May 2019

The regular meeting of the Ocean Grove Homeowners Association was held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Ocean Grove Community Room, 28 Pilgrim Pathway.

The meeting was called to order by Barbara Burns, President of the OGHOA at 10:05 am.  A prayer and the Flag salute followed.  Guests Eric Houghtaling, Rob Lane and Carol Rizzo were welcomed.

Announcements:

  • HOA election— 2 seats will be open on the Board of Trustees. Nominations will be accepted from the floor at the June 22 HOA meeting with elections held at the July 27 meeting.
  • A memorial service for Ed Wyzykowski will be held today at noon at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.
  • Ocean Grove Beautification Committee is looking for volunteers to assist with planting flower beds and Urns on the boardwalk.
  • Ocean Grove Shuffleboard Association is hosting an open house for all members of the OGHOA on Wednesday, June 19 from 5:50 pm until dusk for an evening of fun and refreshments.
  • The 150th Ocean Grove Anniversary – free membership is extended to any new member of the OGHOA who joins prior to May 31, 2019.
  • Beach Badge reminder – beach badges will be required for admittance to the beach effective today.
  • June HOA speaker will be announced shortly.
  •  July speaker will be Board of Trustee member Mark Kourey who will discuss cyber security.
  •  A shuttle will be available on the day of the flea market (June 1) from 9-3.

Treasurer’s Report — George Germann, Treasurer, reported that a town wide membership mailing was done and that membership has increased.  He also reported that financially we are in very fine shape.

North End Report – Joan Venezia provided an update that the NTC Redevelopment Committee and OGNED are close to finalizing the North End Agreement—possibly in June.  Subsequent approvals by resolution from the NTC, the Planning Board and HPC would then have to occur. In addition, numerous OPRA requests have been filed by the HOA.

North End board walk cleanup should start by mid-June and will require 4-6 weeks to complete.

Parking – Joyce Klein reported that the Neptune Township Committee has included funds in the municipal budget to engage a parking consultant.  Joyce also reminded the group of some of the summer parking rules regarding construction dumpsters, limits on vehicle size and length of time a vehicle is allowed to remain in place on the street.

Our Guest Speaker:

Barbara welcomed today’s guest speaker, David Goldston, Director of MIT’s Washington office where he is responsible for sharing MIT’s research with Congress and the White House.  David’s presentation included a great deal of information and statistical data on global warming as well as its expected impact going forward.  A lengthy and informative question and answer period followed.

Eric Houghtaling said a few words regarding a Bill before the state legislature on Medicaid.

Rob Lane mentioned updates on Memorial Day celebrations.

The meeting adjourned at 11:20 am.

Respectfully Submitted, Theresa Checki, Secretary