This Is our Village

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

medical alert scam

Warning for seniors on medical alert scam:
Mrs Adams, 70, keeps getting those annoying robocalls that she just knows has to be a scam. The voice implies that somebody, her doctor or maybe her children, signed her up for a medical alert system. The recording implies its all free. Read more>

Look to the positive

I just can't leave you Century villagers alone for any length of time. I have been away for 5 weeks and look what has happened. Fences, robberies , assaults! Not good. We have to make community and caring happen here. We have the opportunity. We can start by saying,"hello, good morning, good afternoon" when we see a neighbor. And anything suspicious call security. We have UCO and Eva who are cooperating with each other and us and our needs. Look to the positive.
And I must compliment the UCO reporter for a job well done. And thank you David Israel and the board for bringing us into the 21sr Centry of the computer age.

Crime

http://www.cbs12.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_9183.shtml



http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_c_palm_beach_county/west_palm_beach/century-village-burglaries-thieves-strike-complex-in-suburban-west-palm-beach

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

TALK TO COMCAST - DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY


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CHANNEL 63 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE - OUR COMMUNITY CHANNEL NOW HAS GLOBAL REACH

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Hi all,
I am pleased to announce that Channel 63 - CVTV may now be accessed on the INTERNET.
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Please follow this link:
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Also access link in the sidebar under direct links.
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Slowly, we hope to improve programming on our Community Cable channel, so if you have television related skills, either behind the camera or in front of it, please volunteer your time to improve life here in our Village.
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Dave Israel
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WEST PALM BEACH CENTURY VILLAGE BURGLARIES

WEST PALM BEACH CENTURY VILLAGE BURGLARIES
Residents uneasy after theft spree
Seven Century Village condos have been broken into recently.
By Jorge Milian Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
   Even after burglars stole thousands of dollars’ worth of property at his Century Village condo on July 16, Frank Veglia said he felt lucky. The crooks left behind a 58-inch flat-panel television in his bedroom.
   But Veglia’s relief didn’t last long. A couple of days later, the burglars were back. This time, they didn’t leave without the TV.
   Veglia isn’t the only Century Village homeowner victimized recently. According to residents, seven condos in the Southampton buildings of the retirement community have been broken into in the pastthree weeks.
   The thefts have residents on edge. One homeowner has chosen to arm himself with a machete when walking around in the evening, while another keeps a knife next to her bedside.
   “I’m not sleeping here at night because I’m petrified,” said one resident who had her home burglarized last week. “It seems like every night, someone is getting their place broken into. Everyone is freaking out.”
   Century Village is a gated community with round-the-clock security patrols, including a guard stand at the front entrance where visitors must identify themselves before gaining admittance.
   None of that has prevented the burglaries, which have occurred mainly at night and mostly in apartments vacated by snowbird residents who have left for the summer.
   Veronica Brooks returned from her job last week to discover that someone had broken through the sliding glass door in the back of her condo and taken about $2,000 worth of computer equipment and other items. The thieves appeared to take their time, meticulously going through her closets, drawers and several plastic storage bins.
   “I’m apprehensive,” said Brooks, who has lived in the apartment complex for 2½ years. “Are they coming back?”
   The burglars have acted brazenly. Among the items stolen from Veglia’s condo on July 16 was a 200-pound safe containing a credit card and about $1,000 worth of cash and rare coins. They also stole several bottles of liquor from Veglia’s apartment, then broke into the adjoining condo, where they apparently drank the booze.
   Details of the burglaries were not immediately available from the Palm Beach County Sheriff ’s Office.
   Residents of the Southampton buildings were planning to meet tonight to consider what actions to take. One suggestion that will be raised is for homeowners to install lighting at the rear of the residences, an area burglars favor to gain entrance. There’s also talk of residents taking shifts on night-time patrols.
   “We have to finds ways to protect ourselves,” said a woman, who declined to give her name for fear she might be targeted by the thieves.
   One resident said Monday that she’s considering moving out, but Veglia said he’s “not going anywhere.”
   “I’m not running from them, but we do need some help,” Veglia said. “All I know is this has got to stop.” jmilian@pbpost.com 
   Twitter: @caneswatch

Monday, July 29, 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

UCO REPORTER AUGUST 2013 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

To expand the paper to full screen, click on the little rectangle at the bottom right, right after the number "52"

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Break-ins in our Village


Criminals do a much better job of sharing their success than do our residents. The word on the street is clear, "shop in Century Village" they are very welcoming and will leave expensive valuables in their vehicles for your shopping pleasure. They even leave their vehicles UNLOCKED, for your convenience and speedy departure so your capture will be very unlikely.

Many Associations don't notice strangers in their community or unknown vehicles parked nearby, providing a safe haven for these criminals.

Guess who the victims believe are responsible - Security! Unfortunately we do not have the manpower to patrol this square mile Village at all times and the criminal element is well aware of this, we desperately need your help. Before parking your vehicle when returning home to your unit - look around you - do you see any strangers? If so note a clear description, then leave the immediate area, call 911 to report the incident and give a full description. When the Sheriff arrives it will be safe to return to your unit.

The Associations who are actively concerned about strangers are increasing, but we are a long way from solving this problem. Any strangers or occupied vehicles that are in your Associations area, should be reported to the Sheriff's office - call 911. Never approach strangers or occupied vehicles, that seem suspicious, just call 911 to report the suspicious events, and remain inside your unit.

The only way to safeguard your belongings is to remove these valuables from your vehicle and to lock your vehicle every time you park, where ever that may be. Breaking windows creates a concern the criminal might be detected simply due to the noise of breaking glass, perhaps causing the criminal to "shop" elsewhere.

Each resident must take notice of suspicious items to act in all our best interests, including unexpected noises from units where the resident is known to be at his/her seasonal residence. Otherwise the criminals will be moving all furnishing from neighboring units totally risk free.

We must work together to act as eyes and ears for our individual Associations, reporting to a permanent resident acting for our Association's protection and safety.


PLEASE Use as a handout to your summer residents so they will be better informed. Our safety should be our first priority!     Ed Black Security Chair

Friday, July 26, 2013

Comcast Rip Off

I am once again fighting with Comcast over my internet bill.  It just arrived at my house at $125.00.   I was told in May that I was to get a special promotion because they had upgraded my cable to pay $17 without my consent when our box stopped working, we were given the wrong box and then we went three weeks without cable because they couldn't get me a working box.  They even charged us for a tech to come out after three attempts of putting in the box ourselves.   Now they are saying that I had agreed to upgrade my internet to double the speed so they increased my bill.   WRONG AGAIN.

ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTS AS TO WHERE I CAN GET AN INEXPENSIVE INTERNET PROVIDER.  this bill is outrageous.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Wellington Swimming Pools

I enjoyed a lovely swim in one of the Wellington private swimming pools today.  It was cleaned this morning and was thus pristine and comfortable.

Yesterday there was a yellow/brown scum around one side of the pool - not nearly as pristine and a bit uncomfortable.

I know the cleaning folks do an excellent job and clean the pool frequently - but I couldn't help but wonder if the scum was related to the policy of keeping the rest rooms locked at all times??

I suspect that occasionally a senior citizen may use the pool at Century Village and from time to time need to use the rest room urgently.  Now that there are new locks on most of the pool fences, would it be possible to reconsider the policy of locking the rest rooms when the pools are open?  Thank you.

While we are reconsidering, how about donating the pools to UCO so they could be used by everyone, maintained by UCO, and left unlocked during the day?

As our population changes, there are fewer people using the pools and thus less advantage to preserving the pools for the exclusive use of the very few.

Thank you for considering this.  /Stu


REFLECTION BAY - WHOSE SHOULD PAY THE COSTS OF A LEGAL BATTLE

It seems to me that the ongoing "perpetuity" battle, and the encroachment, easement and property damage problems that are sure to come, are separate issues. As a stakeholding homeowner whose home does not abut the construction site, I have no problem paying for my share of the legal costs associated with the ongoing construction, but the "perpetuity" matter belongs to the Proactive Committee, and the homeowners who share and support their interests.

If I am going to pay an extra dollar per month, I want that dollar entrusted to, controlled, and managed by UCO, an organization which represents the interests of ALL CV homeowners, and which is accountable, indirectly through my Delegate, to me. 


The Pro Active Committee does not, in my opinion, represent my interests or the interests of most homeowners in Century Village. In fact, I believe that the Pro Active Committee, by their stubborn reliance on the "perpetuity" claim, has created an adversarial relationship between all Century Village homeowners and the developer, a condition that most of us had no hand in creating, and which will very likely force us all to spend more money on lawyers. Handing over money to this organization would be a mistake, and I support my own association's Delegate in opposing this funding in the 2014 UCO budget. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

WHEN DEVELOPERS SEEK YOUR GOLF COURSE VIEW


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Palm Beach Post
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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Air Potato


 

This post is for a CV friend before his building disappears under the foliage. (So cool your jets Dave.)

The leaves are so handsome, heart shaped,  BUT Palm Beach County Code - Article 14.D  requires removal of air potato from all developed properties countywide (also Old World climbing fern).
Removal required by Jan 1, 2004

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POTS - IF YOU MUST HAVE A RELIABLE TELEPHONE THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR A "FIVE NINES" SYSTEM

Hi all,
This is in response to the Lanny Howe Post about Telephony.

Plain old telephone service (POTS) is the voice-grade telephone service that is based on analog signal transmission that was common before the advent of advanced forms of telephony such as Integrated Signals Digital Network (ISDN), cellular telephone systems, and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). It remains the basic form of residential and small business service connection to the telephone network in many parts of the world. The term reflects the technology that has been available since the introduction of the public telephone system in the late 19th century, in a form mostly unchanged despite the introduction of Touch-Tone dialing, electronic telephone exchanges and fiber-optic communication into the public switched telephone network (PSTN).

While POTS provides limited features, low bandwidth, and no mobile capabilities, it provides greater reliability than any other telephony system. Many telephone service providers attempt to achieve dial-tone availability more than 99.999% of the time the telephone is taken off-hook. This is an often cited benchmark in marketing and systems-engineering comparisons, called the "five nines" reliability standard. It is equivalent to having a dial-tone available for all but about five minutes each year.

Please think about it!
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a couple points... and then some!

1. As long as unit owners don't get involved, people like the malcontents will go on scaring people into believing falsehoods. Accusations of David Israel bankrupting Century Village are rampant. I don't know where they get their information, but I've seen the treasurers reports given at the Delegate meetings and nowhere does it show Century Village being bankrupt or even close to it. I recall the Treasurer denying the Bankruptcy accusations on more than one occasion. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2.The by laws clearly say the residency requirements for all officers, yet they get ignored. My proposal on the requirements only made it possible to PROVE residency, but it has been twisted into a personal vendetta. Yes, the Treasurer is believed to fall into that category at this time, and some question John Gluzack's residency also. John happens to be away due to a medical issue that can not be done here (so I am told) and I can not fault a medical issue unless it will keep him away for an unreasonable amount of time, who decides what an unreasonable amount of time? That should probably go through the normal channels, But to be an officer here and live elsewhere is inexcusable. Just having your name on a deed doesn't hold water if you do not live there nine months out of the year. I totally understand that the Treasurer has many friends here and that she does a good job. Doing a good job may be enough for some, but the by law requiring residency was put there for ALL not for some. should there be something on the books about a medical issue? I believe there is, depending on interpretation, if some one is incapacitated. Is John incapacitated or is he away for treatment? The way I understand it is that he is away for treatment, not incapacitated. All in all, that is for the officers, executive board and delegates to decide. Would he be living in Century Village had he not gone for treatment? Is he returning after his treatment? These are the questions that need to be asked. He did not buy a place down the road and kept his job here. Different situation. What his ailment is, is his business. I understand it to be legitimate, and I only hope his treatment is successful and he returns soon. My prayers are with him and hopefully yours as well. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My offer to resign is withdrawn... Malcontents, deal with it. say what you want about me, call me crazy, call me deranged, whatever. All you did was piss me off. I will do ALL I can to do what's right for CV. like it or not. If you people have proof, present it or be quiet. I presented proof. dispute it.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

IS EGGS ALL IN ONE BASKET A GOOD IDEA?

Until now I have generally been a believer in not having all one's eggs in the same basket. For this reason I have the Comcast TV, but a land-line phone and computer connection through the phone line (AT&T--the kind allowing you to speak on the phone AND use the computer, a "faster" computer service but not the very fastest).

It's costing me a bundle each month to have this land-line AT&T service (close to $100), and my daughter-in-law and oldest grandchild are telling me I would save money by having Comcast for everything. They say that when companies like Comcast have more and more presence in a given area, they can give the best service at the lowest prices.

What would you recommend? I can of course speak with Comcast, and will, but I don't entirely trust the typical salespersons concerning add-ons, taxes, and fees, nor concerning the special deals lasting only a short while. It seems that whenever I've made similar changes in the past, no matter how thoroughly I've questioned the salesperson, the cost always ends up higher than what was quoted. It's NEVER been lower!

How have some of you made out with whatever setups you have?

I have a separate cell phone, into which I buy minutes good for a year. This works well for me. I use it only for emergencies (take it with me in the car) and when on a trip. I DON'T want to go to all cell phone use, however.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Friday, July 19, 2013

CV THEATER - 2013-2014 SEASON - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE


Season Shows 2013-2014 from David B. Israel on Vimeo.
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Video rendering & Upload to Vimeo..................Ed Black........................UCO
Upload to BLOGGER..............Dave Israel.................UCO
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DON'T MISS THE SHOW
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BELLANTE Coupons?  What happened to BELLANTE coupons.  Can we get them back and get more like this from other restaurants? 

a proposal: Renters Representation

Proposal: There are many renters living here in Century Village and they have absolutely no representation in the affairs of Century Village, yet some even come in and volunteer. Some can not afford to buy, some don't want to buy, but they still go to the shows, join clubs and do volunteer work. I propose that there be two or four people, voted by renters, to represent them in Delegate Assembly meetings and have a vote. If the assembly agrees, then the representatives could be for east/west or broken into quarters as the vice presidents. The latter would probably best, then one rep would be in each of the Vice Presidents area. This would be conducive to bettering relations with renters and make them feel like they have a part in the day to day operations of Century Village. Each of the four (4) reps would carry one (1) vote in the assembly for elections, but not eligible for office. What do you think?

Good Luck

I withdraw my statement...I will not let the malcontents drive me out. they want to try to drive me and, and I was willing to go, but if I do the next person with the most votes after the last one would get in and being it was one of that group, I just can't do it to CV. Bob Rivera

A First for WPRF

Perusing the show brochure I see Hair contains nudity. It was in the original and movie but in CV too! Its the thin end of the wedge for Poolers.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

A POST TO FAR

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To all BLOGGERS on this channel.
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It has been a long time since I have removed a Post from this BLOG. That is because the vast majority of Posts and comments are rational and well reasoned, I had to remove one today, because to put it bluntly, it went over the line!!
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The more you respond to material on other BLOG channels, the more you stoke the fires of disruption.

Nothing in those controversial  channels is worthy of response.

More importantly, do not let it spill over into this channel.
If you object to something in another BLOG, respond to it there, not here.
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Most of us live our lives plus or minus 2 Standard Deviations on the bell curve; that channel is 20 sigmas out at the asymptote, please don't be dragged into it.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sew and Stuff


Pressure point pillows, perfectly puffy, for hospice patients, made by the volunteers of the non-profit arm of VITAS - VITAS Community Connection. Today in the Medical Bldg.
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Saturday, July 13, 2013

To EDWARDOODOO

Don't hold your breath. It ain't happening.

ASSIGNED THEATER SEATING AFTER 4 PM

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There goes adverse possession

For PRPC:
House Bill 903 was signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott on June 28 and went into effect on July 1.
The state law prevents "acquiring title to real property by possession," according to the summary. The occupant would have to pay all taxes for seven years, file a return of the land for taxes, protect the property with an enclosure or cultivate it, and maintain and occupy the land.

The speedy legal action was taken to prevent 'adverse squatters' taking houses, but has been discussed for PRPC issues.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Bylaw amendments

The Advisory meeting held this week was not even able to make a motion to consider the rule requiring a “9 month residency”

Before even reading the proposal, making a motion to accept so an informed discussion could begin those attending as guests began their opposition of the “as yet proposed change” claiming it was about picking on one, and how terribly unfair that was.

Our documents require that any one seeking to run for either an Officer or Executine Board Member Candidacy must be domiciled and reside in Century Village for a period not less than (9) nine months of each year they serve.

The amendment would require the Candidate to show their drivers license/personal State identification card and a voters registration card to “prove” they meet the (9) month requirement when they apply. The amendment would also require that, if while serving, should you sell the unit at which you proved your residency, you would then need to prove the new address remains in Century Village.

So, you ask what is the problem?

We see a deficit in our bylaws because one has if fact purchased outside of this Village, registered to vote outside this village, has had what has been called housewarming parties outside the Village, but claims to live within the Village.

Many of the seasonal residents that have been intested in serving as Executive Board Members, but only reside here for a one(1) week to five(5) month period are not able to meet this standard. It would seem the issue of minimum residency must either be removed or be given sufficent respect to provide for some simple way of requiring compliance. This most recent amendment seems to have provided that minimum, except for the one who remains nameless, out of respect, just happens to have become embroiled by disregarding this clause or believing we all should, out of respect.

When we begin to selectively enforce our RULES, for whatever reason, are we not guilty of talking out of both sides of our mouths. Is this not a case of “do what I say, not as I do”.

Why does this present a problem if it is to insure compliance by all – someone even went so far as to say “no one will ever want to run for any office”. Most of us know why we have difficulty encouraging others to run – the constant politicizing or everything that UCO does, Lawsuits against UCO, etc.

How can two delegates give up their right to vote, and walk out on a meeting in progress, and represent their constituancy because they disagree with a proposal. How is that different than claiming seasonal residents are being left out when the “important votes occur when they aren't here”?

Lets support what is in the Village's best interests, not the intrests of the one. Perhaps this could become effective for the March 2014 election rather than effective immediately upon adoption............


What's your view – we'd like to know!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

ZIMMERMAN MURDER TRIAL

I predict a hung jury.
Only way to save the state from riots.
What say Ye?
Mike

Malcontent Censorship....

It's Funny how the Malcontents say they get censored on this blog, even though this site has a limited amount of people that can join. They happened to be a day late and a dollar short. Now it is I who gets censored. someone has to approve of anything I say on there, so, I will no longer write on that bull#@*$ blog. not worth the time and energy when they just review everything, then decide if can be published. Of course there's no way to know if I wrote anything in response to their propaganda. I will on occasion write, but not on their blog. my answers and comments will be on here where all can see without censorship. So, with that Mistress Olga, Master of Propaganda, I say };oP

Mistress Olga gets to gloat...but for how long? Wake up Century Village!

Time for Mistress Olga and her cronies to gloat... my petition went nowhere, but it won't stop me from demanding that the same standard be held for all UCO Officers. Details from the County's site...check PAPA it has been said that this is a vendetta against Dorothy, but it's not. She just happens to be the one violating the by-laws, and they can let her get away with it, all bets are off. you just opened the doors to ANYONE wanting a pet to get one, how about pot belly pigs and pit bulls, wanna buy a semi and drive it all over the village, be my guest, by laws don't mean a thing, Just for clarification, here is what the county's report says online, Note the address in the village and note the MAILING ADDRESS. If you live here, why does your mail go to Cypress Lakes? I guess All officers won't be held by the same standards after all. Read these carefully. you will notice the addition of a person to the deed, then the removal of same a month later. three months later...back on. and look carefully at the MAILING ADDRESS ON BOTH DOCUMENTS. Want to still let it go? Of course the Mistress of Propaganda will twist it, but an intelligent person won't be fooled. .......................................................................................................................................................................... this info is public information, so those of you that are going to cry foul...sorry, no such luck

Recycle


The inside of your car may be hotter than Hades, but still Northampton L might be worth a trip.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

SOCIAL VILLAGE SINGLES

We will be holding our 1st "Meet & Greet" on Thursday, July 11th at 7 PM, under the canopy
of CAMDEN pool...All unattached senior males & females are welcome, who would like to
expand their social circle...Refreshments will be served.




DOING BUSINESS WITH YOUR POSTAL SERVICE - CLASS

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UCO MONTHLY MEETINGS - AUGUST - REVISED

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PBCWUD POTABLE WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM TO BE CHLORINATED

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Monday, July 8, 2013

I know, I know...I get tired of it too.

Yes, I get tired of it too. Tired of the ranting and ravings of the Mistress of Propaganda. I have to admit though, I have to go on her site every once in a while, just to see which target has her attention for the day.... I can PROUDLY say, it's me for now. I've been called all sorts of things and honestly, have to smile. I am actually wondering when the signs will come out and the sit ins will commence, or when I'll get spat upon. How knows, maybe some people outgrow some things... Anywho... this is my latest answer to the Mistresses latest after telling me that I should be ashamed and calling me a few other things......Ashamed? What do I have to be ashamed of? Is the Mistress of propaganda going to spin her wheels again? oh but of course. Personally I don't care. TRUTH is on the side that wants to make every officer or candidate held to the same standard. If I had another home, and lived in it and came back here to conduct business as an officer, even if had a girlfriend put my name on her deed, well I am sure that Mistress Olga would be all over me like stink on a skunk. I don't care if it's the President, one of the Vice Presidents, Secretaries or Executive Board Members...We are held to a standard, and if we can not abide by that standard, then step-down. Got a problem with Truth Mistress Olga? /i> .............The Truth Shall Set You Free!, well...maybe not you.

ASSOCIATION NOT REPRESENTED AT DELEGATE ASSEMBLY - A SELF INFLICTED WOUND

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I note some discussion as to why votes on important issues are being taken while Seasonal Residents are off campus. This is a red-herring of the worst variety. Following is an extract from the UCO Bylaws:
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C. The Board of Administration of an Association will submit to UCO, in writing, a list of its officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer), Delegates(s), and Alternate Delegate(s) immediately following the election at the Association’s Annual Meeting. UCO will recognize the President of such Association as its lawful Delegate until notified, in writing, by the Association of a change in presidency or that a different or additional lawful Delegate(s) or Alternate(s) has been chosen by the Association. No Delegate or Alternate Delegate is eligible to serve as an Officer of UCO, nor shall a Delegate or Alternate Delegate represent more than one Condominium Association at the same time. (emphasis added)
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The key thing to note is the term "Alternate". If your Association has not designated Alternate Delegates to represent your building at Delegate Assembly; you have disenfranchised yourself. Think about this, your right to representation and the vote, is a key fiduciary trust that you as a Board member owe by morals and law to your unit owners. Do it, or step out of the kitchen.
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Sunday, July 7, 2013

THANK YOU DELEGATES for voting for equality..

THANK YOU DELEGATES OF CV...I am so delighted to see that the majority of delegates realize that all OFFICERS should be treated equal.  You the delegates will cast your votes for those that run and make wise selections. But, at least the opportunity is there for all to run for any office they want and for you to make that choice. 

Message posted on "Olga's" blog

I posted this on Olga's Blog: ........................... There were only two delegates that walked out on this vote. An injustice to their associations. They were not represented and for that I say SHAME ON YOU. All the rhetoric, quoting our founding fathers about "taxation" without representation, and what did you do? Walked out without voting on the issue. Each association has a delegate and an alternate to ensure representation. The fact that you and Grossman walked out without representing your associations says a lot. Maybe those associations should recall their delegates and send someone that will represent them, but that is for your associations to decide. Hopefully after this next meeting, this can finally be put to rest as the voters have already spoken. Business at UCO does not come to a complete halt because the snowbirds go home after the season, nor should it. while there are many that care about their investment, many more come to vacation and would rather vacation than be bothered with the day to day business. Those that are interested in the day to day functions of UCO are most welcome and their voices will be heard, so please stop trying to disrupt it and let us get back to making this THE PLACE to be. .............................. I can only hope that the message gets through. Pretty much to set aside our differences and get on with the business at hand. One of the things that has been on my mind lately has been the issue with Waldman. I was a supporter of the Reflection Bay Project, but as of late, I am starting to lean the other way. Not because I think the project would bring down our property values, I still believe they will rise. I am however concerned with the blatant disregard for Century Village by seizing the wells dug and put in place by the associations that were given permits by the city then a fence went up and they were told the wells belong to Reflection Bay. If that be the case, then we should seek reimbursement for not only the wells, but the cost of the permits as well. also the price of any security lighting that was up before the fences went up. We also need to DEMAND that the gate placed by them be removed and access to the village needs to go through the gates, like any other visitor, although I see no reason for them to come on the property. I do have one question to the associations that had the wells put in; How long have the wells been there? The reason for asking is that if improvements were made to a property that was seemingly abandoned, there may be a possibility that that property now belongs to those associations. You cut the grass, you put in a well, that would surely be seen as an improvement. Someone in the village must be more familiar with Florida Property laws. Check it out. There are time limitations, at least in other states.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

UCO MONTHLY MEETINGS - AUGUST 2013

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Proactive Blog Fence Photos

Proactive Blog Fence Photos - I cannot open them in either IE or Chrome.  Any suggestions?
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Friday, July 5, 2013

DELEGATE ASSEMBLY - JULY 5, 2013 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE


Century Village Delegate Assembly Meeting 7-5-2013 from David B. Israel on Vimeo.
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Videography ................... Laurent ........................WPRF
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TERM LIMITS FOR ALL UCO OFFICERS SWEPT AWAY

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Hi all,
First I want to thank the Delegates that came out on a July 4th weekend to address important Village business. The Delegates showed up despite a  campaign by certain residents urging Delegates to stay home (The denial of quorum ploy). Our Board of Directors showed up with a quorum of 126 and voted with a strong majority by 90 votes to remove Term Limits.
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I saw something at this Delegate Assembly, that I never thought I would live to see in America; two Residents; (American Citizens), made a big show of repudiating their voting certificates and worse yet, urging others to also renounce their right to vote. Given the fourth of July reminder of what our country has sacrificed to protect and defend this right for 237 years, to me; this act was unimaginably reprehensible!
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One cannot help but ask how such disrespect for our voting rights might be reflected in their policies were they, by some bizarre twist of fate, to be elected to an office of responsibility in UCO. After urging delegates to give up their voting rights, they left the meeting, which then continued in an orderly fashion. Let's hope that this reflects the future conduct of the Delegate Assembly.
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Dave Israel
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Five Things I Liked about the July 5 Delegates Assembly


1.      The power of positive thinking.  Speakers on both sides of the term limits amendment expressed their views thoughtfully and reasonably. No histrionics, no predictions of doom, just carefully considered, well-crafted debate. It made me hopeful that we might be able to conduct business in a more productive way going forward. Fingers crossed.
2.      Delegates showed up on a July 4th weekend to provide a quorum and produce a 2/3 majority vote. They showed up or sent Alternates, putting an end to charges that delegates don’t care, aren’t informed about the issues and can’t be trusted to decide for themselves if officers deserve to be elected beyond their terms, or any other issue brought to them for a vote.
3.      Stunts, the fallback of desperate people, failed to thwart the vote on ending term limits. It never ceases to amaze that people who can’t get their way by legitimate means resort to stunts (“Let’s have 10 delegates slap their delegate cards onto the stage to force a delay in the vote on term limits”) or lawsuits to grab power they are unable to earn by winning elections.
4.      Ed Black got some long overdue recognition for his dedication to the Village. The delegate who said Ed has served loyally even without holding an officer’s title, leading three committees that need his skills, spoke volumes.  Ed has as much knowledge as anyone in the Village, maybe more, and deserves our gratitude and perhaps a nomination for an officer’s position.
5.      We pulled back from voting to allot money to another lawsuit until we at least understand the costs and charges with a reasonable expectation of holding up in court. We have been burned by lawsuits: the Clubhouse lawsuit cost us $700,000, and the suit against UCO for $392,000 (filed the same day and with the same baseless claims that lost the plaintiffs the recall vote against UCO President Dave Israel) is hurting us every month because of legal costs and disruption to the business we should be doing for the benefit of the Village. We may well vote to support efforts to fight the developer’s ridiculous fence and general disregard for the Village, but at least we’ll think it through beforehand.
All in all, it was a good day, with few of the usual flashes of unnecessary drama. We saluted our veterans and honored our country's independence. We voted to end term limits for all officers. They will have to earn re-election, and delegates will take more seriously than ever their responsibility to vote for the best candidates, whether veteran officers or qualified new faces that emerge over time to take the reins. We spoke our minds, listened to opposing opinions without coming to blows -- and rejected once again the most hostile and negative forces among us. Happy Fourth of July weekend to all.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

FREEDOM HAS NEVER BEEN FREE - HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY



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Dave Israel
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Sandy Cohen's Letter to the Palm Beach Post

I have just read Sandy's letter to the Post. While I am not for building on the golf course the land does not belong to Century Village. So putting a fence on HIS property, not ours is not wrong. A fence should have gone up when Levi sold the gold course. The builder is not greedy he just want to build on HIS LAND. The quality of life will not change with development. It will if people cannot adjust to change. Sandy makes us all sound pathetic. You need help, help yourself and see what happens with the upcoming lawsuit that some have initiated.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

CV UNIT OWNERS SOLOMON & KARPF SUING UCO - DIRECT LINK TO SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT

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This is being re-posted, because a number of folks have indicated that they were not aware that these unit owners had actually filed a Law Suit against UCO with the Court! Following is a direct link to the Summons & Complaint:
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If you prefer, we have hard copy of this 90 page screed in the UCO Office.
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Recently it was posted in the Court Docket log that a Florida Attorney, is representing these plaintiffs. A direct link to the Docket may be found in the sidebar.
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Please give this Complaint a read, note particularly that the plaintiffs are seeking, among other things;  $390,000.00 - knowing that such litigious people reside here, who would want to live here???
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It is interesting to note that these plaintiffs, along with their acolytes and sycophants, rise at our meetings to support extending Term Limits to all who serve as UCO Officers.
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Think about this when you vote on this issue at Friday Delegate
Assembly, and vote to remove Term Limits for UCO Officers!

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Dave Israel
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CANCELLATION OF MEETING - TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

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Dave Israel
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ITALIAN AMERICAN CULTURE CLUB - CLASSIC MOVIE NIGHT

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Dave Israel
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MEET COMCAST REPRESENTATIVES ONE-ON-ONE

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Dave Israel
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Answer to Rants of Olga...

On the Malcontent blog, I made the exact same comment as previously posted here. She says I ranted on this blog, and somehow my so called rants disappeared from her blog... so much for her version of freedom of speech...here is my latest answer (copy and pasted here) to: Olga, your comments obviously PROVE that you read only what you want to see, or you need a new prescription... or did you happen to skip over the part about Eisenhower???? once again... get your head out and look around. There are things called History books...check them out. No one is saying not to include snowbirds...each association has a delegate and an alternate. With this in mind, that is the representative for each association. Should an association not send one or the other to the Delegates meeting, whose fault is that? Should the world stop? You are making a point that "..each Association has the responsibility to have an alternate delegate present to speak for the snowbirds. Get real Bob. Some associations are lucky to have ONE person taking interest in their association much less an alternate." It's simple....If you don't care, if you don't vote, you shouldn't complain. The only way to get anything done is to get involved. Oh...by the way, I made the exact statement on this blog...word for word.