This Is our Village

Thursday, December 7, 2017

PEARL HARBOUR - DO NOT FORGET - DECEMBER 7, 1941

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A DATE THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY
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Saturday, December 2, 2017

UCO REPORTER DECEMBER 2017 EDITION - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE


Concerning the Sussex resident who does not always see the yellow light on the rover security vehicle.


Thank you to all, who serve on the security committee and to those who take the time to attend the meetings.

Concerning the Sussex resident who does not always see the yellow light on the rover security vehicle.

These are my observations, regarding the 3rd shift roaming vehicle patrol, which I believe works a shift from 11:30 pm to 7:30 am:

When Vince is working Wednesday to Sunday, his presence is predominant, throughout the shift. The yellow light is always on, unless he decides to turn it off for a reason.

Vince rides with his window down, which allows him to hear things, such as cries for help and to smell things such as smoke. Excellent safety and security protection.

I have only seen the other 3rd shift rover once, on the other two days that Vince is not working.

The one instance, I saw this (Monday and Tuesday) vehicle was around 6am, no yellow light, windows up. Please understand the Monday Tuesday shift mostly occurs during the hours of Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

This apparent situation, the absence of a roaming security vehicle, two days a week, maybe what the woman in Sussex is trying to convey.

I think it is very comforting when residents who happen to be awake in their units, during the hours of 12 am to 6 am, see a yellow light move across a wall or ceiling.

It gives them a chance to reflect on the fact that someone out there, is looking out for their safety. It is a secure feeling, especially comparing it to the feeling one has, when there is the absence of the yellow light.

This might be a good time to address and conundrum I am experiencing concerning leaving the village during the hours of 3rd shift. A driver in a car must stop and show ID to leave the Haverhill gate, but a rider on a bike can pass without showing ID.

I jog the perimeter road from 3:00 am to 4:20 am and I have seen some very sketchy bike riders in the village and some sketchy walkers.

One particular bike rider, was dressed like a cat burglar, couldn’t keep his bike in a straight line, couldn’t find his way to the Haverhill exit, his eyes looked like kaleidoscopes and it wasn’t liquor, he stopped me for directions and when he was seen leaving the Haverhill gate, he was never asked for his ID.

Riders and walkers have available to them the option, with the assistance of the darkness, of quietly walking or peddling around the bar at the “closed” Okeechobee gate.

I would much rather know what this bike rider’s name is and what his business in the village is and have it logged and documented, than getting the history on someone driving to St. Mary’s hospital to work 3rd shift.

If the exiting of bicyclists, is considered of no concern to Century Village and there is no desire to inquire about who they are, is currently standard procedure, this policy needs to be revised, as well as, requiring the yellow light on the rover be on, during the dark hours, seven days a week.

All and all, I would say the security in Century Village is very good.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

JENNIFER CUNHA ESQ. - CLASSES FOR BOARD MEMBERS

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Note: The RSVP is not a link, it is simply an
Email address.

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Dave Israel
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Saturday, November 25, 2017

LAP POOL QUESTION

Does anyone know the actual length of the lap pool by the clubhouse?

Saturday, November 18, 2017

BIRDIES, A VERY FUNNY COMMENTARY BY IRV RIKON

Irv Rikon recently sent a commentary on birds to the Reporter. It had me in stitches laughing, so I posted it on Blog No. 2 (I though it might be a little long for Blog No. 1). Check it out!   --Lanny Howe

Friday, November 17, 2017

Firehouse Gate

Even after being told that this is not an exit, he continued

Is this not Trespassing?

He actually asked, "Are you going to give me a ride to my truck?"
Security was called and they said they were sending someone, a half hour later, I left thinking, is this what we call security? How did this person get in to begin with? Is this an illegal "visitor"?

Thursday, November 16, 2017

BROADBAND SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING NOVEMBER 15, 2017 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE


DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE - BY DAVID ST. JOHN - ESQ.

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The time fast approaches for our Annual Meetings, so I thought the following item by Attorney St. John might be useful:
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Dave Israel
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

NOTICE OF CHANGE - MARK FRIEDMAN CLASS - WHY AMEND YOUR DOCUMENTS - NOVEMBER 29, 2017

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Dave Israel
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WANT CAPTIONS? WE'LL GIVE YOU CAPTIONS!

Poor Dave Israel. He complained that the captions for the photos in his article "Dome of Light" were missing, and he is right, we missed the ball at the Reporter on that one. They would have helped a lot. But we may have the solution, discussed last night, and our CAM, Donald Foster, helped with some refinements. We'll put Dave's articles on very technical subjects in comic strip form and use those little balloons for captions. And every once in a while (this was Donald's suggestion) we will leave the balloons blank for the reader to fill in. This could even be done as a kind of Q & A: See if you filled in the balloons correctly; answers on page 17. We are a little afraid to run this by Joy Vestal—in fact, Donald has skipped town today. He and Chris are headed for the Brazilian jungles for a week. From one jungle to another....

Thursday, November 2, 2017

UCO OPEN MEETINGS - DECEMBER 2017

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Dave Israel
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NOTICE OF LOCAL ROAD CLOSINGS PER MAYOR PAULETTE BURDICK

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REVISED
Road Closures
Due to Grade Crossing Maintenance
 
The following announcements have been updated.  
 
Lucerne Avenue (SR-802) and Florida East Coast Railroad (Brightline/All Aboard Florida) (City of Lake Worth)
Westbound traffic will be detoured south via South Federal Highway or South Dixie Highway to 6th Avenue South, then west to South A Street and north to Lake Worth Road/Lake Avenue.  Local traffic will be detoured at North G Street north to 3rd Ave North, then west to North A Street, then south to Lake Worth Road (SR-802)/Lake Avenue. 
THIS WORK HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A FUTURE DATE.
 
Okeechobee Boulevard (SR-704) (Eastbound) and Florida East Coast Railroad (Brightline/All Aboard Florida) (City of West Palm Beach)
Okeechobee Boulevard (SR 704) will be closed to eastbound traffic at the Florida East Coast Railroad from 7 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.  Eastbound traffic will be detoured north via Australian Avenue or Tamarind Avenue to Banyan Boulevard, then east to South Quadrille Boulevard and south to Okeechobee Boulevard (SR-704).
 
An alternate detour will detour traffic south on Parker Avenue to Belvedere Road, then east to South Dixie Highway, then north to Okeechobee Boulevard.
 
 
Regards,
 
Paulette Burdick, Mayor
County Commissioner
District Two


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

DIVISION OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION - DBPR SEMINARS - FOR BOARD MEMBERS AND ALL UNIT OWNERS - NOT TO BE MISSED


CONDOMINIUM CLASSES AT CV CLUBHOUSE

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION WILL HOLD A SERIES OF SEMINARS FOR CENTURY VILLAGE HOMEOWNERS DURING NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER.

ALL CV HOMEOWNERS, AND ESPECIALLY ASSOCIATION DIRECTORS, ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

SEMINAR SCHEDULE:

LEGISLATIVE UPDATES (DIVISION'S PERSPECTIVE)-  Wednesday, 11/1, 12:30-1:30PM, Meeting Room C

COMPLAINT PROCESS/ELECTIONS- Friday, 11/3, 12:00-1:30PM, Party Room

ASSOCIATIONS RESPONSIBILITIES- Wednesday, 11/8, 12:30- 1:30PM, Meeting Room C

BUDGETS AND RESERVES- Friday, 11/17, 12:00- 1:00PM, Party Room

FINANCIAL REPORTING- Wednesday, 12/13, 12:30- 1:30PM, Meeting Room C

CONDOMINIUM UNIT OWNERS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES- Wednesday, 12/27, 12:30- 1:30PM, Meeting Room C
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Dave Israel
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Yes, we have been authorized to video the lectures.
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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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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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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

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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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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
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    • 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.