January 2018

A regular meeting of the Ocean Grove Homeowners Association (the Association) was held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Ocean Grove Community Room , 24 Pilgrim Pathway.

The meeting was called to order at 10:00am by Barbara Burns, President of the Association, who chaired the meeting.  Welcome remarks were followed by a prayer and flag salute. Barbara acknowledged Rob Lane and Carol Rizzo of the Neptune Township Committee and Michael Badger, President  of the Camp Meeting Association.

Announcements:  Election for Neptune Fire Commissioner – 2/17/18, 2-9 pm, Water main work is progressing and completion of Boardwalk reconstruction is expected by Memorial Day. A reminder from Blogfinger that snow  must be removed within 12 hours of a storms conclusion.

Treasurers Report — George Germann indicated that a full treasurers report has not been presented since July 2017.Despite this, the Association remains in good financial condition.  He compared expenses from 2016 to 2017 and while expenses were up so was income as a result of the dues increase.  The Association finished the year with a balance of $11,355; an increase of $112 over the start of 2017.

Report from Capt. Michael McGhee, liaison from the Police Dept. to the Association—He reminded everyone to be mindful of parking regulations in the event of snow and to keep an eye on our neighbors and their homes during the winter.  He also mentioned staffing changes in the Police Department.

Parking Report — Joyce Klein reported that the Township Committee voted at its December meeting not to take action in support of a trial plan to alleviate parking problems in Ocean Grove.  It does plan to meet with Asbury Park officials to see if some coordinated  improvements could be made.  This issue is not dead.

North End — Michael Badger presented an update.  He is optimistic that contracts  with the developer will be signed within 30 days.  Current plans include 11 single family homes, 39 condos, a 40-room hotel, and underground parking.

HPC Design Guidelines — a RFQ for an expert to draft new guidelines has been issued.

Certified Local Government.(CLG)—no report

Candidates forum for Fire Commissioner-   There are three candidates for two seats on the Board of Fire Commissioners.  Edwin Deuchar (incumbent) and Robert McEwan (incumbent) participated in the Forum.  Challenger Christopher Bedrosian was working and was unable to participate.  Following a brief presentation by each candidate, a discussion of topics raised by the membership ensued.

The meeting adjourned at 11:50 am.

Respectfully, submitted,  Theresa R. Checki, Secretary