July 2018

A regular meeting of the Ocean Grove Homeowners Association was held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10 am at the Camp Meeting  Community Room, 24 Pilgrim Pathway, Ocean Grove.

The meeting was called to order by Barbara Burns, President of the Association at 10:05 am.

Welcome remarks acknowledged Rob Lane, Township Committeeman and Michael  Badger, President of the Camp Meeting Association.

A prayer was followed by the flag salute

Announcements:

  • Barbara announced that today was the final day of the Camp Meeting Ladies Auxuliary Bazaar.

Police liaison  to the Association:  Officer Christopher Monahan reported that summer is in full swing and some of the related issues include: ocean safety, smoking on the beach, and property thefts. “If you see something, say something.”

Business meeting:  Therese Checki, Secretary of the Association, confirmed that a quorum of 40 members in good standing was present at the meeting.

Election of officers and one trustee of the Association:  For Trustee, Kennedy Buckley; for Secretary, Theresa Checki; for Treasurer, George Germann; for Vice President, Richard Williams, and for President, Barbara Burns.  Given that all of the candidates were unopposed, with respect to each candidate a motion to elect by acclamation was duly made, seconded, and unanimously carried.

Treasurer’s Report:  George Germann presented the treasurer’s report.  General fund closing balance in June was $17,538 and as of July 28 was $15,194   Legal fund accounts totaled $23,536.  George also reported that going forward it is hoped that membership renewal will be done by email.

Guest Speaker:   Michael Badger, President of the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association.  Michael presented a historical perspective on the Camp Meeting –its mission, goals and accomplishments/activities.  He presented an overview of proposed major Camp Meeting activities to commemorate the 150th Anniversary in 2019 of the founding of the camp Meeting Association.  Mr. Badger also addressed numerous questions from the audience.

Taxes:    Inasmuch as taxes are a great concern to the homeowners, Barbara indicated that Bernie Haney and Dawn Crozier from the Township’s Tax Assessor’s Office had been invited this morning’s  meeting, but were unable to attend.  A handout from the Neptune Township’s web site –Q&A from the Assessor was made available. Township Committeeman Rob Lane reported that State funding to the Neptune schools was $600,000 less than anticipated, thus further affecting the coming year’s taxes.

The meeting adjourned at 11:45 am.

Respectfully submitted,  Theresa Checki, Secretary for the OGHOA