July 2017

The regular membership meeting of the Ocean Grove Home Owners Association was held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Ocean Grove Community Room.  Barbara Burns chaired the meeting and Theresa Checki served as secretary.

The meeting was called to order by Barbara Burns, President of the Association, at 10:05 a.m.  A prayer was followed by the flag salute.  Barbara welcomed Carol Rizzo and Rob Lane of the Neptune Township Committee, who were in attendance.

Election of Trustee:

Barbara announced that Mark Kourey was the only nominee for election to the Board of Trustees of the Association.  Mark then introduced himself to the group.  Given that Mark was the sole nominee, Barbara asked for a motion for election by a show of hands.  Upon motion moved and seconded, the vote was held by show of hands, and Mark Kourey was unanimously elected to a five-year term on the Board of Trustees of the Association.

Announcements:

Reminder that tickets for the Home Owners’ Breakfast on August 26 are available for purchase.

Register to Vote forms are available at the table in the rear of the Community Room.

The 49th annual House Tour will be held on 8/4/17 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Midtown Urban Renaissance Corporation presents a live music event on 8/4/17 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Midtown Community Center.

The Association has received a 2017 Beersheba Award for its work to improve the quality of life in Ocean Grove.  Awards will be presented on August 12.

Officer John Jackson provided an update on police activity in Ocean Grove/Neptune. The police have been very busy, but nothing out of the ordinary for this time of year.

Reports:

George Germann provided the Treasurer’s Report.

Joan Venezia reported that there has been no new activity on the North End, but that the CMA has been responsive to working on clean-up of that area.

Nancy Clark spoke on both the CLG application and the HPC guidelines. Nancy has been named chair of the Preservation Committee, formerly known as the Derelict Building Committee.

Joyce Klein provided an update on parking.  She also thanked all who came out to attend the Neptune Township Committee meeting.  The turnout was large and definitely made a difference in having our voices heard.  She urged everyone to continue to attend the meetings and speak out.

Guest Speaker:

Matt Nolan, a licensed property appraiser, addressed the group. He provided an explanation of the method used to determine current tax valuations of homes in Monmouth County.  He also provided information on the process for tax appeals.   Questions from the group followed.

The meeting adjourned at 11:25 am.

Respectfully submitted,

Theresa R. Checki, Secretary of the Association