February 2017

A regular meeting of the Ocean Grove Homeowners’ Association (the Association) was held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Ocean Grove Community Room.  Joyce  Klein, chaired the meeting and Theresa Checki served as secretary.

The meeting of the Ocean Grove Homeowners” Association was called to order by Joyce Klein at 10:05 am.  Welcome remarks were followed by the flag salute.

Committee reports:  Joyce reported that there were very few Committee Reports and that the Treasurer’s  Report  would be given at the March meeting.

Parking Committee:   Joyce reported that at the regular meeting of  the Neptune Township Committee scheduled for Monday, February 27,  a resolution to adopt the Township  Committee’s  parking recommendations would be proposed. The recommendations include:  1. Angle parking on one side of Main Street and one side of Central Avenue and 2. Enforcement of the existing commercial parking regulations.

Captain McGhee reported that this would be his last official meeting as police liaison to the homeowners association.   He thanked the membership for its support and in response the membership offered  its thanks as well.  Captain McGhee again introduced Officer John Jackson, who will serve as the police liaison to Ocean Grove.  Officer Jackson reported that there were no issues currently.  He did, however,  emphasize the importance of locking doors both home and car doors, being observant  and that “if you see something, say something”.  Additionally, work is being done to further develop and improve the Neptune Police website.  The “Coffee with a Cop” initiative is continuing and has been well received.

Program:  Billy Rosen, EMS Manager for Neptune Township made an informative presentation on identifying and reacting to symptoms of a stroke.  Mr. Rosen reviewed  the “myths vs truth” about strokes.  Some of these myths included:

> Strokes only happen to older people

> Strokes are rare

> Strokes take place in the heart

> Strokes are not preventable and cannot be treated

> Most common sign of a stroke is pain

Mr.  Rosen emphasized the importance of seeking medical  help immediately  in the event of a stroke—act FAST, call 911.  Informational flyers were available.

The meeting adjourned at 10:55 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa R. Checki, Secretary of the Association