October 2020

A regular meeting of the Ocean Grove Homeowners Association was held via Zoom on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

The meeting was called to order by Richard Williams, President, at 10:00 am.

Richard opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and welcomed guests Township Mayor Rob Lane, Township Committeeman Kevin MacMillan, and the Candidate Forum participants.


  • 10/24/20 – Shredding event to be held in Belmar
  • 10/26/20 – Township Committee Meeting
  • 10/31/20 – Halloween events for Children and Pets on Main
  • 11/3/20  – Election Day; Please Vote
  • OGHOA Membership payments may now be made online as the site is up and working.
  • Revised By-Laws will be presented for review and adoption early next year. To vite for adoption you must be a member paid up in good standing to vote.

Candidates Forums

For the first forum Richard read a statement from Republican Gary Moll, who was unable to participate this morning due to a family commitment. He then welcomed Democrat Keith Cafferty, candidate For Township Committee.

For the second forum he welcomed Democrat  Stephanie Schmid, Candidate for US Congress – note that Republican incumbent Chris Smith elected not to participate.

In each Forum, the candidates presented views on various topics and current issues, followed by thoughtful questions from meeting attendees.

Business Meeting

Parking Report  –  Joyce Klein related that a very successful Zoom meeting was held last week with representatives of Kimley-Horn (the Princeton based company preparing a parking report for the OGCMA), the Camp Meeting and the public, the OGHOA and the Better Parking Alliance. Next step—Kimley-Horn will make its Recommendations to the Camp Meeting later in the Fall and we hope some new initiatives can be in place for next Summer.

North End Update — Joyce Klein reported that many issues are still pending. CAPRA’s has an ongoing evaluation of potential flooding at the site and the underground garage, with a public comment period that will run thru December 19.  The OGHOA, after consultation with an expert, will determine whether it will submit comments.  There was also discussion on the physical condition of the North End area, and in theory, the Camp Meeting will be doing cleanup of the boardwalk and the area where the Dweck building burned to the ground.

The meeting adjourned at 11:20 am.

Respectfully submitted,
Theresa R. Checki, Secretary