This Is our Village

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Sunday, December 24, 2017

this holiday season

The best I found that would say it all.
Bob & Bella


I just read the latest weekly report by our CAM, Donald Foster. In a word, these reports are terrific, and the photos add so much. If you have a computer and Internet, you should subscribe to Dave Israel's "Information Forward Initiatives." (I always gulp at this fancy term, straight out of the government or the military if you ask me. It just means communique or news bulletin.) To receive it costs nothing, and it keeps you up to date on what is going on in the Village. Busy though Donald is, he is faithful to send the report every week.

A picture is worth a thousand words. This is borne out in the latest report, which shows several dumpster locations where trash has been piled up IN FRONT of a dumpster, preventing the truck from emptying that dumpster on its latest run. I imagine the residents don't like that! Other examples of the wrongful disposal of trash are shown as well.

Great job, Donald, and thank you.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


I want to wish everyone a waning Happy Chanukah and waxing Merry Christmas. To my embarrassment, I forgot my password(s) for the blog, so Lanny has posted this for me along with his greetings. Somewhere among my notes, I have a password, but I've so many passwords, my passwords have passwords! A Happy, Merry, Healthy to you all!   —Irv  

Century Village Is a Great Place to Live −  Let’s Keep It That Way!
Run for UCO Office: March 2, 2018

Century Village unit owners, you have decades of work experience and life skills. Put them to good use as a leader in your community and still have time to enjoy your retirement

Positions open: President, 2 VPs, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and 10 Executive Board positions

·      Eligibility: Any member of UCO who resides in Century Village a minimum of nine months each year

·      Bio Submission Deadline: via email only by January 31, 2018 to Don’t wait. Get those bios in now!

·      Bio Information: Name, Association, Office You Seek, Education, Work Experience, Military if applicable, UCO/CV Experience (250 words max for Exec Board, flex for Officers)

·      Nominations from the Floor to be held at February 2 Delegate Assembly

·      Vote March 2 at 8 AM in Clubhouse prior to Delegate Assembly

Make a difference in Century Village!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Newly approved amendments

We have a question and would appreciate an answer as soon as possible. After amendments have been approved and legally processed should a copy of the new amendments be sent out to all the association condo owners. We have conflicting ideas among the board officers on how to proceed with this matter. Thank you

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017


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Dave Israel


Saturday, December 2, 2017


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.