This Is our Village

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Hopefully no snails here to make snail chowder

Shauna - the building is Camden H. Our association president sent you an email from Canada, on October 8th to start the remedy process.

I was copied on the email. As far as I know, and I am on the board, no action was taken as a result of the request.


Prior to the association president contacting you, I contacted Chris about the issue.

Didn't here any for a while and when I asked Chris about it again, he told me Lenny is talking to Joe about it.

I went to Home Depot, bought and applied two boxes of Cory's snail repellant for roughly 240 liner feet of affected area. Thank you.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Get Your Flu Shot Now


Why you should get a flu shot now, before the snowbirds, flakes, and grandchildren descend upon Century Village.

Dr. Alina Alonso, director of the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County, echoes Spell’s sentiments: “You might not only be protecting yourself you will be protecting a young baby or an elderly person who may be next to you.”
Even if someone comes down with a flu strain not included in the vaccine, he or she will get less sick than if they didn’t get the shot, she added.

Five Reasons To Get A Flu Shot Now

    The Flu Season Is Just Starting: The CDC suggests getting a flu shot as the season starts. It takes awhile for the vaccine to get up to full speed.
    You Touch Everything: The virus lurks in places you wouldn’t think. Everyone is vulnerable to picking up the virus.
    A Flu Shot Won’t Make You Sick: It’s a myth. The vaccine is made up of antibodies, an inactive virus that can’t transmit infection.
    Do It For Others: You can unknowingly pass on the flu to your spouse, your children and those vulnerable, like the elderly
    The flu can kill: The recent pandemic in Australia killed more than 70.

Those most vulnerable to the deadliness of the flu strain are young children and the elderly. The rest of us will miss work or school suffering fever, chills, congestion, body aches, and sore throat.

D Putting it off is not wise since it takes two weeks for the vaccine to take full effect.

Also, the vaccine carries a dead virus so that it can’t give anyone the disease.

“We are very concerned about the upcoming flu season especially because of all the bad publicity the flu shot has been getting,” Greissman said. “Our practice has seen an upswing in the number of influenza positive patients; I strongly urge the community to get vaccinated this season.”

Florida usually runs a little behind the rest of the country as the flu hits colder climes first and then winter visitors bring it to Florida during tourist season. The state has sentinel physicians reporting what strains are out there.

“The bottom line for the public is that it’s very important to get the flu vaccine,” she said. “We have a lot more places to get vaccines. They are often not even asking for a copay now.”

Some Floridians may even come out ahead. Publix Supermarkets is offering a $10 grocery coupon for every adult who gets immunized from the flu. Walgreens, CVS and other outlets administer flu shots to children as well and others offer coupons, too.

LCAM CONTINUING EDUCATION - CONDOMINIUM UNIT-OWNER RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - OFFICE OF THE FLORIDA CONDOMINIUM OMBUDSMAN

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Hi All,
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The link will take you to a handout from the UCO LCAM's most recent Continuing Education class. The handout is most apropos as the Condominium Elections season rapidly approaches. The file is large, so I have placed it on the Google Cloud. The information  is very useful to all Condominium Boards and Unit Owners. Thanks to Donald for the information.
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Soon, UCO will have the Condominium Ombudsman conduct a Town Hall Meeting in our Clubhouse on the subject of HB-1237, the most recent updates to the Condominium Act, Florida Statutes FS-718 - https://village-blog-and-chat.blogspot.com/2017/10/kaye-bender-rembaum-changes-to.html
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Dave Israel
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Saturday, October 14, 2017

EQUIFAX DATA BREACH - WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE


equifax_x264 from David B. Israel on Vimeo.

Snails climbing up outside wall


For about two months now, snails have been climbing up the front face of one of our association’s buildings. First floor only. They are knocked off during the weekly cleanings, but return.

I asked our maintenance company manager about the problem and they said it is the first they have heard of such a thing.

Is any other association experiencing such a thing and did you come up with a solution?

Thank you.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Sunday, October 8, 2017

WEEKLY UCO LCAM REPORT - OCTOBER 9, 2017

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The following link will take you to the Weekly UCO LCAM Report by Donald Foster - LCAM.
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Thursday, September 28, 2017

UCO FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING - UCO BUDGET 2018 - SEPTEMBER 28, 2019


UCO Budget meeting 9-28-17-1 from David B. Israel on Vimeo.
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UCO Budget meeting 9-28-17-2 from David B. Israel on Vimeo.

PROPOSED UCO BUDGET 2018 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

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UCO Finance Committee reads out proposed budget for 2018. Carefully stretching our dollars, the Committee has held the line and there is no increase in our coupon for 2018.
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See and study the proposed budget at the following link
Copy and paste the link into your browser:
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goo.gl/Q7PoVN

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Copies of the budget available at UCO
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Dave Israel
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Saturday, September 23, 2017

WEEKLY LCAM REPORT - SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 - HURRICANE IRMA DEBRIS CLEANUP CONTINUES

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The Weekly UCO LCAM Report by Donald Foster - LCAM, has once again been uploaded to the Google Cloud, here is a link:
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Click on link or Copy and Paste the link into your browser, then press "Enter" to view report.
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Dave Israel
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Friday, September 22, 2017

HURRICANE IRMA MAINTENANCE REPORT

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I urge CV residents to view the detailed Hurricane Irma maintenance report, replete with text and photographs, by Mr. Donald Foster, Century Village's Licensed Community Association Manger.
Once again. Mr. Foster works far beyond normal business hours, as I can attest from meeting him while I am jogging or bicycling. The report is posted on the CV blog spot, or through

goo.gl/nHfrh3.
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Monday, September 18, 2017

OFFICERS COMMITTEE MEETING CANCELED and RESCHEDULED

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Dave Israel
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INSURANCE COMMITTEE MEETING CANCELLED - SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

Dave Israel
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Lessons Learned (Irma)

Please add to this beyond existing prep list items, CERT prep list was excellent too:

Make friends and contact contractors before hurricane season.
Remind maintenance to put blue/yellow recycle bins in meter room, or do it your self.
When your power is on, or whenever, check on friends in nursing homes.
If you are replacing trees per code, Live Florida Oaks, or Palms, most likely to stand.
If hurricane is coming across FL from the Keys, probably shelter in place.  If it comes from east, leave!
Make sure you have phone recharger for the car, not just indoors.
Have a condo checker if you are away (not the Board!)
Anything still needs to be done, do it yourself.

Please read, the life you save may be yours!!!!


Dear Neighbors and friends, Please make it a point to open this and download the app. Given the nature of our community the emergency Services that we have also need our assistance in order to save lives.
also please send to your friends and neighbors here an in other developments in Palm Beach County.
Thank you, Ruthie Berman
Palm Beach County now has  image004.png  http://www.pulsepoint.org
Get the app from the App Store or Google Play – Locate AEDs & help save lives!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017

WEEKLY LCAM REPORT - SPECIAL HURRICANE EDITION - SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

Hi all,
Due to its' large size, I am posting The LCAM report to the Blog

See the following link :  goo.gl/nHfrh3
 
If it is not live, copy and paste it to your browser.

Dave Israel

Friday, September 15, 2017

DISASTER RELIEF - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

BRING YOUR DCF CASE NR. IF YOU RECEIVE FOOD STAMPS
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Dave Israel
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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lost Cat?

I have seen a dark colored cat roaming around Stratford H through J late this afternoon and also around 9 tonight.   I think Stratford G through J doesn't have power yet.  It looks like someone's pet that is looking for it's owner.  Just thought I would post this in case anyone is looking for their cat.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

HURRICANE IRMA AFTERMATH VIDEO - BY KEN GRAFF


LATEST ON REC. FACILITY AND MAIN CLUBHOUSE

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WPRF RECREATION FACILITY OPENING UPDATE INFORMATION
AS OF
5:00PM WEDNESDAY, 9/13/17
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  • MAIN CLUBHOUSE WILL RE-OPEN AT 8AM THURSDAY, 9/14/17
    • ALL OFFICES WILL BE OPEN
    • POOLS & SAILING WILL RE-OPEN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
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  • HASTINGS CLUBHOUSE - OPEN
    • WORKOUT ROOM, CARD ROOM & BILLIARD ROOM OPEN
    • AEROBIC CLASSES WILL RESUME ON THURSDAY, 9/14/17
    • POOLS
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  • THE FOLLOWING POOL AREAS WILL OPEN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE:
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    • CAMDEN
    • DORCHESTER
    • KENT
    • SO. HAMPTON



A SNIPPET OF IRMA IN CV BY KEN GRAFF


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REC. FACILITY COMING BACK

Eva Rachesky via cenrecinc.onmicrosoft.com 

9:42 AM (2 hours ago)
to me, Joy, vicepresident3, Ed, Dan, Monica, Mark, Aja, Noreen, Kevin, Abby, Donald, unitedcivicorg, Steve
 
Good morning,

While the main clubhouse and Kent pool remain without power, the Hastings Clubhouse and all other pool areas have electricity.  Security has resumed their duties and my maintenance crew is working to set up the pool deck area.  The Hastings clubhouse is open to the residents, however, the pools will remain closed until tomorrow so that the chemicals can do their job and bring back the proper balance.  The tennis courts are open for play.

Please help to get the word out.  I have hope that the MCH power will be restored sometime today.

Thank you, Eva

MORE OF IRMA'S KISS - ROVING PHOTOGRAPHER(s) CV-WPB










Photos by David Givens & Donald Foster.

QUEBEC HYDRO IS COMING - THANKS ANDRE

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Andre Legualt Sends this from Canada. Merci Andre.
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Dave Israel

HURRICANE DAMAGE BY KEN GRAFF


UNITED DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF CENTURY VILLAGE

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MEETING OF THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH. 2017  CANCELLED.
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NEXT MEETING THURSDAY OCTOBER 19TH. 2017
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Rhoda Nadell - Program Chairperson
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Irma Wednesday pics

Severe pruning bischofia used to be solid shade.



Dedicated UCO Workers

Many thanks to UCO workers who answered the phone for inquiries from we evacuees.  Monday I was able to find 70% of CV was without power.  Many residents left to avoid the brutal heat. Glad to say Sussex K and L now have power 'tho it blinks off just when you get the computer connected, begin again :-)


Where is that big trailer of bologna sandwiches, I have been dreaming of one since Frances, Jeannie and Wilma ;-)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

TREE VS STAIRS AT NORWICH D

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Photo by Donald Foster
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CLUB HOUSE

Does anyone know when the club house will open?
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Your Blogmeister responds!

Hi Concerned,
The problem is there is no power there yet. The same issue is impacting a number of Associations.

FPL is in the Village making repairs.
Dave Israel

Monday, September 11, 2017

16 years ago...Remberance of 9/11

https://www.facebook.com/206484156069016/videos/1556224197761665/?hc_ref=ARRzRlut_fvi29ukOHAr9kW0oSiQ9BWjBWL1Iwfr-szkAZ2HtU_v1UEDyCb8ZnZoHKg&pnref=story

IRMA'S KISS AROUND THE VILLAGE





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Photos by David Givens


IRMA WAS A MESSY VISITOR - MOSTLY A TREE AND LANDSCAPING DAMAGE EVENT

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Here are a few pictures - there will be more.
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These are at the Haverhill exit - first thing in the morning - Seacrest on the move.
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Photos thanks to Donald Foster - LCAM
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Damage Update ??

Can anyone provide information to the "snowbirds" concerning the aftermath of the Hurricane? Photos? Any information would be appreciated.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

HURRICANE SHELTERS TO OPEN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, AT 10AM

15 general population shelters will open at 10 a.m. Friday in Palm Beach County:
Atlantic High School
2455 W Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach 33445

Boca Raton High School
1501 NW 15th Ct, Boca Raton 33486

Boynton Beach High School
4975 Park Ridge Boulevard, Boynton Beach 33426

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elem. School
1501 Avenue U, Riviera Beach 33404

Forest Hill High School
6901 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach 33405

Independence Middle School
4001 Greenway Drive Jupiter 33458

John I Leonard High School
4701 10th Avenue N, Greenacres 33463

Lakeshore Middle School
425 W Canal St N, Belle Glade 33430

Palm Beach Central High School
8499 Forest Hill Boulevard, Wellington 33411

Palm Beach Gardens High School
4245 Holly Drive Palm Beach Gardens 33410

Park Vista High School
7900 Jog Rd, Lake Worth 33467

Pahokee Middle School
850 Larrimore Rd, Pahokee 33476

Seminole Ridge High School
4601 Seminole Pratt Whitney Rd,
Loxahatchee 33470

West Boca High School
12811 Glades Rd, Boca Raton 33498

Westgate Elementary
1545 Loxahatchee Drive West Palm Beach 33409
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If you choose to go to a hurricane shelter, please bring the following:
    Bedding materials
    2 changes of comfortable clothes
    Flashlight with extra batteries
    Cell phone and a battery-operated charger
    Medicines
    Snacks and any special diet foods
    Games, books and playing cards for entertainment during your stay
    Space is limited, so please pack accordingly
 
Pet Friendly Shelter
Pet Friendly Shelter will open Friday, 10:00 A.M. at West Boynton Recreation Center, 6000 Northtree Blvd., Lake Worth.  The pet friendly shelter is available to Palm Beach County residents residing in a mandatory evacuation zone or in mobile homes.  Proof of residency is required.  Space is limited and restrictions apply.  Each pet must be accompanied by only one owner who will stay at the shelter.  Other family members will need to stay at nearby Park Vista High School due to space restrictions.  Livestock and reptiles will not be accepted.  Pets will be housed in an area separate from people. Pet owners will be given a schedule to attend to their animal’s needs. 
 
Special Needs Shelter
The Special Needs Shelter will open Friday morning.  If you are registered, you will be notified.  People with special medical needs should register for our Special Needs Program by calling (561) 712-6400 or visiting our websitewww.readypbc.org.
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