Friday, February 17, 2017
And the scam continues Unabated.
SCANDALS --- PART 10
AND THE SCAM CONTINUES UNABATED.....THE BIGGEST SCANDAL OF ALL TIME IN CENTURY VILLAGE.
Scam? What scam? The WPRF/Benenson Capital scam, that scam. Why is it a scam,? ---- because the people
of Century Village have literally been cheated out of their money, -- just like the pea and the walnut shell game,
Can you be more specific? Of course. ALL MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR WORK ACCORDING TO THE MILLENNIUM
AGREEMENT AND AMENDMENTS THERETO, ARE THE FULL RESPONSIBILITY OF UCO, WHO REPRESENTS 309
CORPORATIONS, OR 7,854 UNIT OWNERS, I.E., THEY MAKE FULL PAYMENT FOR SAME UNDER THE HEADING
OPERATING EXPENSES. OKAY, ALL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT WORK ACCORDING TO THE MILLENNIUM AGREEMENT AND AMENDMENTS THERETO, ARE THE FULL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE MANAGEMENT COMPANY, OR WPRF/BENENSON CAPITAL, I.E., THEY MAKE FULL PAYMENT FOR SAME. THOSE ARE THE ABSOLUTE FACTS.
Is there an argument there? Yes. There always has been, but nobody dares to bring it up; that is not only sheepish andcowardly but extremely costly to Unit Owners, --- like
e x t r e m e l y. The Management Company dictates to UCO that everything was done, whether interior or exterior, to the Clubhouse and adjoining property, are Maintenance and repairs and considered Operating Expenses, whether it's changing a door lock worth $50. or replacing an entire air-conditioning system worth $800,000.
Of all the years the Millennium Agreement has been in existence, never has the difference of opinion as to whether an item of work is Maintenance and Repair or as a legally defined Capital Improvement been taken to Arbitration. The Millennium agreement provides for Dispute Resolution (Arbitration), 4 pages, so why are the people of CV so afraid to move on it....there is nothing to lose and everything to gain. Millions of dollars have already been lost by sitting back and doing nothing. But, everybody says that it's up to the President; no it isn't! It's up to the people, in fact, it's up to the Board of Directors, commonly known as the Delegates, to instruct the President.
Look at the records for the past 16 plus years. There has never been a matter brought to Arbitration because of a dispute as to who pays for CV work. We are talking about millions of dollars, and because the Management Company plays the Millennium Agreement interpreter, the Judge and the jury, -- and under threat of shutting down everything if they don't get their way, ---that is the SCAM and more appropriately, -- the SCANDAL.
One previous UCO President let it all happen with nobody caring about what he was doing. One other UCO President was receiving monies on the side that amounted to thousands of dollars and then merely faded away. Even another UCO President conjured up his own secret side deals and caved in to Management, and eventually he had to get out of the Village or face legal consequences. And now the present UCO President, with all the pertinent records in hand must have something going or he would have immediately stepped up and acted, and did what a President should do for all of the Unit Owners.......fight for what is right and known to be true. Ask ---- what private deal has he got going? Any reasonably thinking person would be compelled to ask that question.
Just stop and think.... THINK!!! What right does a WPRF attorney have to state in writing that the intended new air-conditioning system is not a Capital Improvement; that it's Maintenance and Repair, or what the attorney wants to call an Operating Expense. To put that in writing reveals that she knows absolutely nothing about architecture and engineering, and recognized standards. And, the UCO President says nothing and does nothing. Is this a joke.....is this a $800,000. joke? So, somebody, like a Committee Member, who really doesn't know anything about anything, says, --- "Well, it's always been that way, so why change it now?" This is the mentality we have today, and when the costs to every Unit Owner goes so high, history reveals that they just get up, deny everything, and leave rather than fight for truth and justice.
THE SCANDAL OF CENTURY VILLAGE OF WEST PALM BEACH. This happens right before your very eyes, and the leader,
the UCO President, looks the other way and does nothing. He dictates to the zombie-like, hypnotized Delegates. This is a story for "60 MINUTES."
A SCAM is a SCAM is a SCAM. Give this entire matter to a first year law student and we, the people of CV, will win........
g u a r a n t e e d.
EDWARD J. ROSS
Registered Architect #6796, State of Florida (Retired)