Leisure Village Voice

The Leisure Village Voice

Let Your Voice Be Heard

The Leisure Village Voice website originated from a group of owners and residents in the Original Leisure Village, located in Lakewood, N.J., to express their views and foster open communications. Currently the Board of Trustees has been approached on numerous occasions, both in writing and verbally, at resident’s meetings to include a forum in the official Leisure Village Newspaper for opposing views and questions and answers. To date the current Board as well as past boards have staunchly refused to implement this.

This site is a forum for the owners and residents of the Original Leisure Village to openly voice their concerns/questions and obtain information. Do you have ideas/questions you want to express about the Original Leisure Village and the way it is run? Do you have issues with the administration or the Board of Trustees? The Leisure Village Voice is a place to express your opinion. Tell us what you think. We will post your ideas on this forum as long as they are not personal attacks. You must provide your name when submitting comments/information.

Disclaimer – This site is owned and operated by the owners/residents of the Original Leisure Village. It is not intended to be the official site of Leisure Village Association, the corporate entity or the Board of Trustees.

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KEEP YOURSELF INFORMED! GO TO THE OPEN MEETINGS!! ASK YOUR TRUSTEES WHY??? GET INVOLVED!!

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archives

Posts from Oct 24, 2008, to Feb 8, 2009, have been archived.

I have been posting this web site through Yahoo Geocities, which is a free web hosting organization. Yahoo is going to shut down Geocities later this year, so I am moving the site to another free web host. I will make the move around June 1st. However the new web address for the site is already up. Until June 1, I will post updates on both the old and the new URL (web address). After June 1st I will no longer post changes on the old URL.

You can click on the link below to go to the new URL and then put it on your favorite places so you can go back to it.

Click here for the new address of the Leisure Village Voice

May 27, 2009

Notices of the open meeting were prominantly displayed at Administration and both halls. This meeting date was chosen by the Board when it reorganized on May 4th, and the May newspaper had already been distributed. I've been informed that the Board will be publishing the dates of forthcoming meetings, to include the May 2010 Open Meeting, in the Leisure Village News.

Sue Barrell

May 27, 2009

Mort

Usually in June LV Newspaper a schedule of all board meetings for the year is published. In June 2008 paper (pg 10-A), it does not show that this was a scheduled meeting other then the quarterly for May 2009.
In May 2009 LV paper & calendar, the only meeting mentioned was the quarterly. According to the by-laws all meetings that are not scheduled with prior notification, that notices are to be sent to all members via mail or delivered by hand to the members residence.

C. Ward

May 26, 2009

Mort: there was an Open Meeting, but there was nothing underhand going on - it's just that the information didn't get into the Leisure Village News in time for the appropriate issue. Simple as that.

Sue Barrell

May 25, 2009

Is it true that the Trustees had a open meeting the other night without letting the residents know? Mort Gudel

May 21, 2009

Sad but true, we are now down to 2 cygnets.
Bill Rex

May 17, 2009

There are some problems with the web host at freewebpages.org. I will no longer be posting anything on that site. Instead I will be moving the "Voice" to www.lvvoice.110MB.com.

May 17, 2009

The cancer and serious illness meeting schedule second meeting will be Friday May 29th. at 1pm.

The meetings from that time on will be the first and third Friday of every month at Buckingham’s old train room.

We will have professional speakers, also many that have been through the trials of serious illness-not breast cancer only!
This is to share and gather insight
No fees-or membership charges.
Please attend it will be to your benefit
ANY QUESTIONS:
Call Brenda 732-886-9543
Or Joyce 732 961-7170

Hope to see you there
Joyce Negron

May 17, 2009

There have been some problems with the web host to which I tried to move the Leisure Village Voice (http://lvvoice.freewebpages.org/).I will no longer be updating that site.

I am going to continue posting on the orginal site (http://www.oocities.com/lvilvoice/) for a while, but I will be moving the "Voice" to another site soon.

Carl Perrin

May 17, 2009

The Cancer and serious illness meeting was held on May15th We had a successful meeting-- all of those that came were encouraged to return next meeting. Notices will be posted for any new people not aware of this group. We will have much sharing of information. Professionals will also come to give insight to those questions we all have. This is not just for Breast Cancer it is all serious illness . I do hope to see all those interested will attend the next meeting. No fee's no charges, refreshments will be served

Again numbers to inquire information are: Brenda 732 886 9543 or Joyce 732 961 7170 if no answer please leave message, your call is important to us
Thanking you
Joyce Negron 7B

May 16, 2009

As you can see, the cygnets have hatched. Thanks to Maria Sherman and Sue Barrell who sent photos of the new residents. I'll be posting some of the other pictures in coming weeks.

Carl Perrin

May 11, 2009

Sincere condolences to the familes of Bob Ivey, Betty Gooley and to Naz and her Family. There have been so many deaths this past month including the tragic death of Bruno Freschi. It is so sad to hear of the passing of so many residents.

Bob Ivey was such a nice guy. When he first started working in the village, he was so nice to charge the battery in my car--I was stuck in the garage. He came during his lunch time to start my car. It was such a real shock to hear of read of his passing. I haven't been on the village news site in a while and I was sorry to read all the sad news today.

Sue, I think that the maintenance department puts in new porch screening. They used to do it anyhow. You might want to contact maintenance.
Janet McEvoy

May 11, 2009

Robert Ivey, Leisure Village Fleet Supervisor, passed away Sunday May 10, 2009.
Bob's viewing will be at:

D'Elia Funeral Home
Hwy 70 & Vermont Ave.
Lakewood, NJ
732-363-1987

Wednesday May 13, 2009
2-4 & 7-9 p.m.
Religious service will be at 8:00 p.m.

Thursday May 14, 2009
Bob will be laid to rest at 11:00 a.m.
Ocean County Memorial Park Cemetery
1722 Silverton Road
Toms River, NJ

Clara Ward

May 11, 2009

Bob Ivey died Sunday. Viewings are at Delia Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 13 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9pm (Route 70 & Vermont). The funeral is Thursday - no details available as yet.

Sue Barrell

May 10, 2009

Want to learn more about digital cameras? Come to the Computer Club meeting Monday, May 11, 1:00, Dorchester Hall.

Doug Vernick will be giving a presentation on digital cameras. The meeting is open to everyone.

CarlPerrin

May 9, 2009

Bob Ivey is on life support, following a massive stroke (brain anuerysm?) on the eve of his wedding, which was to be today. More information to come.

Sue Barrell (via Charles Orlando)

May 8, 2009

Naz Holland requests that in lieu of flowers, please give a gift to our nurses in Naz's husband's name.

Joce Negron

May 7, 2009

Deepest Sympathies and Condolences to Betty's family and to Naz and her family.

I am sure this comes from all people in OLV.

Regards

RALPH T. MARATEA

100E Edinburgh Lane

May 5, 2009

The web master will be out of town until Saturday, May 9.
Carl Perrin

May 5, 2009

The viewing of Naz's husband, John, who suddenly passed yesterday (Monday 4th) is at DELIA FUNERAL HOME, on Route 70 / Vermont Avenue, on SATURDAY, MAY 9, from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 pm. The Funeral Home phone number is 732-363-1987.

Sue Barrell

May 5, 2009

Funeral services for
BETTY GOOLEY
She passed away Sunday May 3, 2009

Colonial Funeral Home
2170 Highway 88
Brick, NJ
Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.

St. Dominic's Church
250 Old Sqan Road (corner of 88)
Brick, NJ
Friday 9:00 a.m.

Clara Ward

May 2, 2009

The cancer and serious illness meeting schedule has been changed to:
Friday May 15 and Friday May 29 To be held at Buckingham’s old train room. We will have speakers and many that have been through the trials of serious illness-a time to share and gather insight Many feel alone and we know there are many longing to share this with those that have been there, or going through serious illness's at this difficult time.
Please attend it will be to your benefit
Call Brenda 732-886-9543 or Joyce 732 961-7170 for any questions
Hope to see you there.
Joyce Negron

May 1, 2009

One of the best things our present Trustee's did, was to give Tom Claus the managers job. Have you ever read his column in the paper. He is all over the place and does a bang up job on everything he touch's. He is very articulate at meetings and does not hurry people off, when they have questions. He just recently got his Managers Certificate and was actually blushing when he got applause and congratulations at the Regime Reps meeting this morning. Any one who can do a good job and blush about it is my kind of guy. Keep up the good work Tom.
Bill Rex

Apr 28, 2009

the rickshaw...I was thinking of the kind NY and AC has-- the driver rides a three wheel bike.

Did not mean to be offensive.

Just a food for thought post

Joyce Negron

Apr 28, 2009

Response to JOhn,
If memory serves me correctly, the additional cost was about $300.00 for the lighting and the board didn't want to spend it. That's a shame because the light really do enhance the aerators.

Kathleen M. Dorry

Apr 27, 2009

Just want to say how great the fountain at the main gate looks with its lights on, so how come the second fountain at the opposite side of the lake is not on at night? Wouldn't it look nice having both fountains on at the same time with their lights on?

John Trimboli

Apr 27, 2009

Dear Joyce. A rickshaw needs to be pulled. I don't think anyone in here can do that.
Bill Rex

Apr 26, 2009

A question?
Has anyone suggested a Rickshaw for getting around? Saves gas, gives a good workout to driver.
Just wondering
Joyce Negron 7b

Apr 26, 2009

Sue, When I first moved into my home 3 yrs. ago the screens when in bad shape. I called the village and for a small fee they put ion new screes.Pat Weber

Apr 25, 2009

Does anyone out there know of a good screen maker (for windows)? I need a new screen for one of the porch windows.........

Sue Barrell

Apr 24, 2009

Carl Perrin

Apr 23, 2009

Page 15 Of The Leisure Village Book of Rules and Regulations under the title of Buildings and after the description, television, states, Association antenna's,amplifiers,boosters and lead ins will be maintained. So why are we having any discussions about when digital signals become law?
Bill Rex

Apr 22, 2009

Computer Class for Beginners
Monday, April 27, 11:00, Dorchester
Carl Perrin

Apr 21, 2009

I have two questions...the first aerator was put in Lake Waddill sevel weeks ago...what is taking so long to reinstall the one closer to Buckingham and second...where is the flag at the recirculating fountain by the boats?
Kathleen Dorry

Apr 17, 2009

Just got back from a night at Dorchester Hall with the Showtimers. They are a talented and enthusiastic group of entertainers. Thank you for a great night.
Bill Rex

I agree. I saw the show too. We have a lot of talent in OLV.
Carl Perrin

Apr 14, 2009

COMPUTER CLASS FOR BEGINNERS
Starts Monday, April 20, 11:00, Dorchester.

Carl Perrin

Apr 10, 2009

OLV residents:

Just wanted to remind everyone, and those who are not aware, that Ocean County Labe(525 Rte. 70) comes in to Dorchester Hall, OLV on the second and third Thursday of every month from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm in order to draw blood for those residents with prescriptions. Great service.

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter and Passover.
Jan McEvoy

Apr 9, 2009

COMPUTER CLUB MEETING

Monday, April 13, 1:00, Dorchester

We will be talking about ways to save money on computer hardware, software, and equipment. The meeting is open to everyone.

Carl Perrin

Apr 6, 2009

Patients, survivors’, those in treatment

A group is being formed to share learn, and to comfort Speakers will come to educate, to answer questions on many of the specific illness No dues, no charges for this gathering. We hope to meet every other Friday in May at one, in the old train room At Buckingham Hall. It is important to be with those that truly understand.

Please call for any further information or questions Joyce at 732- 961-7170 or Brenda at 732-886- 9543 Please leave message your call is important to us One of us will get back to you

Joyce Negron

Apr 6, 2009

Have you watched channel 77 lately? IU tuned in this afternoon and there was Barney Zarro ( our very own renaissance man) mcing a talent show. I applaud all of the performers. You get a big round of applause from me. I so enjoyed all of it. Keep up the good work.

Bill Rex

Apr 1, 2009

THE BAREBONES THEATRE

presents

THE BURGLAR RETURNS

Friday, Apr 3, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Apr 4, 2:00 p.m.

Dorchester Hall

Submitted by Carl Perrin

Apr 1, 2009

Please note that MARGARET ARCE is the "point-person" with regard anything to do with the swimming pools (not Carol Leta as was printed in the Leisure Village News).

Submitted by Sue Barrell

Apr 1, 2009

COMPUTER CLASSES

Mail Merge
Monday, April 6, 11:00, Dorchester

Class for Computer Beginners
Starts Monday, April 20, 11:00, Dorchester

Apr 1, 2009

Protect yourself from the Conficker computer worm - see

http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/viruses/worms/conficker.mspx

On This Page you'll find information, such as
Am I at risk of having the Conficker worm? Am I at risk of having the Conficker worm?
What does the Conficker worm do? What does the Conficker worm do?
How does the Conficker worm work? How does the Conficker worm work?
How do I remove the Conficker worm? How do I remove the Conficker worm?
Where can I find more technical information about the Conficker worm and how can I stay up to date on the Conficker worm?
Where can I find more technical information about the Conficker worm and how can I stay up to date on the Conficker worm?

Sue Barrell

Mar 29, 2009

Bill Rex has a great solution for the pickpup of the litter in the village--I don't see his comments as being a criticism of the maintenance workers. The maintenance crew are just following orders. Maybe, the lack of using the street cleaner was the criticism. However, whether or not his ideas will be implemented is another story.

As to the comment that we should all due our job of picking up litter or, I should say, better still, we should not be littering to begin with--is a rule most of us follow. So, how does that resolve the problem when some people do not care about keeping the village clean? That may be the cause of the dirt, but how can the rest of us control that problem. When someting breaks we need to fix it. I think that keeping the village clean is the job of the manager and the foremen. That is what they are paid for. And, why isn't the street cleaner being used more often?
Jan McEvoy

Mar 28, 2009

The un-official results of the trustee election are as follows:

Charles Ryan, 197
Najiran Holland, 186
Phil Kuznitz,183
Richard Trotta, 135
Philip Kuczynski, 128

D. Jacobs, BOT Sect.

Mar 28, 2009

TKS MORT . I HEARD .I LOOKED IT UP,SEEMS IT IS HOMES ALREADY BUILT AND NOT SOLD IN NEW AGE RESTRICTED DEVELOPMENTS AND ALL OTHER FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS . IT IS NOT CLEAR AS TO HOW IT WILL IMPACT ON ALREADY EXISTIING AGE RESTRICTED COMMUNITIES. ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED CAN GOOGLE THE BILL NUMBERS AND GET THE INFO. I WILL HAVE IT AVAILABLE AT THE CBA MEETING ON THURSDAY APRIL 2. BILL S2577 SEN. PAUL SARLO SPONSORED THIS BILL. MARY STARRS CBA

Mar 28, 2009

Computer Class, Monday, March 30, Dorchester: Making Labels on Your Computer.

Carl Perrin

Mar 27, 2009

Does anyone know that the Senate and the Assembly (Bills# S2577 & A3772) title PERMITS CONVERSION OF AGE-RESRICTED HOUSING UNITS TO NON-AGE-RESTRICTED HOUSING UNITS AND MODIFIES LAWS CONCERNING AFFORDABLE HOUSING was passed March 16, 2009 . Does any one knows how this will affect us??? Watch Out. Mort Gudel

Mar 27, 2009

MR REX
YOU ARE RIGHT--YOU FLOORED ME WITH YOUR POSITIVE COMMENT ABOUT THE SNOW REMOVAL I WOULD HAVE NEVER THOUGHT TO HEAR IT FROM YOU--BUT YOU ARE RIGHT!!TRY TO THINK POSITIVE ABOUT OUR MANTENANCE CREWS--THEY WORK HARD[FOR THE MOST PART] REFFERING TO THE GOLF CARTS,OUR VILLAGE HAS SAVED MONEY BY USING THOSE CARTS INSTEAD OF THE TRUCKS--WE ARE ALL HAPPY ABOUT THAT----BUT----IMAGINE THOSE FEW THAT LOSE THERE DRIVERS LICENSE AND WOULD STILL WANT THE INDEPENDENCE OF GOING TO THE MALL NEXT DOOR AND NOT TAKE THE CHANCE OF CROSSING ROUTE 70 LIKE YOU DO.THOSE PEOPLE CAN PAY THE VILLAGE FOR THE PRIVILIDGE--USE THEIR OWN GARAGE--AND SAVE MONEY ON UPKEEP AS THE VILLAGE DOES-----IN MY EYES THIS IS A WIN-WIN SITUATION AS LONG AS THEY SWEAR NOT TO HAVE A CAR AGAIN-------OVER TIME ,IT SHOULD HELP TRAFFIC IN HERE

BUT DONT GET ME WRONG ,I AM NOT AS UPTIGHT AS YOU ARE ABOUT YOUR GAS GRILL

I LOOK LONG RANGE ABOUT THE POSSIBLE PLUSES IN OUR GREAT HOME---MABY 20 YEARS FROM NOW THE TRUSTEES MAY FEEL DIFFERENT ABOUT THE SITUATION[I'LL WAIT]

PHIL SCHWARTZMAN

Mar 27, 2009

THE CBA MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY APRIL 2, I N DORCHESTER HALL, AT 7PM ROOM 1. SEE YOU THEN. PEACE MARY STARRS
:-):-)

Mar 27, 2009

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE TOMORROW FOLKS!!!
Kathleen Dorry

Mar 26, 2009

Has anyone noticed that we now have 3 swans in Lake Waddill? Speaking of Lake Wadill, some people pronounce it Lake Waddle. Why don't the Trustee's name it Sunset Lake. We get some spectacular sunsets in the spring and summer. I brought this up at a meeting a couple of years ago and was told that it couldn't be done. I have inquired to the Fish and Game and Lakes in Trenton and I was told that who ever owns the Lake can name them whenever and whatever they want.
Bill Rex

Mar 24, 2009

Phil Schwartzman
Yes I guess I am smarting about the use of gas grills here in the Village just about the same that you are smarting about the use of golf carts. Did you not see my compliment about the snow removal.
Bill Rex

Mar 22, 2009

Sue Barrell, why do people litter? Because they are pigs.
Bill Rex

Mar 22, 2009

mr. bill rex---
my dear mr.rex,
almost each time i get time to look at this column,i note you have a unhappy "sound" in your little speeches about the village--i know you are out often,as i see you about many of those times.it is good that you are interested,however,have you ever tried looking at a glass of water that is half full instead of looking at that glass as almost empty?
i know you are still smarting from the trustee decision about not allowing you to have a gas grill,but why don't you start thinking positive and offer some solutions for those negative comments----i find too many negative thoughts in this column---why don't we all,who have something to say,add a "possible"solution to our negative comments.
good wishes
philip schwartzman

Mar 22, 2009

Intermediate Computer Class
How to create a newsletter on your computer
Monday, March 23, 11:00, Dorchester

Carl Perrin

Mar 21, 2009

Although if we all chipped in to do our share in the village why would we need any employees. Why dont we all run the place start picking up things in the street start mowing the lawns. Oh why dont we paint the frames of our homes and do the gutters.too. Oh! lets not forget to bring our chairs to the pool if we need them.

Realistically we all moved here in the Village to Relax and Enjoy our time. We all pay maintenance fees that should cover that.

Why is this a 55 + community if we haveto all work full time plus pay our maintenance fees. There are people in this village that cannot pick up things on the ground and why would they want to???

That was a ridiculous statement and I think the person that picks up after someone else can gladly go through the village single handed. They must have lots of time on there hands Congrats!!!!

Concetta Davies

Mar 21, 2009

To all Resident Area Reps & Leisure Village News Delivery Volunteers:

Please let me know by March 24 if you wish to attend the Volunteer Luncheon (April 24, at noon) - call me/leave message at 732-942-3498 or email me at olvillager@gmail.com. Sorry this message is so late.

Sue Barrell

Mar 18, 2009

I really don't believe that I criticized any of our employees. They only do what they are told to do and WHEN to do it.
Bill Rex

Mar 18, 2009

Why do people litter?

Research points to several factors that may impact on littering behavior:

   * Lack of knowledge of the environmental effects of littering.
   * Litter has already accumulated. The more litter present the more people are inclined to litter.
   * Lack of social pressure to do the right thing.
   * People litter because they believe someone else -- a maintenance worker or responsible neighbor -- will pick up after them.
   * Absence of penalties or consistent enforcement.
   * Number, placement and appearance of disposal containers at or near the site.
   * People who litter often feel no sense of pride in the areas they are littering.
   * They don’t view the item as litter. That’s often the case with cigarette butts.

Research has identified five types of people with respect to litter:

   * Non-litterers - environmentally conscious, don't litter and usually pick up litter of others
   * INCONVENIENTS - too hard, too much trouble, someone else's problem
   * IGNORANTS - these people are simply unaware of a link between the environment and their litter behavior
   * ARROGANTS – too conceited and egotistical to care
   * ANTI-ESTABLISHMENTS - make a statement with purposeful littering

We are all responsible for keeping OUR village clean. Your individual behavior DOES make a difference.

Sue Barrell

Mar 15, 2009

Bill, rather than criticize the workers who have to clean up the mess, it would be much more beneficial to get to the root of the problem, the littering by the residents and visitors in our village and if we see a condition that needs correcting and you can help, do so. I have cleaned my general area of plastic bottles and loose papers on various occasions and will continue to do so. If we all chipped in when it was needed, our village would remain one of the best looking in the county. We all need to do our part to keep it up and not depend on someone else to do it.

D. Jacobs, Farrington Ct.

Mar 15, 2009

I get around the Village in and electric scooter. Therefore I see a lot of things that most people don't. One of the things I see are the streets at the curbs. They are disgraceful. They are constantly full of all kinds of debris. From branches and pieces of trees to beer and soda cans, ripped up lottery tickets coffee containers and more. We have 52 miles of road here in the Village and we have one road sweeper. If the road sweeper averaged 3 miles per hour while sweeping the street and it swept the streets for say 5 hours, that leaves time for lunch and emptying the sweeper and putting water in it. The sweeper could cover 15 miles per day. So in 4 days it could cover 60 miles. That would get the whole Village done in four days and make for a more beautiful Village. Then it could start all over again. Why do we have a street sweeper if it is not being utilized? I very rarely see the sweeper out and doing its job. If it would be brought up at a Trustee's meeting we would be told that there is a manpower shortage (that is the usual excuse). That is what we would get an excuse, which is getting old. Come on Trustee's, get the sweeper to do its job. My fellow residents, take a look at the streets when you go out.
Bill Rex

Mar 14, 2009

Intermediate Computer Class for Monday, March 16, 11:00, Dorchester, is on how to make a newsletter with columns and pictures.

Carl Perrin

Mar 13, 2009

Regarding the tax assessment appeals – a big issue in the Village, and your action must be taken before April 1:

I happen to be an attorney. From that perspective, and as a Leisure Village homeowner and resident, I wish to comment about the proposal for a group tax assessment appeal presented by Mr. Horn, as noted by Bill Barrett in his 3/11/2009 posting below.

Having studied the matter for about 35 years, I have a dislike for the contingency-fee concept in most (not all) legal cases, and I have never myself taken a contingency case and probably never will.

However, I do not criticize Mr. Horn’s solicitation of Leisure Village clients for appealing tax assessments. To the contrary, I am accepting Mr. Horn’s blanket proposal to Leisure Village homeowners. I am engaging him on those terms to handle my own tax assessment appeal. I believe that he will do a better job for me that I would be able to do for myself.

Mr. Horn’s presentation was straightforward and candid. After Bill had innocently (but incorrectly) mentioned in his introduction of Mr. Horn that you need an attorney to file a tax assessment appeal, Mr. Horn went out of his way to correctly hammer home that you in fact do not need an attorney to do so.

I “tested” Mr. Horn after his presentation. I was dressed as a typical Leisure Village senior, unshaven, ready to head to my farm club plot in my jeans/flannel /boots and did not mention that I was an attorney, and I had left my teeth at home in the jar. I asked (gummed) him a specific question on how to determine burden of proof on whether what I saw as a really hot comparable sale near me was valid evidence, and such matters as whether the seller had claimed an exemption (indicating an inter-family sale) from the property transfer tax on the stamp on the deed. I’m sure he didn’t spot me as an attorney but rather a whiskered rube ready to plant my rhubarb, yet he answered my questions specifically and straight, without discouraging me to pursue it on my own if I did not wish to retain him, and in fact telling me where to find additional facts I would need to pin it down if I were doing it on my own.

Prior to his presentation at Leisure Village, I had never heard of Mr. Horn. That does not mean that he is not well-known in his area of expertise, because my area of expertise is so far away from his (mine is trademarks and copyrights) that it is inconceivable that ours paths would have crossed professionally. Being an attorney, I am in a position to be quite skeptical when attorneys visit the village to make their pitch. I once attended a meeting where an attorney claimed to have a New Jersey State Supreme Court certification of specialty in a particular area of practice in which I know for a certainty that the State Supreme Court has not in fact recognized and certified. Believe me, nobody can see through a hot-air presentation by an attorney better than another attorney.

Mr. Horn’s description of his credentials were entirely experience-related, and were not exaggerated by false claims of non-existent certifications.

Jeff Miller

Mar 13, 2009

The Village Voice often gets warnings about various things. Since a lot of the warnings that come over the Internet are hoaxes rather than real threats, I check them on Snopes.com before I post them.

A couple of times recently I have received a warning a warning not to dial area code 809. I looked it up on Snopes, and here is what I found:

DON'T EVER DIAL AREA CODE 809

This one is being distributed all over the US. This is pretty scary especially given the way they try to get you to call. Be sure you read this & pass it on to all your friends & family so they don't get scammed! Don't respond to Emails, phone calls, or web pages which tell you to call an "809" Phone Number. This is a very important issue of Scam Busters! because it alerts you to a scam that is spreading *extremely* quickly - can easily cost you $24,100 or more, and is difficult to avoid unless you are aware of it. This scam has also been identified by the National Fraud Information Center and is costing victims a lot of money.

  * They have won sweepstakes or lottery prizes they must call to claim.

  * A family member is desperately ill or injured.

 * A bill or credit card debt is past due and needs to straightened out immediately to avoid collection action or an endangered credit rating.

  * They are being offered solicitations to become "mystery shoppers" who will be well compensated for a few hours work per day. (The "applicants" are kept on the phone through a lengthy sign-up procedure that never results in anyone's getting a job.)

  * They are being considered for employment and must transmit lengthy forms covering quotations on proposed jobs or information about their services and prices.

Once the victim places a call, he is connected to a fax machine, lengthy recorded message, or a pay-per-call service with a hefty up-front fee, all intended to keep him on the line as long as possible while the clock ticks and the charges mount. The scammer's foreign phone company then bills the victim via his local phone company, splitting the monies collected with the scammers and leaving the victim little or no recourse since the foreign phone company operates outside U.S. jurisdiction and is Telephone therefore not subject to U.S. laws (especially regulations requiring the operators of pay-per-call services notify callers in advance how much they will be charged for each call and offer them an opportunity to hang up without incurring any charges).

HERE IS WHAT SNOPES SAYS ABOUT THIS WARNING:
MIXTURE OF TRUE AND FALSE INFORMATION

Origins: Although the basics of the "809 area code" scam are real, this item has also become one of the most relentlessly overpublicized instances of online scarelore, with dire warnings all out of proportion to the scam's rate of occurrence and potential for damage having continuously circulated on the Internet for the better part of a decade.

Specifically, four important pieces of information to note about this scam are:

 * Not every phone number in the 809 area code is part of this scam, and calling such a number will not necessarily result in exorbitantly large charges on your phone bill. Most numbers within the 809 area code are ordinary, legitimate phone numbers.

  * This scam has been used with other area codes besides 809.

  * The amounts of money involved have been greatly exaggerated as this warning has circulated on the Internet.

 * This scam is not very common; the average U.S. resident is unlikely to ever encounter it.

Carl Perrin

Mar 13, 2009

At the request of Naz Holland, I have removed the letters from the village attorney addressed to Don Cartwright.
Carl Perrin

Mar 11, 2009

The real estate tax assessment appeal meeting with Jeff Horn of Horn, Turnbach & Rybar was well attended and many questions were answered.

If you wish to use the services of Horn, Turnbach & Rybar as explained at the meeting, then your forms and appeal fee should be sent in as soon as possible as there is a strict deadline.

The appeal fee check for Ocean County should be made out to Horn, Turnbach & Rybar, LLC and sent to their office at 229 Washington Street, Toms River, 08753 along with the completed form they provided.

If you or your neighbors need the forms I have extras so please give me a call at 732-363-7893 and leave a message with your phone number if I’m not home.

Bill Barrett

Mar 11, 2009

Found this very interesting website:

http://www.infomercialscams.com/

Highlights scams about wealth management, health and beauty products, fitness items and other miscellanous items.

Sue Barrell

Mar 11, 2009

If you decided to do your own tax appeal:

Attached are tips to help you complete the Tax appeal form Section II "Comparable Sales" section of the Tax Appeal for your particular home model.

Good luck
Maria

Your TAX APPEAL form must be in the office of the Tax Board before April 1st If you need help to prepare the Ocean County Board of Taxation "Petition of Appeal" form Section II Comparable Sales - use the internet to obtain this information:

Block/Lot/Qual. Property Location SALES PRICE SALES/DEED DATE

Go to www.Zillow.com (use Google search engine) press GO, a page titled ZILLOW. COM - your Edge in Real Estate will appear on your screen. Enter your complete address including zip code in the blank box. See FIND home , see blank box , fill address information in the blank box, PRESS GO.

An arerial picture of you home would appear with the following insert:

Your address highlighted
Zestimate: Value of your home
See home info
See comparable homes

Click on "See comparable homes" A screen would pop up with a listing of all comparable homes sold in the past year (address, sale price, date sold) required to complete the form..Note the homes that are comparable to your home by size (square foot) and click on that home. DO NOT CLICK ON HOMES THAT ARE NOT LOCATED IN LEISURE VILLAGE.

On the left hand click on "Home Info" Scroll down to "Legal description" should indicate your home model Scroll back up to Parcel : See series of numbers - Extract the number from this series for Block number, Lot number and Qual number.
See your Tax Assessor's white card sent to you for tax appealing.
This is the information you need to complete Section II

Mar 11, 2009

In light of the recent controversary, I for one, would like to see a listing of just what each current and former trustees (who are now running) claim they individually contributed during their tenure. Not a listing of what the board is taking credit for as a whole but what have EACH current and former trustee actually accomplished.

Kathleen M. Dorry

Mar 9, 2009

At his request, I have removed all of Don Cartwright's postings. For that reason I am considering this issue closed.

Carl Perrin

Mar 9, 2009

Mar 8, 2009

Question - does Don Cartwright imply (by way of omitting the name of Mrs.Holland in his posting of March 6) that Mrs. Holland is unqualified - i.e. lacking relevant skills and experience - to stand for re-election as a Trustee? Anyone living in the Village, even for just a year or two, will know that this is a spurious statement, evidently prompted by Mr. Cartwright’s personal agenda. I am not a lawyer, but his posting appears to be defamatory – i.e. "A false statement that injures someone's reputation".

It is my belief that everyone is entitled to an opinion; but when an individual's opinion is stated, with rancor and as an apparent truth, it is plainly unjust. I and other residents are in agreement with Mr. Schwartzman’s comment posted March 6. Mr. Cartwright, what right and qualifications do you have to dictate the choice of candidates in this or any other Village election? Any of the five nominees on the ballot can be voted for, according to the residents’ knowledge, personal preference and free-will.

With respect and without malice:

Sue Barrell

Mar 7, 2009

Carl,
Hope you are and Janet are well--just wanted to tell you that the picture of the snow-covered village is just beautiful. Thank you.

I would like to say that the village news site was initiated (I think) for people to express their opinions and views without other people getting so bent out of shape. Everyone has the same right to send their opinion in to the newspaper. So, keep the peace--there is enough going on in the world today without our adding more.

I am sending in my tax appeal from form this week. I was going to send it last year, also, because the assessment was even, at that time, higher than most of the homes that were being sold. But, I figured I'd wait until this year with hope that things would change. I am going to try to make that meeting anyhow. From the letter I received with the form, it seemed that there are many appeals being filed.

I think, I read, that veterans and spouses of veterans as well as those who are disabled are excluded from the filing fee. I just skimmed over the directions, so I have to check that out again.
Jan McEvoy

Mar 6, 2009

Don Cartwright, Hey, you better stop acting like an American, free speech and all that other stuff.
Bill Rex

Mar 6, 2009

answer to don cartwright regarding his note of 3/6/09---you only mentioned 4 of the 5 candidates that are running for trustee---this is electioneering in my book---you have no right to decide and suggest what names that should be considered and which should be left out. you have innsufficient information available to you for the ability for you to tell others who to vote for. unfortunately there are several people like you that no little to zero about the running of a business like our village----we ought to thank those that have served and offered to serve as trustees.

philip schwartzman

Mar 6, 2009

I attended Hudson County College, took some courses in Dickerson High School, worked in Christ Hospital in Jersey City, retired and moved in the village about 9 years ago. After retiring, my interests include volunteering and supporting of various charities.

Outside the village I am a member of the Senior Advisory Board, the Municipal Board of Lakewood TWP, and the Election Board of Ocean County. These experiences augmented the knowledge and skills I bring to the community and provided a more beneficial contact between local township and this village.

Within the village I served on the board as secretary for 2 years and president for 2 years. During my tenure I have persistently worked hard to improve conditions. Examples are the Dorchester and Buckingham Halls and the kitchens have been enhanced, the Activity Office and the train room were cleaned up and put to maximum use with the minimum of cost, replacing the tables in both clubs. New roofs and repainting programs of the apartment buildings was completed, conditions on the grounds were greatly improved, parking lots repaved, and roads in the process of resurfacing.

On the administrative side, personnel policies and procedures have been established, to provide and maintain a fully qualified staff with supervisory team, including background checks and drug screening for all new employees.

Protocols have been developed and implemented to govern and control all work performed in the village, by outside contractors, also to define and control all fiscal and operational guidelines that will lower the costs and increase maximum srvices.

I was also responsible for bringing the NORC program, that give us some constructive classes and also establish holistic fusion, yoga, and a bereavement group that are very active.

I assure you that I will keep working diligently with the board and all our various committees, and with an open ear to listen to the voices of fellow residents and to continue to implement beneficial improvements within an environment with fiscal responsibility.

Together, with this board we can make the village a wonderful place to live in, a place we can all be prooud to call our home.
Thank you and may God bless you.

Naz Holland

Mar 6, 2009

I found this web site that has all the info one needs for comps to request reassessment. Mary Starrs suggested I send it to you to post in the voice. It is

www.taxrecords.com

You have to register to use this site but it is free. It has all the info you need.

Susan Moss

Mar 6, 2009

In response to Don Cartwright's posting of March 3 regarding Naz Holland's eligibility to run for the board, Ms. Holland gave me a copy of this letter from the village attorney, Sean Gertner:

December 5, 2008

Ms. Najiran Holland, President
Leisure Village Association, Inc.
19 Buckingham Drive
Lakewood, NJ 08701

Re: Consecutive Terms - Board of Trustees
      Our file 7012-112

Dear Ms. Holland:

In connection with the above matter, please be advised that this office has reviewed the By-Laws with respect to your inquiry regarding consecutive terms of office permitted to be served by a member of the Board of trustees. Article 5, Section 2, of the By-Laws for the Association indicates that "trustees may not serve more than two (2) complete consecutive terms of office." [emphasis added]. Based on our interpretation of this language, and based on the fact that your initial term of office was less than a complete term, this office finds that the By-Laws do not prevent your from running for an additional, complete, three (3) year term of office.

As always, if you should have any questions, please feel free to contact the undersigned or Keven A. Terhune.

Thank you for your courtesies and cooperation in this matter.

Very truly yours,
GERTNER-RIODAN, LLC

Sean D. Gertner

Submitted by Carl Perrin

Mar 5, 2009

TONIGHT AT THE CBA MEETING, ONE OF THE BEST PRESENTATIONS EVER. SUBJECT WAS ON HOW TO FILE A REAL ESTATE TAX APEAL. CONCISE BELIEVEABLE, TO THE POINT AND SO VERY WELL PRESENTED. THANK YOU CAROL AND CHARLES.
Bill Rex

Mar 5, 2009

Good Job Mary Starrs CBA President with the tax appeal meeting Mort Gudel

Mar 5, 2009

COMPUTER CLUB MEETING

At our next Computer Club meeting we will be talking about Linux, an alternative to the Windows operating system.
The meeting is open to everyone. Please join us Monday, March 9, at 1:00 in Dorchester Hall.

Carl Perrin

Mar 3, 2009

Don, Let her run. She will not be elected.
Bill Rex

Mar 3, 2009

Well at least the geese will not be eating for a few days.
Bill Rex

Mar 3, 2009

* SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE *

TO: ALL Owners in Original Leisure Village
WHEN: March 10, 2009 at 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Dorchester Hall
TOPIC: Original Leisure Village - Property Tax Appeals

Presentation By:
Jeff J. Horn, Attorney at Law
(732) 736-9300

* Property Tax Lawyer *
* Former Tax Board President *
* Certified Tax Assessor *

• Light SNACKS will be provided by Mr. Horn!!

• Understand your rights to fight your property tax assessment!

• Understand the benefits of a group property tax appeal.

• There is NO LEGAL FEE unless you save taxes.

• Your required filing fee is:
$5 if assessment is under $150,000 or
$25 if assessment is $150,000-$499,999

• At this special meeting:
All your questions will be answered
Forms will be available
Filing deadlines will be discussed

Leisure Village Contacts:

Patricia Jury 732-730-1970 Eileen Denicole 732-534-5981
Ed Trimboli 732-363-0957 Roxy Como 732-370-8215

So come and listen before you make any decisions - It’s free – No Obligation
And be sure to bring your neighbors.

We’ll see you there.

Bill Barrett

Mar 2, 2009

I am really reluctant to pay the grounds crew a compliment. Every time I do they screw up in a big way. Any way here goes. My wife and I are starting on our 19th year in the Village. Never before has the crew done such an excellent job of snow removal. I applaud all of you. It was timely and done really well. Thank you so very much.
Bill Rex

Mar 2, 2009

Resident Area Reps:

Just a reminder that the monthly meeting is this coming Friday, at 10:00am in Room 1, Dorchester Hall. Please be ready to convey any concerns from your Area, and to relay any relevant information back to your neighbors. I will be roasting and grinding the coffee beans before dawn, and baking morsels for your tastebuds' delight! Oh my.........you don't believe me? Sue Barrell

Mar 2, 2009

Re. obtaining the Understanding Tax Appeals booklet, mentioned by Mary Starrs, those with a computer can download a 14-page pdf. version from http://www.ocnjtax.com/UnderstandingTaxAppeals.pdf

There is a Guidelines Statement ~ 2009 Property Tax Appeals (downloadable as a pdf. file) at http://www.tax.co.ocean.nj.us/TaxAppealAddendum.pdf

The Asbury Park Press also has a FAQ article (March 2, 2009) which can be viewed at http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/99999999/NEWS/399990019

Sue Barrell

Mar 2, 2009

Fellow Dog Lovers: Be advised that I just spoke to the grounds foreman regarding the salt utilized in the village to melt snow. For their safety, please walk your dogs on the sidewalks as the village uses two kinds of salt to melt the snow. The one used on the sidewalks is pet safe while the one used tin the street can irritate their paws and they may lick it IF you have further concerns, you can use a product called Paw Safe sold in pet shops. It is green in color and pet safe.

Kathleen M. Dorry

Mar 2, 2009

Garbage pickup will be tomorrow.

Carl Perrin

Mar 2, 2009

HI EVERYONE WE ARE ALL SET FOR THURSDAY EVENING 7PM DORCHESTER HALL RM 1 WE HAVE ALL OUR DUCKS IN A ROW. IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND HERE IS A LIST OF WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING ..

PEN/PENCIL
SCRAP PAPER/
CALCULATOR
WHITE CARD FROM TOWN WITH ASSESSMENT
INVOICE COUPON

WE WILL HAVE PRACTICE SHEETS AND THE PRESENTERS WILL TAKE US STEP BY STEP THROUGH THE PROCESS. PLEASE BRING SOME CHANGE IN CASE WE HAVE MORE PEOPLE THAN PRACTICE SHEETS. WE CAN MAKE COPIES AT DORCHESTER. SEE YOU THURSDAY. AND THANK YOU TO OUR RESIDENT ANGEL WHO SAVED THE DAY BY LENDING US A VERY EXPENSIVE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT . PS WHATEVER YOU MAY NOT HAVE HANDY, WE CAN STILL GUIDE YOU, SO COME TO THE MEETING. PEACE MARY STARRS CBA FREE FREE FREE CALLL 732-929-2008, ASK FOR THEUNDERSTANDING TAX APPEAL BOOKLET, IF THEY RAN OUT OF BOOKLETS ASK THEM TO SEND YOU THE TAX APPEAL FORM. YOU SHOULD GET IT IN 1 OR 2 DAYS. KEEP IT HOME YOU DONT NEED IT FOR THE MEETING MARY STARRS CBA

Mar 2, 2009

UPDATE

Mary Starrs just called to let me know that the CBA has a projector for Thursday night's presentation about the property tax appeal.
Carl Perrin

Mar 2, 2009

THE CBA WILL MET ON THURSDAY MARCH 5TH AT 7PM IN RM 1 IN DORCHESTER HALL..WE HAVE TWO WELL INFORMED PEOPLE FROM THE LAKERIDGE SENIOR DEVELOPMENT WILLING TO EXPLAIN THE PROCESS FOR PROPERTY TAX APPEAL , NO CHARGE, IT IS REALLY VERY SIMPLE, ONCE YOU GET THE INFO I KNOW WE WILL ALL BE ABLE TO DO IT AND KEEP MONEY IN OUR POCKETS. THESE SPEAKERS HAVE PRESENTED AT OTHER SENIOR COMMUNITIES. SO GRAB YOU PEN AND PAPER AND COME TO THE CBA MEETING. I AM TRYING TO FIND SOMEONE WHO MAY HAVE A PROJECTOR THAT HOOKS INTO A COMPUTER SO THEY CAN PRESENT A POWER POINT PRESENTATION, WHICH MAKES THE INFO MUCH EASIER TO UNDERSTAND.. I WILL CONTINUE SEACHING UP TO THE LAST HOUR.. IF ANYONE KNOWS OF A CONTACT AND THEY WOULD BE KIND ENOUGH TO ALLOW CBA TO USE IT, I WOULD BE GRATEFUL . RESPECTFULY MARY STARRS CBA

Mar 1, 2009

Because of the expected heavy snow, the computer round table discussion and the intermediate class for tomorrow will be cancelled.

The mail merge class will be postponed until Monday, March 9.

Carl Perrin

Feb 28, 2009

Thank you so much for all your phone calls and e-mail. I'm so busy with family arriving, and overwhelmed with the tragedy , that I may not get to call you back right away. Just know I love you and value your friendship.

We just returned from Colonial Funeral Parlor, 2170 Route 88, Brick. The wake will be Sun. Mar.1, 2: - 4: and 7: - 9: and the funeral Mass at St. Dominic's on Van Zile and Route 88, also in Brick on Mon. - not sure yet if 9: or 10: a.m. Following the Mass we are planning a gathering at Buckingham Hall in Original Leisure Village around 1: p.m.

We will all miss Jack dearly and ask your prayers. In lieu of flowers we are asking donations in Jack's name to NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) of Ocean County, P.O. Box 1436, Toms River, NJ 08754.

Love and Prayers, Pat OMalley-Cohn

Feb 26, 2009

INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER CLASS
Mail merge with Microsoft Word
Monday, March 2, 11:00, Dorchester

Carl Perrin

Feb 25, 2009

MARY ANN MC DERMOTT PETRELLA
LAKEWOOD

Mary Ann McDermott Petrella, of Lakewood, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa., died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009. She was the beloved wife of the late Ezio R. "Ed"; and loving sister of Francis and his wife Bridget, Edward and his wife Lorraine, Catherine Mary Bellis and her husband John, and the late Joseph, Daniel, Michael and Richard McDermott. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 at the D'Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall, 2811 West Chester Pike, Broomall, Pa. (www.danjolell.com) A Funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Anastasia Church. Interment will be in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Contributions in her memory to the American Red Cross, 2300 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103, or Neighborhood Hospice, 400 E. Marshall St., West Chester, PA 19380, would be appreciated.

Submitted by Sue Barrell

Feb 23, 2009

All OLV Owners

Today I spoke to Jeff Horn, the attorney in the letter below. He needs to have as many owners as possible sign up to make a big group.

If he proceeds the cost will be $25 each for filing the required papers plus 50% of any savings he achieves (one time) in your taxes.

I urge all owners to sign up quickly as there is a deadline (see below).

Let's see if we can save some money in these times of falling real estate values.

Bill Barrett

Feb 18, 2009

LV Owners

I received a letter from Horn, Turnbach & Rybar, L.L.C. Attorneys at Law 229 Washington Street Toms River, NJ 08753 732-286-4860 Dated 2/17/09

The letter read:
In today's economy, Adult Community residents cannot afford to pay more than necessary in property tax. We have received telephone calls from residents in your community exploring the viability of filing a property tax appeal.

Success in tax appeals in a large community such as Leisure Village requires strength in numbers. In your leadership group would like to explore the filing of an organized tax appeal for residents in your community, please call me today. The filing deadline is April 1, 2009.

We have reviewed public records concerning transactions in your community. Properties have sold for less than the assessed value.

If you wish, we can help.

 We will evaluate your case for free.
 We will analyze the market to determine if your property is over-assessed.
 We will litigate your case against the municipality.
 We will charge NO legal fees unless your property taxes are reduced.

As a community leader, I invite you to consider a face-to-face meeting between your leadership boards and our firm to discuss strategies to maximize property savings for your and your residents.

I am Licensed Attorney, a Certified Tax Assessor, and the former President of the County Board of Taxation. My team of real estate experts will work for you, the taxpayer.

Thank you for your time and courtesies.

Very truly yours,
Jeff J. Horn

I called the phone number, they took down my lot, block and assessed property value. If they have enough residents, they can move forward by setting up a meeting. This seem to be in the best interest of all owners. Why should we pay taxes on our home that are not worth the assessed value? We have nothing to loose. I called, maybe you should also. As they said in the letter, strength in numbers.

Clara Ward

Feb 14, 2009

Would you like to discuss:

1. THE NEW JERSEY HORIZONTAL PROPERTY ACT of 1963 (N.J.S. 46:8A-1 et seq)

2. THE NEW JERSEY CONDOMINIUM ACT of 1969 (N.J.S. 46:8B-1 et seq.)

3. THE PLANNED REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT FULL DISCLOSURE ACT (“PREDFDA”) (N.J.A.C. 45:22A-21 et seq.)

4. TASK FORCE OF THE ASSEMBLY TO STUDY HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATIONS in 1996

5. Any other documents that you would like to know and we can discuss them

At a round table to discussion the above items, then you can contact Mort Gudel at 732-363-4409 and join us.

Mort Gudel

Feb 14, 2009

Has anyone heard of the real estate tax freeze? If you make $60,000 as a single or $70,000 as a couple all you have to do is sign up for the real estate tax freeze. It starts the year that you sign up. The township can raise your taxes and you have to pay them but then at the end of the year the state will reimburse you for the difference between the year that you sign up and the following year. I have been doing this for the last 4 years and it is wonderful. I think you have to call town hall in order to sign up.
Bill Rex

Feb 12, 2009

INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER CLASS

There will be no Intermediate Computer class on Febraury 16 because of the holiday.
The next class will meet on Monday, February 23, at 11:00 in Dorchester.
At that class we will cover

Carl Perrin

Scanned documents.

You might have had trouble getting on this site over the past few days. Here is the reason for that problem: This is a free site. I don't have to pay to maintain it. Because it is free, there is a limit to the amount of data that it can transfer. If the amount of data being transferred exceeds the limit, Geocities shuts the site down temporarily.

The amount of data that is transfered from the Internet to your computer when you go to the site depends on how much text and much visual data is on the site. Pictures take a lot more digital space than text does. That's why I have to limit pictures to the one I have on the home page.

From time to time people scan a document and send it to the site. I can post those documents on the site, but there is a problem. A scanned document becomes a picture. I had a scanned document at the bottom of this page. It took nearly a megabyte of digital space. The same document as text would have taken about a kilobyte of space. Inother words, the scanned document took a thousand times more digital space than the same document as text would require.

I moved that document to the archives. That should take care of the site being temporarily shut down every few hours. So if you have something to post on the site, it will have to be in the form of text.

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