This Is our Village

Thursday, February 28, 2013

UCO ELECTIONS - SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

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Please do not vote for any person for the Executive Board,  who is currently sueing UCO!
 
Please do not vote for any person for Vice President of UCO, who has in the past been a co-plaintiff in an unecessary law suit involving UCO in legal conflict with WPRF!
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Why indeed, would such persons seek UCO Office? Are they capable of exercising fiduciary responsibility?
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Dave Israel
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PALM BEACH COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS GIVE GREEN LIGHT TO REFLECTION BAY

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WITH PROVISOS
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The Board of County Commissioners greenlighted the Reflection Bay project today, with a number of conditions:
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1) A PBSO substation is to be built first.
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2) There is to be a fence.
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3) There is to be a "trolley" between CV and Reflection Bay, if CV so desires.
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4) There is to be a small Golf Course, behind the Southampton Association buildings, circa 14 acres.
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5) Enhanced testing for toxic pollution such as arsenic and other pesticides required.
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Of particular concern is the clear lack of understanding on the part of the BCC as to the function of UCOs actual role in CV governance! They seem to think UCO is a HOA, or A Condo Association or perhaps a Master Association; wrong on all of the above!!
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Items 2, 3 and 4 above were stipulated to be presented to UCO for it's approval. This is unacceptable, as UCO has no such authority to approve such events. These would all have to be presented to the Delegate Assembly; and as you can see there are MANY details to be developed.
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The final blow was the proviso, that if said approval was not received within 60 days, the project would go forward anyway.
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The vote was four to three in favor of Reflection Bay, with Commissioners Burdick, SantaMaria and Valeche voting against this taking of our In Perpetuity rights.
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Rig for heavy weather.
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Dave Israel
President
United Civic Organization
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RECREATION FACILITY - NOTICE OF AGE RESTRICTION RE. CLUBHOUSE ENTERTAINMENT

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Dave Israel
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UCO ELECTIONS - IMPORTANT NOTICE


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Due to erroneous reporting in the UCO Reporter, the Polls will remain open until 9:30AM.
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The Polls will open at 8:00AM
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Please post this on your bulletin boards
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Dave Israel
President
United civic Organization
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Rights of owners?

I want to clarify some my rights as an owner. Does an owner have a right to attend his/her association board meetings?
I have been denied attendance by members of my board, and they have made the excuse that I  am "mentally unstable" and "violent", because I have a service dog. Please, if anyone out there thinks that I am what they say, let me know why...
I have never done anything that would warrant such comments, nor prejudice towards myself, nor any other veteran.  I find this extremely discriminatory and will be seeking legal counsel.
The shame of these few have really disturbed me to the point of asking, why am I living in Century Village. These people have damaged my reputation. I have done nothing but try to help my association and its members and make this a better place to live, but I am having my character attacked without reason.
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Hi Bob,
This one is a bit scary, and may be answered simply by reference to applicable State law.The following is extracted from FS-718 the Condominium Act, and is quite unambiguous:
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FS-718.112

(c) Board of administration meetings.Meetings of the board of administration at which a quorum of the members is present are open to all unit owners. A unit owner may tape record or videotape the meetings. The right to attend such meetings includes the right to speak at such meetings with reference to all designated agenda items. The division shall adopt reasonable rules governing the tape recording and videotaping of the meeting. The association may adopt written reasonable rules governing the frequency, duration, and manner of unit owner statements.
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As for having your character attacked for trying to do good!!! join the Club.
Bolding added by the Blogmeister.
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Dave Israel
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REC. FACILITY ID VALIDATION SCHEDULE - 2013

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PLEASE POST TO BULLETIN BOARDS
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Dave Israel
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

UCO SHOULD

I think UCO should Publish in a box on the front page of the Reporter any and all monies expended because of the malcontents legal fiasco. This should be a monthly feature for all to see. UCO could be spending the money for useful purposes in the community instead of blowing it, defending itself from a crap law suit.
Mike  

unauthorized rental/squatters

an owner who lives in NY has breached our bylaws and has unilaterally decided to rent out her unit for four wks ---some man who claims to be an assn prez - says he is letting the people in tomorrow - we don't know how he has the keys or his connection to the owner - besides the breach of the rental rule in the bylaw - these people have not been investigated - our prez is attempting to contact the unit owner - we want to know what is protocol to keep these squatters out of the unit/village and who to call for help getting them out - the unknown man who is aiding and abetting these people -says he is bringing them in - that's that ---sorry this is scrambled but another board member and I are really tramatized by this situation - we definitely do not want illegal rentals going on here ---we are in fear for the safety of our assn/neighbors and CV in toto ----thank you anyone w/guidance- we only know that we might have to wait until tomorrow Wed a/m to contact our VP Bob Marshall ---but are hoping to be able to do something tonight

ANONYMOUS COMMENTS TURNED OFF!

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All all,
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Due to the incredible quantity of SPAM which is arriving, I have turned off anonymous Comments.
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Dave Israel
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INDOOR POOL HEATING AND SHOWER HOT WATER

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Dave Israel
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REMOVAL OF TERM LIMITS FROM UCO OFFICER POSITIONS

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The Case for Removal of Term Limits
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As you are undoubtedly aware, at the next meeting of the Delegate Assembly, March 1, 2013, Delegates will be asked to vote to approve a Bylaw Amendment to remove all term limits on UCO President and the four Vice Presidents. Also in  March , 2013, UCO Vice President Robert Marshall will leave Office!
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Bob Marshall is a veritable sea of experience and knowledge of UCO Operations, acquired over a period of years of Service to our Community at both Association and UCO levels, He Knows the key triumvirate of  Process, Law and Bylaw and to put it bluntly, he will be deeply missed in UCO, for his calm and reasoned hand.
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It is a travesty that the current Bylaws do not permit him to run for The Office of Vice President which he will soon depart, due to the current Term Limits provision!!
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UCO Officer positions are not OJT slots:

  • Term limits remove from office people who have extensive experience in making government function. As a result, legislative bodies and executive branch departments may become less efficient as newcomers OJT and become familiar with duties and processes. The newcomers also are faced with the task of getting acquainted with the many key contacts, such as local Officials, and vendors who enable UCO Operations to function efficiently.

Loss of Knowledge

  • Another problem with term limits is that UCO routinely loses the substantive knowledge of veteran Executives. Many veteran officeholders are experts in certain subject areas. The new officeholders may bring good ideas and good intentions, but it may take a long time for the officeholders to acquire a deep understanding of various policy issues.
 
So, I ask that Delegates consider this issue very carefully and vote to allow experienced and effective UCO Officers to compete for their positions and extend their service to our Community as long as they are Efficient and Effective; vote to sweep away Term Limits for UCO Executive Officers.
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Dave Israel
President
United Civic Organization
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Monday, February 25, 2013

Anonymous entries

Everyone writing in the blog under anonymous should sign their names if writing because of the blog running out of the assigned amount of space for bloggers.
Of course those that are afraid to put their names out there, carry on.

FELLOW UNIT OWNERS - GUESS WHAT! - WE ARE ALL BEING SUED

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SOLOMON & KARPF v UNITED CIVIC ORGANIZATION - SUMMONS & COMPLAINT
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Follow this link:
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This is a big file, 90 pages, 45Mbyte; so click thru all warnings and be patient and wait for the download!
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Also, let us govern ourselves accordingly and be circumspect in reference to the litigants
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Dave Israel
President
United Civic Organization
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300+ Pet Lovers

 


Hot time in the Clubhouse last night, PAWS-2-HELP fund raiser, dinner and 50s-60s dancing, jeans and saddle shoes and CV glitter. Approx 300 pet lovers kicked up their heels and with help of exceptionally generous organizers, gave over $3,000 to PAWS-2-HELP.  www.Paws2help.org

Sunday, February 24, 2013

REC. FACILITY WIFI RESTORED

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Hi all,

I have been in communications with Dee Albert, Chief of IT services for CENVILL Recreations.

She has been working the WiFi problem, which may be Network related.

In any case, I am advised by Dee that WiFi has been restored.

Users, please check it out and advise if you find that it is otherwise.

Thanks,
Dave Israel
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A CALL TO REASON BY JOHN GLUSZAK

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The following is sent along by our neighbor John Gluszak:
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"It is hard to believe what is happening in our golden years. We have moved here for a better life, all it is, is chaos. There are neighbors against neighbors, cousins against cousins; its like the Hatfields and McCoys. Lets all just stop for a moment and kick some "butt":
 
BUTT meaning:
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Better
Uco
         Today
                     Tomorrow
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Thanks John for the message.
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Dave Israel
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BLOG MEMBERSHIP LIMIT REACHED - ANONYMOUS COMMENTS TO BE ALLOWED

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Our BLOG has reached the BLOGGER maximum permitted membership capacity. I have changed Settings to allow anonymous Comments.
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Please be civil and considerate. Offensive Comments will be removed by BLOG Administrators.
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Dave Israel
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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Election Q&A

Q: Somewhere there was a question of how many open positions are in the March 1 election:

A: The 4 Vice Presidents serve staggered 2-yr terms, therefore, 2 position are open for the next election.
The 20 member Executive Board also serves staggered 2-yr terms, therefore 10 positions are open for this election.
Please! you do not have to vote for 2 or 10 candidates, only vote for the good productive candidates that you know.

Q: What is the term limits bylaw change about?
A: It is odd that of all the officers only the President and Vice Presidents have term limits and cannot run again after 2 terms. Other officers can run repeatedly, presumably because their experience is valuable. Surely the experience of the President and Vice Presidents is equally valuable. 
Also read the article in the UCO Reporter on page A13.
Vote for the bylaw removing term limits for these hard working officers.

Club house wi fi is out

Does anyone know why the clubhouse wi fi is out? If so, do you know when it will be turned on.

Our village, like the birds view it

A friend of mine went last week. He took this picture when he fly over CV.

picture by GaƩtan Jasmin

Seen around the village


This Bird was sitting on the edge of a bridge over the canal.  
 




These guys were tucked away in a tiny little spot at the end of a unit.  Even though they are not real they are cute.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Edward Gorey


Why do I mix up Edward Gorey and another Ed G, Happy 88th birthday Edward Gorey.
Posted by Picasa

LAW SUIT HARDCOPY AVAILABLE

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We have received some calls and Emails which indicate that due to the size of the document, 89 pages, some folks can not download it.
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We have made a few printouts, which may be picked up at UCO while supplies last.
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We are expecting more on Monday, so if you are unable to download and read it, stop by the UCO office and pick up a copy.
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Dave Israel
President
United Civic Organization
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UCO Elections- Tough Choices


Below I have reposted a list of signatories to the presidential recall petition that was voted on and rejected by the Delegates on 2/15/12.

Some of the people who signed that petition are running for UCO offices next Friday. One is a plaintiff in the upcoming lawsuit against UCO.

If you feel, as I do, that the last month of UCO business was a waste of your time and a sign of community decline, I urge you to compare the list below with the candidates' list in the March UCO Reporter, and vote accordingly at next weeks' Delegate Assembly. If you are not a Delegate, I urge you to contact your Association Delegate in regard to this issue.

Andy Albano, Robert Aveyard, Alice Belardo, Patricia Belloni, Ed  Bergman, Marguerita Bevacqua, Mary Lee Bigelow, Babette Blackman, Nancy Bowling, Caleb  Brewster, Grace Buckley, S. Byrnes, Patricia Caputo, James Caulfield, Laura Chevinsky, Peter Condon, F  Corgnati, Bonnie  Danetz, Alex Davidovich, Dommis Davith, Louis De Carolis, Arnold Edelstein, Linda Eldridge, Marty Ephraim, Rosa  Fabro, Fausto Fabro, Sara Farkas, Saul Fessel, Herbert  Finklestein, Al Ford, Phyllis  Ford, Dan Gladstone, John Gluszak, Robert  Grant, Harold  Grill, Edward Grossman, Kevin Dean Hackett, Pearl Hahn, James  Hinkerson, Gerald Jacobs, Roz Kahan, Shelly  Kaleb, Henri Kalma, Judy Karpeichik, Jerry Karpf, Jane  Katter, Jerome Kerner, Ed Klieman, Frank LaFontaine, Ruth  Lasky,  G. Lays, Max Liebman, Florence Molinaro, Vincent  Martucci, Jerry Morenga, Grace Nankervis, Denis W. Nankervis, Gary Olman, Eileen J Pearlman, Frank Pepine, Gus Petrades, Dorothy Piacente, Kay Pici, Terry  Polanco, Lillian  Pollack, Arleen Post, Willard H Pulcifer, Joyce  Robin, Tom Root, Gladys  Rosenbluth, Murray Roter, Honey Sager, Leo Sanders, Pearl Schneyer, Flora Schuster, Charles Schuster, Ann Sconzo, Tom Sconzo, Rita Serprechman, Philip Shapkin, Barbara Shapkin, Howard Shculman, Howard Silver, Dorothy  Spanier, Roger Springston, Melvin Steinhardt, Gerald Sutofsky, Carole Szepesi, David Torres, Jeanette Veglia, Bonita Waldman, Olga Wolkenstein, Fred Zirok, Cecelia

February 22, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Thursday, February 21, 2013

IT WILL MEAN THE END OF THE INFORMATION FORWARD INITIATIVE BUT....!

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Following is a representitive bit of Email from a concerned Resident, who wishes to maintain their privacy, the name is redacted to preserve said Privacy:
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Hi,

I have read some pages of the court action against UCO. You have my support.
I ask that you keep my personal information confidential such as e-mail address and telephone number and please do not give it to Solomon and Karpf.

Thank you
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Please read my response, and KNOW that I am serious:
 
 
Reply

Forward


 
Dave Israel
6:10 PM (0 minutes ago)

to REDACTED

HI REDACTED,
When I started the Information Forward Initiative, I promised the Delegate Assembly, that lacking a Court Order, I would never release our Unit Owners Email addresses, or Phone numbers.
That Court Order is, among other things exactly what the Plaintiffs now seek!
It could mean the end of the Information Forward Initiative.
Thank you for your support!
Dave Israel

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NOTICE OF MEETING - WiFi COMMITTEE

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Dave Israel
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NOTICE OF UCO ELECTIONS - MARCH 1, 2013


UCO REPORTER MARCH 2013 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

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Hi all, The March 2013 edition of the UCO Reporter is now live in Cyberspace. Follow link to read it Online:
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Another fine edition by the UCO Reporter Staff!
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Thanks to all!!
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Dave Israel

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

SOLOMON & KARPF FILE LAW SUIT AGAINST UCO




Case ID:
502013CA002708XXXXMB

Docket Start Date:


Docket Ending Date:




Case ID:
502013CA002708XXXXMB

Case Caption:
MYRON SOLOMON V UNITED CIVIC ORGANIZATION INC

Division:
AH - BROWN

Filing Date:
Friday , February 15th, 2013

Court:
CA - CIRCUIT CIVIL

Location:
MB - MAIN BRANCH

Jury:
N-Non Jury

Type:
OC - OTHER CIRCUIT

Status:
PE - PENDING
 
 
 
Seq #
Assoc
Expn Date
Type
ID
Name
1


PLAINTIFF
SOLOMON, MYRON
Aliases:
none




2


PLAINTIFF
KARPF, GERARD
Aliases:
none




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DEFENDANT
UNITED CIVIC ORGANIZATION INC
Aliases:
none




4


JUDGE
BROWN, JUDGE LUCY CHERNOW
Aliases:
none




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Docket
Number
Docket Type
Book and Page No.
Attached To:

 


00000 - ADDITIONAL COMMENTS



 

Filing Date:
15-FEB-2013
Filing Party:

Disposition Amount:

Docket Text:
none.

 


800FF - CAFF



 

Filing Date:
15-FEB-2013
Filing Party:
SOLOMON, MYRON
Disposition Amount:

Docket Text:
none.

 


PE - PENDING



 

Filing Date:
15-FEB-2013
Filing Party:

Disposition Amount:

Docket Text:
none.

 


RCPT - RECEIPT FOR PAYMENT



 

Filing Date:
15-FEB-2013
Filing Party:
SOLOMON, MYRON
Disposition Amount:

Docket Text:
A Payment of -$411.00 was made on receipt CAMB756956.

 

1
CMP - COMPLAINT



 

Filing Date:
15-FEB-2013
Filing Party:
SOLOMON, MYRON
Disposition Amount:

Docket Text:
none.

 

2
CCS - CIVIL COVER SHEET



 

Filing Date:
15-FEB-2013
Filing Party:
SOLOMON, MYRON
Disposition Amount:

Docket Text:
none.

 

3
SMIS - SUMMONS ISSUED



 

Filing Date:
15-FEB-2013
Filing Party:
UNITED CIVIC ORGANIZATION INC,
Disposition Amount:

Docket Text:
SM-13-018824

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Dave Israel
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