and just don't care.
It is time to throw out the quorum requirement and go by majority rule if the quorum can not be met.
No more delegates walking out just to sabotage a vote or delay an outcome. No more putting off business needing to move forward because associations don't care enough to send a representative.
Either Require ASSOCIATIONS to attend, or let them lose their vote.
And if you are sending a Representative, Don't leave before the meeting is over. It was disgusting to see the local politicians faces when in the end, they had MAYBE forty people to talk to. I know, if I was running for office and people just kept getting up and walking out before I had my say, I wouldn't even bother with this place after. Such Disrespect. 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

INVESTOR SEEKS TO HAVE COUNTY CHANGE FUTURE LAND USE ZONING OF SITE ACROSS HAVERHILL ROAD - JUST SOUTH OF AITZ CHAIM - TO MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING

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Dave Israel
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Gate Access

What is with gate access, I have tried 3 days, either it shows under construction or I get "Your account has been blocked for security reasons (multiple failed logins). It will become available again within an hour from your last attempt." No it is not !!
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BLOGMEISTER Replies

Sorry Elaine but the system is down, we are working on it.
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Temporarily out of service


The link between ABDI and your community is currently down due to connection problems at your gatehouse.  Please try to connect again in an hour, otherwise, if you need to speak with a security officer immediately,
 
Dave Israel

CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY - REMEMBER WHAT IT IS ABOUT

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Dave Israel
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Resign-to-run law forces Peyton McArthur out of PBC commission race



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Updated: 11:16 a.m. Monday, July 02, 2018 |  Posted: 6:32 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2018
PALM BEACH POST
 




Palm Beach County commission aide Peyton McArthur’s last-minute decision to run for his boss’s seat backfired on Friday when he was forced to pull out of the commission race because he failed to resign from his post as a Port of Palm Beach commissioner.
In a one-sentence letter to Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher, McArthur wrote: “Please accept this as a formal request to withdraw as a candidate for County Commissioner, District 2.” McArthur, a longtime Democratic activist, was not immediately available for comment.

Friday, June 22, 2018

PEYTON McARTHUR TO RUN FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2

Peyton McArthur
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In Palm Beach County, Democratic Port of Palm Beach Commissioner Peyton McArthur waited until  16 minutes before noon to file papers at the county elections office to run for the open District 2 county commission seat. The seat is now held by term-limited Democrat Paulette Burdick, for whom McArthur works as a senior aide.

Burdick said she is “absolutely” endorsing McArthur over the three other Democrats running for the District 2 seat.
Republicans did not field a candidate in District 2
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After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from the University of Florida, McArthur spent eight years in Washington, D.C. as an analyst with the Federal Election Commission and six years in Tallahassee as publisher of the “Florida Monitor,” a non-partisan political newsletter. In 1989, he returned to Palm Beach County where he served as the senior aide to a County Commissioner and the Clerk of Court.

In 2004, McArthur accepted a position with the Port of Palm Beach as Director of Human Resources, which included governmental affairs and labor relations for the Port of Palm Beach. After six years with the Port of Palm Beach, he returned to county government at the request of County Commissioner Paulette Burdick to serve as her senior aide.

An active supporter of the community, McArthur has served on the Port’s Board since January 2015.

Good luck Peyton!!!
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Dave Israel
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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Does anyone know why my bar code stopped working at west gate? Guard said they are having a problem with some bar codes. When will this be fixed?

Friday, June 15, 2018

TRANSIENT RENTALS IN CENTURY VILLAGE OFFERED ON AIRBnB - KNOW THE RISK

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We in UCO have been researching an unfortunate turn of events namely the appearance in our Village of AirBnB hosts. So, to start, what is AirBnB?
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AirBnB is a business wherein a homeowner provides space in their home, such as the bedroom, to a transient renter who for the most part is a tourist in transit.
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A few questions arise immediately:
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1)  Do your Documents require the unit owner to be present with their “guests”? – The majority do.
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2)   Do your Documents allow the conducting of a business from your unit? -  No
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3)   Does our Association Insurance policy cover the new risk profile of an Association which has been converted to a Motel/Hotel?  - No
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4)   Have these transient renters been investigated through the UCO Investigations process? -  No
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5)  ) Have these transients, about which you know nothing, been approved for occupancy by the Boards of Directors. - probably not
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6)  Do your Documents prohibit sub-letting of any portion of the unit? - Yes
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Ok, I think you are getting the idea, not to mention such issues as are the Taxes; such as the Tourist Development (bed tax) on short term rentals and of course Federal taxes being paid?
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Well, the bottom line from UCOs point of view is that we have discovered two units in CV being advertised on the AirBnB Web Site and believe it or not; one of these units is occupied by a renter, in which case the unit owner may not even be aware of what use their unit is being offered – A renter renting from a renter.
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Both of these entrepreneurial units offer to bring these transients to the Clubhouse, so they may purchase guest passes, giving them full access to the Rec. Facility.
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We in UCO are working with Attorneys to develop countermeasures to this “Collaborative Economy” trend, one idea is to deny the units listed on any such Transient home sharing site any sort of guest pass whatsoever.
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Finally, I ask all to resist the lure of “easy money” – Keep our Century Village purely Residential.
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Dave Israel
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

NOTICE OF WATER UTILITIES OUTAGE, AND BOIL WATER ALERT - JUNE 13, 2018

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NOTICE TO:
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SUSSEX, CAMBRIDGE, CANTERBURY
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Dave Israel
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