This Is our Village

Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Shanghai Circus

The show at the Club House tonight, The New Shanghai Circus, what a great show! It was a feel good show, amazing . It seemed to me everyone liked it. I just had to express my thoughts about it. :o)

GOLF COURSE FLYER

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This issue will be discussed at Fridays Delegate Assembly.
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There will be a follow up Town Hall Meeting to be scheduled at a future date, sponsored by the Pro-Active Committee.
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Dave Israel

COMCAST MAILING

Recently the cable company has sent information telling you how to use the remote because they are changing the way you access their on-screen TV guide. DO NOT THROW THIS INFO OUT!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

PASSING OF TED SILVERMAN

Hi all,
It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Ted Silverman, late in the evening of March 29, 2011.

The following information regarding Ted's Funeral is presented:

Day:.............................Friday
Date:............................April 1, 2011
Time:...........................2:30pm

Place:...........................Star of David Chapel
.....................................9321 Memorial Park RD
.....................................WPB FL, 33412

Telephone:...................627-2277

The following directions are courtesy of Google:

1. Leave Century Village by the Haverhill gate.
2. Turn left at Haverhill Rd N 
3. Turn left at FL-710 W/Bee Line Hwy 
4. Slight left at Northlake Blvd.
5. Turn right at Memorial Park Rd  - flashing amber traffic signal


Destination will be on the left  0.2 mi
9321 Memorial Park Rd., West Palm Beach, FL 33412

Dave Israel
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PRODUCTIVE CLUBHOUSE ENTERTAINMENT MEETING HELD

Hi all,

The Operations Committee met this afternoon to discuss the upcoming shows and entertainment for the new season.

While no contracts have been signed, it is clear that a fine schedule is in store, with some real surprises on the agenda. Prices will be held stable.

This meeting almost never happened because of the antics of a small dedicated group of disruptive persons that most of you would recognize.

It is the same group of individuals that rise regularly at our Delegate Assembly meetings and have no constructive input, all they bring is disruption, unfounded complaints and baseless criticism. It is the same group that send negative articles to the UCO Reporter with no useful or informative content.

This meeting is a yearly event, and has always been closed to all persons except the Operations Committee members; why is it closed you ask, because proprietary information about each performers contract and compensation are discussed, and these performers have a right to their privacy on such matters.

At the first attempt to hold the meeting earlier in the day, the small group referenced above entered the UCO conference room, ensconced themselves along the wall; and when advised of the proprietary privacy issues involved, refused to leave. This left me no choice but to adjourn the meeting for reschedule at a later time.

UCO simply will not succumb to such threats and disruption, we were elected to do the unit owners business, not to pander to disruptive malcontents.

Dave Israel
President
United Civic Organization

They want to eliminate all funding for Public Broadcasting

Three amendments have been introduced in the U.S. Senate with the goal of eliminating all funding for public broadcasting.

These amendments to the Small Business Act Reauthorization (S. 493) were filed by Senator Tom Coburn (OK), Senator Jim DeMint (SC) and Senator Rand Paul (KY) in an attempt to put the Senate’s position on public broadcasting on the record.

We cannot allow these amendments to attract support and threaten funding vital to your local public radio and television stations. Votes on these amendments could occur as early as this week.

Please call Sen. Bill Nelson (202) 224-5274 and Sen. Marco Rubio (202) 224-3041 today. When talking with your Senators or leaving a message with their staff, make these points: I understand that S. 493, the Small Business Act Reauthorization, has three amendments filed that would eliminate funding for public broadcasting.

 I urge the Senator to oppose these amendments and any other attempts to eliminate funding for public broadcasting. The majority of public broadcasting funding goes to local public radio and television stations. This essential public service is too important to eliminate. What else can you do?

Click here to send an email to your Senators and Representatives urging them to support funding for public broadcasting. Click here to invite your friends and family to join 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting.

Yours is the most important voice in the debate in Washington about the future of public broadcasting. Thank you for standing up to defend this vital public service. 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

health fair vs. delegate assembly

unfortunately uco was not consulted when the medical center was preparing their health fair. we did not know that it would be on the same day as our assembly. i will ,however, get with them for future dates and make sure there is no overlap.

Monday, March 28, 2011

APRIL 1ST MEETINGS

This Friday there is a Delegate Meeting at 9:30AM. Tonight when I entered the Clubhouse I see a pile of papers saying that on Friday, April 1st there will be a Health Fair held in the Party Room at 10:00AM. I ask.....WHY BOTH ON THE SAME DATE ALMOST SAME TIME.

Angie's List

Does anyone belong to Angie's List, Have you found it effective in 33417 area?

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Another CV Alligator



Reports from the Clubhouse pool are that there is still a large alligator in the lake - this past week.
No, not this rare white gator which you would have seen at the Palm Beach Zoo if you were with the CV Camera Club trip last Tuesday.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Century Village Internet site

I want to thank whomever is responsible for maintaining the Century Village Internet site which I am guessing are many. It is great that we can get up to date information on a daily basis and also to voice our opinion. Having documents that you can read, print out, or download is a very helpful tool.



Friday, March 25, 2011

White Sands


The white sands of Dorchester and Sheffield, no reason, except they will not be around for long. Click to enlarge I think.
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Who Knows?


Are these bike racks made from a kit or just come naturally to Canadian handymen?

Info Please.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

MORE ON "SEND MONEY" SCAM

A 92-year-old mother of a friend was scammed the other day, same old story—one of her kids was in distress and needed money. Two factors made it seem real to the mother.

I asked my friend, "Couldn't your mother tell it wasn't your voice on the phone?" She said, "No, because the caller said she had been in a car accident and sounded very upset and excited, not like her normal self." Then, to clinch it, the caller had an "attending policeman" (an imposter, of course) come on the line and verify what she had said. That made the whole thing sound real to the mother. She was told to wire $3000 by Western Union, and she did.

Fortunately, she then immediately called her daughter's home and learned that she was safe at home and there had been no accident. The mother got down to the Western Union office in time to stop the transaction from going through.

YARD SALE

Yard Sale at Coventry C on Saturday
March 26th between 8AM to 2PM.

FLORIDA DEREGULATION BILL – Part 2

For a change -- some great News: The new version of H5005 to be approved at today's committee meeting -- as posted on the website of the House Committee on Economic Affairs -- shows that all provisions regarding the removal of license requirements for community association managers (CAMs) and all wording regarding dissolving the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes and the Condo Ombudsman's Office have been removed.
Thanks to all the many folks who contacted our legislators in opposition of the bill, who helped our legislators see the light at the end of the tunnel and doing the right thing: Stop these ill-advised parts of this bill that would have been detrimental for millions of people living in Florida's community associations....
Per Jan Bergeman

Golf's Edge Saga Takes a Bizzare Twist.


The ongoing saga of Golf's Edge took a bizarre twist this week when routine research on Issac Feder’s attorney, Esther Zaretsky, revealed a much closer connection with Century Village here in West Palm Beach.
In 2009 Ms. Zaretsky purchased an apartment in a garden building for her father, a surgeon who had been released on parole after serving more than 30 years for the murder of her mother in Great Neck, Long Island in 1975. ‘The UCO Reporter’ has since discovered that he is now, serving on the board of that Association in clear violation of Florida Statute.
The discovery was made by the president of the United Civic Organization, David Israel, a strong supporter of Golf's Edge and their plight, whilst researching Ms. Zaretsky’s distinguished career as an attorney. Her purchase of the apartment, and it’s subsequent transfer, prompted further investigation to reveal the presence of her father in Century Village, a convicted murderer and the subject of a book and numerous articles written on his crime. Now ailing, he was released on his sixth attempt for parole having been sentenced to life imprisonment. Her father, now 92 years old was charged in 1975 with second degree murder of Ms. Zaretsky’s mother. He was arrested on the tarmac of JFK whilst attempting to flee the U.S. to join his mistress.
Authorities discovered that he was in possession of jewelry and almost half a million dollars in securities belonging to his late wife. He was later found guilty of grand larceny and convicted of second degree murder for injecting his 48 year old wife with lethal doses of Demerol.
It is understood that UCO's investigation revealed his criminal past, but in accordance with policy, the association had the final decision regarding his request for occupancy.
David Israel, said he was “dismayed at the discovery”, and pleaded with associations to exercise serious consideration before approving any convicted criminal especially those on parole.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

WE WON TODAY - SEE YOU IN COURT

Hi all,

After more than 4 hours of witnesses and testimony in the Issac Feder v Palm Beach County Code Enforcement case, Special Magistrate Carolyn Ansay decided that Mr. Feder was indeed using his Condominium unit in Golf's Edge for other than residential use. As a result, Mr. Feder was given 30 days to "come into compliance", or sustain a fine of $100.00 per day!

The evidence of violation was rather overwhelming as this long drama played out before over 400 Century Village residents, in attendance at the Vista Center main hearing room, and overflow chambers with video feeds.

The attorney for Mr. Feder, Esther Zaretsky Esq. made a powerful closing argument which was totally ignored by the finder of fact on the bench.

The key subtext to the "other than residential use" finding; is that the use in question is for prayer meetings.

Ms, Zaretsky eloquently invoked the Religious Land Use and  Institutionalized Persons Act RLUIPA, which states in part:
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000.


SEC. 2. PROTECTION OF LAND USE AS RELIGIOUS EXERCISE.


(a) SUBSTANTIAL BURDENS-


(1) GENERAL RULE- No government shall impose or implement a land use regulation in a manner that imposes a substantial burden on the religious exercise of a person, including a religious assembly or institution, unless the government demonstrates that imposition of the burden on that person, assembly, or institution--
(A) is in furtherance of a compelling governmental interest; and


(B) is the least restrictive means of furthering that compelling governmental interest.
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Ms. Zaretsky passionately proclaimed "What compelling Government interest is impacted by dropping cigarettes butts on the ground" said act described by a witness as being ascribed to the prayer meeting congregants.

So, as the title of this Post suggests, we did indeed win today; but this case may be appealed, and I fear that todays decision will be reversed.

So, how should one proceed in such cases of "Other than Residential Use"? Look to Article XIII ( Use and Occupancy), or in the case of Golf's Edge, Article X, of your Declaration of Condominium; in other words, Enforce your Documents, and take violaters to Arbitration or Court.
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USE RESTRICTIONS
The use of the condominium property shall be in accordance with the following provisions as long as the condominium exists and the apartment building or buildings in useful condition exist upon the land.

A. Apartments. Each of the units shall be occupied only by a family, it’s servants and guests as a residence and for no other purpose. Except as reserved to the developer, no dwelling unit may be divided or sub-divided into a smaller unit nor any portion sold or otherwise transferred Without first amending this Declaration to show the changes in the units being effected..........
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Undoubtedly we will hear more on this case!

Dave Israel

Monday, March 21, 2011

FEDER HEARING TO BE WEBCAST


At the Site above, follow the instruction to view the hearing on your computer. Be sure you have Windows Media Player on your computer, if not, download it prior to the date of the hearing; March 23, 2011.
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Dave Israel
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REAL ESTATE FEES IN CV

If a unit owner sells their 1 bd/1ba condo for $20,000 the normal agent's fee of 6% would be $1,200.00
but the way it was told to me is that a R.E. Agent in CV has a ruling that the least dollar amount they will
accept is $2,000.00. Is there any truth to this.

UCO HOLIDAYS

Hi all,
The following is the list of Holidays on which UCO will be closed:

1) New Years Day
2) Fourth of July
3) Thanksgiving Day
4) Memorial Day
5) Labor Day
6) Christmas Day

Any listed Holiday falling on a Saturday, will be celebrated on the preceeding Friday; any listed Holiday falling on a Sunday, will be celebrated on the subsequent Monday.

Dave Israel
President
United Civic Organization 

THE PROBLEM OF DOG POOP - A NEW APPROACH

Hi all,
You may find the following story amusing, I did at first; but give it some thought! Everything is amenable to research!


Dave Israel
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REF: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94699120


September 17, 2008
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Stepping on dog droppings is one of the more irritating aspects of life. In Israel, a suburb of Tel Aviv is testing a new way to determine who isn't scooping the poop. The local vet is collecting samples of doggie DNA, using a mouth swab from the pets. If droppings end up on someone's shoe, the city can check it against its database and fine the owner. Owners contribute the DNA sample voluntarily, but the city is considering making it the law.


RENEE MONTAGNE, host:


Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. It's one of the more irritating aspects of city life, so a suburb of Tel Aviv is testing a new way to determine who is not scooping the poop. A local vet is collecting samples of doggie DNA using a mouth swab from the pets. If droppings end up on someone's shoe, the city can check it against their database and fine the owner. Right now, owners contribute the DNA sample voluntarily, but the city is considering making it the law. It's Morning Edition.


September 17, 2008
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Further research:

REF:     http://www.pooprints.com/how.asp

How it works
The PooPrints™ program was designed to be simple and affordable for your community to implement.

1.Contact BioPet Vet Lab to discuss your community's needs and set up your PooPrints account*.

2.Collect a DNA sample from the dogs in your community using BioPet's DNA Pet ID Kit (DN2000). DNA Collection is performed with an easy-to-use and harmless cheek swab.

3.Collect a DNA sample from all the dogs living in your community.

4.Send the required materials back to BioPet Vet Lab for DNA extraction**.

5.Pet owners will be notified when samples have been received and their DNA World Pet Registry accounts have been created.

Match the Mess - Once a dog's DNA is extracted and on file, it can be used to compare any offending mess left on the ground. All the community needs to do is:

1.Collect a sample of waste using the PooPrints Sample Collection Kit (PC2000).

2.Send the waste sample(s) back to BioPet for comparison.

3.Results will be available in two weeks from receipt of sample(s) at BioPet.

BioPet will communicate the results of the comparison with the community contact. What the community decides to do with the information is at their discretion***.

* Ask a BioPet Representative about the various account types a community can have to maximize their benefit from the PooPrints Program.

** Required materials can differ based on your account type.

*** BioPet Vet Lab and the DNA World Pet Registry are not responsible for any policies implemented by the participating community.

How much does it cost?

Use the calculator below to get an estimated cost of implementing and using the PooPrints program in your community. To get started you will need at least one (1) DNA Pet ID Kit for each dog you plan to register.

Qty Part # Description Price Total

DN2000 DNA Pet ID Kit $29.95

PC2000 PooPrintsTM Waste Collection Kit (Includes 5 waste collection tubes) $50.00

PC100 PooPrintsTM Sample Processing $49.95


Saturday, March 19, 2011

HOLIDAYS UCO IS CLOSED

I think it would be very helpful to the residents of the village if they knew when UCO will be closed, this way they can plan ahead for their visists. Maybe, if possible on the blog or in the paper. Thanks for anything you can do.

Friday, March 18, 2011

"GOLF COURSE" DEVELOPMENTS

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Reflection Bay Project in process

The letter shown above has been sent to every unit owner in the Southampton Planned Unit Development (PUD). It is our understanding in UCO that the Developer is moving plans through all required departments in the County in preparation for presentation to the Board of County Comissioners (BCC) in the summer.
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When the project comes before the BCC, all unit owners within 500 feet of the proposed development will receive notification of the hearing and comments will be heard.
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Dave Israel

GOLF COURSE---AGAIN!

Does anyone know what the microscopic sign says on Haverhill just south of the CV gate? It was posted on March 15, 2011--and mentions Reflection Bay Development--which I think is Mr. Waldman's proposed project.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

FLORIDA CONDOMINIUM DEREGULATION BILL BEING PUSHED ALONG - CAN THE WILD, WILD WEST BE FAR BEHIND

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Hi all,
The following is a Summary Analysis of proposed HB 5005, it is strongly recommended that all read this and the detailed analysis that follows it:

REF: http://www.canfl.com/Documents/Staff%20Analysis_11_01.pdf

REF: http://www.condoandhoalawblog.com/2011/03/where-does-deregulation-bill-hb-5005-go.html

REF: http://www.ccfj.net/LEGSESS11ImpPartsPCB11-01.html

Dave Israel
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SUMMARY ANALYSIS

The bill repeals the regulation of the following professions, businesses and occupations:


• Athlete Agents
• Auctioneers and Auctioneer Apprentices
• Barbers
• Sellers of Business Opportunities
• Charitable Organizations
Community Association Managers and Firms
Condominiums, Cooperatives, Timeshares, and Mobile Home Parks
• Cosmetology Specialists, including Hair Braiders, Hair Wrappers, Body Wrappers, Manicurists, Pedicurists, and Nail Extensions.
• Dance Studios
• Employee Leasing Companies
• Professional Geologists
• Health Studios
• Home Inspectors
• Homeowners Associations
• Interior Designers
• Intrastate Movers
• landscape Architects
Mold Related Services
• Motor Vehicle Repair Shops
• Sellers of Travel
• Surveyors and Mappers
• Talent Agents
• Telemarketing
• Yacht and Ship Brokers


It also repeals regulations relating to:


• Transportation access to outdoor theaters
• Rooming houses
• Sales representative contracts involving commissions
• Television tube labeling
• Water vending machines


The bill also eliminates the Division of Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes as well as five professional boards.


The bill has a negative fiscal impact on state trust funds, with a corresponding reduction in expenditures. The bill has a positive fiscal impact on the private sector. See fiscal comments.


The bill has an effective date of July 1, 2011, unless otherwise noted.
This document does not reflect the intent or official position of the bill sponsor or House of Representatives. STORAGE NAME: pcb01.BCAS
OATE: 3/14/2011

UCO REPORTER CENSORSHIP

During the course of several adminstrations, censorship has been
applied due to perhaps "sensitive, inflamatory" material etc..
I believe the time has come to establish a "Criteria" once & for all
to be adhered to, regardless of whom happens to be in power....
"Profanity & Character Assignations" should in my opinion, be the
exclusions...One can effectively state their position without resorting to either of the above. Comments welcome!

KING OF BAGELS

EAT THIS

A good percentage of us Century Villagers were New Yorkers who love bagels and while we eat them here, we miss the magic that made them bagels in New York. Well, there's a company that found the secret: it's in the water! They have an office — er, restaurant in Delray Beach, and they've taken it all the way to Beverly Hills, where they signed former talker Larry King as a spokesman.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Daily Club House Activities

Is it possible to post on this blog the daily activities at the clubhouse?
Thanks

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

COMCAST PHISHING SCAM

Hi all,
Here is another Phishing scam, disguised as an Email from COMCAST. Do not respond to this Phish, as your real Comcast Account will be hijacked. Following is the actual Email message:

Dave Israel
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Your Comcast account has been suspended.


Dear, nsasigint@comcast.net

We have reason to believe that your account was accessed by a third party. Because protecting the security of your account is our primary concern, we have limited access to sensitive Comcast account features. We understand that this may be an inconvenience but please understand that this temporary limitation is for your protection.

How can I restore my account access?
Click the link below and confirm your Comcast account information, otherwise your Comcast account access will remain restricted:

https://login.comcast.net/index.aspx


Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please understand that this is a security measure meant to help protect you and your account. We apologize for any inconvenience.

2011 Comcast All rights reserved.
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If you click on the link above, you arrive at this URL:

http://www.liberty7reserve.com/www.comcast.net/login.html

The part bolded in black is the Phish site; very clever!!!
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Monday, March 14, 2011

GMAIL PHISHING HOAX

Hi all,

If you have a Gmail account, and you receive an Email ostensibly from Gmail, asking you to Log-In to your account, do not do so, here is an example:
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Login


InboxX
Reply
Gmail to me


show details 8:11 PM (11 hours ago)


Dear Email Client,


Please log into your account to confirm your account is still active


please click on link here and follow the instructions. We are sorry for the trouble but we are trying to give you the best service. Thanks
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It is a Phishing Scam to obtain your Gmail Username and Password, and then hijack your account.

If you go to the Site, ( by clicking on the link "here" ) you will see the following URL in your Browser window:

http://disabilitybenefitstraining.info/signgm.html

This clearly in NOT a valid Gmail Site, do not sign in at this Site.

The following is a valid looking Gmail URL:

https://mail.google.com/mail/


Dave Israel

Sunday, March 13, 2011

29th UCO installation Lunch

SEARCHABLE CONDOMINIUM DOCUMENTS PROJECT MOVES SLOWLY ALONG

Hi all,

If you have been watching, you know that all of Andover's Condominium Documents have been launched into the Cloud and now are accessible on the Sidebar of this BLOG.  This now contains Andover A - M inclusive, over 120 documents; both original declarations and filed amendments: soon work will begin on Bedford.

There is a long way to go to Windsor S, and we may thank Ken Davis for working this project, slowly but steadily, which we all know, like the legendary turtle; wins the race!

This project is collateral to the document scan and digitization project; both projects could use additional computer literate volunteers. If you fit the bill, and wish to engage in a project that will be of great benefit to all unit owners, please come to UCO and ask to see Dave Israel.

Part of the scan and digitization project includes digitization of all extant issues of the UCO Reporter dating back to 1982; this is  currently in train.

We are making UCO history accessible and amenable to serious research; documents of every stripe are now searchable; Minutes, Agendas, Core Documents, Contracts, Invoices, Legal Opinions, Memos, Correspondence...Etc...! jump on board the train, help make it happen!

Dave Israel

UCO OPEN MEETINGS - APRIL 2011

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UCO OPEN MEETINGS APRIL 2011

FRI…… APR. 1….. DELEGATE ASSEMBLY…..THEATER…..9:30 AM

EDITORIAL…..UCO…..1:00 …..PM

SECURITY…..UCO…..2:00….. PM

FRI…… APR. 8…..MAINTENANCE…..ROOM B…..10:00 AM

TUES…… APR. 12…..IRRIGATION…..UCO…..9:30 AM

TRANSPORTATION…..ROOM B…..9:30 AM

WED…… APR. 13…..PRESIDENTS' COUNCIL…..PARTY ROOM…..9:30 AM

TUES…… APR.19…..INSURANCE…..UCO…..10:00 AM

WED. …..APR. 20…..HOMESTEAD SIGN-UP…..ROOM C…..1:30-2:30 PM

TUES. …..APR. 26…..OPERATIONS….. UCO…..10:00 AM

THURS…… APR. 28…..OFFICERS…..UCO….. 10:00 AM
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Dave Israel

Saturday, March 12, 2011

set your clocks

Don't forget to set your clocks one hour ahead tonight . It's time to spring ahead to daylight saving time.
The official change takes place at 2 a.m. on Sunday.
The change means one hour less of sleep, but will result in an extra hour of sunlight in the evening.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Alligator Sighting

This is the alligator that was recently trapped.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

CODE ENFORCEMENT HEARING - ISSAC FEDER


SPECIAL MAGISTRATE HEARING AGENDA

MARCH 23, 2011 10:00 am

Special Magistrate: Carolyn S Ansay

D. SCHEDULED CASES
Respondent: Feder, Issac

 CEO: ( Code Enforcement Officer )

Agenda No.: 001 Status: Active

Elpidio Garcia

11 Sasev Ct, 105, Monroe, NY 10950-5939

Situs Address: 17 Golfs Edge, Unit 2 Bldg E, West Palm Beach, FL Case No: C-2011-01100001

PCN: 00-42-43-23-08-005-0172 Zoned: RH

Violations: 1 No building or structure shall be used or occupied, and no change in the existing occupancy classification of a building or structure or portion thereof shall be made until the building official has issued a Certificate of Occupancy.

PREVIOUS NOTICE OF VIOLATION C-2010-01250015

Details:

Code: PBC Amendments to the FBC 2007 Edition - 110.1

Issued: 01/13/2011 Status: CEH ( Code Enforcement Hearing )

cc: Esther A. Zaretsky Attorney At Law

Feder, Issac
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to bus or not to bus?

I was not able to attend transportation meeting on 3/8- one of my neighbors said she heard something about eliminating a bus or 2? Does anyone have any accurate info? thanks/

COUNCIL MEETING

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once again we had a very successful meeting this morning . Rodger led the discussion and it was really good. so many questions asked about foreclosure showed us that we need more information . maybe we can get becker,et.al. to give us a seminar just about that. there are so many associations hurting due to this.

we did serve coffee and cookies as promised and we will do it again at the next meeting which will be april 13 at 9:30 in the party room.

please come. your question and or your answer could be just what another person needs to hear.

thanks again for coming and we hope to see you all next month.
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Garage Sale at Windsor Q Saturday March 12th Raindate Sunday March 13th.Lots of Vendors and Lots of Bargains 8am to 3pm

                                                       

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Google has Tech Support Grandchildren


“All in their places with bright shiny faces”. http://www.teachparentstech.org/
This is a site with videos of the simplest and latest quick way to perform many computer functions. From 'cut and paste' to 'make a blog' etc. Just click on Category, then on Video.
I hope Google continues to add to this. My son will be very happy, he promised me lifetime tech support, but it can be a burden to him on top of work.
Source AARP Bulletin

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The King's Speech



When will this movie come to the Clubhouse?

Sussex Patio



At Sussex L we are proud of our communal effort patio - makes everyone friendlier. We preferred a slab to pavers. If you would like to know the company that poured the concrete and where I got healthy plants for much less than Home Depot and Lowes, send me email request to elbr@comcast.net. Coffee and pick-your-own loquats this morning.
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SCADA Data on CV Reclaimed Water flow


Thanks to Hassan Hadjimiri ( •Director of regulatory Compliance at Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department) , we have the SCADA system (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) readout on Reclaimed Water flow into the Century Village lakes, canals and lagoons.

Hassan has directed the local processing plant to provide Century Village 22 million gallons of Reclaimed Water per month, until furthur notice.

This equates to approximately 723,287.6 gallons per day. The cost of this commodity is approximately $28.83 per day.

Dave Israel

DELEGATE ASSEMBLY - MARCH 04, 2011 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

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Hi all,
Thanks again to your Channel 63 team, we bring you the Century Village Delegate Assembly video of March 04, 2011. Go to the following URL:

http://goo.gl/Inz7A

Or click on Link in Sidebar:

   DELEGATE ASSEMBLY - 03/04/2011

Dave Israel
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Friday, March 4, 2011

“One man’s junk is another man’s treasure”: STORAGE ROOM CLEANOUT IDEA

The problem for our association for a long time was how to know what was junk in our storage rooms that nobody wanted and what people still wanted saved. Some associations have brought everything out to the walkway and asked residents to return to their cubicles what they want. Then they have discarded what remained. This can be a mammoth undertaking, though. Residents have to be on hand, items to be saved (maybe heavy things) are moved twice, and the stuff remaining on the walkway has to be disposed of right away.
We think we have hit on a better way.
We have given all residents a sheet of blank decals, and there are extras in the storage room. The residents have a month to see that a decal with their unit number on it is affixed to any storage room item they want saved. They are urged, if physically able, to themselves remove anything they don’t want. At the end of the month, the more able-bodied among us will discard items that do NOT have a decal—plus, of course, any “community property” items such as the ladders, tools and boards.
Thus, the number of items having to be moved will be minimized, and we will be able to discard the throw-out items (anything without a decal) piecemeal—a few today, a few more tomorrow, more next week, etc.

EXECUTIVE BOARD ELECTION RESULTS

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DOMINIC GUARNAGIA..........................121

KEN DAVIS...............................................106

DOT LOEWENSTEIN...............................105

JACKIE KARLAN.....................................101

HONEY SAGER........................................89

MYRON SILVERMAN................................89

SUZY BYRNES.........................................85

SANDY COHEN........................................85

HOWIE SILVER.........................................85

JERRY KARPF...........................................82
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Dave Israel
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Thursday, March 3, 2011

ELECTION FOR EXECUTIVE BOARD

Hi all,
In another Post, a BLOGGER asks the names of the incumbent Executive Board members and implies that they have made UCO better; and thus should all be returned to office.

As UCO President I Post to advise you that the basic premise of that Post is erroneous.

Some of the incumbents and candidates for the Executive Board provide no new ideas whatever, they simply disrupt meetings, and do not research the issues. They bring noise but no signal; they bring heat but no light!

I will remind you all that you do not have to vote for ten (10) candidates, vote only for those proven candidates who have given years of service and provided new ideas consistently.

Your UCO President recommends the following Candidates for Executive Board:

Dom Guarnagia


Lanny Howe


Myron Silverman


Ken Davis

Help make UCO better - Period, end of message.

Dave Israel
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Upcoming UCO Elections

Need to know the names of all incumbents running in this Friday's UCO elections so we can vote them all "back in." First time in eons that our UCO has run so efficiently. Thank you all for a very well done job.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

CODE ENFORCEMENT HEARING REGARDING ISSAC FEDER CONTINUED

Hi all,
The large hearing room at the Vista Center, 2300 Jog Road, has a rated capacity of 323 persons. Todays hearing, number 37 on the Special Master Docket, drew in excess of that number from Century Village alone. The response of our residents was marvelous, and exceeded any seen by Code Enforcement at that facility. A petition was submitted containing at least 800 Century Village Resident signatures.

Frank Cerabino, reporter for the Palm Beach Post was in  attendance, along with a Palm Beach Post staff photographer.

The essence of  Code Enforcements case is that Issac Feder is using one of his CV apartments, for other than Residential Housing.

Mr. Feder was represented at the hearing by Ms. Esther Zaretsky Esq. Attorney Zaretsky moved for a Continuance on the basis of not having received certain documents that she requested from the County Attorney, in a timely manner. 

The motion for Continuance was granted by the Special Magistrate, causing a rescheduling of the hearing to March 23, 2011 at 10:00am.

I spoke with the Building Administrator about Webcasting the hearing, which would allow us to onward transmit the hearing on channel 63; another remote possibility is that Code Enforcement will consider holding the hearing in our Clubhouse.

More news as it becomes available.

Dave Israel
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Hearing over on Vista today

I went to the meeting today. I found the facility to be very poorly prepared for us even thou they had been warned. The microphones were set on whisper so even under the quietest conditions, I could only understand about 1/3 of what was said. I was very ashamed of the audience who did not seem capable of not talking. I felt like I was surrounded by 100 swarms of bees as people whispered to their friends. The doors were open to the lobby and the people out there were just carrying on conversations in regular voices in spite of being asked to please not talk. I sincerely hope that by the time we go back for the postponed meeting people will have learned that respect in a meeting entails no conversation and listening to what is being said.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sound Off

Sometimes we really need to let our PB Commissioners know how we feel, what we need, especially our own District 2 Paulette Burdick. Sound off to
pburdick@pbcgov.org

Quiet Workers or Noisy Talky Talkers

Its almost election time.
UCO is more businesslike everyday, saving our money, finding efficiencies – they are too busy to go around campaign talking. But outside UCO, we have our fast talking politicians who contribute nothing but misinformation gossip (I am being kind there). They are only interested in the power that allows them to PLAY with YOUR money. They do not have the skills necessary to run UCO.
You do not have to vote for a full slate, only give your valuable votes to those who are worthy workers.