This Is our Village

Friday, August 31, 2012

FLOODING IN LOXAHATCHEE

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I just received this e-mail from a friend of a friend who lives in Loxahatchee: I f you would make the call our neighbors out there would be most appreciative.
thank you, ruthie B.
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REF: ..... http://www.eponaspath.org/aboutus.html
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 Help requested: 
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One phone call. Details below. I received your email notification sent via the BLAST email listserv and wanted to thank you for offering to assist those affected by Isaac as well as explain my particular predicament in the event there's any aid you could offer me and my staff. 
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I am Chief Financial Officer of Epona's Path Equine Rescue. Our facilities are located within the residential community of Deer Run located in Loxahatchee. 
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Isaac has left our ten acres, our barns, and thus our horses, under some feet of water. In fact, the entire neighborhood is flooded, and some of our neighbors have been stranded in their homes for the last five days. 
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The stagnant water has developed a foul smell. We are growing very uneasy with the thought of this stagnant water becoming a breeding ground for mosquitoes and diseases. 
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We have been advised that if enough people express a concern an auxiliary pump can be used to extract the water. 
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We are desperately looking for anyone who is willing to help by calling the Emergency Operations Center at 561-712-6400 and telling them about the horrible conditions with flooding since Sunday in Loxahatchee. 
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The more people that call, the more likely we are to get some help! 
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Thanks again, Gisselle Pinares Epona's Path, Inc. (352) 215-0407 pinares.giss@gmail.com 
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Thursday, August 30, 2012

GENERATORS AND CONDO ASSOCIATIONS

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There are lots of issues here, please think about this and do everything according to Code, also, these portable machines are noisy, so keep in mind neighbors who may not wish to listen to the noise, especially at night. The following reference should get you started.
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REF: http://www.pbcfr.org/generator_safety.asp

REF: http://www.pbcgov.com/fire/pdfs/TrainingAndSafety/COPD/FireFighter/QS_PortableGeneratorUsage.pdf

Portable generators help make our lives a little more tolerable during periods of extended power outages. However, those benefits don't come without risk.
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While operating, generators create Carbon Monoxide (CO) as a product of combustion. CO is a colorless and odorless gas that can quickly cause negative health effects, including death. Each year during hurricane season, local Fire Departments respond to many calls involving the effects of CO.
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When utilizing a portable generator, think about how you can protect yourself and your family before you start it up. Always follow the manufacturer's recommendations to safely operate the generator.
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We recommend that you never place a portable generator inside a building, under an overhang, or on a roof at least 10 feet away from the structure. Measure the distance from the roof overhang of the structure and go out 10 feet from there. Keeping the unit away from the structure will help reduce the possibility of buildup of exhaust that can seep in through attic vents.
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Keep an eye on the wind direction. Even with sufficient separation, wind can push CO into a house, especially if doors or windows are open due to a power outage.
Have a carbon monoxide detector in the residence to alert you if fumes are building up.
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Use gasoline very carefully. Only refuel a generator after it has cooled down. Store flammable liquids/gasoline only in approved containers.
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Never store in excess of 25 gallons of flammable liquids/gasoline indoors if you live in a residence up to 3 units; and 10 gallons if you live in a residence of greater than 3 units.
Use remaining fuel in your car after the power is restored to limit the risk of fire or explosion in your home.
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Make sure the generator is grounded so it does not pose an electrical hazard. Follow the NEC standards for the temporary wiring and load calculations. Never back feed the house through the 220 volt dryer outlet.
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Code Reference
Palm Beach County Fire Code, 11.7.1.1; "Portable combustion engines shall not be located within 10 ft of a building or rooftop."

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Dave Israel
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Generators

Can an individual Association in CV allow a unit owner a Generator ?

This unit owner is in 2nd floor of a garden apartment association.

UCO FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING

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There will be a meeting of the UCO Finance Committee as follows:
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Day: ..... Friday
Date: ..... August 31, 2012
Time: ..... 9:30am
Place: ..... UCO Conference Room
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Agenda: ..... UCO Budget 2013
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Dave Israel
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Dam, Weir, or Waterfall



Our water leaves behind the Fire Dept on its way to the Lake Worth Water Management District Spillway, a gurgle today, was full force on Monday but did not overtop. Probably a 12” difference, note brown pipe was submerged on Monday.


TILT


Going, going ... also 4 more UCO trees on West Drive, at least.


We could look better


Some UCO cones are all black, hint, Lowes has fluorescent orange for $11, and minis for $9.  Okee entrance could use some.

Does anyone have a DVR that you can schedule remotely

Can anyone in CV schedule to record a show via the xfinity app?  I have been trying to get this to work with a Comcast DVR and a Moxi DVR with no luck.  Anyone use a TIVO or Comcast DVR that got it to work?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Associations permitting dogs

Hi,
I have a friend who is interested in renting a condo this winter from October to April. She has a little dog so she is looking for condos that permit dogs. Would anybody have a few names of associations that do permit dogs. She would then get in touch wether with the owners who are wishing to rent or the real estate agent responsible. Thank you.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Manuel and his magic curtain rod...


 
 
 
Armed only with his magic curtain rod, Manuel cleared out over a foot of water in minutes. We pulled out branches, leaves, plastic bags and who knows what. was covering our corner drain at Waltham G @ Clifton Ave. Our hero! And... for all those stalled  and floating cars... if you can't see the road man, just go back!

Seeing the floating dumpster made me wonder if we had much suite flooding?
 I'm in Northampton R.
I hope we all fared well.thoughts and prayers to those who suffered damages and those still in the hurricanes path.
thanks Lenny Clark

Ahoy Veolia




Trash marks the high water line yesterday. The dumpster sailed away by itself, how do you move it back! 
Same area with a foot less water.

Political Balance 1982


Thx Marc

Monday, August 27, 2012

Cable TV

Is most of the Village Cable out? or is it just out in the area that I live. Near the east gate. Its been out a day now. Hope they get it working soon. Glad I have ATT. for ISP.

SIGNIFICANT FLOODING DEVELOPING - PLEASE CONSIDER STAYING HOME

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Hi all,
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Some significant flooding is developing in various areas of Century Village. We have stalled vehicles and the decision has been made to close the Clubhouse at 5pm.
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Please stay home this evening and give these floods time to drain off our roads.
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The SFWMD has opened all control structures (flood gates) in our area, and water levels should be improved by the morning of August 28, 2012
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Dave Israel
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The Water Company

Does anyone think the water company is still going to tell us there is a water shortage , and want to charge us more because of it . As our lakes are as high as I have ever seen them. They might lol :o)

PAULETTE BURDICK MEETING CHANGED DUE TO STORM

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Dear Friends,  

I decided to postpone the community meeting scheduled for Monday due to the storm possibility.  The meeting is now scheduled for Monday, September 10th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

at Vista Center 2300 N. Jog Rd.


 Best Regards,
Paulette Burdick
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Dave Israel
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glub...glub..glub

will uco be open on monday?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

IT'S GOING TO GET WET AND WINDY - PLEASE SECURE THINGS THAT CAN FLY ABOUT

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Before conditions become quite intractable, please secure items that can be easily blown about. This would certainly include the recycle bins as noted in the previous Post. Also don't forget light items on your screened porches.
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Dave Israel

Beautification 101





Saturday photo, this is why associations need to install a hedge or trellis to shield their trash cans, also raccoon bars. Please! View from Lincoln Street.
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Friday, August 24, 2012

BOIL WATER ALERT

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The following alert was issued by PBCWUD
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Allen Depriest adepriest@pbcwater.com 
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10:19 PM (1 hour ago)
to me, Vicepresident3, Visepresident1, ucocami, erachesky, jbockmeulen, nstead 
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PBC WUD just issued a boil order for all of Kent F, G, & H
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ALLEN DePRIEST
PBC WUD Communications
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Dave Israel
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Dog Owners

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I own a lovely unit in one of the Sussex buildings. We take pride in the upkeep of our building. However, there are some dog owners that choose to walk their dogs on property other than where they live. They should be prepared to pick up their dog's droppings. Instead, our building has to contend with dog droppings in the parking lot. Something should be done to take away the privilege of owning a dog if the owner does not respect the rights of others in CV.
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Sommelier de Publix


I thought I should stock up for the storm, I stopped at the shiny new Palm Beach Publix. Not only do they understand when you wish to speak to the sommelier, here he is. The wine section is 3x what you can see here. Also nice selection of goodies, valet parking, fashion watching ... There are no Publix signs, you will have to find it on mapquest etc.
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Tweeting thru the Storm


FPL “To help customers prepare before a storm, FPL offers information and tips on its website, www.FPL.com. After a hurricane, FPL offers constant updates and information about the power restoration process through its website, which is mobile friendly, and through Twitter (www.twitter.com/insideFPL), Facebook (www.facebook.com/FPLconnect), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/FPL) and FPL’s blog (www.FPLblog.com). “ I like the map http://www.fplmaps.com/ with outage data, of course if you don' t have power ...

BOIL WATER ALERT LIFTED

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Hassan Hadjimiry
2:58 PM (12 minutes ago)
to Marla, Bevin, Brian, Mark, Peyton, me, Jaya, Jim
 
Marla,
 
Please retract the precautionary boil water notice at Century Village.  The water sample was good.
 
Hassan Hadjimiry, P.E.
Director of Regulatory Compliance Division
Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department
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Dave Israel
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NEEDED AT UCO REPORTER: PLASTIC DESK CHAIR MAT


If anyone reading this has, or knows of someone who has, a spare plastic desk chair mat with “lip” to fit under a desk and cleats underneath to grip carpeting, we have a need for at least one at the UCO Reporter office. We are looking for a mat in good condition about ¼-inch thick made of hard plastic. Area dimensions should be about 44 inches wide by 53 inches long (including the lip)—but give or take a few inches is okay. Please call the UCO Reporter at 683-9336 (9-12, Mon. through Fri. mornings except first Fri. of the month and ask for Marilyn). Thank you!

a friend in need is a friend indeed

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today we had a very satisfying meeting with the medical center. present were representatives of UCO and CERT along with Randy Schoenhaus and Ms. Alvarez of the medical center.
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We discussed how we would interact with each other in time of an event such as a hurricane. they are going to provide three emergency kits for us each valued at $75.00. one will be in the UCO office and the other two will be available to CERT at the medical center.
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We will be using their parking lot as a staging area for all distribution of food and water. The driver of their van lives in the village and he has a key to their building and we have his phone number so he will give us access to the building any time day or night when the need arises. medical personel will be in the village as soon as the threat is over and they can safely get here.
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So, i repeat, a friend in need is a friend indeed and they have proven that axiom.
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Thursday, August 23, 2012

This being my first gathering of hurricane readiness items and info in Florida... a question for those who have been through these winds before.  I'm on the second level of a two-floor building. Should I crack the windows an inch... or just leave them shut?

They are the original windows, along with everyone else in my building (only two units have shutters.)

Thanks for letting me know if this information is "Truth or Myth?"

The details are in the duct tape

 PBCWUD has provided signs along N. Drive, sez BOIL WATER 72 hrs. etc. Communication improvements all the time.

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM COMMISSIONER PAULETTE BURDICK

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Following is an Email from Commissioner Burdick and from Fire Captain Borroto. You may want to consider posting this on your bulletin boards:
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Paulette Burdick P. PBurdick@pbcgov.org 
5:14 PM (45 minutes ago)
to Paulette 
Dear Friends,
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Hopefully Hurricane Isaac will bypass us, but I wanted to share the below information with you just in case.
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In addition to the information from Capt. Borroto, I wanted to clarify what will happen if the winds exceed 45 mph.  In the past, Fire Rescue would stop dispatching emergency vehicles countywide when the winds exceeded 45 mph at PBIA.  Given how large our county is and the specific weather information now available at each Fire Station, emergency vehicles will be dispatched on a case by case basis depending on the conditions in each area. Emergency vehicles will be dispatched when weather permits even if other areas of the county are still experiencing severe weather conditions.
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Please share this information with your respective communities.
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If you have any questions, please give me or my aide, Peyton McArthur, a call.
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Be safe,
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Paulette Burdick
County Commissioner
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District Two
(561) 355-2202 office
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From: Albert Borroto
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2012 3:29 PM
To: Peyton McArthur
Subject: Fire Rescue Response Guidelines during storms

Mr. McArthur,         
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The following guidelines are used by Fire Rescue in making the determination as to when our emergency responses are modified:
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Winds sustained up to 35 mph

-Modify our response to non emergent calls for assistance on a call by call basis
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Winds sustained up to 45 mph
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 Respond to immediate life threatening calls only
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As sustained wind conditions increase  Fire Rescue response begins to be based on local weather condition reports received from Command staff in the field.  
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Captain Albert Borroto, RN, EMT-P
Public Information Officer 
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue 
561-616-7077 
fax- 561-616-7085 
email: aborroto@pbcgov.org
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Dave Israel
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Does the main clubhouse have a generator?

TIA

- Joe

BOIL WATER ALERT - LATEST UPDATE

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Following is the latest update from PBCWUD
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Karen Vedovelli kvedovelli@pbcwater.com
3:37 PM (1 minute ago)

to me
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Due to a water main break in Century Village, West Palm Beach, a precautionary boil water notification has been issued today for the following areas:
 
All of Dorchester, Oxford, Canterbury, Cambridge and Sussex F, G, H, I and J buildings.
 
We advise that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth must be boiled prior to consumption.  Water should be brought to a rolling boil for one minute and be allowed to cool before utilization. We are working on correcting the problem and we will re-notify those affected customers when the precautionary boil water order is no longer in effect. 
 
Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department
Wud Communications
Customer Service Center
9045 Jog Rd
Boynton Beach, Fl
561-740-4609
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Dave Israel
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WATER SHUT OFF - BOIL WATER ALERT TO FOLLOW

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Hi  all,
According to PBCWUD the following Associations are affected by a water main break:
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ALL OF CAMBRIDGE, CANTERBURY, DORCHESTER, & OXFORD AND ALSO SUSSEX F, G, I, J & K ARE OFF IN ORDER TO REPAIR A WATER MAIN BREAK IN CENTURY VILLAGE

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BOIL WATER ALERT ORDER TO FOLLOW
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Dave Israel
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

ISAAC - TO EARLY TO SAY, BUT BE ALERT AND BE PREPARED

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Dave Israel
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FURTHER ON WATER MAIN BREAK - NO SHUT DOWN TONIGHT

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Following is a follow-up from PBCWUD:
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Hassan 
9:51 PM (2 minutes ago)

to me, Mark, Bevin, Marla 

Dave,

We are not shutting the water off tonight. Our O&M crew will evaluate the situation tomorrow morning.

 I will keep you informed.

NO WATER SHUT DOWN TONIGHT!

HH

Sent from my iPhone
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Dave Israel
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WATER MAIN BREAK IN CENTURY VILLAGE

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Hi all
I am advised by Hassan Hadjimiry (PBCWUD) of yet another main break here in CV. The extent of those affected is as yet unknown. Be alert for further information and the possibility of a Boil Water alert in part of CV. Following is the actual Email I received from Hassan:
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Hassan 
9:14 PM (4 minutes ago)

to me, Mark, Bevin, Marla 

Dave,
I was just informed that there is a main beak in the vicinity of the last break. The water service will be interrupted to portion of Century Village. As I stated to you on the phone at this time we do not know the extent of the affected area and will let you know as soon an more information is available.

Thanks,

HH

Sent from my iPhone
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Dave Israel
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

C.E.R.T. PREPARING FOR INCREASED READINESS STATUS

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Dave Israel
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UCO REPORTER SEPTEMBER 2012 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

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Hi all,
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The UCO Reporter for September 2012 is now live in Cyberspace.
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Follow the link:
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Dave Israel
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Monday, August 20, 2012

SHORELINE RESTORATION - RESTORATION PRESERVATION

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Hi all,
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 As you are undoubtedly aware, we have spent millions of dollars on Shoreline Restoration of the lakes, canals and lagoons of Century Village. Now, the primary goal is to maintain and preserve this work for as long as possible. Recently we had an Engineer brief the Operations Committee on a new look at how we should do business in this regard, it is important that we all read and understand this approach for a more Natural and enduring solution to this problem, in brief, less pruning and manicuring and more littoral (aquatic) plantings. Following is the Engineers report, graphics have been added by the Blogmeister.
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Re: Lake Bank Erosion and Control

Dear Mr. Israel:


It was great meeting with you on July 13th. On July 27th, Robert
Walker and I met with Jan Bockmeulen to select a location within the lake behind the clubhouse for installation of a staff gauge to monitor lake levels. Afterwards, Bob and I conducted a preliminary field review of lake banks/shoreline at Century Village of West Palm Beach where geo-filter tube erosion barrier was constructed by Anchor Marine Environmental Services.
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Following is a summary of our visual observations:
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• At the outfall structure, we observed water from the lake system
flowing over the weir indicating lake levels were at or above 14.2 Ft. NGVD. (National Geodetic Vertical Datum)
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• Although we did not review the entire shoreline, along the sections of shoreline we did review the top of the existing geo-filter tube (GFT) appeared to be at or just below the water, and the face of the GFT was mostly submerged and not exposed to direct sunlight.
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• It appears that a drop in lake levels (e.g., during dry conditions)
would leave the face of the GFT exposed to direct sunlight except where naturalized plants have been allowed to take priority.
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• Some of the lake banks are maintained/mowed right down to the
water's edge. This clean edge does not allow for any naturalized areas to develop along the lake banks. Based on these observations, our recommendations are:
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1) Routine inspections of GFT, especially during dry conditions, are necessary to identify any GFT exposed to direct sunlight. Those areas of the GFT not vegetated and exposed to direct sunlight will need to be sodded.
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2. To encourage natural plant growth along the shoreline: a.) no
mowing within 5 feet of the shoreline; b.) stop using weed eaters on the lake banks; and c.) instruct lawn services to comply with these guidelines.
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3) To control aquatic weeds without damaging shoreline plants and grasses, reduce the amount of herbicides in the lakes and discontinue applications of herbicides near the shoreline.
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Once a year, or when necessary, eliminate exotic/nuisance plants along the shoreline by hand. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me.
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Very truly yours,
Cherie Sova, P.E.
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copy: Daniel Cruz, VP and Regional Facilities Manager
Cenvill Recreation, Inc.
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Sunday, August 19, 2012

LET'S STOP THE WORRYING ABOUT UCO FINANCES!

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Following is an accurate Cash Comparison chart as of June 30, 2012.
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So, SAY NO when asked at Delegate Assembly to vote for an unnecessary loan of any sort!!
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Dave Israel
President
United Civic Organization
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Friday, August 17, 2012

Who You Gonna Call!


Something rolling East - Throwing thunderbolts like rifle shots! Turn off some electrical systems. Are the guard houses going to be hit again or has equipment been relocated?
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Ready for Remove and Replace (R&R)



The above tree is not going to fall down in hurricane. Time for R&R. C'mon you know who you are. That goes for many other dead trees in the Village as well.
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Okee Ixoras



First pic is how other people's Ixoras look, ours are not bad at Haverhill entrance but Okeechobee entrance is sad - 2nd pic. They need water and fertilizer (well replacement actually). Is that a dead sprinkler next to the dead plant. Surely there must be a few $$ in a maintenance budget, if not in Beautification budget.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

AIRPORT NOISE POLLUTION

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Runway 10L-28R Rehabilitation Project
Palm Beach International Airport
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Beginning on July 8, 2012, the Palm Beach County Department of Airports (DOA) will begin a project to rehabilitate the primary air carrier runway, Runway 10L-28R, at Palm Beach International Airport (PBIA).
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Runway 10L-28R is 10,000 feet in length and provides the primary arrival and departure surface for both air carrier and general aviation (GA) aircraft operating into and out of PBIA. 
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At the present time, the project is scheduled to be complete in early November 2012, prior to the holiday travel season. 
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During the construction period, there will be numerous nightly closures of Runway 10L-28R, resulting in the occasional use of the crosswind runway, Runway 14-32, to accommodate those aircraft utilizing the airport late at night or early in the morning.
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Casandra Davis
Noise Abatement and Technical Services Division - E-mail: cdavis@pbia.org ...
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Is the website for Our Village safe?


I used the Google Safe Browsing Diagnostic tool. This advisory tool from Google gives you a detailed report on domains and web links. You can trust Google for its comprehensiveness because its Safe Browsing API is a part of the search engine infrastructure. To use the tool, you have to append the site’s URL at the end of the http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=. The report gives you four points of information. Do note that all information available with Google only goes back historically over the last ninety days.

YES, we are not suspicious, and have not hosted malware, last checked by Google 08-14 -2012
Thx to MakeUseOf.com

The Museum Of Endangered Sounds


Whiling the Summer Away 
try the pay phone ...
any suggestions for others?

FYI

TWO NEW BITS OF INFORMATION THAT MAY HELP SOME OF THE FOLKS HERE IN THE VILLAGE.

1. THE MEDICAL CENTER IS NOW ACCEPTING HUMANA PLUS INSURANCE.

2. AS OF SEPTEMBER 22,2012 THE EBT CARDS WITH THE RED,WHITE AND BLUE LOGO WILL BE DE-ACTIVATED . IF ANYONE NEEDS HELP GETTING A NEW ONE PLEASE CALL ME AT UCO FOR AN APPOINTMENT. 683-9189.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Stop Political Robocalls


My phone number from my voter registration information has clearly been sold to campaigns.  

I am giving serious consideration to purposely not vote or vote against anyone who is rude enough to disrupt my home privacy.....PARTICULARLY THOSE PRE-RECORDED MESSAGES THAT LEAVE NO NUMBER FOR RESPONSE.  

I am trying  http://stoppoliticalcalls.org/index.php a service to stop robocalls.Better late than never.  

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Borden/Bath

It looks like they finished at Borden/Bath . It looks like they did a good job.

I THINK I'M GETTING CLEARER . . .


I’ve been trying to understand the two opposing points of view in the Village on UCO’s financial situation, as some might recall from a recent Blog comment I made, and think I’ve made some progress. You can be the judge.


There are budget items that can be predicted fairly accurately. Some of these would come under Operating Expenses and some would come under Reserves. Electric, Water, Buses and Security are examples of the first. You know enough ahead of time to factor in for inflation, and contracts control the cost of some items.

Even in Reserves, where money is set aside for expenses that don’t occur every year, some expenses are fairly predictable. Painting might be an example.

The problem comes with the unpredictable items, whether in a Reserve category or an Operating Expense category. How much do you set aside for unexpected legal costs, for hurricane-related expenses, for a 100-year drought, for a natural disaster that causes electric rates to triple, for two sinkholes to appear in one year, etc.?

Unless you are a multi-millionaire, you can’t set aside enough money to cover all catastrophes that might happen. You can’t have a sufficient cushion in every category of the budget. So you set aside money to cover a couple of major contingencies (how much is a judgment call, of course) and hope that by the Law of Averages you won’t have to deal with three or four disasters at the same time. To put it in terms of a family budget, let’s say they have set aside money to someday buy a small summer cottage on a lake. But they have a very sick child with medical expenses. They use the summer cottage money to pay for the child’s care. It’s not anathema to transfer the funds.

UCO gets its money from the 309 associations but ultimately from each one of us, the owners of units. We aren’t in the “multi-millionaire” class. I don’t think we can cover ALL the bases when it comes to having a sufficient cushion in ALL possible disaster categories occurring at the same time. A balance must be struck between planning ahead, setting aside some monies, and keeping things affordable for 8000 owners who are NOT wealthy people.

The Artist movie

So, how did you like The Artist (at Clubhouse). Made me feel historical - I knew the local man who played piano all thru silent movies when I was child. I suppose the movie was clever if you are student of film.  Betcha Lanny likes it.  

Friday, August 10, 2012

Trying to smile


  Click to enlarge.
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Project Runway


PBIA is rehabbing (paving) their main runway so we will get more night time noise until Nov 11th or thereabouts. We get traffic that uses their crosswind runway under these circumstances and in bad weather.
Planes are restricted from takeoff after 11pm but there is no curfew for incoming. e.g. early this morning planes at 12:41 am - damn, 1:31 am - curses, 2:35 am - sleeping pill + headache.
The noise phone # is 471-7468, but they already know what I think about the past 2 weeks.
PBIA will also send warning notices in future for Dave's Information Forward Initiative.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

BLOG NAME CHANGE COMPLETED

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Hi all
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As indicated in the previous Post, the name of the BLOG has been changed. This change will be transparent to all users, and no Post or Comment has been lost.
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This has been accomplished through a technical device called a Custom Redirect. This simply means all Favorites, Bookmarks and Desktop icons pointing to the old BLOG will be instantly redirected to the new BLOG.
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Please continue to read, Post and Comment as you always have.
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Dave Israel
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

BLOG NAME TO CHANGE SOON

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Hi all,
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The name of our BLOG will soon be changed. This is because of a Copyright violation caused by using the "Century Village" registered Trademark.
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The URL of the BLOG will be:
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http://village-blog-and-chat.blogspot.com
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Please make a note of this new URL so that you will be able to access the renamed BLOG.
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Dave Israel
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UCO OPEN MEETINGS - SEPTEMBER 2012

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SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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Dave Israel
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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

condo fees

if a situation arises  where condo fees cannot be totally met are there steps one can take  to forestall more hardship..there already has been   apts  which  have  gone into  foreclosure  and  our  condo  fees have  increased..in a preventative  mode  is there anything one can do   to   reduce   the fees,thx

Guest Call-in not working

I just tried calling in a friend that is coming for me today.  The problem was that the call-in just keeps repeating the message to leave the name of your guest after the beep but there is no beep.  After hearing the message four times, I hung up and called security direct to give them my friend's name so we can make our trip to Jupiter today. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

UCO REPORTER, AUGUST 2012 LIVE IN CYBERSPACE - SEE SPECIAL PRESIDENTIAL VISIT SUPPLEMENT

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Hi all,
The long awaited UCO Reporter covering the visit of President Obama to Century Village is now live in Cyberspace, follow the link:


Don't miss the full color supplement on the visit, just marvelous!
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Dave Israel
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UCO has the cash needed - no need to panic

Sunday, August 5, 2012

THANK YOU FROM UCO FOR YOUR LETTER OF APPRECIATION OF WHAT YOUR ELECTED OFFICERS AND VOLUNTEERS DO

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Following is a letter from a unit owner and Board member, it expresses thanks for the efforts of UCO. I am publishing it so that all readers will realize that despite continuous disruption of our Delegate Assembly by a very few virulent malcontents, there are those of you who do appreciate the incredible range of services that UCO provides, day-in-and-day-out.
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It is an unfortunate sign of the times, that I feel it necessary to redact all identifying information, lest, our malcontents badger this person!
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Thanks from all here in UCO for your consideration in writing the following letter:
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OLYMPIAN THRILLS


I haven’t been stuck to the tube watching the Olympics this year, but every now and then I tune in. On Friday I watched what will surely remain a sports highlight for me for some time, the final in the women’s 10,000 meter run. Claimed by some to be the greatest long-distance woman runner of all time, Tirunesh Dibaba, of Ethiopa, was said to be the one to watch in this race. She was.

10,000 meters is a little over six miles, so the race took about 25 laps around the field. The commentators kept saying to watch for Dibaba’s finishing kick, which was reputed to be astonishing. They said the entrants from other countries, especially the Kenyans, would be trying to draw out Dibaba’s energy during the middle stage of the race.

For about half the race Dibaba was in the middle of the pack of runners. Then she moved up among the first four. With a lap and a quarter to go, she was in second place when suddenly she put it into overdrive and BLEW by the lead runner, a Kenyan, establishing a HUGE lead over those in the first positions, who themselves were already “lapping” the slowest runners. (“Lapping” means passing them a second time on the track because they were a whole lap behind.) I have never seen anything like this tremendous, sustained burst of speed except (sorry to make the comparison this way, but I can think of no other) in that Triple Crown horse race many years ago when the great Secretariat won by multiple lengths over the other racehorses.

This morning I think they will be showing the men’s tennis finals. As in the recent Grand Slam Wimbledon finals, Roger Federer will be playing Andy Murray. Federer won Wimbledon, perhaps establishing himself as the greatest tennis player of all time, though some will argue with this. It dashed England's hopes to have a British (actually Scottish) Wimbledon winner for the first time since 1934. The Olympics final, though not a Grand Slam "major" tennis match, will be played AT the Wimbledon tennis arena. It will be very satisfying to the British if Murray wins. I wish him well. 

I’m sure everyone has their favorite Olympics stories. I wonder what some of yours are. 

Friday, August 3, 2012

HANLEY CENTER SEEKS PHOTO MODELS FROM CENTURY VILLAGE - I'M READY FOR MY CLOSE-UP MR. DeMille!-

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Hanley Center is updating its marketing materials and would like a few residents from Century Village to be our volunteer models for a photo shoot on our main campus.  Here are the details:


Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Hanley Center 
Main campus located at 5200 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407


Arrive at admissions office at main campus.  Please arrive at 9:50 a.m.
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Lunch, beverages and snacks provided 
Volunteer models needed: 


3 men, ages 45-65 to be featured as “Boomer” patients


3 women, ages 65+ to be featured as “Older Adult” patients


Photos to be used in Hanley Center’s Marketing Materials:
Volunteers will be used in photos, which will be published in Hanley Center print and online marketing materials. Models may be used as blurred figures in backgrounds, as patients speaking to a therapist or as patients in group therapy. The images will be taken both indoors and outdoors. There will be quite a bit of down time because time is needed to set up each photo.


What to wear:
Casual attire.


Men: pants/collared or button down short sleeve shirts. Shoes can be sneakers, slip ons, but no flip flops.


Women: capris, casual skirts, slacks, blouse, collared shirts. Shoes can be flats, sneakers, sandals, but no flip flops.


For all models:   Please wear solid colors, no prints. For your shirts, please select a color—no black or white tops, please.


Contact person:
Michelle Gonzalez


Hanley & Caron Treatment Centers Marketing Director 
561.789.7612 (Cell)


Thank you!
Sarah Alsofrom


Director of Development & Community Relations
Hanley Center
Help Becomes Hope
933 45th Street, West Palm Beach, Fl 33407


salsofrom@hanleycenter.org
TEL 561-841-1212
FAX 561-721-3379
Hope Line- 866-4Hanley
www.hanleycenter.org
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Dave Israel

DELEGATE ASSEMBLY AUGUST 3, 2012 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE


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Videography ..... Laurent ..... WPRF
Video Rendering, ..... Ed Black ..... United Civic Organization
Upload to VIMEO ..... Ed Black ..... United Civic Organization
Upload to BLOG ..... Dave Israel ..... United Civic Organizaiton
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Dave Israel
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COMMISSIONER PAULETTE BURDICK - COMMUNITY MEETING - COUNTY SERVICES - BUDGET - COMMUNITY ISSUES

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Please Get in Touch

Deb Geller....  I don't have your e-mail address.  Mine is aol.com.

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Presents:

Join us at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach for the following FREE events in August!
All are invited to attend these special performances.

Argentine Tango Performance
Sunday, August 5, 2012  2:00pm

Classical Music Performance with the Con Brio String Quartet
Saturday, August 11, 2012  2:00pm

Library Auditorium, 3rd floor

Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
411 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-868-7701


NOTICE OF PASSING - KURT M. WEISS

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SHALLOWAY TO SPEAK AT CLUBHOUSE - PROTECTING YOUR ASSETS

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Manhattan Special

don4060, you must be Italian and from Brooklyn or Manhattan.  You're the first person I heard since we moved down 5 years ago from Brooklyn, NY that drinks Manhattan Specials.  I buy it every week at Joseph's Market  (Italian specialties) either on State Road 7, near Southern Blvd. or Military and Northlake.  My husband absolutely loves it.  It also tastes great with milk in it.  For those of you that don't know what it is, it's Italian expresso coffee soda.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Borden/Bath



View today. A new river, and our old friends from Anchor Marine (they have been in the village for 5 years – shoreline etc.) I suppose the guy in the water is at least cooler than the rest.  Did I hear thunder !!  All preparation for drying out the Borden/Bath storm drains, preparatory to fixing,
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Scottish Wisdom


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CAMDEN POOL CLOSURE - AUGUST 10, 2012