Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Cornucopia of No-Cost Activities around CV

Crafts, coffee, health education, potlucks, Tai Chi, bingo, spanish, raffles, aging agency info, blood pressure checks, massage, lunch with Dr., referrals, and MORE. 
I will not tell you what is where, you can check the schedules in the UCO Reporter, or phone and get on the mailing list for the following. Each organization has different selections.  The buses await.

VITAS  561-683-5012 1st floor Medical Center

MCCI  561-683-4008  Wells Fargo bldg outside the Okeechobee gate.

CSI  561-373-0329  2nd floor Medical Center

Okeechobee Branch Library  561-233-1880 or see UCO Reporter

And then there are all the CV Clubhouse activities included in our membership. Many no additional cost,  pools, clubs, sports, fitness, library, movies ...

Did I forget volunteering around UCO, the UCO Reporter, and your Association - step lively, don't let time pass you by.

Florida Statute Changes Affect Condo Board’s Use Of Emails

Recent changes to Florida condominium statute about e-mails. ???

By Joseph Adams on July 30th, 2014
The changes that went into effect on July 1 of this year provide that board members may communicate by e-mail but may not cast votes on association matters by e-mail. This legislation codified most people’s interpretation of existing law.

The statute also was amended to provide that board members who attend board meetings by telephone, real-time videoconferencing, or similar real-time electronic or video communication means, may be counted towards the quorum and can participate in the board meeting as if they were physically present.

The 2014 changes do not permit board members to vote on matters by e-mail or otherwise circumvent the open meeting requirements contained in the Condominium Act; that is still a violation of statute.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Studying WiFi

Below is part of Anitra Kraus' - easy to understand - article from UCO Reporter August page B5. Thanks Anitra.
I have obtained a copy of the router that has been proposed by Comcast as a business modem that can be placed in individual associations as a business account to wi-fi the building. The interesting thing is that that modem is the exact modem I have in my home. The signal from that modem does not reach out very far from my unit. I cannot go more than two (2) units away from mine and still receive a signal on my laptop. Also, if my husband is listening to his radio stream and I am trying to play a game, the speed drops tremendously.
Also in having only one (1) modem per building, it means that everyone in that building is using the same security access code. This means that there are people that know how to access other computers via that modem — so your computer is compromised.

Again recently, I had to give my access code to the EMS when they came to my apartment because they could not access their modem on their unit. Wouldn’t it be nice if they could have their own access via the Wi-Fi to access records they need to take care of us? I am thankful that it was not a life-threatening emergency when they were called and we had time to put the needed codes in their computer.

Where in CV is this ??

This is just part of the large CSI community room where there are activities every day. To find it go to the 2nd floor of the Medical Bldg, thru the door on the right and all the way to the back of the building. Meet Natalie Shepherd the Community Outreach Coordinator.

The schedule of their no-cost, fun and educational activities is on page B9 of the August UCO Reporter. Caregiver Services Inc. is Florida's largest registry of caregivers enabling your independence at home

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

State's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act

Law enforcement officers raided the offices of the Hoffman Law Group in North Palm Beach last Wednesday. The firm has been under investigation by the Florida attorney general's office for alleged violations of the state's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. Homeowners were pressured into joining mass litigation lawsuits. Homeowners paid a $6,000 retainer and $495 per month in "maintenance fees" to be parties to the lawsuits, which have mostly floundered in federal court. Some borrowers also allege they were promised foreclosure defense by intake representatives at the firm, but either never received it or were referred to another firm for an additional cost.

Thank goodness we have Dave Israel constantly scanning business records, and turning away questionable offers, contractors, lawyers, etc.

Oo, la la

Not rained on yet - Sussex B approx

Sunday, July 27, 2014

It was Century Village in Deerfield Beach shooting

Authorities are investigating after a resident at a South Florida retirement community opened fire on his ex-wife and was then shot by Broward Sheriff's Office deputies, sending the divorced couple to the hospital, officials said. Deputies said they received a call about a man with a gun chasing a woman through Century Village in Deerfield Beach, in the area of Southwest 10th Street and South Military Trail, Saturday around 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pay me now, OR pay me more later

Finally, we have useful budget numbers in our Delegate packages and in the UCO Reporter pg2, thanks to Treasurer H. O'Brien, UCO info, and the UCO Reporter. Thank you.
Previously, there were closed meetings and reassurances 'I look after all your pennies like they were my own!' +30 Seconds to look at figures.

The Treasurer suggests we cover 53% of our required reserves, I would like to see more. There can be plans to cover the whole amount in 1, 2, or 3 years.   For the fantasy nitwits - a lottery option, a lawsuit/insurance scam option.  
All the Delegates have fiduciary duty which is the highest standard of care at either equity or law. A fiduciary is expected to be extremely loyal to the person to whom he owes the duty.  AND RESPONSIBLE.
UCO is leading the way with fiduciary responsibility, good business practices, and prudent planning.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Florida Bakes

How hot is it!   Enough to need an oven mitt to hold the steering wheel. One year I baked muffins on the dashboard, they were cooked but did not brown.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Electric Service Improvements

Summer activities - Here comes FPL's new wiring for the village, a missile tunnels from hole to hole.  Very helpful crew. TLC for other lines and irrigation pipes.

E-ZPass Scam

I got  E-ZPass phishing email bill yesterday - - - delete.
"The E-ZPass Service Center does not send out email invoices for payment. If you owe money for using E-ZPass on a toll facility, the E-ZPass service center will send an invoice through the US Postal Service for payment."

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Wellington Golf Curse

By Kristen M. Daum,  Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
WELLINGTON — Village council members plan to discuss Tuesday whether they want to purchase the former executive golf course at the Wanderers Club that’s been closed for six years.
The former 40-acre course isn’t for sale on the open market, but Wanderers officials have been interested in selling the property to the village since at least February 2013.
That’s when an appraiser hired by the Wanderers Club valued the land at nearly $1.3 million — with the intent that at least 35 acres of it be sold to the village for use as a passive park or open riding area for nearby equestrian residents.

Monday, July 7, 2014

New FRIDAYS only, EL PRESIDENTE bus trip

In response to a petition  NEW
Shopping Center - Gun Club Road
Depart from the Clubhouse 11:00 am Pickup 2:30 pm
"Your Dollar Buys You More In Our Store
If you’re looking for fancy-schmancy label products at outrageous prices, we are not it.
If you want real quality with a touch of color, warm service and down-to-earth savings, Presidente Supermarket is for you."

Check Bus Schedules in the UCO Reporter for other rides.

Sunday, July 6, 2014



The boil water notice dated 7/3/14 for
Has now been cleared.
As of 1200pm on Sunday 7/6/14
The Precautionary Boil Water Notice for century village is hereby rescinded following the repair of the water line and the satisfactory completion of the bacteriological Survey showing that the water is safe to drink.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Palm beach county water utility
Dave Israel

Thursday, July 3, 2014

NW Quadrant Water Notice

"This is to advise you that the PBC Water Utilities Department is currently repairing a water break in the Canterbury section of Century Village, WPB. The water has been temporarily turned off in that area while our crew makes the necessary repairs."
Water was out in Sussex too and I just got automated 'boil water' phone call.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Raise Minimum Wage

Take a look at the size of the big blue slice in the pie chart — that represents adult women who are working for minimum wage, almost half of the total. This is why raising the minimum wage would make a huge difference for tons of families, especially those in which women are the primary breadwinners or single moms.