This Is our Village

Saturday, November 18, 2017

BIRDIES, A VERY FUNNY COMMENTARY BY IRV RIKON

Irv Rikon recently sent a commentary on birds to the Reporter. It had me in stitches laughing, so I posted it on Blog No. 2 (I though it might be a little long for Blog No. 1). Check it out!   --Lanny Howe

Friday, November 17, 2017

Firehouse Gate

Even after being told that this is not an exit, he continued

Is this not Trespassing?

He actually asked, "Are you going to give me a ride to my truck?"
Security was called and they said they were sending someone, a half hour later, I left thinking, is this what we call security? How did this person get in to begin with? Is this an illegal "visitor"?

Thursday, November 16, 2017

BROADBAND SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING NOVEMBER 15, 2017 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE


DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE - BY DAVID ST. JOHN - ESQ.

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The time fast approaches for our Annual Meetings, so I thought the following item by Attorney St. John might be useful:
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Dave Israel
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

NOTICE OF CHANGE - MARK FRIEDMAN CLASS - WHY AMEND YOUR DOCUMENTS - NOVEMBER 29, 2017

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Dave Israel
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WANT CAPTIONS? WE'LL GIVE YOU CAPTIONS!

Poor Dave Israel. He complained that the captions for the photos in his article "Dome of Light" were missing, and he is right, we missed the ball at the Reporter on that one. They would have helped a lot. But we may have the solution, discussed last night, and our CAM, Donald Foster, helped with some refinements. We'll put Dave's articles on very technical subjects in comic strip form and use those little balloons for captions. And every once in a while (this was Donald's suggestion) we will leave the balloons blank for the reader to fill in. This could even be done as a kind of Q & A: See if you filled in the balloons correctly; answers on page 17. We are a little afraid to run this by Joy Vestal—in fact, Donald has skipped town today. He and Chris are headed for the Brazilian jungles for a week. From one jungle to another....

Thursday, November 2, 2017

UCO OPEN MEETINGS - DECEMBER 2017

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Dave Israel
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NOTICE OF LOCAL ROAD CLOSINGS PER MAYOR PAULETTE BURDICK

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REVISED
Road Closures
Due to Grade Crossing Maintenance
 
The following announcements have been updated.  
 
Lucerne Avenue (SR-802) and Florida East Coast Railroad (Brightline/All Aboard Florida) (City of Lake Worth)
Westbound traffic will be detoured south via South Federal Highway or South Dixie Highway to 6th Avenue South, then west to South A Street and north to Lake Worth Road/Lake Avenue.  Local traffic will be detoured at North G Street north to 3rd Ave North, then west to North A Street, then south to Lake Worth Road (SR-802)/Lake Avenue. 
THIS WORK HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A FUTURE DATE.
 
Okeechobee Boulevard (SR-704) (Eastbound) and Florida East Coast Railroad (Brightline/All Aboard Florida) (City of West Palm Beach)
Okeechobee Boulevard (SR 704) will be closed to eastbound traffic at the Florida East Coast Railroad from 7 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.  Eastbound traffic will be detoured north via Australian Avenue or Tamarind Avenue to Banyan Boulevard, then east to South Quadrille Boulevard and south to Okeechobee Boulevard (SR-704).
 
An alternate detour will detour traffic south on Parker Avenue to Belvedere Road, then east to South Dixie Highway, then north to Okeechobee Boulevard.
 
 
Regards,
 
Paulette Burdick, Mayor
County Commissioner
District Two


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

DIVISION OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION - DBPR SEMINARS - FOR BOARD MEMBERS AND ALL UNIT OWNERS - NOT TO BE MISSED


CONDOMINIUM CLASSES AT CV CLUBHOUSE

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION WILL HOLD A SERIES OF SEMINARS FOR CENTURY VILLAGE HOMEOWNERS DURING NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER.

ALL CV HOMEOWNERS, AND ESPECIALLY ASSOCIATION DIRECTORS, ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

SEMINAR SCHEDULE:

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES (DIVISION'S PERSPECTIVE)-  Wednesday, 11/1, 12:30-1:30PM, Meeting Room C

COMPLAINT PROCESS/ELECTIONS- Friday, 11/3, 12:00-1:30PM, Party Room

ASSOCIATIONS RESPONSIBILITIES- Wednesday, 11/8, 12:30- 1:30PM, Meeting Room C

BUDGETS AND RESERVES- Friday, 11/17, 12:00- 1:00PM, Party Room

FINANCIAL REPORTING- Wednesday, 12/13, 12:30- 1:30PM, Meeting Room C

CONDOMINIUM UNIT OWNERS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES- Wednesday, 12/27, 12:30- 1:30PM, Meeting Room C
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Dave Israel
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Yes, we have been authorized to video the lectures.
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Hopefully no snails here to make snail chowder

Shauna - the building is Camden H. Our association president sent you an email from Canada, on October 8th to start the remedy process.

I was copied on the email. As far as I know, and I am on the board, no action was taken as a result of the request.


Prior to the association president contacting you, I contacted Chris about the issue.

Didn't here any for a while and when I asked Chris about it again, he told me Lenny is talking to Joe about it.

I went to Home Depot, bought and applied two boxes of Cory's snail repellant for roughly 240 liner feet of affected area. Thank you.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Get Your Flu Shot Now


Why you should get a flu shot now, before the snowbirds, flakes, and grandchildren descend upon Century Village.

Dr. Alina Alonso, director of the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County, echoes Spell’s sentiments: “You might not only be protecting yourself you will be protecting a young baby or an elderly person who may be next to you.”
Even if someone comes down with a flu strain not included in the vaccine, he or she will get less sick than if they didn’t get the shot, she added.

Five Reasons To Get A Flu Shot Now

    The Flu Season Is Just Starting: The CDC suggests getting a flu shot as the season starts. It takes awhile for the vaccine to get up to full speed.
    You Touch Everything: The virus lurks in places you wouldn’t think. Everyone is vulnerable to picking up the virus.
    A Flu Shot Won’t Make You Sick: It’s a myth. The vaccine is made up of antibodies, an inactive virus that can’t transmit infection.
    Do It For Others: You can unknowingly pass on the flu to your spouse, your children and those vulnerable, like the elderly
    The flu can kill: The recent pandemic in Australia killed more than 70.

Those most vulnerable to the deadliness of the flu strain are young children and the elderly. The rest of us will miss work or school suffering fever, chills, congestion, body aches, and sore throat.

D Putting it off is not wise since it takes two weeks for the vaccine to take full effect.

Also, the vaccine carries a dead virus so that it can’t give anyone the disease.

“We are very concerned about the upcoming flu season especially because of all the bad publicity the flu shot has been getting,” Greissman said. “Our practice has seen an upswing in the number of influenza positive patients; I strongly urge the community to get vaccinated this season.”

Florida usually runs a little behind the rest of the country as the flu hits colder climes first and then winter visitors bring it to Florida during tourist season. The state has sentinel physicians reporting what strains are out there.

“The bottom line for the public is that it’s very important to get the flu vaccine,” she said. “We have a lot more places to get vaccines. They are often not even asking for a copay now.”

Some Floridians may even come out ahead. Publix Supermarkets is offering a $10 grocery coupon for every adult who gets immunized from the flu. Walgreens, CVS and other outlets administer flu shots to children as well and others offer coupons, too.

LCAM CONTINUING EDUCATION - CONDOMINIUM UNIT-OWNER RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - OFFICE OF THE FLORIDA CONDOMINIUM OMBUDSMAN

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Hi All,
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The link will take you to a handout from the UCO LCAM's most recent Continuing Education class. The handout is most apropos as the Condominium Elections season rapidly approaches. The file is large, so I have placed it on the Google Cloud. The information  is very useful to all Condominium Boards and Unit Owners. Thanks to Donald for the information.
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Soon, UCO will have the Condominium Ombudsman conduct a Town Hall Meeting in our Clubhouse on the subject of HB-1237, the most recent updates to the Condominium Act, Florida Statutes FS-718 - https://village-blog-and-chat.blogspot.com/2017/10/kaye-bender-rembaum-changes-to.html
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Dave Israel
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Saturday, October 14, 2017

EQUIFAX DATA BREACH - WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE


equifax_x264 from David B. Israel on Vimeo.

Snails climbing up outside wall


For about two months now, snails have been climbing up the front face of one of our association’s buildings. First floor only. They are knocked off during the weekly cleanings, but return.

I asked our maintenance company manager about the problem and they said it is the first they have heard of such a thing.

Is any other association experiencing such a thing and did you come up with a solution?

Thank you.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Sunday, October 8, 2017

WEEKLY UCO LCAM REPORT - OCTOBER 9, 2017

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The following link will take you to the Weekly UCO LCAM Report by Donald Foster - LCAM.
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