This Is our Village

Monday, July 29, 2019

UCO OPEN MEETINGS - AUGUST 2019 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

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ONE VOTE PER UNIT



The Devil is in the Details

I have watched the committee considering One Vote per Unit on video on this blog and am impressed with the way the committee members have been methodically considering what would be involved. One vendor explained how she would manage this. It wouldn't come cheap--$33,000, I believe, PLUS the cost of mailings.

The devil would be in the details, it seems. Beyond price, how do you physically arrange for 7850 unit owners to vote? "Require them to come to the Clubhouse," I believe one person said. When it was pointed out that many owners would be coming from out of state, and that the Clubhouse parking lot was overflowing with only the usual number (250-plus?) of association delegates (never mind 7850), this was brushed off by a proponent as "no problem." Really?!

Another sticking point was: Who gets to vote when two (or more) persons own a unit? How do we keep track of this (for legally we must, I believe), bearing in mind that unit ownership is constantly changing? All of this can be done, I suppose, but it gets very expensive the more that is piled on.

Apparently One Vote per Unit would apply to all UCO officers, not just the president. If so, we would have to go through this procedure every year, not every other year, because the vice presidents are elected on a staggered-year basis.

Finally, has any thought been given to how election by a popular vote of 7850 versus election by the 309 delegates could be used by any small group wanting to take over the running of UCO? It would be easy, as I see it. They simply mount a campaign secretly, gathering enough supporters to all vote the same way. Finding supporters would come easy, being no longer limited to the 309 delegates, who, though in many cases are only partially informed on the Village goings-on, at least have some interest and savvy concerning Village affairs. Support, instead, could be drawn from any of the 7850 unit owners, many of whom know almost nothing about Village affairs and would be easily persuaded by a smooth-talker. Not knowing what was afoot until it was too late, we could be witnesses to just such a small group taking over the Village. And the group? It could be a political group, a religious group, a group favoring a particular project—any kind of group.






Sunday, July 28, 2019

UCO WEEKLY LCAM REPORT - JULY 29, 2019

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Here is a direct link to the UCO Weekly LCAM Report by Donald Foster - LCAM
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Dave Israel
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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Sunday, July 21, 2019

UCO WEEKLY LCAM REPORT - JULY 22, 2019

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Here is a direct link to the UCO Weekly LCAM Report by Donald Foster - LCAM
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Dave Israel
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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Gate Security Overnight

Security let someone in at 5 am Thursday morning without checking her ID.  She was coming from the airport which had major delays.  This time it was just a friends daughter who does have a permanent pass to visit anyway. She was very surprised that they didn't check who she was visiting.  Next time we may not be so lucky. 

With all that is going on in the village the guards at the gates should always check IDs regardless who it is.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Sunday, July 14, 2019

UCO WEEKLY LCAM REPORT - JULY 15, 2019 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

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Here is a direct link to the UCO Weekly LCAM report by Donald Foster - LCAM.
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Dave Israel
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Friday, July 12, 2019

Key Fob Hacking

Today, I was in Publix near Andros Isle.  I always lock my car manually so no one can catch the signal of my key fob.   I got through with my shopping and used my key fob to open the doors so I can load my groceries.  There was a person that left before me and his car was parked right next to me.  When I finished putting my groceries in the car I brought down the trunk and immediately locked my car with the key fob.  When I got into the car I manually locked it but it unlocked 3 times.  I immediately got suspicious and held the lock down manually until I put my seat belt on and started the car.  Fortunately I was smart enough to catch this.  The man that was in the car next to me was looking at his phone or contraption that would catch the key fob signal.  He was lingering too long like he was waiting for me to make a move.

I am warning everyone to be aware of your surroundings and pay attention.  I can swear this guy was setting me up to rob me but it backfired.  I am from Brooklyn, New York and traveled for 30 years to work on the train and never let my guard down.  After retiring 13 years ago I still never let my guard down.

NOTICE OF CLOSURE - HASTINGS CLUBHOUSE

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Dave Israel
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Sunday, July 7, 2019

WEEKLY UCO LCAM REPORT - JULY 8, 2019 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

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Here is a direct link to the UCO Weekly LCAM report, by Donald Foster - LCAM.
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Dave Israel
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Friday, July 5, 2019

DELEGATE ASSEMBLY - JULY 5, 2019 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE


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SECURITY COMMITTEE - JULY 5, 2019 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Monday, July 1, 2019

UCO OPEN MEETINGS - JULY, 2019

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Dave Israel
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