This Is our Village

Friday, September 28, 2012


FOR THOSE WHO HAVE PETS.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

PATRICK MURPHY TO APPEAR AT CLUB HOUSE

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We at Century are invited to meet and hear Patrick Murphy, candidate for US Congress and Maya Rockey Moore, the chair person for Preserving Social Security and Medicare speaking on these subjects, so important to us.

The event will be on Sunday Oct.7,2012 at 2PM in the club House party room.

Light refreshments will be served.
All welcome.
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Enjoy a FREE Salsa Musical Event with Florida Latin Beat @ Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a special one-time performance featuring the international and versatile salsa band, Florida Latin Beat!  Attendees will even be able to get up and dance to the music. Salsa instructors from the West Palm Beach Fred Astaire Dance Studio will be here to help you with your dance moves. 

This free musical event is scheduled Sunday, September 30, 2012.  The performance will be held in the library's state-of-the art Auditorium starting at 2:00pm. For more information please call the library at 561-868-7701 or visit the library's website www.mycitylibrary.org.

All are welcome to attend.  Free parking on Sundays.

See you on Sunday!

Theresa Trabucco
Reference Librarian
Mandel Public Library
411 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-868-7701

UCO PRESIDENT/RESIDENT COUNCIL MEETING

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

THEATER TICKET SALES - GUEST PURCHASE POLICY CHANGE

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Dave Israel
For the Operations Committee
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KEEP IN TOUCH - "FUNDME" CHALLENGE

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Phyllis inspired me in the way that she reaches out to help other CV residents in so many ways. What could I contribute? 
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Well, I got so psyched that WI-FI may be coming to CV, I had an idea that might assist some folks in CV keep in touch with their loved ones… I am setting up a “Fundme” site to raise money to purchase 5 laptops. 
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When the goal is reached, these five laptops can be used in the village so folks without a computer can “Skype” family members and enjoy the benefit of seeing their loved ones growing and sharing information in the comfort of their own homes. Someone in our volunteer group would take the laptop to the CV resident’s unit, and set up the skype session. 
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After an hour… it’s on to the next one. The group would all be volunteers (If you’re interested, just contact me at deb.geller@comcast.net and I will give you my phone number). 
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 I still work full-time, so I would only be available two or three evenings a week. But it is a start. Until the laptops are acquired, and/or until the WI-FI arrives, if a resident you know does not have access to a computer, but would like to Skype a family member, they are welcome to contact me (you will have to email me to get my phone number for them) to come to my unit on a Monday night and have some family time on my computer. 
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If there is any interest after I put the word out in the Reporter, I’ll post the progress here. Anyone else in?
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

VOTE BY MAIL APPLICATIONS - MAIN CLUBHOUSE

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UCO REPORTER OCTOBER 2012 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

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Hi all,
I am pleased to upload the current edition of the UCO Reporter to this BLOG. Thanks to the UCO Reporter Staff of dedicated volunteers for yet another excellent edition. Follow the link to view and download the Reporter:
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Dave Israel
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Monday, September 24, 2012

Grass Along Lake

The grass along the lake looks horrible.  I know I heard that the grass wasn't being cut 5 ft. from the lake but it is definitely more than 5 ft.  I have complete lake view from my condo and it is not a pretty site.  Even looking across at the clubhouse looks shabby.  I don't think this is a very good idea.  Having the grass so long can create ways for snakes and other critters to move around without being seen.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

THANKSGIVING DINNER AT THE CLUBHOUSE

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Thanks to Bettie Lee Bleckman
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Marilyn Pomerantz
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Upgrade our Audio/Video

When was the last time CV upgraded?  We need to upgrade to at least 720HD.  The audio mikes for the meetings need a better pickup also, I can't always hear everyone.  I know part of the problem is holding the mike correctly, but better mikes might be able to compensate.  I would like to see blue-ray movies in the clubhouse also.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

EMERGENCY DELEGATE ASSEMBLY MEETING

So what was the emergency meetings out come ? If any.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

SOMERSET POOL AND TENNIS COURT CLOSURE

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REFLECTION BAY HEARING - OCTOBER 25, 2012

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As many of you have noticed, there are Public Notice of hearing signs posted along Century Boulevard as you exit via the Haverhill gate. The project reference is clearly posted as follows:
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ZV/TDD/R-2011-01203
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The 88 page application may be studied at the following URL:
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The Reflection Bay project proposes the development of residential housing, commercial enterprise, an assisted living facility, and recreational areas on the former Turtle Bay Golf Course. Please see the application for a complete description of the project
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Dave Israel
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Friday, September 14, 2012

UCO - WPRF OPERATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING

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There will be a meeting of the Operations Committee as follows:
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Day: ..... Tuesday
Date: ..... September 18, 2012
Time: ..... 3:00pm
Place: ..... UCO Conference Room
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Agenda: ..... Finish up consideration of the W.P.R.F., Inc. 2012/2013 Rec. Facility budget
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Dave Israel
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CONGRESSMAN ALAN WEST TO VISIT CENTURY VILLAGE

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Dave Israel
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CV WPB - Show Previews for the 2012-2013 Season


Season Show Schedule 2012-2013 from David B. Israel on Vimeo.
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Don't forget to get your tickets
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

NOTICE OF W.P.R.F. BUDGET MEETING

CANCELLED, TO BE RE-SCHEDULED

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CANCELLED, TO BE RE-SCHEDULED
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Dave Israel
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Giving credit where credit is due

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The UCO board and Eva of WPRF deserve the accolades for bringing President Obama to Century village. However, credit needs to be given to Sam Oser and May Duke (President of the Century village Democratic club), who in speaking to Representative Deutsch were able to get to UCO and WPRF to help make it happen.

ADVISORY NOTICE - RECLAIMED WATER USAGE

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Dave Israel
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ITALIAN AMERICAN CULTURE CLUB - ST. AUGUSTINE TRIP

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Dave Israel
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FIRST UCO PRESIDENT/RESIDENT COUNCIL MEETING


UNFORTUNATELY I WAS NOT AT THE DELEGATE ASSEMBLY LAST FRIDAY SO I COULD NOT LET YOU ALL KNOW ABOUT OUR FIRST COUNCIL MEETING. IT WILL BE IN THE PARTY ROOM AS USUAL ON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10TH @9:30AM.
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OUR GUEST SPEAKER WILL BE RICHARD LUTHER, OMBUDSMAN. HE IS BRINGING A BUNCH OF MATERIAL FOR EVERYONE AND HE WILL BE ABLE TO ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS REGARDING ELECTIONS, RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARDS ,ETC. PLEASE COME AND BRING A FRIEND OR NEIGHBOR.
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OH, BY THE WAY WE WILL HAVE A SNACK!
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

PATRIOT DAY - NEVER FORGET

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NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2012, as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. I call upon all departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the United States to display the flag of the United States at half-staff on Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance in honor of the individuals who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. 
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I invite the Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and interested organizations and individuals to join in this observance. I call upon the people of the United States to participate in community service in honor of those our Nation lost, to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities, including remembrance services, and to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to honor the innocent victims who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.
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BARACK OBAMA
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Dave Israel
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Monday, September 10, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

DELEGATE ASSEMBLY SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

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Delegate Assembly 9-7-2012 from Ed Black on Vimeo.
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Videography ..... Laurent ..... WPRF
Video Rendering/Upload to Vimeo ..... Ed Black ..... UCO
Post to BLOG ..... Dave Israel ..... UCO
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GET WELL SOON!

Bob Marshall has been in the hospital. Elaine Brown has been in the hospital. And now I hear that Phyllis Richland has been ill.

I wish the three of you a speedy recovery. You are missed, and we need you back!

Who have I missed? Probably a lot more. Be sure you are missed too by many of your friends and neighbors who love you and hope for your best.

HANLEY CENTER - CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

HALLOWEEN PARTY AND DANCE AT MAIN CLUBHOUSE

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Mark your calendar and don't miss it.
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Dave Israel
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Friday, September 7, 2012

BOIL WATER ALERT AT SOMERSET CLEARED

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The following Email from PBCWUD has cleared the Boil Water Alert:
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Allen Depriest adepriest@pbcwater.com 
1:47 PM (8 hours ago)
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to me, Vicepresident3, vicepresident1, ucocami, erachesky, courteney 
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The boil order for all of Somerset has been cleared / All is back to normal
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ALLEN DePRIEST

WUD Communications
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Dave Israel
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PROGRESSIVE DELEGATES VOTE FOR WI-FI IN 2013


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Hi all,
After spirited debate, the Delegate Assembly voted yes, to fund Wi-Fi in the UCO 2013 budget.
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Despite a small group of negative speakers, the Delegates voted to fund Wi-Fi at $2.00 per month per unit.
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Wi-Fi in Century Village will result in a paradigm shift in the image of our Village, we will be regarded as a forward looking place to live, with an eye to the future.
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Thanks to the Delegates that made this happen.
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Dave Israel
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VILLAGE WI-FI NOW IN HANDS OF THE DELEGATE ASSEMBLY

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UCO Finance Committee effectively eliminates Wi-Fi in 2013 Budget.
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Over concerns of UCO Budget coupon increases, the UCO Finance Committee voted 50 cents per month per unit for Wi-Fi in Century Village. This fiscal action,  if passed by the Delegate Assembly assures that there will be no Wi-Fi in 2013.
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I now call upon the Delegates at the next meeting on September 7, 2012, to override this decision by moving and passing a motion from the floor to allocate $2.00 per month per unit in order to assure that Century Village moves into the 21st. Century and acquires Wi-Fi in 2013.
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If you support this initiative please fill out the Wi-Fi survey form in the UCO reporter and turn it in to UCO. We have received over 300 of these forms, and  90% indicate a favorable response. Also, an increasing number of new applicants to purchase and rent in our Village ask if the Village is Wi-Fi ready.
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So, Delegates all, make a motion and send this short sighted decision of the Budget Committee back for reconsideration, and vote to allocate $2.00/month/unit in 2013 to make W-Fi happen.
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Dave Israel
President
United Civic Organization
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

WI-FI SURVEY STATISTICS

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Preliminary data indicates an overwhelming approval of the Wi-Fi initiative for our Village. Following are the numbers received thus far which are being compiled by Anitra Kraus of the Wi-Fi committee:
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WI-Fi Survey Statiscs
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As of September 6, 2012
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Number of surveys received:  358
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 1.   Do You Own A computer?   Yes 336         No 22
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 2.  Do you currently have an internet access?  Yes 284       No  74
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 3.  What Type of access?       Dial-up  14       DSL  145        Cable 173            Wi-Fi 2
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 4.  How Many computers do you have?  1 – 229     2 – 71   3 – 27    4 – 4     more – 5
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 5.  What do you use your computers for?
  e-mail – 322     letters – 235     internet – 321   games – 162     movies – 74      music – 91 photo – 1         School – 1        Work – 5
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 6.  How many hours do you spend on an average:  ranges from 1 – 20
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 7.  Would you be interested in Wi-Fi?  Yes – 325     No – 25                       unsure - 8
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Please vote for Wi-Fi at Delegate Assembly, September 7, 2012
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Dave Israel
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Win a Nook eReader plus a $25.00 gift card to Barnes & Noble!


National Library Card Sign-Up Month at Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

Get a Card, Replace Your Card or Refer a Friend to Win a Nook and a $25 B&N gift card!

Do you have a library card? If not, there’s no better time to get one.  Visit Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach during National Library Card Sign-Up Month and apply for a library card, replace your old library card or refer a friend and you could win a Nook eReader and a $25.00 Barnes and Noble gift card!
There are three ways to win.  During September 10th through October 10th, if you are a first-time library cardholder your name will automatically be entered into our drawing.  If you are a current library patron & replace your old card with the newly designed Mandel Public Library card, you will also be able to submit your name into the drawing. Finally, if you refer a friend both of you will be entered into the contest.   Any patron who receives the new card will also receive a complimentary library bag.

Your library card is the ticket to all kinds of great things, including free books, eBooks, magazines, movies, music, workshops, fitness and dance classes, book clubs, research databases and so much more.  You name it our library has it, and our library card gives you access to all of it.

 Library cards are free and anyone who live, learns, works or plays in the City of West Palm Beach is eligible.  For more information on National Library Card Sign-Up Month at Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach please call 561-868-7701 or visit the library's website at www.mycitylibrary.org.

Hope you “get carded” at Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach!

Theresa
Reference Librarian
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
411 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

GOLF COURSE CODE ENFORCEMENT HEARING

Hi all,
The following Code Enforcement hearing has been posted on the PZB Web Site:
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The hearing will take place at the Vista Center on Jog road starting at 9:00am. Please note, that this is Agenda item 48, there is no way of knowing at what time it will come up.
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Agenda No.: 048 Status: Active
Shenoy R Raghuraj
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1255 S Military Trl, Ste 200, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442-7611
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Type: Repeat
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Situs Address: 2750 Golf Club Cir, West Palm Beach, FL Case No: C-2012-05300002
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PCN: 00-42-43-23-40-036-0000 Zoned: RH
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Violations: Uncultivated vegetation when greater than 18 inches in height located on vacant lots, shall be considered a nuisance.
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Uncultivated vegetation when greater than 7 inches in height when located on developed residential or
developed non-residential lots shall be considered a nuisance.
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It should be noted that PBCPMC 602.3 has been renumbered to 14-62 (3) (a) and (b) f during the most
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recent amendments.
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1 Details:
Code: Palm Beach County Property Maintenance Code - Section 14-62 (3) (a) and (b)
Issued: 07/03/2012 Status: CEH (code enforcement hearing)
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Regular maintenance of all landscaping is required. All landscaping shall be free from disease, pests,
weeds, and litter. Maintenance shall include weeding, watering, fertilizing, pruning, mowing, edging,
mulching, or any other actions needed, consistent with acceptable horticultural practices.
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2 Details:
Code: Unified Land Development Code - 7.E.5.B
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Dave Israel
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BOIL WATER ALERT SOMERSET A - L

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Karen Vedovelli kvedovelli@pbcwater.com

4:06 PM (9 minutes ago)

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A boil water notification has been issued today for the Somerset section of Century Village. Buildings A-L and the pool are affected by this boil order.

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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 will re-notify you when Precautionary Boil Water Order is no longer in effect.

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Karen Vedovelli

Wud Communications

Customer Service Center

9045 Jog Rd

Boynton Beach, Fl

561-740-4609

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Dave Israel
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Monday, September 3, 2012

Sunday, September 2, 2012

CENTURY VILLAGE - PET FRIENDLY ASSOCIATIONS

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Following is a chart of data available in UCO. The date level is April 2010, so, there may be errors. Do not hesitate to let UCO know about any errors you see. Also please let us know, in writing by the Board, if your Association has been omitted:
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Dave Israel
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Saturday, September 1, 2012