This Is our Village

Monday, October 28, 2013

WI-FI TECHNICAL CONSULTANT BRIEFING - OCTOBER 25, 2013 - POWER POINT GRAPHICS

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Hi all.
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Following are the view-graphs presented by Mr. Lawrence Dambra. Lawrence presented an excellent briefing on our Wi-Fi project.
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http://goo.gl/eYnkkM
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Scroll through the view-graphs, they are chock full of information about our Wi-Fi project. Our Wi-Fi Committee is ready to proceed with contract negotiation.
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Delegates, pass the UCO budget on November 1, 2013. Make Wi-Fi happen!
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HARD COPY OF THIS BRIEFING IS AVAILABLE IN THE UCO OFFICE
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Dave Israel
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Saturday, October 26, 2013

UCO REPORTER NOVEMBER 2013 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE


ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW


Another point of view:

Many of us were recently mailed a “clubs” documents that clearly show the true agenda of a candidate seeking your vote.

We all probably remember recent news stories of some acting as bullies picking on someone for the “fun” of it. This document seems to fit that mold as the details reflect very little factual information, rather opinion of issues by someone who desires to remain anonymous to all.

This critic seems to have all the answers about everything, even though the writer wants to remain unknown. Could it be a result of never volunteering at UCO and therefore knowing absolutely nothing of the expertise of the vast numbers of volunteers that spend their retirement helping UCO remain a volunteer organization? The volunteers are rarely thanked, rather brutalized for being “ninnies” (or worse) simply because the writer has an axe to grind over some things that the writer would have done better. Many critics just want to complain and insert their view how “you people” should do or should have done but not with their participation, they are RETIRED.

If this seems familiar – it is. Congress is plagued with similar critics who just want time to speak their criticisms while not developing any solutions or joining the team to help resolve any either.

Let us compare what UCO does with that of your Management Company. Most management companies have one checking account for paying all of your Association bills, and another “Money Market account” for designated reserves and surplus cash.

You might think “Surplus cash” is a dirty word reading this unknown writer, but it is cash that is not really needed for any current bills or next months bills either, and is therefore cash that could be used to cover something even the best of intended reserve schedules may have omitted. When any unexpected expense arises, this may well be the solution so your Association would not have to access your Unit Owners for needed money, without having to spend reserves and therefore increase repayment in future budget years.

When we were young we learned how to manage money, sometimes borrowing from “Peter to pay Paul”. As we have matured we learned to see the benefit of allowing some surplus cash to remain available for just such unexpected events as may crop into our lives. Even the term Bankruptcy is incorrect, as anyone nearing or having to file will quickly understand. When nearing Bankruptcy payments become late to everyone with whom we do business and we chose who gets paid on a cash available basis, selecting each to avoid late fees or threats of discontinued services. UCO NEVER HAD SUCH A problem – so let us compare how bad it really was or not! A former Officer spoke at one Assembly meeting that we need three months surplus cash in each of our 7 checking accounts as a safety issue.
 
Most Associations complain that the payments keep going up, not just because we require increases but to establish a cash hoard that may very well be unnecessary. Our Buildings are 40 years old; many have aluminum wiring and need attention to rusting steps, spindles, painting every 7 years that requires Associations to fully fund Reserves. We are increasingly more attentive to the 40-year look-back from Miami Dade County that could require major improvements and UCO’s cash hoard belongs in the hands of Associations so they may amply respond to the issues confronting them and their Owners. During many previous budget processes cash surpluses were used to offset either part or all of the increase, not so this year even though we ended the 2012 budget year with more than $ 1,012,000.00 CASH on Hand – nowhere near BANKRUPTCY!

 This year’s budget (2013) has a requirement for nearly $ 6,000,000.00 annual revenue to pay all of its budget items. (I did try to simplify this explanation by making adjustments in the numbers to make it clear.) Dividing the $ 6,000,000.00 by 4 (payment is received four (4) times annually from the Management Companies). I’ve rounded to make this a simple exercise, but that clearly shows we receive $ 1,500,000.00 In January, April, July, October. If we maintain the three months surplus of

$ 1,500,000.00 as of December 31st, Then in January we have $ 3,000,000.00 to pay $ 500,000.00 – leaving $ 2,500,000.00 CASH. In February we pay $ 500,000 leaving $ 2,000,000.00 and in March another $ 500,000.00 leaving $ 1,500,000.00 UNTIL APRIL when we receive another $ 1,500,000.00 leaving us $ 3,000,000.00! WHY does UCO require so much CASH when we receive ZERO income for the vast cash hoard and exceed the FDIC Regulations of a Maximum of $ 250,000.00 Coverage for all money deposited in the same named account????

   
Ed Black

Thursday, October 24, 2013

THE SCAMMER'S ARE AT IT AGAIN...

My caller ID, identified an incoming call as "Unavailable" however, I did answer, was greeted
by 5 seconds of music, followed by a human male voice, deeply accented from some location
in India, stating he represented " Windows" and they became aware of several problems with
my computer......to which I replied  "Stop the Scam" and he responded rather loudly,
"What ?"...I of course disconnected...Hopefully this will prevent someone for falling into
their evil hands.....in addition phone calls, from 561 ( WPB) service provided by company's
other than AT&T or Comcast, are as well appearing as "Unavailable" requesting you
Press 1 for English, or entering your card Number....the phone number's are
282-9921 & 633-6354 which I had blocked today from my AT&T Uverse acct.
Bettie L

JOINT BID & WI-FI COMMITTEE MEETING - TECHNICAL EXPERT BRIEFING

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This is a briefing by Lawrence Dambra on our Wi-Fi project RFP and proposals.
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Our contract with Mr. Dambra calls for this briefing to be delivered to no more than 25 persons.
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This restriction on audience size means that Wi-Fi and Bid Committee members will be seated first.
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Dave Israel
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

OFFICER'S COMMITTEE BURDENS WI-FI PROJECT WITH TWO LUDICROUS MOTIONS

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Deployment of Wi-Fi was made exponentially more difficult today by the Officer's Committee!
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One of the offending motions was to formally nix both Vendor proposals on the table, this despite a recommendation by the Wi-Fi Committee, where actual technical expertise resides,  to accept a proposal from DSL express.
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The second motion passed by the Officer's Committee seeks to deploy a subscription service for telephone at $20.00 per month per subscriber and Internet subscriptions up to $30.00 per month per subscriber. All of which are already provided by the DSL Express bid at $2.00 per month per unit.
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There are other provisions in the second motion that are even more onerous, which betray a complete lack of understanding of the concept of Wi-Fi. and Condominium living!
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Finally, if there is to be Wi-Fi in Century Village, only the Delegates can jump over this absurd bureaucracy and make it happen; hopefully at the Delegate Assembly meeting of 1 November, 2013. All Residents and Delegates, please do not make Wi-Fi a victim of the election campaign, on November 1, 2013 pass the budget; and move Wi-Fi forward to contract negotiations phase!
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Your Wi-Fi Committee is ready to proceed.
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Dave Israel
Chair Wi-Fi committee
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Monday, October 21, 2013

COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST UCO FORMER LCAM RODGER CARVER CLOSED

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A 120 page complaint signed and filed by unit owner Myron Solomon, against former UCO LCAM Rodger Carver; has been closed by the Division of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).
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DBPR closed the complaint "without a finding of probable cause to believe you violated the provisions of Chapter 468, Part VIII, Florida Statutes, and/or the rules promulgated pursuant thereto"
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Following is the entire letter from DBPR:
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Dave Israel
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Sunday, October 20, 2013

UCO OPEN MEETINGS - NOVEMBER 2013

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***NOV. 22 TOWN HALL MEETING ON WI-FI***
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Dave Israel
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Friday, October 18, 2013

Solomon-Karpf Law Suit

Haven't heard much about it lately , has the court kicked it to the curb yet?

WASTE-PRO TRASH HAULERS - PICKUP SCHEDULE

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You may have noticed that we have a new trash hauler in our Village. The company name is WastePro, and they have changed the pickup schedule which we are all used to. Following is a compact chart which you may find useful:
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SW = Solid Waste
RC = Recycling
BULK = Bulk hauling items
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Waste Pro is one of the haulers under contract with the Solid Waste Authority who’s board is the County Commission.  We have had other issues with Waste Pro during their start up.          
I called John Archambo.  He confirmed that WastePro is the new hauler for Century Village and that they are required to pick up trash and recyclables.  They are scheduled to pickup recyclables on Wednesday and Saturday.  Mr. Archambo called the Vice President of WastePro.  Both WastePro and the SWA will have inspectors verify the pickup.          
 
Whenever anyone in the Village has a problem(s) with WastePro’s service they should contact Commissioner Burdick and/or John Archambo  640-4000 Ext. 4725 or jarchambo@swa.org  My preference would be an E-mail to Mr. Archambo and cc Commissioner Burdick ( pburdick@pbcgov.org ).  That would get the fastest results.
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Dave Israel
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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Search/Nominations Committee Notice
It's that time of the year again when the bios for members of the UCO board should be coming in. President, Vice President, Treasurer, Recording and Corresponding Secretary and 10 executive board members are open for renewal. To be an officer of the UCO board one must be domiciled in Century Vilage for nine months each year and be a member in good standing of UCO. To be on the executive committee one must follow the same conditions as an officer and, in addition, agree to serve on two committees.
 
Following is the format as to how the bio should be written:
Name, address, phone number, e mail address and the position for which you are running.
Education
Work experience
UCO and CV experience.
 
It's never too early to send your bio to me at rgwlbf@gmail.com. Within a couple of days, you will receive an acknowledgment and then it will be forwarded to the UCO REPORTER. If you have any questions, call me at 561 712 0259 leaving a message as to why you called and, of course, your name and return number. Please make those calls between 9:00am and 5:00pm. When a final date for sending bios is determined, we will let everyone know.
 
There has been much praise and some negativity as to what goes on inside the gates of Century Village. YOUR VOICE WILL BE HEARD, BUT WHERE ARE YOU????? Now is the time for you to RUN FOR THE BOARD..It does not matter if you are satisfied with what is being done in the Village or if you disagree with what is happening. RUN FOR THE BOARD.
 
It's amazing how satisfied and enriched you will feel helping Century Village owners and renters while working at UCO with your friends and neighbors. You will meet and get acquainted with new friends and neighbors. TRY IT. YOU'LL LIKE IT AND RUN FOR THE BOARD.
Roberta

Monday, October 14, 2013

FINANCE COMMITTEE AND EXECUTIVE BOARD PASS DRAFT BUDGET - WI-FI SURVIVES AT $2.00/MONTH/UNIT

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Hi all,
In a marathon session of the Finance Committee, Officers Committee and Executive Board, a draft budget for 2014 has been passed. The Officers Committee vote was tie, but nonetheless the draft budget now rolls forward to the Delegate Assembly for approval.
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According to our Attorney, Rod Tennyson, these combined actions meet the burden of "presenting a budget in October"; and the Delegate Assembly has until December to approve the budget.
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One Resident promised that if the Wi-Fi line was not removed from the budget, the budget would be rejected! neither the Finance Committee nor the Executive Board was intimidated. Additionally, if the budget is not passed by the final Delegate meeting in December; then we simply continue with the last Delegate Assembly approved budget, namely the 2013 budget.
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These opinions alleviate the crisis atmosphere and the need for non-scheduled Delegate Assembly meetings and the possibility of lack-of-quorum that such a meeting might bring.
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I feel that the later this vote is taken, the presence of more Seasonal Residents will improve the probability of success of this budget and Wi-Fi.
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So, we will present this budget to the regularly scheduled meeting of the Delegate Assembly on 1 November 2013.
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See you all then!
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Dave Israel
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COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH & LEARN - ADVANCES IN STROKE TREATMENT - DR. ALI MALEK

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Dave Israel
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SOCIAL VILLAGE SENIORS - UPCOMING EVENTS

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Dave Israel
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Saturday, October 12, 2013

PURCHASE CV THEATER TICKETS ONLINE - GATEACCESS.NET

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First call or Email ID Office and obtain your secret code.
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Then go to gateaccess.net and click purchase ticket tab.
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Dave Israel
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Friday, October 11, 2013

NOT TO LATE TO SAVE WI-FI

 
NOT TOO LATE TO SAVE WI-FI: 10 REASONS WE SHOULD
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The delegates voted down the 2014 budget, largely because of Wi-Fi. sending us back to Square One: Finance Committee meetings to develop the budget all over again, more committee votes, another Delegates Assembly vote. Here are 10 reasons we should tell the Finance Committee to keep Wi-Fi in the budget.

1. De-funding Wi-Fi means we have to pay $30 or more a month for Internet service when we could be paying $3. A no-vote just cost us $27 a month.

2. Many of our lowest-income residents have computers, and there are programs to help them get them if they don't. They can't afford $30/month but they could afford $3. Let's give them the only chance they might have to enjoy the benefits of the Internet -- communicating with their families, shopping online, saving money on phone costs and increasing their personal safety with Internet-enabled lifeline pendants so they don't have to fear falling or being injured and unable to get help.


3. With Wi-Fi we can call and "see" our families on Skype and use our computerized devices anywhere in our homes or in the Village. Where else can you get the benefits of the Internet for $3?   

4. With W-Fi association board members can communicate with each other via email to conduct association business when they are away. We need to do everything we can to help associations do a better job.

5. Wi-Fi is a major attraction for new buyers who want to live in a community that keeps up with the times. Ten years ago cable-enabled buildings were a huge draw for condo properties; today it's Wi-Fi. If we want to see property values rise, we have to have Wi-Fi. Condo complexes don't stand still. They go forward or they slide downhill.

6. People who said we need guarantees from vendors because they fear escalating costs may not realize that there are industry-standard 5-year warranties in the bid proposals. No one knows what costs will be five years out. There will be inevitable issues as there are in all major infrastructure projects, but we are protected.

7. Claims that we don't know enough yet, that vendor proposals don't answer all the questions or have typos in them are exaggerating issues that normally arise in the bid process as proposals are reviewed. We have the information we need at this stage of the process and we'll get the rest as we move the process forward, just the way it's done in business. 

8. We shouldn't ignore the impressive number of favorable responses from the 1500 residents who filled out Wi-Fi surveys, or the letter from the president of Le Cercle Des Bon Amis representing 600 French Canadian Century Village residents who urged us to support Wi-Fi. Maybe as delegates we were too swayed by the loud and misinformed voices of a few.

9. Among the opponents of Wi-Fi were people who are suing UCO (they expected UCO to pay their legal expenses, remember?), are committed to defeating any idea championed by Dave Israel, and have never made a single proposal to improve the Village but many to tear it apart. Can we trust that their opposition isn't personal rather than based on what's good for the Village?

10. Wi-Fi is as inescapable as electricity, the telephone and the internet. Some people resisted those, too, but history proved them wrong.

If you agree, please attend the Finance Committee meetings October 8 at 11AM in the UCO Conference Room and October 10 at 11 AM in the Clubhouse Party Room. Please tell the committee that that Wi-Fi benefits all of us, from the least financially strong to those among us who know that a community that doesn't invest in its future pretty soon won't have one.

Anita
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TRIAXIAL BUDGET MEETING - FINANCE COMMITTEE, OFFICERS COMMITTEE, EXECUTIVE BOARD


FinOffExectB 10-10-13 a from David B. Israel.     Part 1
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FinOffExectB 10-10-13 b from David B. Israel,    Part 2

FinOffExectB 10-10-13 c from David B. Israel,    Part 3


FinOffExectB 10-10-13 d from David B. Israel,   Part 4 and last
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Dave Israel
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PALM BEACH POST: LOSS OF A SUBSCRIBER


For years now I have subscribed to the Palm Beach Post, and it has been faithfully delivered to my apartment. It’s not my favorite newspaper by any means, but I like it for the local news, two or three of the syndicated columnists, the weekly TV guide, the crossword puzzle in the Market section, and the comics (Luann being my favorite).

The size of the paper has been steadily shrinking, as everyone knows. Newspapers these days are having a hard time staying afloat.

When I left in June to stay at my son’s home in MA for three months, I had received the renewal notice for my subscription to the Post. The price for six months was going up a few dollars to $67.25, but I had a couple of weeks remaining on the present subscription, so the Circulation Department person I spoke with said they’d put a hold on my subscription till I came back in the fall, and then I could renew.

When I returned three months later, however, I learned that though still credited with the two remaining weeks, my subscription had been cancelled (I learned that this was policy when there was a lapse of over two months), and to be reinstated I would have to pay the new rates: $309.22 for a full year or $154.61 for six months—$154.61 being MORE THAN DOUBLE the renewal rate in June! When I protested, the person in Circulation “found” a lower rate of $113 for six months (I hate it when businesses do this), but even so, I would be paying almost double what I had before.

I will say the three Circulation Department personnel I talked with were very polite and understanding about all this (credit them for this, I wouldn’t want their jobs), but this was the last straw for me. Usually a magazine or newspaper bought at a newsstand costs far more than one mailed or delivered. Monday through Saturday, the Palm Beach Post costs $1.00 bought at the newsstand, I believe, going by today's paper. I don’t even CARE about getting the huge Sunday edition (but you can’t GET only Monday through Saturday now!), so it comes out about even whether I have the paper delivered or buy individual copies every day of the year except Sunday! There's something ludicrous about this.

I was told I could subscribe ONLINE to the paper for $15 a month, but at $90 for six months that’s certainly no bargain.

I’ll probably buy the paper only occasionally from a newsstand. The new subscription rate is a totally unreasonable increase in my opinion, and I won’t pay it. I’ll get my local news in other ways, I’ll buy a crossword puzzle book, and I’ll have to do without Luann. Maybe I'll raid the yellow trash receptacle from time to time. I don't wish it on them, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the Palm Beach Post went out of business one of these days.


Thursday, October 10, 2013

CV Q&A Education


A Response to someone on the Malcontent Blog , a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

 
I'm glad you called it Frau Carole's Q&A , as Frau Carole herself said ," it was a place for people to find a plumber or a wedding hall"..CV matters of state were off limits to anyone who wished to question how Lord Loewenstein or any of his deciples ran the Village. Frau Carole routinely banned people from commenting on topical CV issues like Insurance, UCO By Laws , Millenium Agreement,etc.. Due to Frau Carole's iron fisted control of the Q&A, reminiscent of a Fascist Regime, Dave's Blog became the CV information highway. Little wonder in a free society.!

WATER SHUT-OFF NORTHWEST CORNER

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We are advised by PBCWUD that a water main break will require a shut-off in the following Associations:
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CANTERBURY
CAMBRIDGE
DORCHESTER
NORTHAMPTON
OXFORD
SUSSEX
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A boil water alert may follow the repair.
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Dave Israel
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DELEGATE ASSEMBLY - OCTOBER 4, 2013 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

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Part One
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delegate assembly 10-4-2013 1 from David B. Israel
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Part two
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delegate assembly 10-4-2013 2 from David B. Israel
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Part three
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delegate assembly 10-4-2013 3 from David B. Israel
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Part four
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delegate assembly 10-4-2013 4 from David B. Israel
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Watch a very few snatch away orderly Government and in doing so, attempt to kill Wi-Fi for all. Delegates, please do not let this happen.
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Dave Israel
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

SPECIAL MEETINGS - FINANCE COMMITTEE, OFFICER'S COMMITTEE, EXECUTIVE BOARD - UCO 2014 BUDGET

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Don't miss these meetings, vote to approve budget and to save Wi-Fi
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Dave Israel
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Monday, October 7, 2013

WIFI NEEDS THE SNOWBIRDS VOTES


Sunday, October 06, 2013


The village needs you to help restore the village to a modern up-to-date place  At the delegates meeting on Oct 4 th, 2013.  We had a good quorum, unfortunately, the group who disrupt every meeting with negative comments and votes got together and deleted the WIFI money ($ 3.00) per month from the budget .   We do not believe that this is the desire of the village residents.

David Israel has worked very hard to get WIFI into the village for its betterment.  It is now available for about $40.00 per month but he and the officers were working to get it installed and available for $ 3.00 a month.  The budget was voted down.  Now the finance committee has to have a meeting or two this week to review and try to get it back in, then followed by a SPECIAL DELEGATES MEETING before the end of the month.  Our bylaws mandate that we accept the budget in October every year.  When most of the village was interested in working for good of the village, it was not a problem to have snowbirds gone for the winter.  Now we need you and would like to see you follow the blog to get dates and times for the special Delegates  meeting and then come down here and VOTE for what you want.

With WIFI our units will continue to climb in value and be known as a up and coming village.  We already have the best and most amenities of any residential community in the area.  (buses, pools, shows, bocci, petangue, tennis, enough clubs and classes to satisfy almost anyone.

We care very much for the poorer residents and we try to do everything we can to help them but this is not a rent assisted community, it is a middle class community and inexpensive WIFI would be a very positive benefit here.  WE WANT TO KEEP UP WITH THE TIMES.

If you are a delegate or if you know a delegate up north  who does not read the blog, tell them they are very needed at our business meetings.  Start planning your years to come down for some of the very important meetings.  Many of you receive the information blogs from David Israel, President.  If you ever have questions about times and meeting places, read the blog, they are listed.  Delegates is the first Friday of every month.

During the finance meetings this week, we hope to get WIFI back into the budget.  With a growing group of negative people we need all the delegates to come and vote for what they want for the village.

All that is necessary for the forces of evil to take over is for the good people to do nothing.  Let us not be the silent majority that does nothing.  We need to CARE and make ourselves heard.
 
PLEASE COME DOWN AND CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE BUDGET AND WIFI.  THIS WILL BENEFIT YOU.

 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

THANKSGIVING DAY DINNER UPDATE

At this time we are pleased to announce, Jack Kasden, " Mr. Karaoke" will be providing the
Musical Entertainment for our Dining & Dancing pleasue, THANKSGIVING DAY,
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28th ( he was able to cancel his prior committment )
RESERVATIONS, ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED & WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT
THE MONTH OF OCTOBER,  MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY, from
2 to 4pm ONLY.  
SOCIAL VILLAGE SENIORS -  Bettie Lee Bleckman, Publicity Director.
                                                 

WHAT DOES WHERE YOU LIVE MEAN????


Dorothy has done a good job as treasurer and also very trustworthy....But, PLEASE do you the delegates not see that our by-laws (which we should respect)  the issue of domicile is being skirted for a few to have more power through our treasurer.  Do the right thing and tell the TRUTH. No one is kicking you out but the truth should and will prevail...How can we settle our budget if it is not being prepared by someone who is legal in that position??? If this is so.  Why wouldn't the Treasurer answer a simple question...directly.  You be the judge.
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NOTICE OF MEETINGS - BID COMMITTEE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE


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Dave Israel
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WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

Well I guess my earlier post opining that we, as a community, must decide whether we are a middle class retirement village or a low income housing project has been answered in an unambiguous manner. We are the latter! That does not bode well for our future as a community. If there is a majority belief an additional three dollar per month fee for an innovative upgrade such as wifi is too costly and oppressive for many of our residents, there is little hope we will ever move forward from this point. Notwithstanding the delegates’ decision on this matter, I am equally disturbed at the lack of concern over too many Condominium Boards ignoring UCO’s recommendations and placing renters who are criminals and deadbeats among us. I don’t think that any owners (excluding absentee owners) signed up for such a scenario to exist. But, that is where we are in 2013. Unit values near an all time low; residents who can’t afford an additional three dollars per month on common charges; absentee landlords filling their units with renters who otherwise could not qualify to live here. Where do we go from here? Do we start closing the pools? The clubhouse? Open up a Section 8 office on campus? There are still many good things here in C.V. But, the underpinnings that have kept C.V. safe, clean and a great place to own a unit are quickly eroding. It is truly unfortunate.

Friday, October 4, 2013

DELEGATES CRASH BUDGET AND WI-FI

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Stirred up by a few Malcontents with a barrage of silly questions, the Delegate Assembly rejected the UCO 2014 budget and with it funding for the Wi-Fi initiative.
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Thus, the entire budget process starts over from scratch with the finance Committee which killed Wi-Fi to start with.
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As before, I will make every effort to get the funding for Wi-Fi restored, but if the Officers Committee, the Executive Board and the Delegates will not support the effort, Wi-Fi will be lost!
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Don't let the propagandizing of a few crash the Wi-Fi project for all
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Dave Israel
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Joy Vestal

Joy Vestal is home again in the village. 
She thanks everyone for their calls, 
cards, and well wishes.

All The Best Joy

EXECUTIVE BOARD SAVES WI-FI BY WIDE MARGIN - RESTORES $3.00 PER MONTH PER UNIT TO UCO 2014 BUDGET

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Hi all,
With extended and spirited debate, our Executive Board restored the funding for Wi-Fi, which had been previously removed by the Finance Committee. The vote was 16 for restoring funding and 5 opposed.
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This battle is not over, as a small dedicated group of "the usual suspects" will attempt to remove it at Delegate Assembly.
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All Delegates should plan on attending and vote your will to ensure that Wi-Fi becomes a reality. A Delegate should move to "accept the budget as presented" this will preclude hours of disruptive debate which will be attempted to crash the meeting and prevent a vote.
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Let's not emulate the nonsense in progress at the Federal level, show up, and vote to approve the budget and fund Wi-Fi!
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Dave Israel
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Thursday, October 3, 2013

THE SAD, SORRY SAGAS OF SEPTEMBER (c)

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Don't miss this think piece by Irv Rikon, it's timeliness and excellent research make it a must read:
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http://goo.gl/wtK5l1
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Dave Israel
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

NEW HOURS FOR RESERVATIONS

Effective FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4TH, RESERVATIONS FOR THE THANKSGIVING DAY
DINNER, Will be taken FROM 2 TO 4 PM, ONLY, in the LOBBY of the Clubhouse.
This will remain in effect for the entire period.   ( MONDAY - WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY)
Posted by: Publicity Director of SOCIAL VILLAGE SENIORS,
Bettie Lee Bleckman

DOES NO ONE CARE ABOUT OUR BY-LAWS OR VIOLATION OF THEM???

ARTICLE VI

OFFICERS

 All Officers of UCO must be members of UCO, and be domiciled and reside in Century Village, West Palm Beach, Florida, for a period of not less than nine (9) months of each year in which they serve.

It seems no one cares including our officers that an officer is in violation, maybe? Could we get some answers, or does no one care if the by-laws are followed.   Our by-laws should be followed by all, especially our officers. Maybe we should just get rid of the by-laws or are they just applicable to some???????

 

Help! Error on page of "new post." Won't let you type in Compose Box????

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

RAISE TO AN EMPLOYEE????

I would like to know.....George Franklin asked a question at the exec board meeting  about an employee getting a raise????? How could the officers vote for this raise?  When they are complaining about those less fortunate...No benefit from this.... as we will bendefit from wi-fi.