May 2020

May 30, 2020

A meeting of the Ocean Grove Homeowner’s Association (OGHOA) was held on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 10 am. The meeting was the first ever virtual meeting held via Zoom.  Barbara Burns, President, presided.

Barbara opened the meeting with a prayer and welcomed guests Rob Lane, Carol Rizzo, Michael Badger, Vito Gadaleta, Jamie Jackson, Kevin McMillan and “Queen Elizabeth.” There was  excellent participation with about 72 members in attendance virtually.

Rules for the meeting:  all microphones will be muted, except for the moderator and guest speakers. If you have a question for one of the speakers, please write it in the chat box on your screen.  If you Have a technical issue or question, please direct it to Richard Williams.


The Ocean Grove Chamber of Commerce has launched “Ocean Grove Dish”, an Outreach program funded by donations that are used to purchase packaged meals prepared by local restaurants.  The program is designed to support local restaurants and those in need.  On May 27, 100

Meals were distributed.  Participating restaurant include Allstar Bagel, Burblemaiers, Seagrass, The Starving Artist and Tino’s Artisan Pizza.  Next distribution is June 10 at the Jersey Shore Arts Center—first come, first served.  To donate, send or drop off your check  to the Chamber office, 81 Main Street  or through its Website

HOA meetings will continue to be held virtually until further notice.

HOA elections for officers  will be held in July; nominations should be made by the June meeting.  Eligible Voters must be members; the deadline to join has been extended to July. Barbara did say that this was her final term as President and she hoped that new people would step up and become involved in the governance of the HOA.

Guest Speakers

Vito Gadaleta, Neptune Business Administrator, Michael Badger, President of the CMA and Jamie Jackson,COO of the CMA.

Vito presented information on short-term rentals.  He discussed the role of the Neptune Police in enforcing the Governor’s executive orders.  Vito also talked about how business at the Township  offices will be conducted.  The next meeting of the Township Committee will be virtual and will be held on Monday, June 15.  Many questions followed his presentation.

Michael Badger and Jamie Jackson provided an update on beach badges, rules for using the beach, in particular,  how the number pf people permitted on the beach will be controlled, and social distancing enforcement.  They also talked about summer programming by the CMA.  It was emphasized that the Safety of all was their top priority.  Lots of questions followed.

Barbara thanked the speakers and those participating in the call.

The meeting adjourned at 11:17 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa Checki, Secretary