This Is our Village

Friday, January 19, 2018

Book Discussion: "To Kill a Mockingbird," by Harper Lee

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Wed, Jan 31, 2:00 pm
Pick up a copy at the research services desk. (60 min.) Preregister (optional)
Discussion moderated by Dr. Richard Handelsman, CV resident. 
Author Harper Lee's use of repeated objects - sharp objects (scissors, knives, needles); timepieces (watches and clocks); and animals (rabid dog, turtle, caterpillar) to delineate her themes of racism, bigotry, and tolerance will be discussed.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Error trying to add to guest list

Thank you David

I can enter the application successfully, but saving the guest is resulting in the error code.

Violation of PRIMARY KEY constraint 'PK_Tbl_guests'. Cannot insert duplicate key in object 'dbo.Tbl_guests'. The statement has been terminated.


Error Message using

I am wondering who I should contact to figure out if is up and running. Is there a phone number to report outages?

When I try to enter a guest using the, I receive an error message.

Additionally, if I call in a vendor, using the telephone, on Thursday, but they are coming on Monday, will they have clearance to enter on Monday?

Thank you.



Dave Israel

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

An Appeal to all pedestrians and bikers throughout the Village

An ever growing problem in Century Village is the increasing amount of foot traffic on the streets. Does someone have to be killed before something is done? It should not have to come to that.

This is being written for safety reasons. I am concerned that someone will be hurt and would prefer to avoid a lot of pain and suffering.                                                 

Please, use the sidewalks in the village and not the streets. The sidewalks are for the safety of the 
pedestrians. Using the crosswalks also to ensure the safety of everyone walking. 
Remember, People here are not what I would call the best drivers in the world, and they do not have eagle
eyes. The lighting in many areas has much to be desired as well and some areas that do not have adequate 
sidewalks or none at all. If you are on the street and wearing dark clothing, you are not visible until the last 
second. That in itself could cause an accident. If you can not wear light or reflective clothing, or carry a 
flashlight, then you should definitely be on the sidewalks and not on the streets. 

When crossing the road at the crosswalk, please get completely out of of the road before start a conversation 
or socializing with your neighbors. Standing in the crosswalks will only cause some confusion on which 
direction the drivers think you may go, whether or not you will cross. 
Since the state law give pedestrians the right of way IN THE CROSSWALKS, then just standing there and 
conversing will hold up traffic and drivers begin to get impatient and then there is an accident waiting to
We have some people that walk along the edge of the street as if they are walking along some country road
oblivious to the traffic. Bike riders crossing in front of traffic are also in danger of bodily injury or death
with their practice of cutting in front of a vehicle and having a near miss. Bicycles without lights or even 
reflectors are hazards not only to themselves, but to vehicles and pedestrians.   
EVERY bicycle in this village should have at the least reflectors on the foot pedals, front, back and spokes. 
Of course a head and tail light would be ideal. 
I am sure that everyone in the Village wants their neighbors, friends and family Safe. Let's start 
by practicing some safe habits and keep everyone alive and unhurt.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Annual meeting

Our last annual meeting was February 17th 2017 and I would like to know what would be the latest date we can hold this year's annual meeting. Thank you.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Non Rental Condos in CV

I have reviewed the list of the condos listed as 'Non Rental" on this blog. Unfortunately, the list is not precise. I've learned some non rentals are renting and others listed as rental condos are non rental condos according to their by laws. Are there any bloggers who can confirm if their condo is a confirmed non rental.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Do not  miss this video, much progress is being made on the Atlantic Broadband fiber overlay network project.
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Get your tickets - Mark your calendar
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Does anyone know of a few companies that do concrete building repair.

Hi J. here is a fine vendor, he has done much satisfactory work in CV.

Contact Information
Orion Contracting
312 S Old Dixie Highway
Jupiter, FL 33458
Contact:Paul Damigos
Phone: (561) 745-7800


Dave Israel                               

Saturday, January 6, 2018


A friend and I saw the movie "Darkest Hour" the other day. It is a movie of movies and came at the perfect time for me, linking together the times described in Lynne Olson's book Troublesome Young Men and the movie "Dunkirk," released this past summer. I wrote a review of the book for the October issue of the Reporter.

Troublesome Young Men tells the true story of how a half dozen young members of the British parliament realized the great danger posed by Hitler's Nazi Germany when—despite the German invasion and conquest of country after country in Europe—the British parliament, the British king, the powerful prime minister Neville Chamberlain and by and large the British people had turned a blind eye to what was happening. Olson describes what this handful of "backbenchers" went through in finally persuading parliament to see the Nazi danger, oust Chamberlain, the appeaser of Germany, and replace him with Winston Churchill.

"Darkest Hour" takes the story from there, overlapping it a bit, to the great evacuation of 300,000 mostly British and French soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk across the English Channel to the safety of Great Britain, escaping decimation at the hands of the Germans by a hair's breadth. I thought "Dunkirk" was a great movie. I thought after seeing "Darkest Hour" that it was even better. The movie is in black and white, which I think was a stroke of genius on the part of the director, because it created a somber mood concerning a very somber time, at a time too when movies were in only black and white.

See it if you possibly can. This is mostly about Churchill, whom some call the greatest man of the twentieth century. Whether true of him or not, the portrayal of him is magnificent from his mien and bearing to his speech.
Hi Lanny,

Do not miss Churchill speech "Sinews of peace".
Truly one of his best oratory, it was delivered in 1946, and was indeed the kickoff of the Cold War.

Also research the story of how it came to be delivered in nowhere Missouri, at an unknown college.

Dave Israel

Friday, January 5, 2018


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Monday, January 1, 2018


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To all newly elected and reelected Board members. The following is extracted from FS-718:
"b. Within 90 days after being elected or appointed to the board of an association of a residential condominium, each newly elected or appointed director shall certify in writing to the secretary of the association that he or she has read the association’s declaration of condominium, articles of incorporation, bylaws, and current written policies; that he or she will work to uphold such documents and policies to the best of his or her ability; and that he or she will faithfully discharge his or her fiduciary responsibility to the association’s members. In lieu of this written certification, within 90 days after being elected or appointed to the board, the newly elected or appointed director may submit a certificate of having satisfactorily completed the educational curriculum administered by a division-approved condominium education provider within 1 year before or 90 days after the date of election or appointment. The written certification or educational certificate is valid and does not have to be resubmitted as long as the director serves on the board without interruption. A director of an association of a residential condominium who fails to timely file the written certification or educational certificate is suspended from service on the board until he or she complies with this sub-subparagraph. The board may temporarily fill the vacancy during the period of suspension. The secretary shall cause the association to retain a director’s written certification or educational certificate for inspection by the members for 5 years after a director’s election or the duration of the director’s uninterrupted tenure, whichever is longer. Failure to have such written certification or educational certificate on file does not affect the validity of any board action."
Attorney Mark Friedman will conduct this course as follows:
DAY: Monday
DATE: January 15, 2018
TIME: 9:30PM - 12:30PM
Know the law and your responsibilities. Sign up now at UCO.
Dave Israel


On occasion, I have spoken with residents who complain their Board is acting outside the "Core" documents that underlie their condo guidelines. The primary complaint is renting in non-rental buildings. Why does UCO conduct an investigation on a prospective tenant if the building does not permit rentals? Why does WRPF issue identification cards to persons renting in non-rental buildings. By doing so, these entities then require a resident, who may not have the finances to prosecute such a claim, to hire an attorney and seek an injunction against the Board. To me, it would seem UCO and WRPF have a pure defense in the form of the underlying documents in the event the denial would be challenged. It would also seem to me they have greater access to an attorney and collectively have the resources to defend such an action rather than foist the problem on a resident who simply wants to abide by the "core" documents. After all, do these residents not have a right to reside in the type of condo they purchased?