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Old 03-27-2020, 06:56 AM
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I was pleased to find out that the Morse family is paying most
of their employees while on furlough. It is easy to complain
about the Morse family being rich and selfish but they worked
very hard for their wealth. They continue to keep out "Hometown"
functioning and beautiful. Perhaps all the doubters should register
for the Residents and Citizens Academies to realize what it take
to keep this place running. Personally I have always been a
fan of the Morse family and appreciate the lifestyle they offer
us. Go visit some of the developments surrounding The Villages
and you will can see the difference. I know of no other community
that offers so much. Hats off to the Morse Family.
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Old 03-27-2020, 06:59 AM
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Well said Scarlett. Mary & I agree 100%
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Old 03-27-2020, 09:35 AM
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In reality, the Morse family (aka "the Developer") has less to do with the daily functioning of The Villages than you think. The amenities (executive golf courses, the rec centers, common grounds, etc.) are maintained by the CDDs. The roads are maintained by the county. What the Developer does control and maintain are the commercial shopping areas, the Championship Golf courses, and the amenities in the new areas that have not yet been turned over to the CDDs.

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I was pleased to find out that the Morse family is paying most
of their employees while on furlough. It is easy to complain
about the Morse family being rich and selfish but they worked
very hard for their wealth. They continue to keep out "Hometown"
functioning and beautiful. Perhaps all the doubters should register
for the Residents and Citizens Academies to realize what it take
to keep this place running. Personally I have always been a
fan of the Morse family and appreciate the lifestyle they offer
us. Go visit some of the developments surrounding The Villages
and you will can see the difference. I know of no other community
that offers so much. Hats off to the Morse Family.
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Old 03-27-2020, 12:02 PM
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They are a visible target, and they don’t talk back (without their lawyers). Hope they understand that people are frightened and frustrated at this time.
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In reality, the Morse family (aka "the Developer") has less to do with the daily functioning of The Villages than you think. The amenities (executive golf courses, the rec centers, common grounds, etc.) are maintained by the CDDs. The roads are maintained by the county. What the Developer does control and maintain are the commercial shopping areas, the Championship Golf courses, and the amenities in the new areas that have not yet been turned over to the CDDs.
Well said!
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In reality, the Morse family (aka "the Developer") has less to do with the daily functioning of The Villages than you think. The amenities (executive golf courses, the rec centers, common grounds, etc.) are maintained by the CDDs. The roads are maintained by the county. What the Developer does control and maintain are the commercial shopping areas, the Championship Golf courses, and the amenities in the new areas that have not yet been turned over to the CDDs.
Just a small correction. Amenities funds are handled through the AAC and PWAC.
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Old 03-28-2020, 01:15 AM
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No correction is required. Those are just committees over the CDDs.

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Just a small correction. Amenities funds are handled through the AAC and PWAC.
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They are a visible target, and they don’t talk back (without their lawyers). Hope they understand that people are frightened and frustrated at this time.
I don't understand your comment. Of course they know that people are frightened and frustrated BUT what would you have them do? I would think they're just like you and I having the same feelings about all of this situation that no one has control over. This virus has no "friends" and is spreading.
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I couldn't agree with the OP more!!!!

For those people who do not like the Morse family and claim they are unbelievably wealthy, I say, "where were you when this was all watermelon and cattle farms and H.Gary Morse went to the banks to build this paradise. It's called free enterprise! My hats off to them for their vision of what is the model for retirement.

Hindsight is always 20/20. It's much easier to see the finished product than to visualize what TV was prior to it's being built. People should ask themselves, "why didn't I have the vision and the nerve to borrow large sums of money, to build this paradise".

I will be forever grateful to Harold Schwartz, Gary Morse, and his children for this paradise.

Hats off to the Morse family!!!
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In reality, the Morse family (aka "the Developer") has less to do with the daily functioning of The Villages than you think. The amenities (executive golf courses, the rec centers, common grounds, etc.) are maintained by the CDDs. The roads are maintained by the county. What the Developer does control and maintain are the commercial shopping areas, the Championship Golf courses, and the amenities in the new areas that have not yet been turned over to the CDDs.
I would add that (the Developer) also controls the three commercial CDDs as they appoint the supervisors for these which is allowed per Florida law. These commercial CDDs are what I would call master CDDs. I would also say that no other group or one entity has more control over what happens in TV than (the Developer). I am not expressing an opinion on if this control is good or bad. Just that “it’s the fact”.
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I’m so thankful for The Villages and the wonderful family who built it. I hope it stays “mostly wonderful” for at least the rest of my life.
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What would I like the Morse family to do? Be safe and content. I was clumsily trying apologistics.
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People can't wrap there head around the fact that planners and doers are looking ahead 5 to 10 years or more... Contingencies are planned for, economic slow down etc. They do not operate on fear. Just the reality. Some fail, but some don't. Most just keep their head up
and press on.
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Not big fan, but the do excellent job! Maybe they are paying for more than the peons know? I’ll ask Miss Boone at lunch today.
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I’m so thankful for The Villages and the wonderful family who built it. I hope it stays “mostly wonderful” for at least the rest of my life.
Life is what you make of it, it can be some where over the rainbow or just this side of he!!.
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